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Infection Control, Pressure Area and Continence Care

Subject categories: Health and Safety, Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course will introduce learners to national and local policies in relation to infection control.  The focus of this course is to explore infection control including pressure area and continence care.  
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and documentation examples
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice on the Prevention and Control of Infections and related Guidance
NICE Guidelines: Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Management
The Care Certificate Standard 15
And the following QCF units:
The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
Undertake Agreed Pressure Area Care
Support Individuals to Manage Continence 

Course content

Legislation in relation to infection control
Universal procedures
Chain of infection and transmission
Dangerous substances and disposal of clinical waste
RIDDOR and Risk assessments
Causes of pressure sores and identifying those at risk
Preventative measures
What is incontinence?
Normal functioning of the urinary system
Types of urinary and faecal incontinence
Diagnosis, treatment and management

Learning outcomes

List legislation, policies, roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections and state the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections
Describe the importance of good personal hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections
Describe how to maintain a clean environment to prevent the spread of infection and steps of the decontamination process
Explain the importance of good waste management practice in the prevention of the spread of infection
Describe the anatomy and physiology of the skin in relation to pressure area care 
Describe good practice in relation to own role when undertaking pressure area care
Follow the agreed care plan
Explain the use of materials, equipment and resources available when undertaking pressure area care
Identify different types of incontinence and support individuals to manage their continence


3 hours

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