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Level 1 & 2 Infection Control
This course will give students an understanding of infection control, including how to effectively prevent and control the spread of infection, which is crucial in the workplace as we exit from the pandemic. In addition, this course will provide students with the tools to ensure the safety of individuals both in the workplace and within their personal lives concerning infection control.
With the pandemic still among us, we are all aware of how crucial infection control is in the workplace and our home environment. During this course, the instructor will teach students the legal aspects of infection control, how diseases are transmitted, how to effectively keep clean to prevent cross-contamination, look into sharps and needles & how to dispose of waste properly in different workplaces depending on the substance of garbage.
de Carteret House, 7 Castle Street, St Helier, JE2 3BT.
This course is also available via distance learning.
Did you know?
- ‘Results In 2016/2017, there were an estimated 653 000 HCAIs (healthcare-associated infection) among the 13.8 million adult inpatients in NHS general and teaching hospitals in England, of which 22 800 patients died as a result of their infection’
- ‘It is estimated that 300,000 patients a year in England acquire a healthcare-associated infection as a result of care within the NHS.’
- ‘Between 5 and 10 percent of all patients contract at least one hospital-acquired infection’
- ‘There are three levels of infection control and they are Sanitation, Disinfection and Sterilisation’
- ‘Your hands can have anywhere from 100,000 to a few million germs at any given time. Some of those germs live naturally on your skin to protect you, but a lot of them are quite literally picked up in the environment.’
This course is a great course to enable people to work in a safe way regarding infection control.
A range of Infection Control related subjects are covered including:
- Legal aspects
- Disease transmission
- Hand washing & glove use
- Needles & sharps
- Waste disposal, etc.
To achieve Level 2, students must show competence in:
- Implementing infection control measures in the workplace
A Level 1 or 2 national qualification will be issued to the learner, subject to successfully completing the assessment criteria.
The qualification is assessed through a written assessment paper and the practical demonstration.
A minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 12 students are allowed to enrol on this course. Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.