8 weeks part-time 4 weeks full-time
Payment can be made via credit card or EFT
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Why our infection control course should be your next professional development program?
Keeping your knowledge of infection control procedures up to date is essential. This course has been designed specifically for administrators and other non-medical personnel who are regularly in close contact with clients and co-workers, as required by their job roles.
- Gain a better understanding of infection control and prevention
- Follow procedures for environmental cleaning, use of personal protection equipment, cough etiquette and hand hygiene practices
- Contribute to preventing the spread of infection
- Identify infection hazards associated with own role and respond to situations where additional precautions may be required to prevent transmission of infection
We are “the specialist in health related training” and have been delivering Medical Reception and Health Administration courses around Australia since 2004.
Our fully accredited course is accessible via distance-based online study mode. Course material is accessible anywhere and anytime, with all our support services provided as needed.
Students must be working in a health-related role with access to suitable facilities, equipment and resources.
This program can also be delivered to groups as in-house professional development. Enquire for pricing.
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
This is a nationally recognised unit of study addressing the industry requirements.
Key Topics covered in this course are:
- What is infection disease, the chain of infection and how infection spreads?
- Standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control including:
- hand hygiene practices
- environmental cleaning
- disposal of waste
- the use of personal protection equipment (PPE)
- identifying when additional precautions are required
- Identifying infection hazards in the workplace and assessing risks associated with identified hazards.
- Procedures to manage the risks associated with these hazards including clinical waste management, spills, clean and contaminated zones.
ENTRY AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Computer Skills – The course is online so you need to have basic computer skills.
English Reading and Writing – As a guide, you should have an equivalent of Australia’s Year 10 school certificate or have proven workplace written communication skills.
Working in a health-related role – with access to suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
- personal protective equipment (PPE)
- hand hygiene equipment
- medical or client care equipment relevant to the workplaces
- clinical and other waste and waste disposal equipment
- areas for cleaning, including sterilised sharps if relevant to role