Full course description
The purpose of this course is to prepare the learners to professionally provide advanced and safer care to clients and their families, as “Clean Care is Safer Care”. The learners will apply high levels of decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking concepts to contribute to health promotion, disease prevention, disease treatment and client rehabilitation considering the principles of infection prevention and control.
After taking part in this course, the learners should be able to:
- demonstrate advanced knowledge in relation to the concepts of infection prevention and control.
- apply high levels of decision-making and problem-solving in practicing hands hygiene techniques.
- demonstrate advanced skills in implementing the techniques of environmental hygiene.
- adopt critical thinking skills in applying the principles of HAIs preventive measures.
- use high level communication skills as cornerstone in therapeutic relationships.
COURSE DISTRIBUTION IN HOURS
Total course duration - 3 months = 12 weeks
Theory - 3 hours per week for 3 days = 9 hours x 12 weeks = 108 hours
Self-Directed Learning (SDL) - 8 hours per week for 12 weeks = 96 hours
Total = 108 + 96 = 204 hours
Module 1: Generalities on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
- Goals of IPC
- Importance of IPC for clients’ outcomes
- Standards Precautions Personal Protection Equipment
Module 2: Hand Hygiene
- Indications for hand hygiene
- WHO 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene
- Considerations for Hand washing stations Hand hygiene techniques (hand washing and hand rubbing)
Module 3: Environmental Hygiene and Safety
- General environmental cleaning techniques
- Medical devices classification according to disinfection level needed
- Antimicrobial resistance
Module 4: Current Evidence Based Practice in Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)
- Burden of HAIs
- Risks factors of HAIs
- Common HAIs in Health Facilities
- Prevention of HAIs
Module 5: Application of therapeutic communication skills in IPC
- Techniques to improve listening skills in IPC
- Techniques to improve talking skills in IPC
Graduates from any of the medical or nursing professions - post registration.
TEACHING LEARNING METHODS
Interactive lectures conducted online (virtual learning environment) and on-site, problem-solving, and case-based approaches to learning. Course materials include lecture notes, PowerPoint presentation slides, and other relevant materials applicable to the course/ module.
The course will be assessed using the table below:
- Formative Assessment 30%
- Summative Assessment 60%
- Attendance 10%
Upon completion of the course, successful learners will be awarded with a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate, provided they have passed their formative assessment at 50% and summative assessments at 50%, with 90% attendance in all the course activities.