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Rising levels of health care associated infection (HCAI) have gained prominence in the media and in politics, leading to great public concern. All NHS organisations are required to put infection
prevention and control at the heart of good management and clinical practice.
Having completed this e-learning course, learners will understand what an aseptic technique is, what circumstances the technique should be used in and the reasons why. They should also be able to
apply the principles learnt in this course into practice.
On completion of this course learners will:
Explain the reason for an aseptic technique
Describe the need for standard precaution
Interpret the principles of an aseptic technique
Decide when to carry out an aseptic technique versus clean technique
Apply principles to Practice
Define the main elements of infection prevention control
Areas covered include:
Overview of asepsis and understanding the principles
Aseptic verses clean technique
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
This module is targeted primarily at healthcare workers in NHS organisations, though the information is applicable to anyone working in the healthcare sector in general.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.