Healthcare Support Module: Infection Prevention and Control (live online classes)

Course Description

This elective QQI Level 5 module is delivered as part of the Major Award in Healthcare Support. The course will run for 1 day per week for 3 weeks. Please note, if you have applied for the Major Award there is no need to apply for the individual modules separately.

This module can be offered only to the participants who are currently employed in a private healthcare organization.

Course Aim

The programme aims to:

  1. Enhance the knowledge of healthcare workers surrounding the principles of infection prevention and control.
  2. Promote a consistent approach to implementing successful infection prevention and control measures in institutions, thereby reducing the risk of HCAI’s to patients and residents

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

This course will cover the following:

  1. Introduction to infection prevention & control
  2. Brief outline of the National Standards for the prevention & control of HCAI
  3. Microbiology (fungi, bacteria and viruses)
  4. Chain of infection
  5. Transmission of infection (contact, droplet & airborne)
  6. Standard precautions overview
  7. Hand hygiene (including practical session)
  8. Personal protective equipment
  9. Cleaning and disinfection
  10. Waste management
  11. Sharps
  12. Management of linen
  13. Respiratory and cough etiquette
  14. Healthcare associated infection
  15. MRSA
  16. Transmission based precautions
  17. Clostridium Difficile
  18. Management of an outbreak (Novovirus, influenza)

Trainer’s Profile

Trainer Name: To be confirmed

Course Details

  • Category: QQI Healthcare Support Course (Level 5)
  • Venue: online
  • Duration: Days: 4
  • Code:5N3734
  • Provider: LHP Skillnet
  • Skillnet Members Price: €100.00
  • Unemployed: No
  • Accreditation: QQI
  • Award: QQI Minor award,Level 5
  • Credits/CEU's: 15
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  • Status:
      Employed / Employer in Private Healthcare sector.
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