Designed to give employees the basic knowledge to identify the causes of infection and to learn about common infections within healthcare settings.
Who needs this qualification? New employees as part of an induction and existing staff as a refresher.
Why is this training important? Prevention of infections is the common primary aim within health care settings. Healthcare workers need an understanding of how infections occur, how different micro-organisms spread, and the role they play in preventing the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms. In addition, all healthcare workers need to be aware of the national regulatory or statutory requirements in order to meet the expected standards.