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Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734 QQI/FETAC Level 5

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to prevent and control infection within the health services area.

 

Who should apply:
  Anyone interested in working with the older person or healthcare environment.

Learners will be able to:

  1. Explain 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
  2. Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control in the healthcare area, in providing a healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors
  3. Summarise the various types of micro organisms, the elements required for the growth, spread and subsequent infection process, to include direct and indirect contact, knowledge of the chain of infection and the need for vigilance and safe practice at all times
  4. Analyse the predisposing factors to the development of healthcare-acquired infections to include contact precautions, respiratory precautions and enteric precautions
  5. Discuss the role and functions of the local infection control team members, to include local policy in relation to dress, staff health and travel associated infections
  6. Investigate the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to include cleaning standards, procedures and frequencies while paying special attention to decontamination of equipment, including patient care equipment
  7. Identify the main blood borne viruses which pose a threat and the methods that prevent the spread of infections
  8. Examine the role of antibiotics and the importance of correct and safe antibiotic use to avoid antibiotic resistance
  9. Differentiate between social hand hygiene, antiseptic hand hygiene and surgical hand hygiene to include the correct use of alcohol hand gels and the need for good personal skin care and efficient hand washing
  10. Implement the local terminal cleaning procedure in a range of settings, such as an isolation room, single use items and outbreak management
  11. Apply appropriate management of blood and body fluid spillages, to include policies for dealing with clean and soiled linen, the disposal of sharps and the correct management following inoculation, injury or accidental exposure to blood and body fluids.

 

 Assessment Technique:     

Skills Demonstration   40%        Learner Record   20%      Exam   40%

The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:
 

Pass   - 50-64%          Merit   -   65-79%         Distinction  -  80-100%

 
G Training Centre, Gorey
 
Costing: €200 (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees
 
 
Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed
 

               

All participants are required to be Garda Vetted and take part in suitable work experience during the programme.
 
It is the responsibility of the learners to secure an appropriate work experience placement.
 
Please note: KCFE can NOT insure candidates while attending work experience.

  

Learners may work in Health Care settings such as:
                Nursing homes/ Day care, Special Needs Centres, Family Carers, Respite Workers, Home Helps Care Attendants
                or People interested in working in the Care sector        
 
 
                                      
Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component in Infection Prevention and Control (5N3734) which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
 
 
Learner Progression
Infection Prevention and Control(5N3734) is a component of Healthcare Support 5M4339 QQI/FETAC Level 5 Major Award.

Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand-alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to moving up to the next level.

 
 
Additional Information
 
All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their caring role.
 
 
To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this component please see the full Component Specification which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
 
To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page.

 

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