Correct hand washing technique supports infection control and management.
Infection control and management is a key responsibility for any individual working within nursing, healthcare or any profession that involves safeguarding the well-being of others.
Our half-day course provides participants with the essential skills they need to protect themselves and others. Healthcare workers or any other professionals who are responsible for infection prevention and control will become competent in a range of infection control techniques.
Practical sessions will ensure individuals are equipped to return to their place of work with skills they can immediately apply that support infection control and management.
On completion of this half-day course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance that is valid for two years acknowledging their training and expertise.
Learn about the principles of infection prevention and control.
Overview on infection prevention and control
Hospital acquired infections causes and occurrences
Hand hygiene including the washing of hands in line with SARI regulations
Alcohol hand gel usage
Practical session on hand washing
Reporting any occupational health injury/accident
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) usage
Waste management and decontamination issues
How long does the course take to complete?
The course will be completed in a single half-day session. On completion of the course, participants will be certified for two years in relation to infection prevention and control.
Will I be shown how to correctly wash my hands?
Yes. Our practical sessions on hand washing will ensure participants use correct techniques that support infection prevention and control efforts. Individuals will learn through practice and be instructed on areas that have been missed.