Infection Control

The outbreak of infection within a care setting is a serious occurrence, therefore the prevention and control of infections is a vital part of providing a safe service to your clients.

Our comprehensive training course will help ensure you are doing all you can to prevent infection from occurring in the first instance, and should an infection occur, that you have the ability to respond quickly and effectively. Remember – infections can kill.

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About the course

This online training resource comprehensively covers all legal infection control requirements as well as addressing your induction, refresher, vocational and management training needs.

Who is this course for?

Whether for induction, vocational, refresher or management training, this is infection control training you will want to use time after time.

What does the course cover?

  • The human microbiome
  • What infection is
  • Risk of infection in care environments
  • Policies and procedures
  • Resident and transient flora
  • Pathogenicity and virulence
  • The immune system
  • Causes of a weakened immune system
  • Types of micro-organisms
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Parasites
  • Fungi
  • The chain of infection
  • People at risk of infection
  • Methods of infection transmission
  • Managing the control of infection
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • Risk assessment
  • Standard Infection Control Precautions
  • Personal hygiene
  • Hand washing
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Respiratory hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Effective cleaning
  • Cleaning schedules
  • Colour coding cleaning materials
  • Disinfectants
  • 3 levels of decontamination
  • Sterilisation
  • Exposure to body fluids
  • Biohazard spill kits
  • Laundry and linen
  • Sluicing
  • Waste disposal
  • Clinical waste
  • Safe use of sharps
  • Safe handling of specimens
  • Occupational health checks
  • Immunisations
  • Food hygiene
  • Legionella
  • Containing an infection outbreak
  • Signs of infection in elderly people
  • Notifiable diseases
  • Root Cause Analysis
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How is the course assessed?

After each module you will be asked a set of multiple-choice questions. The answers are marked automatically so you instantly know your score.

Every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course as evidence for your records.

Contributes to Care Certificate Standard 15

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All new health and social care workers should be inducted according to the Care Certificate framework. This replaces the Common Induction Standards and National Minimum Training Standards.

Social Care TV have a wide range of training that satisfies the requirements of the Care Certificate. Furthermore, our training covers, at the same time, important aspects of further vocational training.

Learn about the Care Certificate

Also available as part of the Care Certificate Induction. Save up to £70!

This 20 course pack features all the training required for health and social care workers to satisfy the requirement of the Care Certificate.

This great value pack is perfect for new employees to get them inducted quickly and fully trained to national standards.

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  • CPD Accredited and Skills for Care Endorsed
  • Free certification
  • Standards compliant
  • Access course on desktop and mobile, from work or home
  • No time limits, work at your own pace
  • Monitor and track staff progress

This course is also available as part of our Care Certificate induction.

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