Practical Infection control training for:
NHS, care-homes, food preparation, hygiene, hand washing
Hygiene, infection control and hand-washing – making the difference to peoples lives
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 at the time, 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. Knowing that bacteria and viruses were spread via contact was one thing, but knowing what part an individual played in that situation was another. It was with this in mind that a session clearly demonstrating the spread via contact and effective hand and equipment hygiene was developed. After running several very successful sessions (including several HCPs that found the session of value) we have taken this and turned it into a ‘ready to go’ package for you and your people.
We often talk about the importance of wearing gloved as part of our Infection Control Standard Practises (ICSP or SPs) (Universal Precautions) and the use of hand-gel, but we don’t really do infection control. What are infections? How are they spread?
What can each of us to to STOP the spread of infection in its tracks? What we can do in a practical way to protect ourselves, our families and our clients.
Where are infections being spread in your organisation – they are being spread – but do you KNOW where? Just last week while taking one of my daughters for a blood test at a local hospital I saw a nurse take a hair clip out of her hair, adjust the clip, put it in her mouth, and while holding it there she then proceeded to wash her hands (effectively), then removed the clip from her mouth and put it back in her hair…. why bother to wash her hands in the first place?
Infection Control Training – Creative, stimulating and thought provoking
With each session being only one and a half hours the infection control training had to be punchy and engaging. Practical not theoretical. “Safe” for participants to get involved.
That is when it hit me – we needed to simulate a typical day, duty, shift or event and look at the risks of infection and what we can EACH to to control the spread of infections.
The infection control scenario or journey
The session we ran 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 on infection control 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.
We will work with you to create a life like scenario for you and your people – learning is so much more FUN and POWERFUL if it is directly related to your environment.
Taking it commercial – or making infection control tratining available for YOU
Having worked as head of training for a hospital, 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.
We offer two Infection Control Training Programmes –
- A 1-2 hr session with your people, the cost of this is currently just £200 +VAT (for up to 15 people)
- A 1/2 day train the trainer, where we will work with one or more of your people, assess your workplace and work with you to design a suitable in-house programme. Supporting you to deliver the training. The cost of this is just £500 +VAT (up to 4 people) or £550 with UV training kit for your staff) Please note this training is only available in the areas listed below – this is for reasons of economics.
If you are interested in this please contact us for train the trainer or in-house infection control training sessions or call 02082300980 for a no commitment discussion.
Organisations our Infection Control training is suitable for:
Our approach to infection control training is suitable for Dental practices, Care Homes, Nursing Homes, Care Workers, Domiciliary Care providers, GP practices, First-aiders, Schools, Colleges, playgroups, children’s nursery’s, Food preparation and sales environments etc. and include a Hand Hygiene Validation
Infection Control Training and Train the Trainer Our training is available nationally and 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 Hil,l 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.
BERKSHIRE Ascot, Bracknell, Burnham, Colnbrook, Crowthorne, Emmer Green, Eton, Eton Wick, Hungerford, Maidenhead, Newbury Reading,
Sandhurst, Sunningdale, Taplow, Theale, Twyford, Wargrave, Windsor, Winkfield, Winnersh, Wokingham
SURREY Addlestone, Aldershot, Ashford, Bagshot, Camberley, Cheam, Chertsey, Chessington, Chobham, East Molesey, Egham, Esher, Ewell, Farnborough, Farnham, Frimley Green, Frimley, Guildford, Hampton, Hampton Court, Hampton Wick, Oxshott, Reigate, Staines, Virginia Water.
We are prepared to run our infection control training in other places but travel and other normal business expences will apply. Please contact us for details.