Health and Safety and Infection Control

Due to expected ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and for the convenience of attending participants, Alpha is delighted to offer a 100% virtual training course. The course will be fully interactive and mirrors our highly successful courses that normally take place in various venues around the country. We will provide the same material and content as previous face to face course training and all attendees will receive the training material electronically. A link to access the course and full instructions will be issued prior to the date. For those unfamiliar with Zoom, we also offer a quick pre run to make sure you have full access on the day of the course.

Infection prevention is critically important for all healthcare settings. According to the World Health Organisation, effective infection prevention and control reduces health care-associated infections by at least 30%. COVID-19 has caused unimaginable suffering and created significant challenges for practices and practice staff to operate differently and comply with very stringent Infection Control Procedures. Never has this been more important in our healthcare settings. This course provides practical training to implement Infection Prevention and Control practices that will become an intuitive way of working regardless of staff experience or skillset.

This course if for anyone who works in healthcare or any profession where infection control and management is required. The course will demonstrate why an effective Infection prevention and control (IPC) policy in your organisation is crucial to the health and wellbeing of your staff and patients or service users. You will learn how to carry out an IPC and COVID-19 risk assessment and put a plan in place to manage those risks. We will give a practical demonstration on effective hand hygiene, personal protection equipment and injection safety. Finally we will address the appropriate control and decontamination of the practice waste.

The course includes:

  • Why infection control matters
  • Approach to Infection control
  • Working with COVID-19 (in line with NPHET & HSE guidelines)
  • Causes of Infection and spread
  • Controlling Infection risks
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Injection Safety
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Waste Management and Decontamination


Please Note: This “Health and Safety and Infection Control” course is covered in full in the “GP Practice & Residential Home Management” course.

Date: TBC

Venue: Online


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Health and Safety and Infection Control

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