Primary Care RCN Accredited Infection Prevention & Control Link Practitioners Course (Maidstone 24th & 25th April 2019)

£265.00

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 CPD listed.

£265.00

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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 CPD study hours by the Royal College of Nursing.

Who is the curse aimed at:
Emergency care Practitioners , Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses, registered nurses, Practice managers, and senior care workers with the delegated lead responsibility for IPC. GP’s who have taken on this role are welcome to attend.

Course Agenda

DAY ONE:
0930 Introduction

  • Ground Rules
  • Ice Breaker
  • Aims and Outcomes
  • Setting Own Personal Objectives
  • Current Knowledge Quiz

1015 Regulation and registration

  • Current regulatory framework
  • Responsibilities of registered providers
  • The Roles of the IPC Link Practitioner and IPC lead

1100 Coffee and networking

1115 The Science of Infection Prevention & Control in PMS

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

1230 Lunch and networking

1315 Standard Infection Control Precautions Part 1

  • Elements of SICP
  • Overcoming barriers to staff implementing SICP’s
  • Theory of:
    • Reducing risks to staff – Personal Protective Equipment; prevention of sharps injuries; staff health

1500 Tea and networking

1515 Standard Precautions – Part 1 (continued)

  • Hand hygiene inc. practical exercise
  • Teaching methodologies for hand hygiene

1615 Review of day 1

1630 Close

DAY TWO:
0930 Standard Infection Control Precautions Part 2:

  • Decontamination and Management of Medical Devices/Clinical Equipment
  • Management of the environment – environment cleaning; healthcare waste and linen management; water safety
  • Differentiation of clinical environments in primary care facilities

1100 Coffee and networking

1130 Standard Precautions – Part 2 continued

  • Principles of asepsis
  • Managing infectious patients in primary care inc. notifiable infections
  • Microbiological specimen collection

1230 Lunch and Networking

1315 Infection Prevention – development of an annual programme

  • Importance of risk assessment and the tole of the code of practice;
  • Using audit to identify risks/ gaps in primary care;
  • Specific issues relating to hosted (leased) premises;
  • Surveillance of infections in primary care;

1415 Group Work

1515 Tea and networking

1530 Feedback from group work

1615 Course review and evaluation – did you achieve your objectives?

1630 Close