Practical Infection control training for: NHS, Care-homes, food preparation, hygine, hand washing etc
Hygiene, infection control and hand-washing
It all started as a discussion about volunteer training for a national first-aid organisation.
Members of the group were interested in further training, but bored with the routine of what we had been doing. With swine flu on the news one of the emergency planning volunteers said she would be a piece on pandemics, what they were and how they migrated. This is where it all began.
We talk about the importance of wearing gloved for infection control, the use of hand-gel, but we don’t really do infection control.
Creative, stimulating and thought provoking
With each session being only one and a half hours the training had to be punchy and engaging.
Practical not theoretical.
That is when it hit me – we needed to simulate a typical day or duty event and look at the risks of infection control.
The scenario “journey”
The session starts with people starting their journey:
They carry out a cash transaction – it may be buying a snack or travel ticket
Arriving at the ‘event’ they sign in the log.
They undertake to treat a patient
They complete the paperwork
Easy so far – but this is where the fun begins. After a short talk about infections and contaminations a practical session shows how all of the participants are now contaminated. We explore where they were contaminated from and what else they have contaminated themselves.
Next we look at hand cleaning – and just how effective our use of hand-gel really is.
Then we look at hand washing – and each person gets visible feedback about their technique.
The final practical session looks at the typical equipment we use and how easily it is to cause contamination and the importance of being aware of factors that are often overlooked.
The final part of the session talks about the chain of infection and how our goal is to break it.
Feedback from the session was excellent and its looking like this one-off ad-hoc training intervention will now be offered to volunteers across London.
Taking it commercial
Having worked as head of training for a hospital some time ago, I realised that this approach would be valued by many organisations as it looks at infection control training from a completely different angle, and is relevant for all – cleaners, food preparation right through to doctors.
With this in mind RapidBI have decided to make the training available to local organisations. If you want to find out more about this short but high impact session please complete the contact form asking for the Infection Control training.
Please note this training is only available in the areas listed below – this is for reasons of economics.
If you are a training provider and are interested in offering this please contact us for train the trainer opportunities.
Our training is available in the following areas:
London boroughs and towns:
Acton Addington Ashford Barnes Barnet Battersea Bayswater Brent Cross Brentford Brook Green Camden Camden Town Charing Cross Chelsea Chessington Chiswick Clapham Covent Garden Croydon Crystal Palace Ealing Earls Court Ham East Sheen Eastcote Edgware Edmonton Embankment Enfield Epsom Euston Feltham Fulham Green Park Greenford Hammersmith Hampstead Hampton Hampton Wick Hanwell Harlington Harmondsworth Harrow Hatton Garden Hayes Haymarket Heathrow Hendon Heston Hillingdon Hounslow Hyde Park Hyde Park Corner Isleworth Kew Kingston upon Thames Kingston Vale Knightsbridge Leicester Square Longford Middlesex Morden Mortlake Muswell Hill New Malden North Kensington Northolt Northwood Olympia Osterley Oxford Circus Oxford Street Paddington Park Lane Parsons Green Peckham Perivale Piccadilly Piccadilly Circus Pinner Putney Ravenscourt Park Regents Park Richmond Richmond-upon-Thames Roehampton Ruislip Sheen Shepherds Bush Shepperton Slough Soho South Kensington South Ruislip Southall Stanmore Sudbury Hill Sunbury-on-Thames Surbiton Sutton Teddington Twickenham Uxbridge Wandsworth Watford Wembley West Brompton West Drayton West End West Hampstead West Kensington Westminster Whitton Wimbledon
Ascot Bracknell Burnham Colnbrook Crowthorne Emmer Green Eton Eton Wick Hungerford Maidenhead Newbury Reading Sandhurst Sunningdale Taplow Theale Twyford Wargrave Windsor Winkfield Winnersh Wokingham
Addlestone Aldershot Ashford Bagshot Camberley Cheam Chertsey Chessington Chobham Cobham East Molesey Egham Esher Ewell Farnborough Farnham Frimley Guildford Hampton Hampton Court Hampton Wick Oxshott Reigate Staines Virginia Water