Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 – Online CPD Training Course

ZWD3,500.0

The risk of infection within a health/social care setting poses a significant risk to patients, carers and staff. Without effective infection prevention and control approaches, an infection can cause distress, harm, and impair the quality of life and healthcare experiences.

Infection frequently requires additional costly resources to treat. Therefore, prevention of infection has to be a key priority for all staff groups working within a healthcare setting. Consequently, ensuring that all staff have high levels of infection prevention and control awareness, supported through an effective education and training approach, should form a central feature of any infection prevention and control strategy.

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Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 – Online CPD Training Course – Skills for Health UK CSTF Aligned ELearning.

Welcome to our ‘infection prevention and control’ online training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

They are also developed in line with the latest UK legislation and meet the requirements set out by the National Health Service (NHS), Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Skills for Care, UK Health and Safety Executive and other professional and regulatory bodies.

Who is the online ‘infection prevention and control’ elearning course for?

This ‘infection prevention and control’ e-learning course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff,
  • Locum doctors and nurses,
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs),
  • Agency nurses,
  • Agency workers,
  • Healthcare assistants,
  • Support workers,
  • Care assistants,
  • Nursery staff,
  • Teachers and teaching staff, and
  • Community services.

Our online ‘infection prevention and control’ courses should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff. This includes voluntary staff and unpaid working in NHS and private hospitals. Locum doctors, locum allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants can also complete these e learning courses.

These ‘infection prevention and control’ training courses are also relevant for health and social care support workers, including those who work for nursing care homes, residential care homes and charities.

Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this ‘infection prevention and control’ course are to improve the awareness of universal procedures required to prevent and minimise the spread of infections. 

Health care workers can take steps to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. These steps are part of infection control. Proper hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infections in hospitals.Standard precautions are a set of infection control practices used to prevent transmission of diseases that can be acquired by contact with blood, body fluids, non-intact skin (including rashes), and mucous membranes.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of these ‘infection prevention and control’ courses are divided into two levels. Each level reflects a level of expected knowledge, skill and understanding. The appropriate level of training is dependent upon role, work context and local risk assessment.

Level 1 learning outcomes reflect a basic standard which should be incorporated into infection prevention and control training for all staff, including contractors and volunteers.

Level 2 learning outcomes reflect a further standard which should be incorporated into infection prevention and control training for all healthcare staff and other staff groups who provide direct patient care.

Infection prevention and control level 1 course

Infection prevention and control level 1 course is for all staff, including contractors and unpaid and voluntary staff.

On completion of this ‘infection prevention and control’ course, the learner will:

  • Know how individuals can contribute to infection prevention and control,
  • Have knowledge of and demonstrate the standard infection prevention and control precautions relevant to their role including:
    • Hand Hygiene o Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),
    • Management of Blood and Body Fluid Spillage,
    • Management of Occupational Exposure (including sharps),
    • Management of the Environment o Management of Care Equipment, and
  • Recognise and act when their personal fitness to work may pose a risk of infection to others.
Infection prevention and control level 2 course

Infection prevention and control level 2 course is for all healthcare staff providing direct patient care and other relevant staff , based upon role and local risk assessment (Level 1 outcomes plus the following).

The learner will relevant to their role:

  • Be able to describe the healthcare organisation’s and their own responsibilities in terms of current infection prevention and control legislation,
  • Know how to obtain information about infection prevention and control within the organisation,
  • Understand what is meant by the term healthcare associated infections,
  • Understand the chain of infection and how this informs infection prevention and control practice,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the routes of transmission of micro-organisms,
  • Understand individual roles and responsibilities for the three levels of decontamination,
  • Use single use items appropriately,
  • Be able to conduct a risk assessment in respect of ensuring infection prevention and control,
  • Explain different alert organisms and conditions that pose an infection risk, and
  • Describe how to safely manage patients with specific alert organisms.

Where applicable to the role

Apply appropriate health and safety measures, standard precautions for infection prevention and control in obtaining specimens from individuals. NB: It is to be noted that, in some healthcare settings, Level 2 learning outcomes may not be relevant for some clinical roles e.g. Community Healthcare. It is the organisation’s discretion to agree on which learning outcomes are relevant and, therefore, required.

What is covered in this online infection prevention and control training course?

 This online ‘infection prevention and control’ training course covers the following:

  • An introduction to infection prevention and control,
  • Why infection prevention and control is important,
  • Healthcare associated infections (HAIs),
  • The ‘chain of infection’ and how to ‘break the chain’,
  • Standard/universal precautions for infection prevention and control,
  • Safe and appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE),
  • Management and safe disposal of clinical waste,
  • Safe management of body fluid spillages,
  • Management of laundry in clinical environments,
  • Effective environmental cleaning and decontamination,
  • Safe use and disposal of sharps,
  • Management of sharps injuries,
  • Importance of practising effective hand hygiene,
  • The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ‘Five Moments’ for hand hygiene,
  • Common barriers to effective hand hygiene in clinical environments,
  • Recommended hand hygiene techniques,
  • Appropriate hand hygiene products and facilities,
  • How the personal health and fitness of healthcare workers can be a risk to others, and
  • Where to find additional information about infection prevention and control (online learning resources).

Why is this ‘infection prevention and control’ course important?

The risk of infection within a healthcare setting poses a significant risk to patients, carers and staff. Without effective infection prevention and control approaches, infection can cause distress, harm, and impair the quality of life and healthcare experiences. Infection frequently requires additional costly resources to treat. Therefore, prevention of infection has to be a key priority for all staff groups working within a healthcare setting. Consequently, ensuring that all staff have high levels of infection prevention and control awareness, supported through an effective education and training approach, should form a central feature of any infection prevention and control strategy.

Infection control is the discipline concerned with preventing nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection, a practical (rather than academic) sub-discipline of epidemiology. It is an essential, though often under-recognised and under-supported, part of the infrastructure of health care.

Infection control in the workplace aims to prevent pathogens being passed from one person to another. The foundation of good infection control is to assume that everyone is potentially infectious. Basic infection control procedures include hand washing and keeping the workplace clean and include standard precautions such as:

  • Hand hygiene,
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE),
  • Injection safety,
  • Environmental cleaning,
  • Respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette, and
  • Transmission-based precautions (e.g. contact, droplet, and airborne).

Hand washing is the most important procedure in the prevention and minimisation of the spread of infection within health care settings. Gloves are worn as a barrier to protect the wearer’s hands from contamination or to prevent the transfer of organisms already on the hands.

Requirements

To complete this ‘infection prevention and control’ online training course, you will need access to a computer device, e.g., desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone device

Career path

Our ‘infection prevention and control’ online training course is suitable for:

  • Those who are looking to improve their knowledge of the subject area,
  • Those whose jobs require periodic continuing professional development (CPD), and
  • Those who need to show evidence as part of their professional registration requirements, e.g., doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

Assessment and certification

At the end of this ‘infection prevention and control’ online training course, learners will be required to complete an online assessment. On successful completion of the knowledge test (80% pass mark), learners will be able to download a FREE CPD certificate that can be used to provide evidence for audit and compliance.

Course accreditation

The content of this ‘infection prevention and control’ online training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

All learning materials are designed in collaboration with The Mandatory Training Group, the leading UK providers of workforce development solutions for all sectors.

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How to access your ‘infection prevention and control’ online training course

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  • You will then be able to reset your password, log in and take your selected online course(s),
  • On completion, you will be asked to complete an end of course assessment (minimum 80% to pass),
  • You can immediately download, save or print your CPD accredited digital certificate, and
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Infection Prevention and Control Training – Level 2 – Online CPD Training Course – Skills for Health UK CSTF Aligned ELearning.

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