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Hygiene training – how it can help prevent HCAI

Posted: July 2nd, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

One of the key elements of delivering high-quality care is hygiene. Maintaining high standards in hygiene and cleanliness in care environments is everyone’s responsibility, and it must be taken incredibly seriously if we want to prevent Health Care Acquired Infection (HCAI) from occurring.

There are two crucial components to providing clean, safe care – knowing what to do to prevent HCAI and actually doing it on a day-to-day basis.

The first step to take is to undergo basic hygiene training and attain a CIEH Level 2 Award in Hygiene in Health and Social Care. This care training course can help you to identify and prevent hygiene hazards, as well as teaching you about personal hygiene and how you can help to maintain high standards of cleanliness.

You can then move on to more advanced training and take an infection control training course, which will give you more information on relevant infection control legislation and reinforce the universal precautions that need to be taken against the outbreak of infection. It will also go into more detail on how infection spreads, and how the chain of infection can be broken.

Once you have completed this training, you will be able to contribute greatly to providing a clean and safe environment for the people you care for.

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