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If you’re working with adults who may be ill or vulnerable to infection then you need to be particularly vigilant in infection control. But why is infection control important?
NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) estimates that 300,000 patients a year in England acquire a healthcare-associated infection as a result of care within the NHS.
Infection control in hospitals and care homes is therefore critical: it harms patients who are already vulnerable and costs healthcare institutions too.
This course helps you identify the causes of infection-based illness and what you can do to minimise the risk of infection. It answers key questions and issues including: what is infection control in healthcare, how to practise effective hand hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment and how to safely handle infected or soiled linen and clinical waste.
The knowledge element of standard 15 of the Care Certificate is covered in this course, at the end of which you will automatically get a course certificate with your name, CPD hours, date and learning objectives.
This course is ideal for new members of staff in healthcare support worker roles and new members of staff in adult social care worker roles. It’s great for staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support.
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Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a good knowledge of:
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