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Infection Control for Careworkers

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Infection Control for Careworkers

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Course Description

Course Description

  • Aged Care Quality Standards ACQS 3 
  • National Standards for Disability Services NSDS 6

Working in any direct care environment brings staff and clients in contact with one of the most infectious substances. In this course we will outline sources of infection and apply industry accepted practice to minimise risk of infection to workers, clients and others. As a healthcare worker, you have a responsibility not only to protect yourself from infection, but all the clients in your care. This award winning course will ensure you are compliant with this mandatory knowledge.

Course Summary

In this course the following areas will be covered:

  • Cross infection cycle
  • Sources and transmission of infection
  • Sources of infection for workers
  • Standard precautions
  • Transmission based precautions
  • Handwashing
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Business Outcomes

The organisation has a duty of care to its staff and to the clients. This includes training in the risks associated with the spread of infections and the control measures used to stop the spread.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to…

  • Identify the causes of infection and the ways infections spread
  • Name some sources of infections
  • Recognise the Standard precautions necessary for infection control
  • List Transmission based precautions
  • Identify best practices in hand washing
  • Describe when to use personal protective equipment

This course was part of a suite that won a 2019 Platinum LearnX Live! Award.