Cookies

Our site uses cookies so you have a better experience of the site and so that you can place orders. Continue to use the site as normal if you are happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

Infection Prevention and Control

A Care Quality Guide for health and social care staff and carers

Price: £9.95
The Infection Prevention and Control Care Quality Guide helps health and social care staff and carers develop their learning in key areas of practice.
Author(s): Lorraine Ricks

The Infection Prevention and Control Care Quality Guide aims to help health and social care staff and carers refresh, develop or extend their learning in key areas of practice.

If you are new to working with a particular client group or in a new role, you can use the material to quickly develop knowledge you will need, and where appropriate, work towards a relevant qualification.

If you are a more experienced worker, you can use the guides to refresh your learning and for continuing professional development. If you are a manager, you can use these guides with staff in the context of supervision and continuing professional development, and to contribute towards meeting Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards.

This guide also provides underpinning knowledge for parts of units IC01 The principles of infection prevention and control, and IC02 Causes and spread of infection, and the thinking and key learning activities can contribute to evidence of learning.

Infection Prevention and Control is for health and social care staff and carers.
ISBN: 9781908993519
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 01 May 2013
Content: The principles of infection prevention and control; The importance of using personal protective equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infection; The importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections; The causes of infection; The transmission of infection; Certificate of achievement

Lorraine Ricks has an MA and a BA (Hons) in Education and is a member of the Institute for Learning. Lorraine has previously held lectureships in health and social care and has developed training material for use in both further education and higher education institutions. 

Lorraine’s background is in care and she has worked in both hospital and domiciliary settings. While working for Oxford Brookes University Lorraine was the Infection Control Link person between the Swindon Campus and the local NHS Trust. During her time in further education as a lecturer and team leader for Health and Social Care at Swindon College, Lorraine has taught on a range of health-care programmes for 14–16 year olds, 16–19 year olds and adult learners. 

Lorraine has also tutored and assessed on work-based learning programmes in care, infection control and the safe handling of medicines. Lorraine currently works for Holistic Therapies Training as their academic co-ordinator.