Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is a key element identified by Skills for Care and is vital to the well-being of people that we support and care for. Good IPC is essential for service users, staff and managers as well as your business as a whole. This Care Home based video provides substantial support in making sure you understand and comply with legal obligations as well as significantly improving staff skills/knowledge in this area.
Subjects covered include:
• Why IPC • Chain of Infection • Legislation and Guidance • Systems to Manage and Monitor IPC • Clean Environment • Cleaning Equipment • Cleaning Urinals / Bedpans / Commode Pans / Bedpan Holders • Adopting Good Practice (Effective Hand Hygiene, Appropriate Use of Personal Protective Equipment, Preventing Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids, Safe Management of Urinary Catheters & Safe Handling of Food) • Managing Individuals with an Infection • Handling & Storage of Specimens • Managing Clean & Used Laundry • Managing Waste (The National Colour-Coding System, Sharps Disposal & Storage of Waste) • Staff Health
Care Certificate Standard 15
RQF: The principles of infection prevention and control (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support), Causes and Spread of Infection (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support)
All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Sections 3 & 7
National Care Standards
NISCC's Induction Standards