Infection prevention and control

Understand the most important components of infection prevention and control in a social care setting.

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Infection prevention and control

17 Chapters
YOUR TEACHER
Fiona Millington
Fiona has been a nurse for 34 years and is currently the Chief Nurse at Florence. She is a strong advocate for elder care issues and championing fairness within the profession.
About this course
Effective Infection Prevention and Control is an essential component of both Health & Safety and Service user experience.

There are numerous types of infection and their causes vary from airborne pathogens such as the Coronavirus, to waterborne pathogens such as Cholera.

Whilst antibiotics and antivirals are effective against the symptoms and spread of disease, it is important to realise that with a few simple actions, such as hand washing, and good respiratory hygiene, the control of infection can be much more effective.

This module will review the important components of infection prevention and control looking at the types, causes and effective treatment of a variety of the most common human diseases.
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Chapters in this course
1
Introduction
4 min read
2
Course Objectives
1 min read
3
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAIs)
2 min read
4
What causes Healthcare Associated Infections?
13 min read
5
Different Types of Microbes
2 min read
6
How to Reduce the Risk of Spreading Infection
3 min read
7
Your Responsibilities and Personal Health
6 min read
8
Different Types of Infection
3 min read
9
The Chain of Infection
4 min read
10
MRSA
1 min read
11
Clostridium Difficile
8 min read
12
Norovirus
3 min read
13
Hand-washing
9 min read
14
Personal Protective Equipment
1 min read
15
Levels of Decontamination
1 min read
16
Different Kinds of Waste and Which Bins to Use
1 min read
17
Safe Handling of Linen
1 min read