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Infection Prevention & Control

Training in infection prevention and control plays a crucial role in maintaining a safe and healthy environment, particularly in healthcare settings.

This training equips individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent the spread of infections, protect themselves and others, and minimize the risk of outbreaks.

It provides a solid foundation in understanding the impact of infections, the chain of infection, and the best practices for infection prevention and control.

By completing this training, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively prevent and control infections, protect yourself and others, and contribute to a safer and healthier environment.

What will be covered:

Impact of Community-acquired and Healthcare-associated Infections:

This unit provides an overview of the different types of infections, their prevalence in the community and healthcare settings, and the potential consequences of these infections on individuals and public health.

Chain of Infection:

Understanding the chain of infection is essential in breaking its transmission. This unit explores the various links in the chain, including infectious agents, reservoirs, portals of exit, modes of transmission, portals of entry, and susceptible hosts.

Preventing Spread of Infection:

This unit focuses on effective infection control measures, including hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, environmental cleaning, sterilization, and disinfection. Participants learn about standard precautions and transmission-based precautions to prevent the spread of infections.

Engineering, Work Practice, and Environmental Controls:

Participants learn about engineering controls such as ventilation systems and physical barriers, work practice controls like proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials, and environmental controls to maintain a safe and clean environment.

Personal Protective Equipment:

This unit covers the appropriate selection, use, and disposal of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks, gowns, and eye protection. Participants learn how to protect themselves and others from exposure to infectious materials.

Risk of Occupational Exposures:

Understanding the risks associated with occupational exposures to infectious agents is vital for healthcare and frontline workers. This unit discusses methods to assess, prevent, and manage occupational exposures to minimize the risk of infection.

Suspected Sepsis:

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition, is critical for early intervention. This unit covers the identification, assessment, and management of suspected sepsis cases to prevent complications and improve patient outcomes.

Infection prevention and control

Who this course is for:

  • Healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, and medical assistants who work directly with patients.
  • Public health workers
  • Laboratory staff
  • Caregivers, childcare providers, aged care workers
  • Individuals in the hospitality and food service industry
  • Students pursuing healthcare-related fields
  • Business owners who aim to maintain a safe and hygienic working environment.

Training Details

  • Online.
  • Distance Learning.
  • Physical session on request. 
  • Open to everyone
  • Basic IT skills are essential
  • Have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone with access to the internet
  • Dedicate 2 hours a week (or a day) to learning online via Google Meet
  • A modern browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari

You don’t need any experience with WordPress or with building a website and No Coding Skills required

Course content requirement:

  • 20 hours

Regular learning:

  • 2 hours per week for 10 weeks.

Accelerated program:

  • 2 hours per day for 2 weeks.

Assessments per module covered.

Final Assessment at completion of the program.

Project to evaluate your understanding.

If successfully completed, you will be awarded a certificate by Beta Care Training Institute.

Cost: 10k Per person (discount for groups of more than 5 people)

The fees should be paid by Direct Deposit to:

  • Bank: Co-operative Bank
  • Branch: Githunguri
  • Account name: Beta Care Training Institute
  • Account no: 1192538722900

You can also pay via Lipa na M-Pesa; Paybill

  • Business number: 400222
  • Account number: 7229#ID No

 

Please call 0708177909 for more information. 

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