Infection Prevention Control

Infection Prevention Control course is about the protection of all, service providers, service users and the wider community. According to HSE study, instances of occupationally acquired illnesses are growing, and the numbers reported are significantly understated because most infections are only reported if medical attention is required. Many secondary infections are minor, and people recover without the need for medical attention.


  • Explain the need for infection prevention
  • Outline and describe a range of micro-organisms capable of causing infections.
  • Define infection and describe the “chain of infection”
  • Explain and practice a range of infection prevention procedures, including hand
  • Decontamination and standard precautions.
  • Link individual and management responsibility to documentation and quality assurance procedures.
  • List relevant legislation applicable to work in a care setting.
  • State sources of useful additional information.
Benefits of IPC(Infection Prevention Control) 

Infection prevention: Applying good IPC procedures reduces the possibility of infection transmission. This can help to prevent infectious disease outbreaks and lessen the total disease burden in a population.

Protecting healthcare workers: Because healthcare staff are at danger of catching illnesses from patients, employing Infection Prevention and Control(IPC) measures can assist to protect them from infection. This is especially crucial during infectious disease outbreaks.

Improving patient safety: Effective IPC measures can aid in the prevention of healthcare-associated infections, which can result in problems and, in severe cases, death in vulnerable patients.

Saving resources: IPC measures can help to reduce the need for expensive medical care and hospitalisations by decreasing the number of infections. This can help to save resources and minimise the pressure on the healthcare system.

Improving public health: Efficient IPC measures may help in the prevention of the transmission of infectious illnesses in the community, which can benefit public health. It has the possibility for reducing the overall disease burden while enhancing the quality of life for individuals and communities.



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