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Ascend - Care Home Staff Training Courses in Worksop

Infection Control for Care Staff

Ascend Learning Solutions

For people living in care homes, infections can be serious, and in some cases, life-threatening.

They can also make existing medical conditions worse. Regular contact with staff, other residents, family and friends and the shared living space all mean infection can easily be passed around. It is therefore vital to take the steps that can help prevent infection occurring.

Who should complete the course?

This is an essential course for any person who support or care for adults at risk of infection. These could be care staff, Social Workers, nurses, SEN and volunteers.

Aims

To consider best practice for the prevention and control of infection in the health and social care sector.

Outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates will have the skills to:

  • Describe the chain of infection
  • List standard infection prevention and control precautions
  • Demonstrate the correct technique for correct hand washing
  • Discuss the procedures in the event of an outbreak
  • Discuss the procedures for correct cleaning and decontamination
Course Content

Course Content

  • The chain of infection
  • Standard infection prevention and control precautions
  • Hand washing techniques
  • My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene
  • Outbreaks and infection control incidents
  • Safe handling and disposal of sharps
  • Linen and laundry
  • Decontamination of equipment

Duration

Half day (3 hours)

Assessment

Observation, groups tasks and discussions.

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