This course is for staff who are interested in infection prevention and control standards. It will identify key areas relevant to the new focused HIQA infection control guidelines/inspections (October 2021). This programme will provide information and outline the actions required by registered providers to ensure that procedures, consistent with the National Standards for infection prevention and control in community services, published by HIQA, are implemented by staff.
This three hour course will outline and discuss areas of focused infection control inspections as national and regulatory requirements in relation to ICP regulation 27 practices utilising 8 themes from HIQA infection control standards as a guide. We will as a team Evaluate Infection Control/Prevention Guidelines, nationally From HSE, HIQA, WHO and CDC
Furthermore it will Identify Infection Control Action Plan for your facility using SMART goals for the time period identified.
Outline and discuss an Audit Schedule in Priority Key areas within the organisation using How, What, When, Where and Who and quality action plans.
Discuss the importance the of your contingency plan and outbreak plans and testing same in your facility.
Recap and review standard precautions and application in your facility.
Outline the actions of Theme I and 2 as person centred care and effective care with particular reference to residents input. In addition discuss Risk assessments and safety and the importance of clear leadership and governance in your facility with reference to infection control Huddle, Forums, clear communication and accountability within your facility in this area of care provision.
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.
Furthermore we will Discuss Antimicrobial Stewardship/ Surveillance and The investigation of relevant Infections in your facility with the importance of a register to outline in your facility.