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About This Course
What you will learn
  • Infection prevention and control, and the impact of infection
  • The different microorganisms
  • How bacteria are transmitted
  • The Chain of Infection
  • The control and prevention of infection
  • Cleaning & Decontamination

Study Infection Control Online Course: Understand and Prevent Infections

Our Infection Control Course opens up many career paths for students. The course teaches you about disease control and prevention, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization, community health and occupational health. 

The course teaches you about health and safety standards used in health care. You will also get an infection control certificate at the end of the infection control training.

Our Infection Control Online Course will begin by identifying infection control practices and describing the influence of good and inadequate infection control. It then details infection control legislation, multiple kinds of microorganisms, how bacteria are transmitted, the infection chain, and much more. Infection-control metrics aim to protect those at risk of contracting an infection.

Every year, at least 300,000 people contract a Health Care-Associated Infection. This has a significant impact on the patient, the staff, and the institution where it occurs. Patients with good infection prevention and control, on the other hand, will have improved care and more independence.

This course will start by identifying prevention efforts and explaining the impact of positive and negative infection control. It then delves into the legislation governing infection control, the various microorganisms, how bacteria are transmitted, the infection chain, and much more.

How the Online Infection Control Course Helps You?

·       CFS are one of the top infection control approved providers of infection control courses.

·       Our infection control training course provides infection prevention training to would be infection preventionists.

·       The infection prevention and control course teaches healthcare epidemiology, infection control, healthcare associated infections which spread in healthcare settings/ healthcare facilities to healthcare professionals.

·       The online course provides guidance on long term care, patient safety, how to tackle drug resistant organisms for preventing and controlling the spread of surgical site infection in healthcare environment to medical students.

·       The course provides training and education in health sciences, understanding health data and creating a strategic plan to prevent and control the spread of infections.

·       It teaches patient care in nursing homes, ambulatory care, antimicrobial resistance, and has career resources as well. 

Infection Control Online Course - Requirements

The Infection Control Online Course is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

      Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources

      Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)

      Be a self-directed learner

      Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension

  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Infection Control Online Course

  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device

  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace

  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

  6. Video Course designed for a visual learning experience

Infection Control Online Course Outline

Module 1: Cleaning and Disinfection

One of the best practices you can do to minimize the growth of bacteria is by remembering the acronym, CLAYGO (Clean as you go). The whole idea behind it is about cleaning and/or disinfecting any object or surface area that you know is dirty. Bacteria stacks up and multiplies over time, and clearly no one wants that. By following CLAYGO, you prevent the growth of bacteria and the likelihood of it contaminating other objects. This module will talk about the difference between cleaning and disinfection and teach you ways you can keep your space clean by eradicating all traces of bacteria.

      Cleaning:

Cleaning is generally the removal of any visible form of dirt and impurities on surface areas and objects through the use of water and detergents.

      Disinfection:

Disinfection talks about the killing of germs using chemicals. There’s a variety of microscopic bacteria, viruses, and pathogens that are invisible to the naked eye and that you never knew were there. Luckily, they can be killed with powerful disinfectants and chemicals.

      Application:

It is ideal to use both methods to completely get rid of any trace of bacteria.

      The 3 types of Cleaning/Disinfecting:

      Routine

      Enhanced

      Terminal

      Selecting the right detergent:

There are specific types of detergents that are meant for the right job. Knowing the right kind of detergent is crucial, whether you’re dealing with gram-negative or gram-positive bacteria. There’s also rapid-acting detergent meant for surfaces made with certain material.

      Cleaning Technique:

This talks about the motion needed to effectively remove dirt from any area/object.

Module 2: Waste Management

Waste management talks about the mandatory control, handling, and disposal of infectious waste material. This module will cover the different kinds of waste and proper methods of waste management with maximum efficacy.

      Infectious Waste:

Any form of material, solid, or liquid waste that are hazardous and can potentially transmit diseases through infection.

      The common waste classes:

      Pathological/Biological Waste: Human Blood, Tissue, Bodily Fluids, etc.

      Sharps Items: Any sharp object that has been contaminated with Pathological Waste. These include, needles, syringes, scalpels, and other medical equipment. The procedure needed to minimize infection would be to fully sterilize or dispose of said items.

      Plasters/Bandages: Like Sharps Items, these have also been contaminated with Pathological Waste and should immediately be disposed of after use.

      Soiled Items: Once again, these items will have been tainted by human waste and should be properly cleaned or disposed of.

      Sanitary Waste: Sanitary Waste talks about used tissue paper, wet wipes, female sanitary items, and so on. Naturally, these receive the same treatment and should be disposed of immediately, away from human contact.

      Infectious Substances to be aware of:

      Blood

      Bodily Fluids: Saliva, Mucus, and Pus

      Waste Products: Feces, Urine, and Vomit

      Skin and Tissue

      Waste Management Principles:

      Minimize contact (Avoidance of any infectious waste)

      Suitable containers (Choosing the appropriate container for the type of waste)

      Procedures (Proper segregation of waste)

Module 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

It goes without saying that your personal health takes top priority. In the workplace, there exist hazardous materials and substances that you should be aware of. Fortunately, the use of Personal Protective Equipment eliminates such a problem. In this module, we will discuss the different kinds of protective equipment you can use to keep yourself from infection.

      A legal requirement and a necessary measure:

Any workplace with potentially hazardous material/products have mandatory safety protocols. It is good practice to know that workers are legally required to wear protective equipment to eliminate any form of contamination or infection.

      Eyes:

The eyes are susceptible to infection through transmission. If you work with in a lab with chemicals or generally just people in the workplace, the chances are, viral and bacterial agents will find its way into your eyes through droplets or splashing. This can easily be fixed by wearing protective eye gear.

      Skin:

Many infections can be transmitted through skin contact, specifically through cuts, burns, or wounds. Even something as minor as a rash can be enough for bacteria to penetrate. This can be remedied by simply applying a medical bandage over your affected area to protect you from infection. Another thing you can do for good measure is wearing the appropriate clothing. For example, say you have a big cut on your forearm- a long-sleeved shirt or a lab coat to give you an extra layer of protection can go a long way.

      Respiratory:

First, let’s touch on the pathological forms of infection. As you already know, there are many kinds of airborne bacteria and viruses in our atmosphere. Scarily enough, you can get sick just by inhaling them without knowing. A good measure would be to wear a medical-grade mask that filters out 99% of the virus.

The other respiratory hazard is inhaling chemical fumes. This can be avoided by wearing appropriate gas masks.

      Equipment:

      Gloves

      Eyewear (Goggles and Eye shields)

      Gowns and Scrubs

      Masks

Module 4: Hand and Respiratory Hygiene

Hand and Respiratory Hygiene are the two most important habits you should acquire to minimise the spread of infection. These two are the most important because they are also the most common ways of transmission. In this final module, we will cover the best practices you should implement to, once again, minimize the risk of infection.

      Medical Hand Hygiene:

A more elaborate and rigorous form of handwashing that not only eliminates visible dirt on the hands, but also disinfecting them by killing microscopic bacteria and viruses using medical-grade soap.

      The 3 golden rules of Medical Hand Hygiene:

      Make it a Habit

      Proper Sanitizing

      Technique

      Respiratory Hygiene:

The practice of killing airborne viruses and pathogens with the use of aerosol disinfectants. By doing this, you minimize the risk of infection and help those without masks on.

      Respiratory Hygiene Best Practices:

      Cough and sneeze etiquette

      Stay healthy

      Disposal of tissues

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will have a better understanding about the importance of infection control and its positive impact. You will also be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate, accepted by many organizations worldwide.

The Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Units of Study

Module 1: Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Cleaning
  • Disinfection
  • Application
  • The 3 types of Cleaning/Disinfecting
  • Selecting the right detergent
  • Cleaning Technique

Module 2: Waste Management

  • Infectious Waste
  • The common waste classes
  • Infectious Substances to be aware of
  • Waste Management Principles

Module 3: Personal Protective Equipment

  • A legal requirement and a necessary measure
  • Eyes
  • Skin
  • Respiratory
  • Equipment

Module 4: Hand and Respiratory Hygiene

  • Medical Hand Hygiene
  • The 3 golden rules of Medical Hand Hygiene
  • Respiratory Hygiene
  • Respiratory Hygiene Best Practices
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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  • Delivery: Online
  • Access: Unlimited Lifetime
  • Time: Study at your own pace
  • Duration: 8 - 10 Hours
  • Assessments: Yes
  • Qualification: Certificate
About This Course
What you will learn
  • Infection prevention and control, and the impact of infection
  • The different microorganisms
  • How bacteria are transmitted
  • The Chain of Infection
  • The control and prevention of infection
  • Cleaning & Decontamination

Study Infection Control Online Course: Understand and Prevent Infections

Our Infection Control Course opens up many career paths for students. The course teaches you about disease control and prevention, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization, community health and occupational health. 

The course teaches you about health and safety standards used in health care. You will also get an infection control certificate at the end of the infection control training.

Our Infection Control Online Course will begin by identifying infection control practices and describing the influence of good and inadequate infection control. It then details infection control legislation, multiple kinds of microorganisms, how bacteria are transmitted, the infection chain, and much more. Infection-control metrics aim to protect those at risk of contracting an infection.

Every year, at least 300,000 people contract a Health Care-Associated Infection. This has a significant impact on the patient, the staff, and the institution where it occurs. Patients with good infection prevention and control, on the other hand, will have improved care and more independence.

This course will start by identifying prevention efforts and explaining the impact of positive and negative infection control. It then delves into the legislation governing infection control, the various microorganisms, how bacteria are transmitted, the infection chain, and much more.

How the Online Infection Control Course Helps You?

·       CFS are one of the top infection control approved providers of infection control courses.

·       Our infection control training course provides infection prevention training to would be infection preventionists.

·       The infection prevention and control course teaches healthcare epidemiology, infection control, healthcare associated infections which spread in healthcare settings/ healthcare facilities to healthcare professionals.

·       The online course provides guidance on long term care, patient safety, how to tackle drug resistant organisms for preventing and controlling the spread of surgical site infection in healthcare environment to medical students.

·       The course provides training and education in health sciences, understanding health data and creating a strategic plan to prevent and control the spread of infections.

·       It teaches patient care in nursing homes, ambulatory care, antimicrobial resistance, and has career resources as well. 

Infection Control Online Course - Requirements

The Infection Control Online Course is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

      Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources

      Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)

      Be a self-directed learner

      Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension

  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Infection Control Online Course

  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device

  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace

  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

  6. Video Course designed for a visual learning experience

Infection Control Online Course Outline

Module 1: Cleaning and Disinfection

One of the best practices you can do to minimize the growth of bacteria is by remembering the acronym, CLAYGO (Clean as you go). The whole idea behind it is about cleaning and/or disinfecting any object or surface area that you know is dirty. Bacteria stacks up and multiplies over time, and clearly no one wants that. By following CLAYGO, you prevent the growth of bacteria and the likelihood of it contaminating other objects. This module will talk about the difference between cleaning and disinfection and teach you ways you can keep your space clean by eradicating all traces of bacteria.

      Cleaning:

Cleaning is generally the removal of any visible form of dirt and impurities on surface areas and objects through the use of water and detergents.

      Disinfection:

Disinfection talks about the killing of germs using chemicals. There’s a variety of microscopic bacteria, viruses, and pathogens that are invisible to the naked eye and that you never knew were there. Luckily, they can be killed with powerful disinfectants and chemicals.

      Application:

It is ideal to use both methods to completely get rid of any trace of bacteria.

      The 3 types of Cleaning/Disinfecting:

      Routine

      Enhanced

      Terminal

      Selecting the right detergent:

There are specific types of detergents that are meant for the right job. Knowing the right kind of detergent is crucial, whether you’re dealing with gram-negative or gram-positive bacteria. There’s also rapid-acting detergent meant for surfaces made with certain material.

      Cleaning Technique:

This talks about the motion needed to effectively remove dirt from any area/object.

Module 2: Waste Management

Waste management talks about the mandatory control, handling, and disposal of infectious waste material. This module will cover the different kinds of waste and proper methods of waste management with maximum efficacy.

      Infectious Waste:

Any form of material, solid, or liquid waste that are hazardous and can potentially transmit diseases through infection.

      The common waste classes:

      Pathological/Biological Waste: Human Blood, Tissue, Bodily Fluids, etc.