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Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 – Online Course – CPD Accredited

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Welcome to our Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 online training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

The risk of infection within a healthcare setting poses a significant risk to patients, carers and staff. Without effective infection prevention and control approaches, an infection can cause distress, harm, and impair the quality of life and healthcare experiences. Infection frequently requires additional costly resources to treat. Therefore, prevention of infection has to be a key priority for all staff groups working within a healthcare setting.

Consequently, ensuring that all staff have high levels of infection prevention and control awareness, supported through an adequate education and training approach, should form a central feature of any infection prevention and control strategy.

LearnPac Systems is a leading UK provider of accredited online training courses, programmes and qualifications.

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Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 – Online Training Course – CPD Accredited – Aligned to the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).

Welcome to our Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 online training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

The risk of infection within a healthcare setting poses a significant risk to patients, carers and staff. Without effective infection prevention and control approaches, an infection can cause distress, harm, and impair the quality of life and healthcare experiences. Infection frequently requires additional costly resources to treat. Therefore, prevention of infection has to be a key priority for all staff groups working within a healthcare setting.

Consequently, ensuring that all staff have high levels of infection prevention and control awareness, supported through an adequate education and training approach, should form a central feature of any infection prevention and control strategy.

Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 Training Course – CPDUK Accredited E-Learning Course

Study method – Online, self-paced

Estimated duration (Indicative CPD hours) – 2 hours

Course format – Online (24/7 access)

Entry requirements – no prerequisites required

Assessment type – Complete end of course assessment (80% needed to pass and gain CPD certificate)

Certification/Qualification – Downloadable CPD certificate

Cost(s) of assessment and certification – Assessment and certification costs included in the course price

Course accreditation – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)

Course access – Part-time (1-year access)

Course delivery – via desktop PC/MAC, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

Who is the online Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course for?

This online Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff,
  • Locum doctors and nurses,
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs),
  • Agency nurses,
  • Agency workers,
  • Healthcare assistants,
  • Support workers,
  • Care assistants, and
  • Community services.

Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this  Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course are to improve the awareness of universal procedures required to prevent and minimise the spread of infections. 

Health care workers can take steps to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. These steps are part of infection control. Proper handwashing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infections in hospitals. Standard precautions are a set of infection control practices used to avoid transmission of diseases that can be acquired by contact with blood, body fluids, non-intact skin (including rashes), and mucous membranes.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of these Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training courses are divided into two levels. Each level reflects a level of expected knowledge, skill and understanding. The appropriate level of training is dependent upon the role, work context and local risk assessment.

Level 1 learning outcomes reflect a basic standard which should be incorporated into infection prevention and control training for all staff, including contractors and volunteers.

Level 2 learning outcomes reflect a further standard which should be incorporated into infection prevention and control training for all healthcare staff and other staff groups who provide direct patient care.

Infection prevention and control Level 1 course

Infection Prevention and Control Level 1 course is for all staff, including contractors and unpaid and voluntary staff.

On completion of this ‘infection prevention and control’ course, the learner will:

  • Know how individuals can contribute to infection prevention and control,
  • Know of and demonstrate the standard infection prevention and control precautions relevant to their role, including:
    • Hand Hygiene o Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),
    • Management of Blood and Body Fluid Spillage,
    • Management of Occupational Exposure (including sharps),
    • Management of the Environment o Management of Care Equipment, and
  • Recognise and act when their fitness to work may pose a risk of infection to others.
Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 course

The Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course is for all health and care staff providing direct patient care and other relevant staff, based upon role and local risk assessment (Level 1 outcomes plus the following).

The learner will, relevant to their role:

  • Be able to describe the healthcare organisation’s and their responsibilities in terms of current infection prevention and control legislation,
  • Know how to obtain information about infection prevention and control within the organisation,
  • Understand what is meant by the term healthcare-associated infections,
  • Understand the chain of infection and how this informs infection prevention and control practice,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the routes of transmission of micro-organisms,
  • Understand individual roles and responsibilities for the three levels of decontamination,
  • Use single-use items appropriately,
  • Be able to conduct a risk assessment in respect of ensuring infection prevention and control,
  • Explain different alert organisms and conditions that pose an infection risk, and
  • Describe how to manage patients with specific alert organisms safely.

Where applicable to the role

Apply appropriate health and safety measures, standard precautions for infection prevention and control in obtaining specimens from individuals. NB: It is to be noted that, in some healthcare settings, Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 learning outcomes may not be relevant for some clinical roles, e.g. Community Healthcare. It is the organisation’s discretion to agree on which learning outcomes are appropriate and, therefore, required.

What is covered in this online Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course?

 This online Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course covers the following:

  • An introduction to infection prevention and control,
  • Why infection prevention and control is essential,
  • Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs),
  • The ‘chain of infection’ and how to ‘break the chain’,
  • Standard/universal precautions for infection prevention and control,
  • Safe and appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE),
  • Management and safe disposal of clinical waste,
  • Safe management of body fluid spillages,
  • Management of laundry in clinical environments,
  • Effective environmental cleaning and decontamination,
  • Safe use and disposal of sharps,
  • Management of sharps injuries,
  • Importance of practising effective hand hygiene,
  • The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ‘Five Moments’ for hand hygiene,
  • Common barriers to effective hand hygiene in clinical environments,
  • Recommended hand hygiene techniques,
  • Appropriate hand hygiene products and facilities,
  • How the personal health and fitness of healthcare workers can be a risk to others, and
  • Where to find additional information about infection prevention and control (online learning resources).

Why is this Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 course important?

The risk of infection within a healthcare setting poses a significant risk to patients, carers and staff. Without effective infection prevention and control approaches, an infection can cause distress, harm, and impair the quality of life and healthcare experiences. Infection frequently requires additional costly resources to treat. Therefore, prevention of infection has to be a key priority for all staff groups working within a healthcare setting. Consequently, ensuring that all staff have high levels of infection prevention and control awareness, supported through an adequate education and training approach, should form a central feature of any infection prevention and control strategy.

Infection control is the discipline concerned with preventing nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection, a practical (rather than academic) sub-discipline of epidemiology. It is an essential, though often under-recognised and under-supported, part of the infrastructure of health care.

Infection control in the workplace aims to prevent pathogens from being passed from one person to another. The foundation of reasonable infection control is to assume that everyone is potentially infectious. Basic infection control procedures include hand washing and keeping the workplace clean and include standard precautions such as:

  • Hand hygiene,
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE),
  • Injection safety,
  • Environmental cleaning,
  • Respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette, and
  • Transmission-based precautions (e.g. contact, droplet, and airborne).

Hand washing is an essential procedure in the prevention and minimisation of the spread of infection within health care settings. Gloves are worn as a barrier to protect the wearer’s hands from contamination or to prevent the transfer of organisms already on the hands.

How do I book for the online Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course?

You can book for Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course online. Just click ‘Buy Now’ in the top right-hand corner of this page to order the Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course online. Follow the instructions to complete the order for your Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course.

Once you complete your Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 online order, you will receive a confirmation email within a few minutes. You will also receive a separate email providing you with the link to the Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course online and login details. You should then be able to access the online Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course portal immediately and complete your online training modules.

Certification and Accreditation

On successful completion of the online Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course, you will be able to download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate. Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit (recognised internationally).

LearnPac Systems and The Mandatory Training Group have worked with a range of subject matter experts to develop high-quality online training courses and programmes. The CPD Certification Service (CPDUK) has peer-reviewed independently and accredited our online Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Click here to see our CPDUK corporate continuing professional development accreditation.

Online assessment

On completion of the online Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 training course, you will be required to complete an online assessment (pass mark of 80%).

If you don’t pass the first, don’t worry! You can take the online test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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 Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2 – Online Training Course – CPDUK Accredited E-Learning Course.

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