Infection control clinical training

Infection Control Courses - Infection Control

Infection Control Course is a one week training course aiming to prevent the transmission of disease among health care settings through strengthening the basic infection control knowledge at different levels, and developing qualified infection control team who will be responsible for implementing preventive measures and promoting infection control practices to assure high quality health care delivery.


Target Audience

Health care workers in all multidisciplinary health care hospitals , centers, clinics, and laboratories.


Purpose of this course

The emergence of life threatening infection has highlighted the need for efficient infection control and prevention program in all health care setting and for the health care providers so they can implement them

This course is designed to meet the needs of infection control practitioners or health care providers those who are interest in the field

Also designated to help health care providers, supervisors, of health facilities and medical and nursing develop or strength their ability to protect themselves, their clients, and member of the surrounding community from infection



Who are the audience for this course?

This is a course designed for an audience of health care workers, including:

  • Infection control practitioner
  • Service provider refers to the  staff who provide clinical care
  • Super visor. The course is also useful for supervisors of service providers and other staff, as well as to facility administrators.


General objectives:

Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the risk of transmitting infection to clients, health care workers and the community via the health care setting.
  2.  Explain the importance of infection prevention in health care facility.
  3. Explain the international accepted low and-tech approaches for reducing the risk of infections.
  4. Identify who is at risk of infection in the health care setting.
  5. Describe the six component of the disease transmission cycle.
  6. Explain who infections are transmitted among client, health care workers, and the community via the health care setting.
  7. Explain what standard precautions and transmission based precautions are.
  8. Explain the importance of hand hygiene in infection prevention.
  9. List the appropriate times to wash hands in a health care facility
  10. Explain the Six kinds of hand hygiene and when each is performe
  11. List several ways to improve compliance with appropriate hand hygiene behavior
  12. Describe the three kinds of gloves and when each is used in a health care facility.
  13. Define anti septic and disinfectant
  14. List common use of antiseptic and disinfectant
  15. Identify way to protect antiseptics and disinfectant from contamination. 
  16. Describe the different types of the microorganisms including occurrences, reservoirs, incubation periods, period of communicability, modes of transmission, signs and symptom, and susceptibility associated with the disease process
  17. Explain the general concept of aseptic technique for preventing infections during clinical Procedures. 
  18. Describe ways to properly prepare a client for clinical procedures. 
  19. List different vaccines which health workers should received, 
  20. List ways that health care workers can become injured by sharps 
  21. Explain the immediate post exposure intervention for needle stick injuries. 
  22. Explain the epidemiology principles 
  23. Understand the surveillance process 
  24.  Know the infection control best practices in different hospital setting and functions.
  25. Define the following steps of processing instruments and other items: decontamination, cleaning, sterilization and high level 
  26. explain proper way for cleaning instruments.
  27.     Explain the steps of steam, dry-heat, and chemical sterilization, including proper storage of sterilized instruments and other items. 
  28. Describe how to monitor the effectiveness of sterilization. 
  29. Explain the steps of high-level disinfection" HLD" by use of chemicals and steaming.
  30. Describe how to monitor the effective of sterilization
  31. Explain the steps of high level disinfection ( HLD)by use of chemicals and steaming.
  32. Explain what housekeeping means in health care facilities and what is its purpose is.
  33. Discus the requirement Accreditation standard for the infection control program






  • Welcome & over view of the course
  • Organizational structure
  • Basic infection control measures
  • standard precaution & Infection chain
  • Hand hygiene guide-lines
  • Environmental cleaning and spill management
  •  Transmission Based precautions
  • Exercise - Transmission Based precautions




  • Safety injection
  • Handling and disposal of harps
  • Vaccination
  • Respiratory Etiquette
  • Occupational health
  •  Quality improvement



Microbiology ( overview)

  • Identification of Infectious Disease Processes
  • Differentiate among colonization, infection and contamination.
  • Identify occurrences ,reservoirs, incubation periods, periods of communicability. Modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, and susceptibility associated with the disease process.
  • Recognize limitations and advantages of type of tests used to diagnose infectious process.
  • Identify indications for environmental microbiology. 




  • Use of Barriers PPE
  • Exercise- Types & uses of gloves and PPES
  • Antiseptics and disinfectants
  • Case study Exercise
  • Blood borne virus  Hepatitis A to E
  • AID Epidemiology


Medical Waste Management

  • definition
  • Medical Waste Segregation

Medical Waste Minimization

  • Medical Waste legislation
  • Medical Waste transportation & Storage
  • Medical Waste Treatment & final disposal

Aseptic technique ( guideline)

  • Folly's catheterization
  • CVP line
  • Ventilators
  • Peripheral catheterization.



  • VAP
  • CAD
  • UTI
  • SSI


Infection control in specific healthcare settings

  • Burn unit
  • Neonatal unit
  • Dialyses
  • ICU
  • OR




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