Infection Prevention and Control

Infection Prevention and Control awareness training course

Infection Control  Awareness training course


This awareness course has been designed to highlight the importance of minimising the risk of infection in the workplace in order to prevent diseases and infections from spreading. It also explains the requirement to comply with legal responsibilities under different rules and regulations such as the Public Health Regulations, RIDDOR 2013 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Infections are generally easy to deal with but on occassions when they are not managed or dealt with in an effective manner, they can create serious and sometimes life threatening problems. The aims of this are to provide an understanding of the legal responsibilities in the work place, the methods of arranging an infection control risk assessment and explains the importance of maintaining a clean working environment. The course also covers the correct hand washing procedure.



 2 to 2.5 hours


Course content


  • Definition of infection. Types of pathogens
  • Response to infection: Signs and symptoms
  • Types of infection: Primary, secondary, local, systemic, acute, chronic, iatrogenic
  • Colonisation
  • Routes in and out of the body
  • Susceptible hosts
  • Health Care Associated Infections (HCAI) and their spread
  • Common problems in care homes
  • Common care home infections and outbreaks
  • Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus. Norovirus
  • Clostridium Difficile. Escherichia Coli
  • Consequences of HCAI to NHS and care home
  • Consequences of HCAI to the resident
  • The chain of infection and breaking the chain
  • Infection prevention and control definition
  • Infection prevention control challenges
  • Responsibility for infection control
  • Policies and procedures
  • Importance and benefits of infection control
  • The people at risk of infection
  • Reducing the risk of infection
  • Infection risk assessments
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Health and Social Care Act code of practice
  • Commission for Quality of Care (CQC)
  • Management of HCAIs
  • Skin care. Hand washing and hygiene
  • When to decontaminate hands
  • Reasons for not washing hands
  • Jewellery and infection
  • Personal hygiene importance
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Dealing with contaminated linen
  • Decontamination: Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilisation
  • Cleaning products
  • Pests and pest control




Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.




Assessment is ongoing by the instructor and there will also be a shorquiz at the end of the course comprising of multiple choice and short answer questions.  



A certificate of course completion from MEDISAFE TRAINING will be emailed within 48 hours to the lead person subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. Hard copy certificates can be provided at additional cost per certificate.


Important Information


Please note that the candidates should have satisfactory English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete any assessments.


Please also note that  ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.
Infection Control Awareness course