Core infection prevention and control knowledge and skills: a framework document

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578779
Title:
Core infection prevention and control knowledge and skills: a framework document
Authors:
Quality and Patient Safety Directorate; Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578779
Language:
en
Description:
A fundamental requirement of effective infection prevention and control (IPC) and antimicrobial stewardship practices is an educated workforce. (1-6) IPC education is delivered to staff by a range of methods including undergraduate, post graduate and vocational development programmes, on commencement of employment (induction) and ongoing training in health and social care facilities. Access to IPC education in healthcare facilities varies depending on resources including educational facilities, infrastructure (e.g., access to the internet) and the availability of staff to both provide and attend training. To provide an additional training option for staff, the Health Services Executive Dublin North East (HSE DNE) Healthcare-associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Committee developed a hand hygiene e-learning programme in 2011. In 2013, this committee convened a sub group to develop additional IPC e-learning programmes. To ensure that resources were targeted effectively, it was agreed that this group would first define what core IPC knowledge and skills are required by health and social care staff.
Keywords:
PATIENT SAFETY; QUALITY; CLINICAL GOVERNANCE; INFECTION CONTROL
Local subject classification:
AUDIT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorQuality and Patient Safety Directorateen
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-28T09:04:07Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-28T09:04:07Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/578779en
dc.descriptionA fundamental requirement of effective infection prevention and control (IPC) and antimicrobial stewardship practices is an educated workforce. (1-6) IPC education is delivered to staff by a range of methods including undergraduate, post graduate and vocational development programmes, on commencement of employment (induction) and ongoing training in health and social care facilities. Access to IPC education in healthcare facilities varies depending on resources including educational facilities, infrastructure (e.g., access to the internet) and the availability of staff to both provide and attend training. To provide an additional training option for staff, the Health Services Executive Dublin North East (HSE DNE) Healthcare-associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Committee developed a hand hygiene e-learning programme in 2011. In 2013, this committee convened a sub group to develop additional IPC e-learning programmes. To ensure that resources were targeted effectively, it was agreed that this group would first define what core IPC knowledge and skills are required by health and social care staff.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectPATIENT SAFETYen
dc.subjectQUALITYen
dc.subjectCLINICAL GOVERNANCEen
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen
dc.subject.otherAUDITen
dc.titleCore infection prevention and control knowledge and skills: a framework documenten
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