Infection Control Instructor Course

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Infection Control Instructor Course aim:

The aim of this Infection Control Instructor course is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and resources to train direct patient carers in Infection Control.

Infection Control Course Content

Module 1 Basic Microbiology:
• Chain of Infection,
• Healthcare associated Infection
• Antimicrobial Resistance

Module 2 Standard and transmission-based precaution

• Introduction to standard and transmission-based precautions
• Hand hygiene including use of different agents, technique
• Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette

The following modules have been recorded and are available online

  • Management of blood or body fluid exposure
  • Infectious conditions that may require absence from work or work restrictions
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Management of waste including safe disposal of sharps
  • Environmental hygiene and management of spillages
  • Patient care equipment/instruments and devices
  • Management of linen
  • Handling and transporting laboratory specimens
  • Principles of clean to dirty workflow
  • Patient transfer
  • Transmission-based precautions including PPE and instituting precautions based on signs and symptoms

Module 3 Clinical Assessment Skills
• Awareness of how to access authoritative sources of IPC
• Identifying incidents and risks relating to IPC
• Communication relating to IPC

The learning outcomes are based on QQI’s Course descriptor for Level 5 Infection Control, HPSC’s  Guidelines on Infection Prevention and Control and the HSE’s Core Infection Prevention and Control Knowledge and Skills .Framework Document


Infection Control Instructor Course Assessment

Learners will complete a 20 question exam and will demonstrate hand hygiene putting on and removing PPE correctly

Entry requirements

This course is directed at existing trainers who have already completed a “Train the Trainer” course such as QQI Level 6 Training Delivery & Evaluation, QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor, QQI Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor  PHECC FAR Instructor or PHECC CFR Instructor.