DS Infection Prevention and Control Level 2

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DS Infection Prevention and Control Level 2

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Infection Prevention and Control Legislation

  • Overview of key legislation
  • Where to obtain information about IPC

World Health Organisation

  • 8 Core Components for Effective Infection Control

Overview of Infection Control

  • Development and Implementation of Policies and Procedures
  • Healthcare providers roles and responsibilities

Contribute to Infection Prevention

  • Responsibilities of visitors and contractors to healthcare settings

Infection Prevention and Control Precautions

  • Hand hygiene
  • PPE
  • Management of Blood and Body Fluid Spillage
  • Management of Occupational Exposure
  • Management of the environment
  • Management of care equipment

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)

  • Chain of infection

Transmission of Micro-organisms

  • Direct transmission
  • Fomite transmission
  • Aerosol transmission
  • Oral transmission
  • Vector-borne transmission

Infection Control Measures

  • Infectious Agent
  • Reservoir
  • Portal of Exit and Mode of Transmission
  • Portal of Entry
  • Susceptible host
  • ‘Herd’ Immunity

Three Levels of Decontamination

  • Cleaning, Disinfection, Sterilisation
  • Individuals’ roles and responsibilities

Effective Use of Single-Use Items

  • Donning
  • Doffing
  • Selection of appropriate PPE
  • Safe use of PPE

Conducting an Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessment

  • Identify hazards
  • Assess Risks
  • Identify Control Measures
  • Monitoring, Review, and documentation

Alert Organisms and Conditions

  • CDI
  • Tuberculosis
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hepatitis C
  • Respiratory Viruses
  • Norovirus
  • HAIs
  • AMR
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

How to Safely Manage Patients with Specific Alert Organisms

  • Appropriate Infection Prevention and Control Measures

Routine Cleaning

  • National Colour Coding Scheme
  • Low-Level Decontamination
  • Intermediate Level Decontamination
  • High-Level Decontamination


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