With the threat of swine flu now seeming no more than a distant memory, Infection Prevention and Control is still very much a hot topic for the Care Quality Commission. In their recent report; 'Working Together to Prevent and Control Infections', CQC suggest that infection prevention in care homes is inadequate, with many failing to follow guidance documents published by the Department of Health; 'Essential Steps' which provides practical advice on infection control and ' Infection control for care homes'.
In August, the Department of Health launched a consultation on revising the infection control guidance for care homes as part of a wider review on a new code of practice for health and social care providers on infection prevention and control. The draft code contains details of how providers should comply with registration requirements which will come into force for NHS providers in April 2010 and adult care providers in October 2010.
To help organisations prepare to meet their compliance requirements, Care Academy has decided to offer new clients free access to our dedicated 'Infection Prevention and Control' online learning until March 2010.
The course is designed to meet Skills for Care knowledge set for Infection Prevention and Control, covering:
- The cause and spread of infection.
- Preventing and controlling the spread of infection.
- Management of infectious outbreaks.
- Roles, responsibilities and boundaries (this module requires the student to 'understand the organisation's key policies and procedures').
Upon completion, users will be able to download a certificate of completion for their portfolios and managers will be able to access detailed management reports on-demand.
Additionally, as part of this promotion, we will also include access to our unique 'Policy-Safe' solution, enabling client's to deliver, track and confirm acceptance of key policies and procedures which is crucial to achieving compliance.
The Infection Prevention and Control course will be made available to the first 25 organisations on a 'first come first served' basis and will include a maximium 50 user licence.
To discuss in more detail or to claim your free access, please contact us on 0330 995 0840 or via our online form.