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C733 Prevention and Control of Infection in Care Homes

The risk of infection within a healthcare setting poses a significant risk to patients, carers and staff. Without effective infection prevention and control approaches, infection can cause distress, harm, and impair the quality of life and healthcare experiences. Infection frequently requires additional costly resources to treat. Within a healthcare setting, the threat that an infection poses could potentially be life threatening, therefore it has to be treated accordingly. 

Precautionary and prevention measures of infection are extremely important and must be a key priority for all staff groups working within a healthcare setting. Consequently, ensuring that all staff have high levels of infection prevention and control awareness, supported through an effective education and training approach, should form a central feature of any infection prevention and control strategy.

Target Audience

All healthcare staff groups involved in direct patient care or services.

Proposed Frequency of Refresher Training or Assessment

It is recommended that refresher training for infection prevention and control training should be a maximum of every year for all healthcare staff providing direct patient care.

Duration:     3 Hours
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About this Course

In this learning module we will look at infection - how it spreads, what can be done to prevent it and how to control it.

The learner will, relevant to their role:

a) Be able to describe the healthcare organisation’s and their own responsibilities in terms of current infection prevention and control legislation

b) Know how to obtain information about infection prevention and control within the organisation

c) Understand what is meant by the term healthcare associated infections

d) Understand the chain of infection and how this informs infection prevention and control practice

e) Demonstrate an understanding of the routes of transmission of micro-organisms

f) Understand individual roles and responsibilities for the three levels of decontamination

g) Use single use items appropriately

h) Be able to conduct a risk assessment in respect of ensuring infection prevention and control

i) Explain different alert organisms and conditions that pose an infection risk

j) Describe how to safely manage patients with specific alert organisms



    • To review how to prevent the spread of infection by using PPE, handwashing, correct handling of sharps and linens and the appropriate method if decontaminating equipment
    • To understand the procedures to control any infection outbreaks


    On completion of this module you will be aware of the available equipment and procedures to prevent the spread of infection and the step to take if an outbreak of infection occurs.

C733 Prevention and Control of Infection in Care Homes Course Contents


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