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Skills to Compete INFECTION PREVENTION and CONTROL – 5N3734 (evenings)

The aim of the programme:
The sucessful completion of the programme will to enable the learner to work towards gaining a QQI Level 5 Major award in Health Service Skills.

To achieve this award all the following core assessments must be successfully completed:

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID – 5N1207
CARE OF THE OLDER PERSON – 5N2706
CARE SKILLS -5N2770
INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL – 5N3734
CARE SUPPORT – 5N0758
WORK PRACTICE HEALTHCARE – 5N1433H

and one of the following elective assessments must be successfully completed:

PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS – 5N1390
COMMUNICATIONS – 5N0690
TEAMWORKING – 5N1367
CUSTOMER SERVICE – 5N0972

and two of the following elective assessments must be successfully completed:

PALLIATIVE CARE – 5N3769
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY – 5N0749
SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK – 5N1794
NUTRITION – 5N2006
HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT – 5N1279

Employability Statement
On completion of this Programme, learners may pursue roles within the Health, Family and Social Care sector which may include working as Health Care Support Workers, Carers, Youth Workers or in a broad range of roles in this industry in the public, community and private sectors. Recognition of regulatory and statutory bodies is confirmed for some programmes.

Target Award

QQI Health Service Skills – 5M3782

Start Date: 20-02-2023Hours/week: 06 Hrs 00 MinsDuration: 8 weeks

Timetable

Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Monday
Wednesday
Education Requirements
Applicants must have achieved a minimum of a QQI/QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent in a care related area prior to entry to the programme.

Age Requirements
Applicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age.


Learning Aptitude
Good numerical and communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language.


Previous Experience
Applicants should have previous experience of the Care Industry.

Module Award Body
Infection Prevention And Control Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734) QQI
Induction (Evenings)
Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:
1 Explain the basic principles of infection and the application of
standard precautions in relation to infection control, to include
the significance of an Area of Infection Control
2 Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control in the
healthcare area, in providing a healthy environment for patients,
staff and visitors
3 Summarise the various types of micro organisms, the elements
required for the growth, spread and subsequent infection
process, to include direct and indirect contact, knowledge of the
chain of infection and the need for vigilance and safe practice at
all times
4 Analyse the predisposing factors to the development of
healthcare-acquired infections to include contact precautions,
respiratory precautions and enteric precautions
5 Discuss the role and functions of the local infection control team
members, to include local policy in relation to dress, staff health
and travel associated infections
6 Investigate the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to
include cleaning standards, procedures and frequencies while
paying special attention to decontamination of equipment,
including patient care equipment
7 Identify the main blood borne viruses which pose a threat and
the methods that prevent the spread of infections
8 Examine the role of antibiotics and the importance of correct and
safe antibiotic use to avoid antibiotic resistance
9 Differentiate between social hand hygiene, antiseptic hand
hygiene and surgical hand hygiene to include the correct use of
alcohol hand gels and the need for good personal skin care and
efficient hand washing
10 Implement the local terminal cleaning procedure in a range of
settings, such as an isolation room, single use items and
outbreak management
11 Apply appropriate management of blood and body fluid spillages,
to include policies for dealing with clean and soiled linen, the
disposal of sharps and the correct management following
inoculation, injury or accidental exposure to blood and body
fluids.

Provider

Waterford Training Centre


Location

INDUSTRIAL ESTATE , WATERFORD , COUNTY WATERFORD ,


Facilities

  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Catherine Prendergast

Email:
catherineprendergast@wwetb.ie

Phone:
051301593