Infection, Prevention & Control

QQI Level 5 (course code: 5N3734)

April 29th, 30th, 6th and 7th of May 2017
26th, 27th August 2nd and 3rd of September 

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This course is designed for:

  • Professionals working in a healthcare setting
  • Those planning a career in a healthcare setting

General Aims:

  • Understand what the area of Infection Control means and its importance for every member of the Healthcare team
  • Have a better understanding of the basic principles of infection control and be able to apply standard precautions in relation to infection control
  • Be aware of the importance of infection prevention and control in providing a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors
  • Be aware of healthcare-associated infection
  • Understand their role in the prevention of the spread of infection


Overview:

  • Basic Microbiology
  • Principles of Infection Control: standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • Health Management: Corporate and Individual Responsibilty in relation to Infection Prevention and Control
Assessment:

The assessment for this course will be split between a theory based examination and two assignments which will require students to demonstrate their understanding and application of knowledge acquired during their course.

Duration: 

The course will be delivered over four days.  Students will also be required to carry out work experience and will recieve additional support from a nursing tutor in order to successfully complete the course and satisfy the assessment criteria.

Cost:

€250 

Certification: 

Having successfully completed this course, students will have acheived one of the 8 modules that lead to a QQI level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support 5M4339 and Nursing Studies 5M4325.  Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734 is an optional module in the Major Awards 5M4339 and 5M4325.

Related/ Additional Training: 

  • Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
  • Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
  • Occupational First Aid 5N1207
  • Heathcare Support (Major Award) 5M4339
  • Nursing Studies ( Major Award) 5M4325