About the Course
Poor infection control practices and the untrained infection prevention staff creates unhealthy imbalance between the excellent care provided and the outcome of the treatment. And here originates the need of in-depth training, which is based on the optimum standards, professional accountability and encourages healthcare organization to pursue continual excellence.
This program aims to equip and doctors, nurses and allied health professionals on infection control principles and practices to enable them to function effectively as healthcare professionals in their respective areas. As infection prevention and control are an integral part of healthcare delivery, nurses and allied health professionals have an important role to play to ensure that their own safety and those of the patients under their care are not compromised. The objective of this course is to provide nurses and allied health professionals with comprehensive knowledge on basic microbiology, disease transmission process, principles of epidemiology, and current evidence-based infection control principles and practices.
Topics CoveredIntroduction to Infection Control Epidemiology
Disease Transmission Process
Organization of an Infection Control Program
Infection Control Practices
Surveillance in Infection Control
Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Infections
Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization
Infection Protection for Healthcare Workers
Infection Control in Emerging Infections
Infection Control in Traumatized Patients and Selected Situations
NABH and JCI guidelines for Hospital Infection Control
Who should attendThis course will be beneficial for infection control practitioners, emergency medical specialists & coordinators, communicable disease investigators, environmental health specialists, health care and medical staff, medics, nurses and those who are responsible for infection control, surveillance and response.
3 months with 1 day Workshop at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
Rs.22, 000 in single instalment or 2 equal instalments of Rs.12,000 each
Key TakeawaysUpon the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Discuss the current perspective of infection control.
Explain infection control and the infectious disease process.
Apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary in improving protection from communicable diseases.
Perform outbreak investigations and discuss the importance of proper investigation and reporting.
Determine and apply proper post exposure measures.
Describe a systematic approach to developing and maintaining a infection control and risk management program