Education & CPD

ONLINE - Infection Control: Link/Champion Guide to standards


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  •   Date: Monday, 11 October 2021
  •   Registration: Monday, 11 October 2021 10:00
  •   Start: Monday, 11 October 2021 10:00
  •   End: Monday, 11 October 2021 12:45
  •   Location: The Education Room, Online Webinar


This short online programme is aimed at nursing staff that are identified as infection control champions/link within an organisation or staff interested in infection prevention and control standards. The course utilises infection control eight themes as a guide; identifying key areas in infection prevention and control. Infection Control resources in line with standards and use and review  of equipment will be reviewed. This course will support key staff in identifying their strengths and also providing support with short, medium and long term goals within the role of infection control champions in their clinical area.
Learning outcomes:
• To discuss national and regulatory requirements in relation to ICP practices utilising 8 themes From HIQA infection control standards as a guide
• Evaluate Infection Control/Prevention Guidelines, nationally From HSE, HIQA, WHO and CDC
• Identify Infection Control Action Plan and SMART goals for the time period identified.
• Implement Audit Schedule in Priority Key areas within the organisation using How, What, When, Where and Who?
• Discuss the importance  of Cost Comparison – Resources Versus Outbreak Cost
• Guide Provision to devise and update Infection prevention and control Guidelines based on National and International Standards
• Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control in the healthcare area, in providing a healthy environment for patients/residents/service users, staff and visitors.
• Discuss  Antimicrobial Stewardship/ Surveillance and The investigation of relevant Infections.
Note:  On completion of this course a certificate of attendance in a digital form and will be sent by email to each participant.  Please note places are limited and must be booked in advance; you need a reliable computer and internet access and please ensure a correct email is provided when registering.  
  • Monday, 11 October 2021

  • 10:00
    Welcome On line introductions- interactions in class how to use, ‘asking a question’- Seeing Facilitator, attachments/ Templates PowerPoint. Final Review of attendees interaction functioning.
  • 10:05
    Link staff/ Champion Overview Overview of Infection Control- standards national and internal overview-Background to HIQA (2018) ICP in Within your settings- 8 themes and application in facility Overview of Feedback to date: a snapshot
  • 11:05
    Infection Control Plan- template provision and overview of each domain using SMART objectives within a timeframe(template provision)
  • 11:30
    Comfort break
  • 11:35
    Audit Schedule within 8 themes-Overview Of key Priority Area and Infection Control Surveillance with the organisation
  • 12:00
    Cost Composition of Infectious Process Resource Cost within the Organising- Balance and Reflection Example outlined as per best practice and investigations
  • 12:15
    Infection Control Contingency plan/Outbreak Plan- key points and resources available
  • 12:30
    Infection Control Policies and procedure: a guide to updating
  • 12:45
    Action plan as key infection control staff Short/medium/long term goals Close, Questions & Answers, Evaluation & Feedback.
  •   Location: The Education Room, Online Webinar
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