Infection Control Training | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Reducing the Risk - Practical Infection Control Training and the Coronavirus (COVID -19)

Face-to-Face practical infection prevention & control training for your staff. Gain knowledge and understanding of infection control measures to reduce the spread of infections within your organisation linking content to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Infection control training 'Reducing the Risk'

Overview

Infection Control Training ‘Reducing the Risk’ training is facilitated by our expert registered nursing team with first-hand clinical experience within your workplace

This full day blended learning course allows participants to gain a practical and theoretical understanding of their roles in reducing the spread of infections linking to Coronavirus (COVID-19) at work. The training focuses upon best practice of effective infection prevention and control.

What is coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a mild, upper respiratory tract infection, with or without fever, and a cough that can potentially develop into pneumonia, causing breathing difficulties. As with influenza, coronavirus can be more dangerous for vulnerable people such as the elderly and those with cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease and other conditions that result in a weakened immune system.  The virus is most often spread via close (up to six feet) person-to-person contact. 

Just like influenza and other respiratory illnesses, respiratory droplets from infected coughs or sneezes can land in the mouths or noses of those nearby or be inhaled into their lungs. However, it’s currently unclear if a person can get 2019-nCoV by handling a virus-contaminated surface or object and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes. Typically, with most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be at their most contagious when they appear ill with symptoms.

Infection Control Training Summary

  • Training underpinned by the World Health Organisation guidelines and framed by national infection control and regulatory protocols.
  • Hand-washing best practice and the practical application of alcohol hand gel based upon World Health Organisation – Hand Hygiene: Why, How & When (2009).
  • Delegates supervised to utilise UV light-boxes allowing attendees to monitor their hand washing effectiveness.
  • Delegates encouraged to consider best practice for decontamination of equipment/surfaces and basic practical infection control measures to limit the spread of infections.
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Infection Control Session Outline

To maximize the number of attendees our registered nurses can deliver 3 x 2 ½ hour practical drop in sessions throughout the day, content will include. Training can also be delivered remotely via online webinars:

  • What are infections and how do they spread
  • What is Coronavirus (COVID-19) including symptoms
  • How does it spread and how we can reduce the risk
  • Simple infection control measures to protect yourself and others
  • At risk groups
  • Practical advice, including maintaining a clean environment and handwashing
  • Infection control practical workshop

Why is it important?

It is vital that organisations look to reduce the risk of employee sickness due to infections including coronavirus (COVID-19) and the wider impact on suppliers, customers, production and productivity. The COVID-19 virus has caused a global economic slowdown. Our training offers organisations the opportunity to facilitate practical infection control employee training, gain knowledge and understanding of infection control measures and reduce the spread of infections.

Over a full day our registered nursing team can undertake 3 practical drop in sessions lasting 2 ½ hours offering attendees the opportunity to learn effective infection control measures, ask questions and learn how to implement them throughout the workplace. Training can also be conducted remotely via online webinars.

Teaching is supported by helpful infection control guides and resources that can be utilised within the workplace.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for all organisations (clinical and non-clinical) within the UK that are looking to learn effective infection control measures with the aim of reducing the impact & spread of virus infections such as novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout their workplace.

Facilitated by

Experienced registered nurses with first-hand clinical experience. Our nurses can come to your workplace to facilitate training or we can provide training remotely.

Delivered by experienced nurse trainers.

CPD accredited training provider

Underpinned by

Contact Us to book a course

0203 974 6950

Who are we?

Wren Healthcare is a CQC registered healthcare provider, founded by clinical nurse specialists. We provide clinical skills and disease area training to healthcare professionals and the general public across the UK. We work with the NHS, private healthcare & commercial organisations supporting them with our clinical training services.

Following the latest coronavirus outbreak we are now supporting all organisations (clinical and non-clinical) to improve their infection control measures and reduce the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) spread across their organisation.