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Primary care infection prevention and control (clinical) e-learning course

This course provides an opportunity to review in more depth the use of standard infection prevention and control measures.


This course deals with the fundamentals and principles involved in preventing healthcare-associated infections.You will also learn how you should manage them, and apply your principles of infection control knowledge in practice.

Course content

  • Session 1 - Fundamentals of Infection Prevention
  • Session 2 - Principles of Infection Prevention
  • Session 3 - Managing Infection Prevention


1 hour approx

What will learners get out of it?

  • Explain what a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) is and how these infections spread
  • Describe the impact healthcareassociated infections have on patients, your duty of care to patients and management in the workplace that can prevent the spread
  • Describe how healthcare staff can help prevent infections from spreading
  • Explain what asepsis is
  • Describe how hand hygiene and personal protective equipment management of blood, body fluids, sharps, the environment and care equipment help prevent the spread of infection
  • Know about roles and responsibilities with infection prevention

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at clinical healthcare staff and experience healthcare assistants working in the primary care setting.


The sessions are followed by an assessment with a pass mark of 80%. Progress can be tracked by managers for internal audits and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course is part of the infection prevention course which is a nationally endorsed course. It was developed with the University of West London.

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for levels 1 and 2 of the framework


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If you are already using our e-learning and have a technical enquiry please contact the e-learning helpdesk on 0844 770 3770 or e-mail [email protected].