Infection Prevention & Control

in Health & Social Care

This course will help to ensure that anyone who provides direct care to individuals in the health and social care sector understands the use of standard infection prevention and control measures.

Course description

This course has been specifically designed for anyone who has a responsibility in the prevention and control of infections as part of their role in a health or social care setting. On completion, learners will have gained an overview of the key elements of infection control, understand how infections might occur and how good practice can reduce their likelihood and prevent their spread.

  • Explains what a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) is and how these infections spread
  • Describes the impact HCAIs have on individuals, your duty of care and managing infections in the workplace to prevent their spread
  • Explores the factors that make it more likely that an infection will occur
  • Describes how healthcare staff can help prevent infections from being transmitted
  • Describes how hand hygiene and personal protective equipment help prevent the spread of infection
  • Identifies how to manage blood, body fluids and sharps, as well as the environment and care equipment
  • Explains how to assess an infection risk and the need for protective clothing
  • How to handle day-to-day incidents
  • Describes the legislation related to infection prevention and control.

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This course costs £18.50 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.



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This course is included as part of EduCare for Health & Social Care, our bestselling training course package which combines a wide range of courses.

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Key features and benefits

Price £18.50 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 2 hours

Target Audience Health

  • This course is level 2 (as graded against the nationally accepted levels for training courses)
  • Delivers 2 CPD credits
  • 70% pass mark
  • This course is enhanced with a narration feature for accessibility purposes
  • Additional resources for further learning and printable modules for future reference
  • Interactive game on waste management to embed knowledge
  • This course has been mapped to the Care Certificate and the CSTF for health.
  • Course id: 100

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"West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation work with EduCare on a range of e-learning programmes. We feel that the EduCare method is robust, engaging and easy-to-use. It is also a good resource as it allows learners to refer back to content even after they have completed their training. I would definitely recommend EduCare to other organisations who need to undertake staff training."

Julian Rhodes, Head of Education
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust