What if bacteria & viruses were visible to the human eye? Would we see them for the threat they present?
Infection prevention and control is no longer a concern solely reserved for healthcare providers, it has become part of the function of every organisation and community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Correct and consistent practices in infection prevention and control will still be relevant even if this pandemic resolves in the near future.
We need to break the chain of infection. Every educator needs to look to their own practice, the practice of their team members and their students to protect themselves and everyone else from infection.
This course explores the fundamentals of Infection Prevention & Control relevant to the education and early years setting, and highlights ways in which you can help to prevent the spread of infection by following proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, how to correctly use and dispose of personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, face coverings and aprons, understanding how to clean blood and body fluid spillages and identifying risks associated with infectious agents and transmission.
By striving for this best practice, we will be one step closer to making the education setting a safer place for ourselves, our colleagues and our students.
What if bacteria & viruses were visible to the human eye?
Would we see them for the threat they present to all humans? Infection is an invisible threat in healthcare, it takes lives, impacts care outcomes and brings huge physical and financial burdens to individuals and the health system.
With all our progress and advancements in treatment and management of diseases and medical conditions, we still have not broken free from the grasp of infection transmission in healthcare services.
We need to break the chain of infection. Every healthcare worker in every role needs to look to their own practice, the practice of their team members and the service users around them to protect themselves and everyone else from infection.
This course examines best practice in removing breaking the chain of infection by removing the links one by one. We look to national and international best practice and research to examine options to improve infection prevention and control practices in our own workplaces. Whether we are new to healthcare or experienced practitioners, we cannot assume our practice is to the highest standard, we must strive for this through sourcing more knowledge and put this knowledge into practice.
By striving for this best practice, we will be one step closer to making healthcare services a safer place the people we care for in the service, and for every healthcare worker employed in the service.
Gain an understanding of the neurological disorder that is epilepsy and how to respond appropriately to assist a person having a seizure, including a demonstration of how to administer Buccal Midazolam where prescribed.
1 in 115 people in Ireland have epilepsy. This is approximately 40,000 people.
Given the prevalence of epilepsy in Ireland, it is not unlikely that throughout your healthcare career you may find yourself working with, caring for or knowing somebody that has epilepsy.
Should they experience a seizure, do you know how to respond appropriately to keep them as safe as possible until the seizure passes, or the emergency services arrive? Do you know how best to support them in the management of their epilepsy to achieve as many positive outcomes as possible?
Our NMBI accredited ‘Epilepsy and Seizure Awareness’ course brings the learner through the complex neurological disorder that is epilepsy and has been written by experienced RGNs that work with people that have epilepsy across many different care environments.
This 2 hour (approx) online course can be completed from the comfort of your own home at your own pace on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device* and covers the following content:
What is Epilepsy?
Emergency Medicine Protocol
Administration of Buccal Midazolam*
When to Call an Ambulance
*Demonstration of administration of Buccal Midazolam does not certify competency in medication administration.