Infection and Prevention Control Level 3 (CPD accredited e-learning)
Level 3 Infection and Prevention Control Qualification (Accredited) The Health Act (2006) states that: ‘The prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) is a high priority for all parts of the NHS and other healthcare providers.’ It is estimated that about 1 in 10 people receiving care acquire HCAI whilst they are in hospital. HCAI costs the NHS in excess of ?1billion per year and causes 5,000 deaths per year. There is no reason to believe that the problem is any less in other types of care provision. 30% of HCAI is preventable through good infection control practices, therefore, the risk of poor infection control practices by care workers presents a significant risk.
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The Health Act (2006) states that: ‘The prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) is a high priority for all parts of the NHS and other healthcare providers.’
It is estimated that about 1 in 10 people receiving care acquire HCAI whilst they are in hospital. HCAI costs the NHS in excess of £1billion per year and causes 5,000 deaths per year. There is no reason to believe that the problem is any less in other types of care provision.
30% of HCAI is preventable through good infection control practices, therefore, the risk of poor infection control practices by care workers presents a significant risk.
The legislation requires that every organisation involved in the delivery of care must be committed to an approach, whereby, the prevention and control of infection is viewed as an integral part of service delivery and development. The law requires that the organisation provides education and training on the prevention and control of infection in order for staff to understand their responsibilities and the action they must take.
This online course is designed for all care workers or individuals who, as a key part of their role work with individuals who receive care, treatment and support. It will enable students to understand the key issues relating to infection control and the key principles that should be adopted to prevent the spread of infection.
During their study the student will gain an understanding of the types and causes of infection, plus the signs of and effects that pathogens and infection can have on individuals and organisations. There will be an exploration of the prevention of cross-infection with a particular emphasis on keeping people safe and free from HCAI.
The law relating to the control of infection is explored.
This course encourages the student to take personal action to develop and enhance their practice when caring for individuals who are vulnerable and so have the potential to acquire HCAI.
- Explain what is meant by infection, its signs and causes
- Identify how infection is spread
- Explain the importance of preventing the spread of infection
- Identify the measures that should be taken to minimise the spread of infection
- Explain the responsibilities of workers, the importance of legislation and risk assessment relating to infection control
- Explain the importance of personal hygiene in preventing the spread of infection
- Identify the key characteristics of effective cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and handling of sharps
About Unicare Support
Unicare Support is one of the leading providers of accredited online courses as well as face to face workshops especially in the health and social care sectors. We have over 100 accredited online courses in various sectors such as health and social care, business admin, finance and banking, leadership and management, construction etc. If you can’t find out what you are looking for just email us with your request and we will be more than happy to assist you.
The online nature of our courses means that they are reasonably priced compared to classroom learning but this doesn’t compromise on the quality and standards of our accredited courses. You have 12 months upon signing in on a course to complete it. Our accredited online courses are accessible to everyone.
All our online workshops are accredited and in line with the universally accepted Continuous Professional Development standards. The CPD standards require a robust process of content development, peer review and compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements
We provide 14 days money back guarantee (NB: for any reason, you change your mind about one of our courses, provided you have not access any content of the course, you can always request a full refund)
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Who are our Clients?
- Healthcare & Social Care Providers & Workers
- Hospitals (both private and public)
- Dental Practices & GP Surgeries
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Mental Health and Disability Services
- Nursing Homes & Hospices
- Residential Care Homes
- Healthcare Recruitment Agencies
- Domiciliary & Home Care Agencies
Once you have completed all the online learning materials for this course, you will be required to complete an online assessment. If you fail the online knowledge test, do not worry You are given more chances to revise the e-learning materials and retake the course at no extra charge. Once you have passed your assessment you will be awarded a free accredited certificate in PDF format which is immediately available for you to download. There are downloadable documentations on each course to support you through the learning process. Hard copies of the certificate are available at an additional fee of £5. All evidence of learning and certification will remain on our system for your future reference.
Unicare Course Format
Our accredited courses are delivered online via our bespoke e-learning platform, which is very interactive and user-friendly. You can resume or stop your course at any time, remembering the exact point where you left off.
Unicare Course Duration
This depend on the level and experience of the learner, as a guide a level 1 takes 1 hour, level 2 takes 2 hours in that order as an average to complete each course. You have 12 months to take the course however, there is no time limit in which you need to complete the course.
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We take pride in our customer service, offering dedicated tutor support offering you unlimited online email support whilst studying to help answer any questions you may have.
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