This one day session will provide evidence based advise and understanding regarding infection control and prevention. This will be tailored specifically for both clinical and non-clinical staff working across primary and community care settings. Participants will be able to develop an understanding of micro-organisms, and how they cause disease, as well as identifying their individual role in relation to preventing infections within this unique setting.
"A very enjoyable and interesting day - thank-you!"
"Excellent study day!"
"Excellent course - would recommend to my work colleagues."
Past course delegates, May 2016
How microbes cause disease
Identification of the immune system and how the body protects itself
Understanding the microbiology of bacteria and their differentiation
Healthcare Acquired Infection
Infection prevention and infection control measures - how we can protect our patients/clients
Increased incidence of infection and outbreak management
Management of exposure to blood bourne infections
Safe handling of specimens
Demonstration of good practice guidelines (NICE guidelines), national initiatives
For the student to develop an understanding of microbiology and the underlying principles of infection prevention and control
This will be achieved by:
- Understanding micro-organisms and how they can cause disease
- How the body protects itself
- Understanding health care acquired infection
- Overarching principles of infection prevention and control measures
- Management of increased incidence and outbreak of infection