Special price: this course is currently offered at an introductory rate of $30 (incl. GST)!
Healthcare associated infection (HAI) is a preventable event, and the risk can be significantly reduced through effective infection prevention and control.
HAI applies not only to patients and workers in hospitals, but also to other healthcare settings such as general practice and dental clinics, community health facilities and long-term care facilities. Any person working in or entering a healthcare facility needs to be informed and responsible.
This course explores infection and how it spreads, standard and transmission-based precautions, and risk management in the context of infection prevention and control.
The information in this course is taken from the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, together with its companion document, the Clinical Educators Guide.
Upon completion of this course, you will have gained an understanding of:
- What infection is and how it’s spread
- Elements within the chain of infection
- The different modes of infection transmission (contact, droplet and airborne)
- Importance of adopting a patient-centred approach
- Hand hygiene
- Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
- Personal protective equipment
- Safe use and disposal of sharps
- Cleaning, including managing blood and body substance spills
- Reprocessing of reusable medical devices
- Waste management
- Handling of linen
- Contact, droplet and airborne transmission
- Risk management in infection prevention and control
$30 (incl. GST)
A Certificate of Participation will be issued upon successful completion.