Infection Prevention and Control + New COVID-19 Module
  • Infection Prevention and Control + New COVID-19 Module


    Course description

    According to the World Health Organisation, Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a scientific approach and practical solution designed to prevent harm caused by infection to patients and health workers. This approach is grounded in infectious diseases, epidemiology, social science and health system strengthening.


    Please note: for no extra cost, we have included our new COVID-19 module to help you fight and prevent the spread of the virus


    Course prices

    If you need more than 99 or you have ongoing training needs, please request a quote via Online Quote Form.


    The course

    The Infection Prevention and Control is designed to help you and your business understand how to prevent and control infection and why it is important to do so.

    The course begins by teaching the different pathogens that cause infection. It then outlines how infections occur, the factors that can make a person more vulnerable to infection and the steps you can take to prevent infections from occurring. Learn how your own health and hygiene could pose a risk to people that you care and support for and understand the procedures that should be followed to reduce risks when dealing with hazardous spills, waste and linen.

    Finally, you will learn about the legal requirements relating to infection prevention and control, and your and other people’s responsibilities.


    Areas Covered

    • Pathogenic microorganisms
    • Chain of infection
    • Consequences of infection
    • Factors that increase the risk of infection
    • Breaking the chain
    • Control measures
    • Health and hygiene
    • Hand hygiene
    • PPE
    • Safe handling of waste
    • Environmental contamination
    • Legislation
    • Employers’ and employees’ responsibilities


    What the COVID-19 Module covers

    • the differences between a virus and bacteria
    • how our bodies respond to viruses
    • what COVID-19 is
    • how the virus spreads
    • the symptoms of COVID-19
    • how we can protect ourselves
    • where to stay informed

    Who is it aimed at?

    Any employee or manager working within an environment where there is risk of infection. The course may be particularly useful for healthcare professionals and adult care workers and may be particularly useful for apprentices. The course can be used as a stand-alone module or as part of an induction programme.



    No prior knowledge needed


    Typical Duration

    20 - 40 minutes.


    How does it work?

    Learners are given log in details and simply they can log on to the Learning Management System (LMS) and work their way through the course, along with scenarios relevant to their area of learning. Assessment is carried out on the completion of each module via a series of multiple-choice questions.



    Learners will receive a Highfield e-learning completion certificate, which is downloadable upon successfully finishing the course.


    Why Choose Highfield E-learning?

    Highfield E-learning makes the most complex of subjects easier to digest through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. All of our e-learning uses interactive exercises and gaming combined with media-rich content, interactive scenarios, and relevant photography and illustrations. Content is provided by industry-leading experts. What that means for your learners is stimulating and engaging content they’ll respond to and, most importantly, remember.

    Key elements of our e-learning courses are:

    • interactive exercises/gaming
    • media-rich content
    • interactive 3D scenarios
    • content provided by market leading experts
    • relevant photography and illustrations
    • multi-generational content and style


    How to Purchase

    Upon making a purchase online, we will send all necessary information for you to complete your training online.


    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us 020 33758565.

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