Infection Prevention and Control for Volunteers - Level 1 - (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Infection Prevention and Control for Volunteers - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This infection prevention and control for volunteers online course is designed for all staff, contractors, and volunteers who may be exposed to infectious agents while performing their duties. It is crucial for those working in environments where infection control is paramount to ensure their health and safety, as well as that of others.

    Course content

    This infection prevention and control for volunteers online course is divided into the following sections:

    Key definitions 

    ·        Understanding basic terms related to infection control.

    Key legislation and regulations 

    ·        Overview of infection control laws, including COSHH and PPE regulations.

    Infection prevention and control principles 

    ·        Fundamental practices to prevent the spread of infections.

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

    ·        Proper use and management of PPE to protect against infection.

    Sharps management 

    ·        Safe handling and disposal of sharps to prevent injuries and transmission of infections.

    Effective hand hygiene 

    ·        Techniques for proper handwashing to prevent the spread of germs.

    Course aims

    The aims of this infection prevention and control for volunteers elearning course are to:

    • Equip volunteers with the knowledge and skills necessary to uphold health and safety standards in infection control across various settings.
    • Educate volunteers on key legislation and best practices for infection prevention and control, including the safe management of sharps and the correct use of personal protective equipment.

    Learning objectives

    In this infection prevention and control for volunteers e-learning course, we will:

    • Review and apply relevant legislation, policies, and procedures to maintain health and safety in volunteer environments.
    • Cover the definitions and processes of hazard identification, risk assessment, and the management of common hazards in care services.
    • Discuss the specific roles and responsibilities of volunteers in infection prevention and mitigation.
    • Examine the core principles of infection prevention and control and their practical application in health and safety practices.
    • Explore using and managing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sharps to ensure safe practices.

      Learning outcomes

      On completion of this infection prevention and control for volunteers online training course, the learner will be able to:

      • Outline general measures to be observed for health and safety against the coronavirus.
      • Discuss key legislation for the control of hazardous substances.
      • Explain your role in infection prevention.
      • Describe key legislation and regulations on personal protective equipment.
      • Justify the need for hand hygiene for health and care providers.
      • Outline the best ways to manage sharps.
      • Demonstrate the correct handwashing process.

      Accreditation and Certification

      This CPD-accredited infection prevention and control e-learning course for volunteers is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for three years.

      The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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      Why is the course important?

      Effective infection prevention and control are critical for safeguarding health during the coronavirus pandemic and in everyday care environments. This course equips volunteers with essential knowledge and skills to create safer working conditions and improve public health outcomes.

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