Great concern is reported in media and politics about health care associated infections (HCAI). All NHS organisations are required to put infection prevention and control at the heart of good management and clinical practice.
This e-learning course will provide learners with an understanding of aseptic techniques, what circumstances the technique should be used in and the reasons why. They should also be able to apply the principles learnt in this course into practice.
On completion of this Virtual College course learners will:
- Explain the reason for an aseptic technique
- Describe the need for standard precaution
- Interpret the principles of an aseptic technique
- Decide when to carry out an aseptic technique versus clean technique
- Apply principles to Practice
- Define the main elements of infection prevention control
Areas covered include:
- Learning Objectives
- Overview of asepsis and understanding the principles
- Aseptic technique
- Clean technique
- Aseptic verses clean technique
The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This course is targeted primarily at healthcare workers in NHS organisations, though the information is applicable to anyone working in the healthcare sector in general.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.