Our online Infection control training course is aimed at staff working within the care environment. Individuals will understand the importance of why we need to have infection control measures implemented in the workplace. At the end of this course candidates will be able to state the obligations and responsibilities that should be performed when dealing with infection control issues. In addition to this candidates will be able to demonstrate and explain hand washing techniques along with having an understanding of maintaining a clean environment.
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Healthcare-associated infections can develop either as a direct result of healthcare intervention (such as medical or surgical treatment) or from being in contact with a healthcare setting.
Healthcare-associated infections arise across a wide range of clinical conditions and can affect people of all ages. They can exacerbate existing or underlying conditions, delay recovery and adversely affect quality of life. Healthcare-associated infections can occur in otherwise healthy people, especially if invasive procedures or devices are used. Healthcare workers, family members and carers are also at risk of acquiring infections when caring for people. A number of factors can increase the risk of acquiring an infection, but high standards of infection prevention and control practice, including providing clean environments, can minimise the risk.
It is estimated that 300,000 patients a year in England acquire a healthcare‑associated infection as a result of care within the NHS. The prevalence of healthcare-associated infections in hospitals in England in 2011 was 6.4%. The most common types of healthcare-associated infection are respiratory infections (including pneumonia and infections of the lower respiratory tract; 22.8%), urinary tract infections (17.2%) and surgical site infections (15.7%). Each one of these infections means additional use of NHS resources, greater patient discomfort and a decrease in patient safety.
In 2007, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections and Clostridium difficileinfections were recorded as the underlying cause of, or a contributory factor in, approximately 9,000 deaths in hospital and primary care in England. Since 2006 there has been an 18-fold reduction in MRSA bloodstream infections (from 1.3% to less than 0.1%) and a 5-fold reduction in Clostridium difficile infections (from 2% to 0.4%).