According to the World Health Organization (WHO:2004), healthcare workers should be equipped with the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes for good infection control practices. This includes regular training programs for essential infection control practices and periodic re-training or orientation of staff.
This one-day course has been developed to provide you with up-to-date information about locally and globally approved infection control practices for healthcare workers.
Chain of infection
Breaking the chain of infection
Decontamination and sterilisation
Infection control in high risk areas
Infection control surveillance and reporting
Practical hand hygiene exercise
On completion of the course, you should be able to:
Identify the components of the chain of infection
Explain the correct sequence of donning and removing of personal protective equipment
Demonstrate competence in the correct hand hygiene technique in a simulated situation
Describe how to choose appropriate disinfection and/or sterilisation methods for critical, semi-critical and non-critical instruments