Infection Control Instructor Course

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Infection Control Instructor Course aim:

The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and resources to train direct patient carers in Infection Control.

Infection Control Course Content

Module 1 Basic Microbiology:
• Chain of Infection,
• Healthcare associated Infection
• Antimicrobial Resistance

Module 2 Standard and transmission-based precaution

• Introduction to standard and transmission-based precautions
• Hand hygiene including use of different agents, technique
• Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette

The following modules have been recorded and are available online

  • Management of blood or body fluid exposure
  • Infectious conditions that may require absence from work or work restrictions
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Management of waste including safe disposal of sharps
  • Environmental hygiene and management of spillages
  • Patient care equipment/instruments and devices
  • Management of linen
  • Handling and transporting laboratory specimens
  • Principles of clean to dirty workflow
  • Patient transfer
  • Transmission-based precautions including PPE and instituting precautions based on signs and symptoms

Module 3 Clinical Assessment Skills
• Awareness of how to access authoritative sources of IPC
• Identifying incidents and risks relating to IPC
• Communication relating to IPC

The learning outcomes are based on QQI’s Course descriptor for Level 5 Infection Control, HPSC’s  Guidelines on Infection Prevention and Control and the HSE’s Core Infection Prevention and Control Knowledge and Skills .Framework Document


Infection Control Instructor Course Assessment

Learners will complete a 20 question exam and will demonstrate hand hygiene putting on and removing PPE correctly

Entry requirements

This course is directed at existing trainers who have already completed a “Train the Trainer” course such as QQI Level 6 Training Delivery & Evaluation, QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor, QQI Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor  PHECC FAR Instructor or PHECC CFR Instructor.