Infection Control & Prevention Online Training
Infection control and prevention is essential for businesses where work activities could put employees at risk of passing on or contracting an infection. This includes working in a healthcare environment, in close contact with people or animals, and cleaning human and animal waste. Infections are easily passed on, but equally easy to avoid if everyone on the premises takes proper preventative action.
This online infection control course covers the sources of microorganisms and how infectious bacteria transfer between hosts. Learners will understand the process of preventing infections from spreading. This includes proper hand washing procedures, wound dressing, cleaning activities, and waste disposal.
- Developed by health and safety professionals
- Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
- Fully online training and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Course?
This training course is suitable for anyone who works in an environment where there is a significant risk of infections transferring.
This includes, but is not limited to, job roles such as:
- Medical staff and health care workers.
- Cleaners and launderers.
- Refuse workers.
- Farmers and butchers.
- Vets, kennel, and cattery workers.
- Groomers and grooms.
- Prison officers.
The training material is suitable for all employees at any level of the business. While those in a senior management position – i.e. employers, supervisors, and managers – may require a higher level of knowledge, they will still benefit from the information in this course.
If your role involves the handling of needles or sharps then our Needles & Sharps Awareness Training will also be helpful in teaching the methods by which you can prevent infection.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working
day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of
Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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The content of the course is divided into 3 accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end.
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- Introduction to Infection Control – infection, sources of infections, how is infection transmitted?, and the importance of infection control.
- The Chain of Infection – the chain of infection: organisms; reservoir; portal of exit; mode of transmission; portal of entry; and vulnerable host, risk assessment, legal requirements, employer duties, and employee duties.
- Controlling Infection Risks – preventing exposure to microorganisms, good hygiene, infections prevention, hand hygiene, preventing wounds, dressing wounds, preventing aerosols, waste disposal, cleaning spillages, clean-up kit, exposure to contamination, protective equipment, cleaning activities, and further hygiene tips.
Aims of the Course
By the end of this course learners will:
- Be able to identify sources of infections.
- Understand the various ways that infections may be transmitted.
- Understand the chain of infection and how it helps us identify effective ways to control risks.
- Recognise the importance of your employer carrying out risk assessments of your workplace.
- Have a basic understanding of what your and your employer's legal duties are under certain pieces of legislation.
- Be fully aware of what preventative measures and remedial actions help prevent infections from transmitting.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 12 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 75%. The answers are marked
automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass
don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
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