Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge,
skill and competence to prevent and control infection within the health services area


Learners will be able to:

Explain the basic principles of infection and the application of
standard precautions in relation to infection control
Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control in the
healthcare area
Summarise the various types of micro organisms
Discuss the role and functions of the local infection control team
Investigate the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to
include cleaning standards
Identify the main blood borne viruses which pose a threat and
the methods that prevent the spread of infections
Examine the role of antibiotics and the importance of correct and
safe antibiotic use to avoid antibiotic resistance
Differentiate between social hand hygiene, antiseptic hand
hygiene and surgical hand hygiene
Apply appropriate management of blood and body fluid spillages

Assessment will include:
Skills Demonstration 40%
Learner Record 20%
Examination Theory 40%

Course Notes

All learning material will be provided by FRS Training. You will be registered and certified with QQI through our centre.

Successful applicants will receive QQI certification

Course schedule.

Below you will find all dates and locations that this course is running.

Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734

10-31 May 2019
Farrannamartin, Galway Road, Tuam, Galway

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Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734