Mission Statement

Medilink will promote the best practice by engaging with and encouraging staff to develop their skills, to improve the lives of vulnerable people in our society.

Infection Control

Infection control is an essential component of care, and if overlooked, can lead to terrible consequences. High profile reporting has made this a topical issue in recent times, and service users and their families expect only the highest standards in place.

This course teaches how the risk of infection can be minimised effectively.

Course Content

  • Legal requirements
  • At risk groups
  • Chemical guidelines
  • Micro-organisms
  • Parasites
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • The Chain of Infection
  • Means of Transmission
  • Infection control procedures (UICPs)
  • Hand washing
  • Hand drying
  • Physical decontamination
  • Colour coding
  • Training requirements
  • Cleaning correctly
  • Dealing with spillages
  • Biohazard kits
  • Handling sharps
  • Specimens
  • Protective equipment (PPE)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Aprons
  • Masks
  • Food hygiene
  • Personal hygiene
  • Laundry and linen
  • Clinical waste
  • Communicable diseases