INFECTION PREVENTION and CONTROL – QQI Level 5 -5N3734 (evenings)

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The purpose of this programme is to equip the learner with the knowledge,
skill and competence to prevent and control infection within the health
services area.

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must have achieved a minimum of a QQI/QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent in a care related area prior to entry to the programme. Good numerical and communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language. Applicants should have previous experience of the Care Industry.


Title Award Awarding Body
Infection Prevention And Control Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734) QQI
Induction (Evenings)


Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:
1 Explain the basic principles of infection and the application of
standard precautions in relation to infection control, to include
the significance of an Area of Infection Control
2 Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control in the
healthcare area, in providing a healthy environment for patients,
staff and visitors
3 Summarise the various types of micro organisms, the elements
required for the growth, spread and subsequent infection
process, to include direct and indirect contact, knowledge of the
chain of infection and the need for vigilance and safe practice at
all times
4 Analyse the predisposing factors to the development of
healthcare-acquired infections to include contact precautions,
respiratory precautions and enteric precautions
5 Discuss the role and functions of the local infection control team
members, to include local policy in relation to dress, staff health
and travel associated infections
6 Investigate the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to
include cleaning standards, procedures and frequencies while
paying special attention to decontamination of equipment,
including patient care equipment
7 Identify the main blood borne viruses which pose a threat and
the methods that prevent the spread of infections
8 Examine the role of antibiotics and the importance of correct and
safe antibiotic use to avoid antibiotic resistance
9 Differentiate between social hand hygiene, antiseptic hand
hygiene and surgical hand hygiene to include the correct use of
alcohol hand gels and the need for good personal skin care and
efficient hand washing
10 Implement the local terminal cleaning procedure in a range of
settings, such as an isolation room, single use items and
outbreak management
11 Apply appropriate management of blood and body fluid spillages,
to include policies for dealing with clean and soiled linen, the
disposal of sharps and the correct management following
inoculation, injury or accidental exposure to blood and body


  • Phone Teresa Greene or Catherine Prendergast at 051 301564/ 051 301593
  • Category Healthcare
  • Location Waterford City

Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost There may be charges associated with this course. Please check with the course provider
  • Course Length 24 days
  • Start date 06/03/2018 - End Date: 05/04/2018
  • Time Tuesday & Thursday Evenings


INFECTION PREVENTION and CONTROL – QQI Level 5 -5N3734 (evenings)
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