Infection Prevention and Control + New COVID-19 Module
The courses are for BID members only. Registration is required.
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The course begins by teaching the different pathogens that cause infection. It then outlines how infections occur, the factors that can make a person more vulnerable to infection and the steps you can take to prevent infections from occurring. Learn how your own health and hygiene could pose a risk to people that you care and support for and understand the procedures that should be followed to reduce risks when dealing with hazardous spills, waste and linen.
Finally, you will learn about the legal requirements relating to infection prevention and control, and your and other people’s responsibilities.
What is Infection Prevention and Control?
Infection Prevention and Control is a practical solution, based on a scientific approach, to prevent the harm caused by infection to both patients and health workers. Infections and infectious diseases are a major cause of illness and death. Infectious diseases can spread. As with all illnesses, prevention is better than cure.
- Pathogenic microorganisms
- Chain of infection
- Consequences of infection
- Factors that increase the risk of infection
- Breaking the chain
- Control measures
- Health and hygiene
- Hand hygiene
- Safe handling of waste
- Environmental contamination
- Employers’ and employees’ responsibilities
What the COVID-19 Module covers:
- the differences between a virus and bacteria
- how our bodies respond to viruses
- what COVID-19 is
- how the virus spreads
- the symptoms of COVID-19
- how we can protect ourselves
- where to stay informed
20 to 40 minutes.