QQI Infection Prevention and Control - 5N3734

Course Outline

This is a 4 day module which is available only for Private HomeCare carers. If you are interested in working with us, please visit our recruitment page. Once approved by us to become a carer, you can join any of our courses immediately!

  • Day 1 of 4: Basic Microbiology
  • Day 2 of 4: Basic Principles of Infection Control
  • Day 3 of 4: Healthcare Associated Infections
  • Day 4 of 4: Health Management

Qualification Details

  • QQI Course Code : 5N3734
  • NFQ Level 5
  • Award Class Minor

Course Dates and Cost

Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th September 2019

Cost is €195 per person for the entire course, including all materials.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, learners will be able to :

  • Explain the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control, to include the significance of an Area of Infection Control.
  • Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control in the healthcare area, in providing a healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors.
  • Summarise the various types of micro organisms, the elements required for the growth, spread and subsequent infection process, to include direct and indirect contact, knowledge of the chain of infection and the need for vigilance and safe practice at all times.
  • Analyse the predisposing factors to the development of healthcare-acquired infections to include contact 2 precautions, respiratory precautions and enteric precautions.
  • Discuss the role and functions of the local infection control team members, to include local policy in relation to dress, staff health and travel associated infections.
  • Investigate the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to include cleaning standards, procedures and frequencies while paying special attention to decontamination of equipment, including patient care equipment.
  • Identify the main blood borne viruses which pose a threat and the methods that prevent the spread of infections.
  • Examine the role of antibiotics and the importance of correct and safe antibiotic use to avoid antibiotic resistance.
  • Differentiate between social hand hygiene, antiseptic hand hygiene and surgical hand hygiene to include the correct use of alcohol hand gels and the need for good personal skin care and efficient hand washing.
  • Implement the local terminal cleaning procedure in a range of settings, such as an isolation room, single use items and outbreak management.
  • Apply appropriate management of blood and body fluid spillages, to include policies for dealing with clean and soiled linen, the disposal of sharps and the correct management following inoculation, injury or accidental exposure to blood and body fluids.

Course Duration and Cost

4 days spread across a number of weeks.

Cost is €195 per person for the entire course, including all materials.

Book Now

To reserve your place, please contact our training team.

Location

All of our training takes place in the Lucan Centre, Lucan, Dublin. This is accessible by frequent public transport buses. Full details will be provided upon booking.

Trainer

Training is delivered by our inhouse certified trainer, Anna Lloyd. Anna has extensive experience within the care industry as well as being a professional trainer. Anna's style is friendly, interactive and very supportive.

Related Courses

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