Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2

£30.00£300.00 Exc. VAT


Course Overview

The risk of infection within a healthcare setting poses a significant risk to patients, carers and staff. Without effective infection prevention and control approaches, infection can cause distress, harm, and impair the quality of life and healthcare experiences. Infection frequently requires additional costly resources to treat. Therefore, prevention of infection has to be a key priority for all staff groups working within a healthcare setting.

The level two course is aimed at all healthcare staff providing direct patient care and other relevant staff, based upon role and local risk assessment. This course builds on and covers the level one learning outcomes.

Learning Objectives

The learner will in addition to the level one Infection Prevention and Control learning objectives;

    • Be able to describe the healthcare organisation’s and their own responsibilities in terms of current infection prevention and control legislation.
    • Know how to obtain information about infection prevention and control within the organisation.
    • Understand what is meant by the term healthcare associated infections.
    • Understand the chain of infection and how this informs infection prevention and control practice.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the routes of transmission of micro-organisms.
    • Understand individual roles and responsibilities for the three levels of decontamination.
    • Use single use items appropriately.
    • Be able to conduct a risk assessment in respect of ensuring infection prevention and control.
    • Explain different alert organisms and conditions that pose an infection risk.
    • Describe how to safely manage patients with specific alert organisms.
    • Where applicable to the role: Apply appropriate health and safety measures, standard precautions for infection prevention and control in obtaining
      specimens from individuals

Proposed Refresher Period

    • It is recommended that staff whom require the Level 2 Infection Prevention and Control undertake appropriate refresher training at an interval of at a maximum of every year.

Method of Delivery

This course is delivered either by Face to Face, e-learning or as part of the Medline Mandatory and Statutory Training Workbook.

Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2