Course Profile

Course Profile: Infection Control (1 Day)
This course is suitable for staff working in diverse roles and settings.
The course will focus on providing practical information on a number of communicable diseases and general requirements under the COSHH Regulations. This information will then be used to develop effective strategies of good working practice for dealing with potentially infectious bodily fluids.

The course will support the Organisation’s Health & Safety policies. The course is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards.
The course provides some knowledge for
HSC: 027 4; IC01 1,2,3,4.2,5,6; IC03 1,2,3; HSC 2015 2.1, 2.2, 2.5; LD206C 2.6, 2.7; HSC 037 4
Care certificate: 15
The course is designed for staff who support others and provide direct personal care.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • Reportable diseases under RIDDOR 2013
  • The Organisation’s infection control policy
  • Confidentiality issues relating to infectious diseases
  • Why safe practice needs to be applied at all times
  • Quality, Quantity and Routes of Transmission for infection
  • What immunisation is available
  • Safe hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers
  • The practical safe removal of waste and spillage using gloves, aprons and waste bags
  • What actions the participant can take to limit the risk to themselves and the spread of infection within the workplace; thus promoting well being as outlined in The Care Act 2014
  • The main requirements of The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2012 (COSHH)
  • The main requirements of The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
Training methods utilised include: Tutor presentation, PowerPoint, Practice Examples, Discussion in small and larger groups, Role Play, Handouts