Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection qualification covers a wide range of topics including the principles of infection prevention and control, the causes and spread of infection and the importance of correct cleaning procedures, decontamination and waste management.
- Understand the purpose and principles of infection control and the procedures
- Understand how regulations inform policy and practice
- Understand roles, responsibilities principles and processes in relation to cleaning, decontamination and waste management
- Understand the role of risk assessments
- Learn the importance of maintaining a clean environment
- Learn the sterilisation process
- Learn how to safely handle laundry
- Learn how to safely handle sharps
About 300,000 patients develop an infection in England each year while being treated by the NHS. Protecting people from infection is an essential element of providing high-quality care, especially considering the capacity some potentially life-threatening infections have to spread within care environments.
- Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
- Evidence your competency to employers
- Gain deeper understanding of good personal hygiene and maintaining a clean environment
- Further your personal and professional development
- Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
What You Will Learn
- Unit 1 – Principles of the Causes and Spread of Infection in Healthcare Settings
- Unit 2 – Principles of the Importance of Personal Hygiene and Health in the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare Settings
- Unit 3 – Principles of Decontamination, Cleaning and Waste Management in Healthcare Settings
- Unit 4 – Principles of Infection Prevention and Control in a Healthcare Setting
- Learners must be aged 19 years or over (born before 1 September 1998)
- A minimum number of 8 learners MUST be present for the induction (there is no maximum)
- All learners must have been residing in the UK for the past three years and non EU/UK citizens must have documentary proof.