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Primary Care RCN Accredited Infection Prevention & Control Link Practitioners Course (Exeter 4th & 5th July 2018)

July 4 @ 9:30 am - July 5 @ 4:30 pm

| £265

Primary Medical Care Providers General Practice; Out of Hours Urgent Care and Walk-in Centres

Managing the risks relating to infections in both health & social care is a high priority for all Health & Social Care providers.

Compliance with the Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 requires compliance with a range of fundamental standards (previously essential standards) which will be reviewed during the revised CQC inspection process in 2015.

These new Key Lines of Enquiry that directly relate to ve key questions encompassing these fundamental standards will be used during inspection.

Included in the question relating to the provision of safe care protecting people from avoidable harm is the requirement to assess the risk of, and prevent,detect and control the spread of infections inc. those that are associated with health care.

Our RCN accredited Infection Prevention & Control Link Practitioner/ Champion Courses running in 2015 reects all new guidance/ legislation along with the revised CQC inspection processes. This RCN accredited course provides delegates with a comprehensive introduction to managing IPC risks in Primary Medical Care Providers General Practice; Out of Hours; Urgent & Walk-In Centres.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and carries 12 CPD study hours.

Course Agenda



  • Ground Rules
  • Ice Breaker
  • Aims and Outcomes
  • Setting Own Personal Objectives
  • Current Knowledge Quiz
1015Scene Setting

  • Infection Prevention and Control Timeline
  • Regulatory Context Primary Care
  • The Roles of the IPC Link Practitioner and IPC lead
  • Resources Available
1115 Coffee and networking
1130The Science of Infection Control

  • The Chain of infection – transmission
  • Infection risks to Primary Care service users and staff
  • Application of the chain of infection to Primary care risks – group work
1245Lunch and networking
1330Standard Infection Control Precautions Part 1

  • Elements of SICP
  • Overcoming barriers to staff implementing SICP’s
  • Theory of:
    • Reducing risks to staff – Personal Protective Equipment; prevention of sharps injuries; staff health
  • Management of the Environment – environmental cleaning; Waste and linen management
1515  Tea and networking

  • Hand hygiene inc. practical exercise
  • Te aching methodologies for hand hygiene


0930Standard Infection Control Precautions Part 2Theory of:

  • Decontamination and Management of Medical Devices/Clinical  Equipment
  • Management of the Practice Environment and Minor Surgery Rooms
1030Coffee and networking
1045Standard Infection Control Precautions continued

  • Application of the principles of asepsis to:
    • Surgical Procedures
    • Wound Care
    • Management of Invasive Medical Devices
  • Management of patients with known transmissible infections
  • Taking microbiological specimens in primary care – why/what/when
1230Lunch and Networking
1315Key Practice IssuesGroup work / Scenarios relating to decontamination; asepsis and infections inc. surveillance
1430Monitoring Standards in Primary Care

  • Group work / Scenarios relating to decontamination; asepsis and infections inc. surveillance
1515Tea and networking
1530Activity on developing audit questions and action plans in relation to key issues:

  • Management of Medical Devices
  • Asepsis
  • Management of the Environment
1630Course review and evaluation – did you achieve  your objectives?


Who is the course aimed at?

  • Practice Managers
  • Emergency Care Practitioners
  • Practice Nurses

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July 4 @ 9:30 am
July 5 @ 4:30 pm


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