Online Certificate launching end of April
Current events have brought infection prevention and control to the forefront of the public’s attention – but protecting those in your care from infection and related issues must always be a priority.
Do you know how to best protect those in your care from infection?
Infection can be dangerous and sometimes life-threatening, particularly for those who are vulnerable or have underlying health problems. Organisations which often care for these groups of people must take proactive action to both reduce the risk of infection, and to stop them spreading when they do occur.
The Infection Prevention and Control Certificate is a fully online specialist training programme which means you can learn without having to leave your setting, and you can fit it in around your busy schedule.
The Certificate will provide expert guidance on best practice standards and policies for hygiene, risk management and quality of care, as well as looking at the steps which must be taken when responding to infection – including containment and control measures, the role of isolation and quarantine, and when to involve external agencies.
The certificate will also look at how organisations can achieve CQC requirements to an exemplary standard in relation to safety, and look at continuous and sustainable quality improvement – including methodology, tools and shared learning.
What will you learn on this fully online course?
- National guidance and latest thinking for reducing infection
- Learning from recent incidents and outbreaks
- Key responsibilities and roles
- Priorities for keeping those in your care safe and well
- How to effectively respond and contain infection
- Understanding what CQC want to see, and how to meet their requirements effectively
- Addressing both systems and processes to achieve quality improvement and improve outcomes
- Module 1
Policy, legislation and national guidance: reducing healthcare associated infections across the UK
- Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections
- NICE guideline and quality standard
- National Occupational Standards – identifying key competencies
- Learning from recent infection outbreaks
- Module 2
The role of the Infection Control Lead
- Key responsibilities
- Core knowledge and competencies
- Infection control policies and procedures
- Infection control audits
- Statement of compliance
- Module 3
Day to day infection prevention and control
- Understanding key roles and responsibilities
- Top tips for embedding infection control into everyday practice
- Best practice hygiene standards – premises and Equipment
- Identifying and managing key risk factors
- Module 4
Responding to, and managing, infections
- Knowing when to involve external agencies
- Effectively controlling an outbreak – key measures, techniques and strategies
- Containment – assessing the need for isolation and quarantine
- Carrying out investigations and learning from findings
- Reporting and understanding responsibilities under Duty of Candour
- Module 5
Meeting CQC requirements to exemplary standards
- Understanding what are inspectors looking for
- Key records and policies they will want to see
- Best practice risk assessment and management strategies
- What makes an outstanding service?
- Module 6
Achieving successful and sustained quality improvement
- Understanding best practice QI methodology
- Addressing both systems and processes to improve outcomes
- Guidance for using improvement tools
- The importance of shared learning
- The future role of technology in infection prevention and control