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The session covers the following;

  • What is infection prevention and control,
  • Healthcare assocaited infections in the community – rates and areas of focus
  • The chain of infection,
  • Development of standard precautions
  • Basic principles of hand hyigne – focus on technique and the WHO moments for hand hygiene including a practical workshop
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safe use and disposal of sharps
  • Blood and body fluid exposures
  • Management of blood and bodily fluid spillages
  • Respiratory hygiene and cough ettique
  • Safe injection practices
  • Management of laundry
  • Environemntal hygiene
  • Management of patient/resident equipment
  • Patient/resident placement
  • Healthcare risk waste management