Free infection prevention and control guide

Free infection prevention and control guide

To support schools as they prepare for the return of all pupils, EduCare has prepared a free guide.

The guide is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of practical steps you can take to help prevent the risk of transmitting infectious diseases within school settings.

The guide refers to guidance from the Department for Education as well as our online course written in partnership with SAPHNA (The School and Public Health Nurses Association).

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Infection Prevention

Over the next 7 days, you'll learn about

Day 1

Foundations - What is infection prevention and control?

Day 2

Important Systems of Control - Hand Hygiene, Respiratory Hygiene & Cleaning

Day 3

Important Systems of Control - Social Distancing, Social Bubbles & PPE

Day 4

School Operations: Transport and Attendance

Day 5

3 Important Systems of Control (response)

Day 6

Communication with staff, parents and contractors

Day 7

Further questions and answers you need to know to stay safe and control the virus

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Infection Prevention and Control in Education

Schools are common sites for the transmission of infections. Everyone who works in an education setting has a duty of care to their colleagues, and the children and young people in their care, to reduce this risk. With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to have a refresher on the principles and practice of infection prevention and control.

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Infection Prevention and Control in Education

In this course you will learn how infections are transmitted and the steps that you can take to prevent this happening. It also includes measures to control infection should it occur. This course was written in partnership with the School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA).

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