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Infection Prevention and Control: Level 2 (An understanding)

Infection Prevention and Control: Level 2 (An understanding)

This course will give an overview of the chain of infection, the principles of asepsis, and proper hand hygiene. Personal protective equipment and cleaning procedures will be discussed.


Duration: 2 Hours     CPD Points: 2

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe and explain the consequences of infection and how infections are spread in a healthcare setting
    • Describe proper hand hygiene practices
    • Understand how personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, management of blood, body fluids, shares, the environment, and care equipment can help prevent the spread of infection
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • Understanding Infection Prevention and Control – Introduction
    • The Chain of Infection
    • Knowledge Check – Chain of Infection
    • Standard Principles
    • Principles of Asepsis
    • Aseptic Technique
    • When to Use Aseptic Techniques
    • Sterile Equipment
    • Types of Hand Cleaning
    • Proper Hand Hygiene
    • Using Alcohol-Based Handrubs
    • Hand Washing
    • Knowledge Check – Hand Hygiene
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Types of Gloves
    • Types of Aprons
    • Face Protection
    • Knowledge Check – Gloves
    • Responsibilities 
    • Managing the Environment
    • Knowledge Check – Dust Dangers
    • Cleaning Schedules
    • Storing Cleaning Equipment
    • National Colour Scheme for Cleaning MAterials
    • Blood and Body Fluid Spillage
    • Spillage Kits
    • Dealing With Blood Spillage
    • Safe Handling and Disposal
    • Types of Sharps
    • Sharps Disposal Containers
    • Sharps Injuries
    • Handling Linen
    • Linen Classification
    • Separating Linen
    • Safe Linen HAndling
    • Healthcare Waste Disposal
    • Hazardous Waste
    • Waste Streams
    • Disposing of Medicines
    • Hazardous Waste Bags
    • Anatomical Waste 
    • Non-Hazardous Waste
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Infection Prevention and Control: Level 2 Course free course certificate.


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