Standard 15 of the Care Certificate requires staff to prevent the spread of infection at work and so our course explains exactly how the chain of infection works, how to break the chain to stop it spreading further and how important your own health and hygiene is when you work within the Care sector.  The course will equip learners with the knowledge that is required to be put into practice in the workplace, where they can then do the 'practical' part of their training.

1 Infections in the Workplace

This section answers the questions: What are infections? Where do they come from? And who's at risk?

It looks at bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi and how they should be treated.


2 The Chain of Infection

There is a clear route for an infection to take to get from one person to another. It's known as the chain of infection and has 6 links. Breaking any ONE of these links prevents infection from spreading, so in this section, we look at what these links are and how to break them.


3 Best Hygiene Practices

This section is about protecting yourself and protecting those around you by  good personal hygiene and keeping things clean.

It includes set-by-step guides to handwashing, putting on PPE, clearing up blood and other body fluids and dealing with your own minor injuries e.g. cuts & nose-bleeds.


4 Common Infections

This section looks at the most common infections in the UK, including their symptoms and what to do to protect yourself against them.


5 Your responsibilities

The final section looks at who is responsible for certain aspects of health and safety at work. Although EVERYONE is responsible for maintaining good personal hygiene.

Infection Prevention & Control in Care

Duration: 30 Minutes


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