Infection Prevention and Control - eLearning

This course provides an understanding of the rationale for preventing the transmission of infections in care settings and gives an overview of the procedures that help to reduce the spread of infection.

In doing so, it promotes the safety and well-being of all patients who live in care settings.

£4.95 + VAT


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Give examples of legislation relating to IPC
  • List different types of infection and describe how they are spread
  • Describe the concept and importance of “breaking the chain of infection”
  • List the different elements of Standard Infection Control Precautions and discuss their importance
  • Maintain personal and environmental hygiene
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure for effective hand decontamination
  • Describe the correct procedure for putting on and removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Course content

  • The importance of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
  • Legislation
  • Local policies relating to IPC
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • What is an infection
  • Types of infection
  • Colonisation
  • MRSA
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Who gets infections
  • How micro-organisms grow
  • Sources of infection
  • How infections are spread
  • Preventing spread of infection
  • Breaking the chain of infection
  • Standard Infection Control Precautions
    • Hand hygiene
    • Respiratory hygiene
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Occupational exposure (management of sharps and inoculation injuries)
    • Management of care equipment
    • Safe care of linen (including uniforms)
    • Control of environment
    • Safe waste disposal
    • Management of body fluid spillage
    • Aseptic technique