Preventing Infections – Standard Precautions
One of the most basic functions of Healthcare staff is to prevent the spread of infection - yet HAIs still remain the most common complication affecting patients in hospital. Knowing the Standard Precautions is one of the fundamental ways you can contribute to preventing the spread of infection.
This short course outlines the critical aspects of infection prevention and control and is a great way to keep your knowledge and skills up to date.
This short course can also be found as part of the more comprehensive CPD Course Infectious and Communicable Disease.
When you have completed this course you should be able to:
- Understand and apply the Standard Precautions of communicable disease control.
- Explain the difference between Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions.
- Describe workplace practices to protect against healthcare-associated infections.
- Summarise the Standard Precautions and their role in infection prevention and control.