Infection Prevention & Control eLearning course

Our Infection Prevention and Control course will help you learn how to fight diseases and protect public health in health and social care settings. Learn more about essential topics on prevention and control measures in care homes and other environments.

The topics covered in this course consist of practicing proper hand hygiene, using personal protective equipment (PPE), implementing sterilisation protocols, and effectively managing outbreaks. The IPC course is for people who work in adult social care, like social care workers and healthcare professionals. It can also be suitable for people who want to learn about preventing and controlling infections.

Simple control precautions like washing your hands can ensure the safety and health protection of people you care for. When working in health and social care, it is important to be aware of standard infections. It's important to know how to prevent these infections from spreading when caring for someone.

Florence Nightingale apparently said “Wise and humane management of a patient is the best guard against infection.” Our interactive modules and information will help you make a significant impact to minimise the risk of spreading infection.

Our Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) course forms part of the online care certificate. Complete the care certificate with Grey Matter Learning as part of our course offering.

  • Describe the main ways an infection can get into the body
  • Demonstrate effective hand hygiene
  • Explain how your own health or hygiene might pose a risk to the people you support
  • List common types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), procedures and current use
  • Explain the principles of safe handling of infected or soiled linen and clinical waste
This Infection Prevention & Control course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Infection Prevention & Control.
This course will take 30 minutes to complete.

You can access this Health and Social Care online course as part of the Unlimited Care Package, which includes 130+ courses and certificates, on the Click eLearning platform. Starting from just £3, access unlimited learning in one simple subscription.

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Infection Prevention & Control eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Infection Prevention & Control course

By the end of the training course, you will:

  • Understand the Chain of Infection
  • Explain the 9 infection control precautions
  • Know when and how to wash your hands using NHS guidance
  • Understand the differences between viral and bacterial infections
  • Know how to avoid the spread of infection
  • Select personal protective equipment appropriate to the situation
  • Know how to safely handle soiled linen and clinical waste

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Additional course information

Here are example screenshots of our interactive learning in action. If you would like to see more of the course features before you subscribe, feel free to book a demo with the team, who would be delighted to show you how our online courses help support meaningful training.

I found some of the questions very interesting, covered topics that have never been discussed before in training. They made me think and question myself, excellent course.

As a leading eLearning platform provider, Grey Matter Learning recognises the importance of accessibility in learning. We are proud to have integrated Recite, an innovative tool that enables learners to access eLearning content more easily, regardless of their abilities. With Recite, learners can benefit from text-to-speech in over 65 languages, colour contrast adjustments, and translation of over 100 languages, to enhance their learning experience.

These tools can help to make learning more inclusive and accessible for learners with visual or hearing impairments, as well as those who speak different languages. By incorporating Recite into our website and Click eLearning platform, we are able to provide our carers with a comprehensive and accessible training solution that helps to promote learning outcomes for all learners.