Infection Prevention and Control

Infection prevention and control is integral to safe, effective and ethical nursing practice. Ensuring the use of infection prevention and control measures is an important component of nursing. The Infection Prevention and Control practice standard describes the expectations for all nurses in infection prevention and control. This module will enhance your contribution to service improvement planning, implementation and evaluation in the area of Health Care Associated Infection Prevention and Control (HCAIPC). You will be able to effectively contribute to the reduction of infection associated with health care as stipulated in the hygiene code and other mandatory regulations.

Who the module is aimed at

The module is aimed at practitioners who are responsible for infection control management and those who wish to learn more so that they can be effective in tackling healthcare associated infection.

The module will enable you to consider governance issues in your organization and to plan strategically for infection prevention and control.

  • Identify evidence-based measures to prevent and control the transmission of infection.
  • Identify nursing actions and the application of nursing judgment to infection prevention and control.
  • Formulate strategies to reduce the risk of transmission to self and others.
  • Create appropriate communication strategies to discuss infection prevention and control measures.
Course content:
  • Principles of infection prevention and control
  • Basic epidemiology/statistics
  • Surveillance and quality improvement
  • Basic microbiology and multi-resistant organisms
  • Risk management systems for infectious agents and infectious diseases
  • Infectious agent health screening and immunization of healthcare workers
  • Outbreak investigation and management
  • Renovation, repairs and redevelopment risk management
  • Management of occupation exposure
  • Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Isolations Precautions
  • Antibiotic policy
  • Asepsis and Infection control in OT
  • Role of Infection Control in Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes:
The aim of this inter professional module/short course is to enhance your ability to critically appraise current policy and practice and to enhance your critical application of relevant skills, in relation to Health Care Associated Infection Prevention and Control

By the end of the module students will be able to:
  • Discuss the sources and transmission of infection, host susceptibility and antimicrobial agents in relation to control and prevention of infection.
  • Critically evaluate current infection control practice, considering the impact on patients, staff and carers/visitors.
  • Analyse the importance of leadership and change management in implementing evidence based practice in the prevention and control of infection.
  • Use electronic clinical knowledge databases to locate, access and critique current best evidence on infection control and prevention practice.
  • 5 days
  • 30 hours of theory session
  • 10 hours of practical training
Teaching and Learning Strategy:
  • Workbooks (Time allocated to complete 01 workbook = 3 hours)
  • Private reading time, Assignment work, preparing assignments = 5hours
Course location: Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bengaluru, Mysore, Pune, Patiala, Palam Vihar, Ghaziabad, Kolkata.

Eligibility: GNM, B.Sc. Nursing with minimum 1 year experience.

Course Fees: ₹ 5,000/-