Infection Prevention and Control + New COVID-19 Module
This course is designed to help you and your business understand how to prevent and control infection and why it is important to do so.
UPDATE: for no extra cost, we have included our new COVID-19 module to help you fight and prevent the spread of the virus
The Infection Prevention and Control is designed to help you and your business understand how to prevent and control infection and why it is important to do so.
The course begins by teaching the different pathogens that cause infection. It then outlines how infections occur, the factors that can make a person more vulnerable to infection and the steps you can take to prevent infections from occurring. Learn how your own health and hygiene could pose a risk to people that you care and support for and understand the procedures that should be followed to reduce risks when dealing with hazardous spills, waste and linen.
Finally, you will learn about the legal requirements relating to infection prevention and control, and your and other people’s responsibilities.
- Pathogenic microorganisms
- Chain of infection
- Consequences of infection
- Factors that increase the risk of infection
- Breaking the chain
- Control measures
- Health and hygiene
- Hand hygiene
- Safe handling of waste
- Environmental contamination
- Employers’ and employees’ responsibilities
What the COVID-19 Module covers:
- the differences between a virus and bacteria
- how our bodies respond to viruses
- what COVID-19 is
- how the virus spreads
- the symptoms of COVID-19
- how we can protect ourselves
- where to stay informed
What is Infection Prevention and Control?
Infection Prevention and Control is a practical solution, based on a scientific approach, to prevent the harm caused by infection to both patients and health workers. Infections and infectious diseases are a major cause of illness and death. Infectious diseases can spread. As with all illnesses, prevention is better than cure.
Who is it aimed at?
Any employee or manager working within an environment where there is risk of infection. The course may be particularly useful for healthcare professionals and adult care workers and may be particularly useful for apprentices. The course can be used as a stand-alone module or as part of an induction programme.
No prior knowledge needed.
20 to 40 minutes.
How it works
Our e-learning is available to use on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs and laptops. All you need is an internet connection.
Learners are assessed at the end of the course by multiple-choice questions.
Learners will receive a Highfield e-learning completion certificate, which is downloadable upon successfully finishing the course.
Why choose e-learning?
We make the most complex of subjects easier to digest through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. All our e-learning uses interactive exercises and gaming combined with media-rich content, interactive scenarios, and relevant photography and illustrations. Content is provided by industry-leading experts. What that means for your learners is stimulating and engaging content they’ll respond to and, most importantly, remember.
Key elements of our e-learning courses are:
- interactive exercises/gaming
- media-rich content
- interactive 3D scenarios
- content provided by market leading experts relevant photography and illustrations
- multi-generational content and style