Introduction to Infection Control and Decontamination - Apolline Training

Introduction to Infection Control and Decontamination

As dental professionals ,to fulfil our professional responsibilities and our duty of care, we need to undertake infection control and decontamination processes to provide a safe working environment for our patients and all practice team members. We need to protect our patients and all team members from cross infection and reduce the transmission of blood-borne viruses and SARS-CoV-2.

This online course will provide you with a clear understanding of why we need infection control and decontamination procedures and how we can achieve robust infection control measures with the dental practice.

This course aims to provide an introduction to infection control and the importance of having robust infection control measures within your dental practice.

The learning outcomes from this course are to provide a better understanding of:

  • What we need to protect our patients and our team members from.
  • Why we need to undertake infection control and decontamination processes.
  • When we should undertake testing and validation.
  • Essential Quality Requirements and Best Practice procedures.
  • How we can ensure we provide a clean and hygienic environment that is safe for our patients and our team members.
  • Who tells us what we need to do.
  • Policies, procedures and audits that are required for robust infection control measures.

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Course Curriculum

  • Protecting patients and team members
    5 minutes
  • Why do we need to undertake infection control and decontamination processes?
    5 minutes
  • When should we undertake testing and validation?
    5 minutes
  • Providing a clean and hygienic environment
    5 minutes
  • Where should decontamination processes should be undertaken?
    5 minutes
  • Who tells us what we need to do?
    5 minutes
  • The GDC
    5 minutes
  • HTM 01-05 ‘Decontamination in primary dental care’
    5 minutes
  • Essential Quality Requirements (EQR)
    5 minutes
  • What is Best Practice?
    5 minutes
  • What does infection control include?
    5 minutes
  • Why is infection control so important?
    5 minutes
  • Infection control policy and other related policies and procedures
    5 minutes
  • Infection control audit
    5 minutes
  • Summary: Introduction to Infection Control and Decontamination
    5 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • Introduction to Infection Control and Decontamination
    10 questions
  • Feedback & Reflective Learning Guidance
    5 minutes

Your GDPR Course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 30 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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