Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings - Level 2
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This qualification aims to prepare you for tackling the outbreak of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings and how to control infections by aiding you in understanding the many causes of infection and how it can be spread, as well as how you can help control it.
Following the COVID19 outbreak, prevention and control measures through good practice are more key than ever before. This course will look at infection prevention and control in health and social care, the causes and spread of infection and the infection control procedures in health care.
What will I study on this course?
Unit 1: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in healthcare settings
Learn about the chain of infection and examine how infection is caused and the ways in which it can spread.
Unit 2: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings
Discover the vital importance of personal hygiene, demonstrate effective hand washing and the principles of using personal protective equipment.
Unit 3: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in healthcare settings
This unit will provide an understanding of how important cleaning, decontamination, sterilisation and waste management is within the healthcare setting.
Unit 4: Principles of infection prevention and control in a healthcare setting
In this unit explore the purpose of infection control and look in detail at the regulations, policies, procedures, risk assessments and roles and responsibilities in relation to infection control.
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Adult (19+) learners
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