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Infection, Prevention and Control (QQI LEVEL 5) | CC007 (12 weeks)

Course Overview

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QQI LEVEL 5 MINOR AWARD IN INFECTION, PREVENTION AND CONTROL 5N3734
Course Code:
CC007 | MON 18.45-21.45
Fees:
€280

This course is suitable for those who wish to equip themselves with the knowledge, skill and competence to prevent and control infection within the health services area.

Note: Recommended that learners have some prior knowledge of care skills or nursing theory or medical terminology and a good level of written English.

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Programme Description
  • Basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control
  • Infection prevention and control in the healthcare area
  • Types of micro-organisms and infection process
  • Contact precautions, respiratory precautions and enteric precautions
  • Role and functions of the local infection control team
  • Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation procedures
  • Main blood borne viruses » Role of antibiotics
  • Social, antiseptic and surgical hand hygiene
  • Techniques in the management of blood and body fluid spillages
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This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.