QQI Level 5 Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734)


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The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to prevent and control infection within the health services area.


It is an elective module for the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support and can be used towards several major awards.


Credit value- 15


Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control.

  • Discuss the importance of infection prevention in providing a healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors in the healthcare area.

  • Summarise the various types of micro-organisms and the elements required for their growth and spread, and the subsequent infection process, including direct and indirect contact.Knowledge of the chain of infection and the need for vigilance and safe practice at all times

  • 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.

  • Investigate the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation, to include cleaning standards, procedures and frequencies while paying special attention to decontamination of equipment.

  • 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.

  • Implement the local terminal cleaning procedure in a range of settings, such as an isolation room, single use items and outbreak management.

  • Apply appropriate management of blood and body fluid spillages, to include policies for dealing with clean and soiled linen and the disposal of sharps.

To register for this course, please call 087-6295353 or email: info@healthset.ie