CSTF Infection Prevention and Control (Healthcare) - Level 1

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    CSTF Infection Prevention and Control (Healthcare) - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    120 minutes

    CPD Hours

    2 hours

    Accreditation

    CPD Certification Service

    Certification

    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This level 1 CSTF infection prevention and control e-learning course is designed for all staff within healthcare settings, including contractors, unpaid, and voluntary staff. It is crucial for those who wish to understand and implement effective infection prevention and control measures.

      Course content

      This CSTF infection prevention and control online course covers the following essential topics to ensure effective infection prevention and control within healthcare environments:

      Understanding legislation and regulations:

      • Detailed exploration of the legal framework guiding infection prevention and control, including the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974, The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, and more.
      • Examination of healthcare-specific guidance, such as NHS England's national hand hygiene and personal protective equipment policy, alongside the Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice on infection prevention.

      Individual contributions to infection prevention:

      • Insights into how every staff member, regardless of their role, can contribute to minimising infection risks through adherence to established protocols and personal responsibility.

      Standard precautions for infection prevention and control:

      • Comprehensive coverage of critical precautions, including:
        • The importance of hand hygiene and the correct techniques for washing and sanitising hands.
        • Proper use and disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect healthcare workers and patients.
        • Effective management of blood and body fluid spillages, occupational exposures (including sharps injuries), and the environment is essential to reducing contamination risks.
        • Care and cleaning protocols for medical equipment to prevent the spread of infection.

      Managing personal health risks:

      • Strategies for assessing personal fitness for work include recognising symptoms that could pose an infection risk to others and understanding the necessary steps to mitigate these risks.

      This course aligns with the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) standards and adheres to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Care Inspectorates, and other relevant regulatory requirements. It is designed to provide healthcare workers with comprehensive, regulation-compliant training essential for ensuring the safety and well-being of staff and patients in healthcare settings.

      Course aims

      This CSTF infection prevention and control eLearning course aims to:

      • To empower every healthcare team member, including contractors and volunteers, with critical infection prevention and control knowledge and skills, aligning with key legislation and healthcare-specific guidelines to enhance patient and staff safety across healthcare settings.
      • To foster a culture of personal responsibility and safety awareness, ensuring compliance with national standards and frameworks, and ultimately improving patient care and workplace safety through effective infection control practices.

        Learning objectives

        The following are the primary objectives of this CSTF infection prevention and control e-Learning course:

        • Outline key legislation and guidelines

          • Review and explain the legal and regulatory framework governing infection prevention and control, including key legislation like the Health and Safety at Work Act, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, and healthcare-specific guidance from NHS England.

        • Highlight individual contributions

          • Describe how every staff member, regardless of their role, can help minimise infection risks by following established protocols and taking personal responsibility.

        • Demonstrate standard precautions

          • Teach the critical standard precautions for infection prevention and control, emphasising hand hygiene, the correct use and disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and the management of spillages and occupational exposures.

        • Manage personal health risks

          • Guide staff on assessing their fitness for work and managing personal health risks to prevent potential infection transmission, including the identification of symptoms that could pose a risk to others.

          • These objectives ensure participants are actively engaged in learning how to effectively prevent and control infections within healthcare settings, highlighting the importance of personal responsibility and collective action in maintaining healthcare safety standards.

          Learning outcomes

          Upon completing this CSTF infection prevention and control online training course, learners will:

          • Understand and articulate how each individual's actions contribute to the broader infection prevention and control efforts within healthcare settings.
          • Possess in-depth knowledge of and be able to apply standard infection prevention and control practices pertinent to their roles, such as:
            • Executing effective hand hygiene techniques.
            • Correctly using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
            • Safely managing blood and body fluid spillages.
            • Appropriately handling occupational exposure scenarios, including incidents involving sharps.
            • Ensuring environmental cleanliness and safety.
            • Properly managing care equipment to prevent the spread of infection.
          • Recognise when their own health status could contribute to infection risks and take responsible actions to mitigate this risk, safeguarding the health of both themselves and others.

          *These learning outcomes adhere to the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and the standards expected by regulatory bodies, ensuring learners receive up-to-date and comprehensive infection prevention and control training.

            Accreditation and certification

            This CSTF infection prevention and control (healthcare) course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. It complies with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines and the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) guidance.

            Learners will receive a CPD certificate valid for 3 years that fulfils the standards and requirements from NHS buying frameworks, i.e., Health Trust Europe (HTE), Crown Commercial Services (CCS), and NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP).

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            Why is the course important?

            This CSTF infection prevention and control e-learning course is crucial for all healthcare workers, ensuring they understand and implement effective infection control measures. By covering legislation, standard precautions like hand hygiene and PPE use, and personal health risk management, it empowers staff to minimise infection risks, enhancing safety for both themselves and patients.

            Aligned with NHS frameworks and CSTF guidelines, this training is vital to maintaining high healthcare standards, fulfilling regulatory requirements, and safeguarding against infection in healthcare environments.

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