Clinics and Independent Hospitals RCN accredited Infection prevention & Control Link Practitioner Courses (Dates TBC)

Price of course for both days is £265.00 plus Vat for one delegate.

INCLUDES: All hot and cold food and drink both days, the course pack in colour, pen, and the accredited certificates with the 12 CPH listed.

£265.00

20 in stock

Managing the risks relating to infections in both health & social care is a high priority for all Health & Social Care providers.

Compliance with the Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 requires compliance with a range of fundamental standards to provide assurance relating to the delivery of care.
The Code of Practice for the prevention and control of infections and related guidance (DOH 2015) provides a framework for the delivery (and assurance) of standards relating to Infection Prevention and Control and forms the basis of the content for all of our 2- days courses.

Our extensive range of RCN-accredited Infection Prevention & Control Link Practitioner/champions/leads courses provide an intensive practice-based and interactive learning opportunity for those staff in positions of responsibility for ensuring IPC standards are assessed, put in place and acted upon.

Our courses, all delivered by experienced qualified specialist nurses, provide the underpinning theoretical knowledge (and evidence based) for practice supported opportunities to assess the risk of, prevent, detect and control the spread of infections. Delegates will be provided with a number of tools and resources for future use within their work environment.

Continuing Professional Development:
This course has been assigned 12 CPN study hours by the Royal College of Nursing.

Who is the curse aimed at:
Registered Nurses, senior healthcare staff responsible for managing IPC risks or who is holding the IPC lead/champion role within the facility.

Course Agenda

DAY ONE:

0930: Introduction

  • Ground Rules
  • Ice Breaker- Introductions
  • Aims and Outcomes
  • Setting own Personal Objectives
  • Current Knowledge Quiz

1015: Scene Setting

  • History of infection prevention and control
  • Background to the regulatory framework
  • What do the regulations say?

1100: Coffee and networking

  • Code of Practice 2015 – content and interpretation
  • The role of the IPC Link Practitioner and IPC lead
  • Resources

1230 Lunch and networking

1315: The Science of Infection Prevention and Control

  • The chain of infection- transmission
  • Infection risks to service users and staff
  • Application of the chain of infection to clinics risks- group work

1400: standard Infection Control Precautions) to include 15 minute tea break)

  • Elements of SICP
  • Overcoming barriers to staff implementation of SICPsReducing risks to staff- personal protective equipment; prevention of sharps injuries; staff health
  • Hand hygiene Inc. practical exercise
  • Teaching Methodologies for hand hygiene

1630: close

DAY TWO:

0930: Standard Infection Control Precautions- Part 2

  • Decontamination of medical devices/ clinical equipment
  • Managing the environment- cleaning; healthcare waste & linen; ventilation systems

1100: coffee and networking

1130: standard infection control precautions continued

  • Principles of asepsis: surgical procedures; wound care and invasive devices
  • Managing infectious patients in clinics & day surgery environments
  • Microbiological specimen collection

1230: lunch and networking

1315: Key Practice Issues

  • Group work relating to standard infection control precautions (SICPs)

1430: Monitoring Standards in Clinics & Day Surgery

  • Audit
  • Surveillance of infections

1515: Tea and networking

1530: key practice issues- developing audit questions

  • Group work

1615: course review and evaluation- did you achieve your objectives?