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Infection Prevention

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Infection prevention is of paramount importance in healthcare as it forms the cornerstone of patient safety and well-being. The healthcare environment is a breeding ground for various pathogens, and the consequences of healthcare-associated infections can be severe, leading to prolonged hospital stays, increased healthcare costs, and even patient mortality.

Effective infection prevention practices, such as hand hygiene, proper sterilisation and disinfection, and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment, not only safeguard the health of patients but also protect healthcare workers from occupational risks. Moreover, by preventing infections, healthcare institutions can allocate resources more efficiently, reduce the burden on healthcare systems, and ultimately enhance the overall quality of care.

Infection prevention, therefore, plays an indispensable role in maintaining the trust and integrity of healthcare institutions and ensuring the well-being of all those who seek medical attention.

Curriculum

  • 9 Sections
  • 19 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • 0 Assignments
  • 45m Duration
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Introduction
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  1. Objectives
Understanding Infection Prevention and Control
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  1. Definition
  2. Impact of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)
  3. Role of Healthcare Professionals
Legislation and Guidelines in the UK
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  1. Legislation
  2. Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  3. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards and expectations
Chain of Infection
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  1. Chain Of Infection
  2. Breaking The Chain Of Infection
Hand Hygiene and PPE
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  1. Importance Of Handwashing
  2. Proper Hand Washing Techniques
  3. Selection and Use of PPE
Environmental Hygiene
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  1. Cleaning and disinfection practices in healthcare settings
  2. Coloured Mops
  3. Sharps Boxes
  4. Biohazard Spillage Kit
Surveillance and Reporting
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  1. Monitoring and reporting healthcare-associated infections
  2. Recognising Trends
Isolation
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  1. Isolation Precautions
Quiz
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  1. Quiz
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