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Short Course in Infection Control for Health Care Facilities - Contact Tuition

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Introduction

The emergence of life-threatening infections such as airborne infections and re-emerging infectious diseases like hospital-borne infections have highlighted the need for efficient infection control programmes in all health care settings. It is also needed to have capacity building courses for health care workers so they can implement infection controls. An infection control programme puts together various practices which, when used appropriately, restrict the spread of infection. A breach in infection control practices facilitates transmission of infection from patients to health care workers, other patients and attendants. It is also imperative for health care administrators to ensure implementation of the infection control programme in health care facilities.

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Who Should Enrol

Infection control personnel, occupational health nurse, occupational health and safety personnel facility maintenance personnel, environmental health practitioners; TB coordinators, quality assurance coordinators, facility, district and provincial managers, clinicians working in TB and HIV&AIDS programmes, architects, engineers and people working for infrastructure departments.

Course Design

Classroom training presenter by subject matter experts

Course Content

  • What is infection disease, the chain of infection and how infection spreads?
  • Standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control including
  • Laws and regulations
  • Hand hygiene practices
  • Environmental cleaning
  • Disposal of waste
  • The use of personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • Identifying when additional precautions are required
  • Aseptic techniques
  • Antibiotic usage
  • Identifying infection hazards in the workplace and assessing risks associated with identified hazards.
  • Procedures to manage the risks associated with these hazards including clinical waste management, spills, clean and contaminated zones
  • Protection of health care workers

Assessment

Participants are assessed through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire.

Certification

After successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance by the Foundation for Professional Development.