Infection control

Infection control

Infection control

Maintaining a safe environment for people, clients/ patients and health c are workers in a health care environment is a complex matter. Many infectious agent s are present in the health care environment. Clients/ patients might be infect ed with communicable diseases or have wounds that carry infection. Workers an d visitors might also carry or be infected by disease. It will be necessary to handle equipment, materials and waste products that carry infection.

This module covers:

  • Infection control policies and procedures
  • Hazards, risks, controls and contingencies
  • Exposure to blood and bodily fluids and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Hygiene and hand washing
  • Clean zones and cleaning
  • Food safety
  • Waste management
  • Monitoring and investigations