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Championing health through infection control and prevention

Care providers need to take a proactive role in promoting best practices and equipping health and care workers with the latest guidelines and insights to infection prevention and control. Here, Blue Stream Academy’s Caitlin Wood discusses strategies to ensure that staff are well-trained to uphold crucial standards

One of the most crucial topics of education for health and care staff is infection prevention and control (IPC). Paramount in health and care training as it safeguards patients, visitors, and healthcare providers, IPC is indispensable in the training of care and health care professionals, as it equips them with the essential knowledge and skills needed to safeguard patients’ wellbeing, prevent the spread of infections, and maintain a high standard of care quality.

IPC is not just about following procedures – it is about saving lives. Efficient training helps staff understand and implement the best practices for preventing the spread of infections in health and care settings and aims to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HCAI), maintain a healthy work environment, and contribute to overall public health by preventing the transmission of infections within the community.

By covering proper hygiene practices and Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs), the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and strategies to minimise the risk of transmitting HCAIs, I would like to explore the significance of IPC in care settings and delve into strategies to ensure staff are well-trained to uphold these crucial standards

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Care Show London

ExCel, London
24 April 2024 - 25 April 2024

Future of Care Leaders Conference

The King’s Fund, London
Tuesday 30th April 2024

Care Roadshows - Liverpool

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
14th May 2024

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Villa Park Stadium, Birmingham
16th May 2024

Care Home Awards

Royal Garden Hotel, London, W8 4PT
17th May 2024

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Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Wednesday 17th July 2024

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