Get practical guidance on infection control in health and social care settings
This online course will explore the growing problem of antimicrobial-resistant infections in health and social care settings.
You’ll find out how infectious diseases are acquired and spread, and how this contributes to the global risk of antimicrobial resistance.
The course will enable you to understand why effective infection control measures will allow us to combat the growing problem of antimicrobial resistant infections. It will also offer practical guidance on how to protect patients, clients and residents from acquiring healthcare-associated infections.
What topics will you cover?
- The global problem of antimicrobial resistance
- Introducing microbes
- Infections in the workplace
- Transmission of infection
- Infection control
- Preventing antimicrobial infection
- Good hand hygiene
- Combating antimicrobial infections
- Using antibiotics safely to combat infection
Learn best practice from experts
This course has been specifically designed to support healthcare professionals’ continuing professional development (CPD). It’s ideal for keeping your skills up to date, and demonstrating your progress during appraisals or revalidation.
Learn from the experiences of other health professionals
On this course, you’ll have the option to study with a small group of motivated healthcare professionals, meaning your course will count towards your participatory CPD.
Fit learning around your schedule with unlimited access
When you buy this course, you’ll have unlimited access to it for as long as it exists on FutureLearn, enabling you to fit learning around your schedule.
Get evidence of learning outcomes and CPD hours
Once you complete the course you’ll receive a digital and printed Certificate of Achievement to demonstrate your CPD. The Certificate and accompanying transcript includes:
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