Health Service Skills

DFS2109 - Infection Prevention & Control (QQI Level 5)

Course

DFS2109 - Infection Prevention & Control (QQI Level 5)

Duration 12 Weeks
Cost €265.00
Night Tuesday 6.30pm - 9.30pm
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This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to prevent and/or manage outbreaks of infection and to recognize their role in the prevention of infection.

All DIFE Night School students receive free Microsoft Office licence for one year.

Classes may go online depending on Government Restrictions

Class starts Tuesday 2nd February 2021 6.30pm - 9.30pm 

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to: 

  1. Explain the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control, to include the significance of an Area of Infection Control
  2. Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control in the healthcare area, in providing a healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors
  3. Summarise the various types of microorganisms, the elements required for the growth, spread and subsequent infection process, to include direct and indirect contact, knowledge of the chain of infection and the need for vigilance and safe practice at all times
  4. Analyse the predisposing factors to the development of healthcare-acquired infections to include contact 2 precautions, respiratory precautions and enteric precautions
  5. Discuss the role and functions of the local infection control team members, to include local policy in relation to dress, staff health and travel-associated infections
  6. Investigate the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to include cleaning standards, procedures and frequencies while paying special attention to decontamination of equipment, including patient care equipment
  7. Identify the main blood-borne viruses which pose a threat and the methods that prevent the spread of infections
  8. Examine the role of antibiotics and the importance of correct and safe antibiotic use to avoid antibiotic resistance
  9. Differentiate between social hand hygiene, antiseptic hand hygiene and surgical hand hygiene to include the correct use of alcohol hand gels and the need for good personal skincare and efficient hand washing
  10. Implement the local terminal cleaning procedure in a range of settings, such as an isolation room, single-use items and outbreak management
  11. Apply appropriate management of blood and body fluid spillages, to include policies for dealing with clean and soiled linen, the disposal of sharps and the correct management following inoculation, injury or accidental exposure to blood and body fluids.

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