This course has been developed to give the learner an understanding of how to apply standard precautions in your workplace, as well as the role they play in reducing the risk of infection.
This course is designed for all health and social care staff.
This course will provide an understanding of:
– transmission-based precautions used in healthcare environments to prevent and control infection;
– what contact precautions are and how to use them against contact with infectious agents;
– what droplet precautions are and how to use them to prevent infection transmission; and
– what airborne precautions are and how to use them against infectious agents.
Transmission-based precautions are used alongside standard precautions. You should have a good understanding of basic microbiology and standard precautions used in infection prevention and control, before completing this course.