Infection Control: An Introduction
Preventing and controlling infection is an essential element of care.
In this course, you will discover how infectious agents spread and learn the simple precautions that you can take to reduce the risk of infection. You will learn what an infection is, how they can spread, and your role in breaking the chain of infection.
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- Describe the different types of infectious agents (micro-organisms) and the harm they can cause
- Explain why older people are at an increased risk from infections
- Outline considerations when promoting infection control in a home care environment
- Distinguish the links in the chain of infection and identify the role of standard precautions in breaking those links
Who is this course appropriate for:
This course is perfect for all staff.
Continuing Professional Development Hours:
Up to 8 hours can be earned completing this course.
You can earn 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour by completing the video and assessment questions. If you wish to extend your learning and earn up to an additional 7 CPD hours, you may download the extension exercise which is attached to this course.
View the trailer below to preview the course: