HSC: Infection Prevention and Control
HSC: Infection Prevention and Control

HSC: Infection Prevention and Control
Course Summary
Infection prevention and control is necessary within the health and social care industry to ensure that care settings have best practices in place to prevent infectious diseases from spreading. Care workers must also know what actions to take in the event of an infectious outbreak, because even a minor outbreak could have serious consequences within a social or health care environment – for both the patients and the care workers themselves.

This course aims to provide health and social care workers with simple yet practical advice as well as best practices that should be implemented to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and to ensure everyone knows what action to take in the event of an infectious outbreak or disease.
Course Description
Audience
Healthcare professionals, carers, people who have friends or family members who suffer from dementia, learning disabilities or autism; any person who wants to learn more about dementia, learning disabilities or autism.

Legislation (HSC Infection Prevention and Control - Course 1)
Infection prevention and control is necessary within the health and social care industry to ensure that care settings have best practices in place to prevent infectious diseases from spreading. Care workers must also know what actions to take in the event of an infectious outbreak, because even a minor outbreak could have serious consequences within a social or health care environment – for both the patients and the care workers themselves.

This course aims to provide health and social care workers with simple yet practical advice as well as best practices that should be implemented to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and to ensure everyone knows what action to take in the event of an infectious outbreak or disease.

Goals To gain an understanding of the range of laws and regulations that govern the prevention and control of infection within a care environment and best practices to protect the public, care workers and individuals under their care from the risks associated with infectious diseases.


Roles and Responsibilities (HSC Infection Prevention and Control - Course 2)
Infection prevention and control is of critical importance to the health and social care industry to ensure that care settings have best practices in place to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Care workers have a lot of contact with individuals in care and therefore have a major responsibility to maintain high standards of personal and environmental hygiene, and to identify and effectively respond to hazards and risks of communicable and notifiable infections. This course outlines the roles and responsibilities of all employees within the care organisation in relation to infection prevention and control, highlighting important standards, policies and procedures that must be adhered to in order to remove or reduce the risk of infection.

Goals To gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of care workers and all other employees within the care environment in relation to infection prevention and control, and to increase awareness of infection prevention and control policies and procedures.


Cause and Spread of Infection (HSC Infection Prevention and Control - Course 3)
Infections can result in the deaths or suffering of many people if not correctly managed. This course describes the different types of infections that can occur, where the infections come from and how they are transferred to people. This course also defines the symptoms of an infection and what treatments are used to control or eliminate the infection.

Goals To gain an understanding of ways to reduce and prevent the spread of infection.


Preventing and Controlling Infections (HSC Infection Prevention and Control - Course 4)
This course will help you understand the importance of proper hygiene and other precautions that can prevent and control the spread of infection. You will also learn how to manage infected individuals and various types of infections. The best practices for handling, storing and disposing of waste in the care environment are discussed. This course also introduces the methods for decontaminating different types of equipment as well as the care environment.

Goals To understand the best methods to prevent the spread of infections and to manage any outbreaks of infections.
 £40.00 
+ VAT
 
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