Social Care RCN Accredited Infection Prevention & Control Link Practitioners Course (Belfast 6th & 7th March 2019)


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.


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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:
Registered Nurses, senior care staff responsible for Managing IPC risks; Registered Managers, the IPC nominated lead/Champion

Course Agenda

0930 Introduction

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

1015 Regulations and Registration

  • Current Regulatory framework
  • Responsibilities of registered providers of social care
  • The role of the IPC link practitioner and IPC lead

1100 Coffee and networking

1115: Risk Assessment & Development of an Annual Programme

  • Importance of risk assessment and the role of the code of practice;
  • Using audit to identify risks/gaps in care homes;
  • Surveillance of infections in care homes;
  • Developing an annual programme / annual report

12:00 Group Work-risk assessment

1300: Lunch and networking

1345: Science of Infection Prevention & Control

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

1430: Standard precautions (SPS) in Social Care- Part 1- to include comfort break/tea

  • Elements of standard precautions
  • Reducing risks to staff- personal protective equipment; prevention of sharps injuries; staff health

1530: Standard Precautions- Part 1 continued

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

1615: Review of day 1

1635: Close


0930: Standard Precautions- Part 2a

  • Decontamination of medical devices/ clinical equipment
  • Managing the environment- environmental cleaning; healthcare waste and linen management; water safety

1100: coffee and networking

1130: standard precautions- part 2b

  • Principles of asepsis
  • Prevention of urosepsis
  • Microbiological specimen collection and biohazards

1245: Lunch and networking

1330: Standard precautions- part 2c- comfort break/ tea to be taken at time to be agreed

  • Management of residents with an infection
  • Outbreak Management
    • Viral gastro-enteritis work
    • Influenza illness (ILI) inc. group work

1600: Course review and evaluation- did you achieve your objectives?

1635: Close