Infection Prevention & Control
5N3734

Total price is €295

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Infection Prevention & Control Course Online

Course Objectives

The purpose of the QQI Infection Prevention & Control module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to prevent and control infection within the health services area. A skills demonstration is used to assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. A skills demonstration will require the learner to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.

Assessment Structure

  • Skills Demonstration 40%
  • Learner Record 20%
  • Examination – Theory 40%

Course Syllabus

  • Explain the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control, to include the significance of an Area of Infection Control
  • Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control in the healthcare area, in providing a healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors
  • Summarise the various types of micro organisms, the elements required for the growth, spread and subsequent infection process, to include direct and indirect contact, knowledge of the chain of infection and the need for vigilance and safe practice at all times
  • Analyse the predisposing factors to the development of healthcare-acquired infections to include contact precautions, respiratory precautions and enteric precautions
  • Employ the skills of a healthcare assistant in providing care for patients to include an awareness of the importance of nutrition, elimination, fluid balance, weight reporting and correct technique for catheter bag use
  • Discuss the role and functions of the local infection control team members, to include local policy in relation to dress, staff health and travel associated infections
  • Investigate the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to include cleaning standards, procedures and frequencies while paying special attention to decontamination of equipment, including patient care equipment
  • Identify the main blood borne viruses which pose a threat and the methods that prevent the spread of infections
  • Examine the role of antibiotics and the importance of correct and safe antibiotic use to avoid antibiotic resistance
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