This Infection Prevention & Control in Care Training is based on Standard 15 of the Care Certificate. Infection control is an important issue. This online training programme has been designed to explain why it’s so important and to show you what you can do to help to avoid infections from spreading.
- Understand the importance of personal hygiene, including hand washing, disposing of waste and SHARPs and the correct use of PPE
- Learn about the ‘infection chain’ and how to stop the infection from spreading
- Learn about who is at risk of infection
We’ll begin by taking a closer look at what infections are, who’s at risk of infection, and where infections come from. Infectious diseases can spread from person to person. There are many potential sources of infection around us as we go about our usual day-to-day lives. In this section, we will cover; what an infection is, who is at risk as well as bacteria and viruses.
Infections are transmitted from one place to another, or one person to another, through a process called the chain of infection. We’ll look at how transmission happens and what you can do to break the chain of infection where you work. The infection control tactics you learn in this training will help you to stay healthy and they’ll help you to avoid infections.
In this final section, we will be covering good personal hygiene, using PPE appropriately, storing food correctly, disposing of waste safely, handling laundry properly, and keeping your environment clean to help break the chain of infection around you.