Effective infection control is essential to safeguard the welfare of patients and the staff who care for them. All NHS organisations are required to put infection control and basic hygiene at the core of good management and clinical practice. All healthcare workers have a duty of care to their patients which includes preventing infection.
On completion of this Virtual College course learners will:
- Understand basic microbiology
- Understand how micro-organisms are spread
- Understand standard infection control precautions
- Know the importance of correct hand hygiene technique
- Be able to describe what MRSA, Clostridium difficile, Norovirus are and understand their impact in healthcare
- Know what precautions are necessary to prevent and control Health Care Associated Infections (HCAI)
Areas covered include:
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Basic Microbiology
- Infection Control
- Handling Waste
- Understanding MRSA
- Understanding CDI
- Understanding Norovirus
- You and Infection Control
The content of this course Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This course is targeted primarily at healthcare workers in NHS organisations, though the information is applicable to anyone working in the healthcare sector in general.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.