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Infection Prevention and Control

This new online distance learning programme builds knowledge, skills and competence in prevention and control of infection in occupational, residential and domestic settings.

Skills to Advance Business Support Unit

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Course Overview

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to prevent and control infection within the health services area. The learner will study the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control, to include the significance of an area of infection control, in providing a healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors.

This Skills to Advance Programme is developed by Kerry College in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Why should I apply?

• Explain the basic principles of infection, how to apply standard precautions to control infection, and the significance of the “Area of Infection Control” in preventing and controlling infection.
• Employees in a range of workplace settings wishing to up-skill.

What will I study?

  • Basic Principles of Infection Control
  • Micro-organisms & the Chain of Infection
  • Predisposing factors to Healthcare-acquired infections
  • Infection Control team members - role and functions
  • Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation
  • Blood borne viruses
  • Role of antibiotics
  • Hand hygiene
  • Local terminal cleaning procedures
  • Outbreak management
  • Management of spillages and wastes

Fee Information

This is a free Skills to Advance course. Certain eligibility criteria will apply.
Courses are offered subject to demand. Limited places available on certain courses.

What's the certification?

QQI Level 5 Minor Award Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control (5N3734)


Call Claire 066 714 96 90 or get in touch by email: [email protected]

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