Care Certificate

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Introduction to Infection Control

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Infection Control in Health Care

This section covers vital information on infection control, a key aspect of the Care Certificate standards, focusing on the prevention and management of infections in health care settings.

Understanding Infection Control

Infection control is crucial in health care environments. Poor practices can contribute to the spread of infections, which can be transmitted directly, indirectly, or even through the air. It is imperative to protect yourself, your colleagues, and those you care for from infection risks.

Personal Health and Infection Risks

If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, such as a cold, flu, stomach upset, or skin infections, it's essential to consult with your manager before attending work. Particularly with diarrhoea or vomiting, avoid work until 48 hours after symptoms have ceased. Your seemingly mild symptoms could pose serious risks to vulnerable individuals in your care.

Types of Infections and Prevention Strategies

This section will explore various infections and how to prevent their spread by adhering to effective infection control practices and following established protocols at all times.

Standard 15.1b: Hand Hygiene Competency

A critical component of infection control is hand hygiene. Standard 15.1b requires you to demonstrate effective hand hygiene techniques. This will be taught during the course, with practical applications to ensure competence and compliance with health care standards.

Note: This information is part of the Care Certificate training and is subject to updates based on health care policies and standards.