Introduction about Infection Control Nurse Course:
Infection control addresses factors related to the spread of infection within the healthcare settings (whether patient to patient, patient to staff & from staff to patient or among the staff) including various scientific measures, monitoring/investigation of demonstrated or suspected spread of infection within a healthcare settings. It is on this basis that common title being adopted is “Infection Prevention & Control” instead of Infection Control. The goal of a good Infection Prevention & Control Program should be to provide support to the hospital in minimizing the risk of infection to patients, hospital staff, physicians, students, volunteers and visitors. Considering that Nurse is in the constant touch with the patient and is also the important link between clinician and patient, the training program aims at creating large work force of empowered nurses, who can help in prevention and control of infection within the hospitals/ nursing homes and which is known to have huge potential in improving of clinical outcomes.
About the Program:
Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (IPCN) program is aimed at empowerment of nursing staff and making them champions in prevention and control of hospital acquired infection. The course is designed to equip the nursing staff with knowledge and skill on sanitation procedures, decontamination, BMW etc.
With increase in complexity in healthcare, we need appropriate number of IPCN trained nurses, who can supplement the efforts of clinicians to control the infection and improve the clinical outcomes of the hospital. We need presence of ICNs in all major functions i.e. ICUs, OTs, wards, recovery areas etc. One of the suggested practices is to have at least one IPCN trained nurse/shift at each Nursing Station.
These nurses can function as LINK-ICNs. This can dramatically improve infection track record of hospital resulting in reduced average length of stay for patients, minimum use of antibiotics, reduced cost and above all improved clinical outcomes (mortality, morbidity, SSI, UTI, and VAP etc.).
The training program emphasizes on both theoretical as well as with practical aspects. It is judicial mix of contact sessions and On-JOB training.
Infection prevention and control:
As per WHO, Infection prevention and control measures aim to ensure the protection of those who might be vulnerable to acquiring an infection both in the general community and while receiving care, in a range of settings. The basic principle of infection prevention and control is hygiene. The goal of the Infection Prevention & Control Program is to provide support to the hospital in minimizing the risk of infection to patients, hospital staff, physicians, students, volunteers and visitors. Considering that Nurse is in the constant touch with the patient and is also the important link between clinician and patient, the training program aims at creating large work force of empowered nurses, who can help in prevention and control of infection within the hospitals/ nursing homes, which has huge potential to improve on clinical outcomes.
• History and Trends in Infection Control
• Transmission of Infection in Healthcare Settings
• Sterilization Practices and Protocols of CSSD
• Bio Medical Waste Management
• Hand Hygiene Practices
• Introduction about HAI VAP, CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI
• Cleaning and Disinfection of Clinical areas and Spill Management
• Needle stick injury and Blood & Body Fluid Exposure
• NABH Standard for HIC
• Standard Precaution
• Pathogens in hospital environment and their significance
• Hospital Surveillance Programme
• Guidelines for Sample Collection
• Communication Tools
• Antibiotic Policy and its Guidelines to implement in your hospital
• Employee Safety and Pre & Post Exposure Prophylaxis Management
• Engineering Design for infection Control in ICU, OT and Isolation Room
• Infection control practices for Operation Theatre area
• Out Break & Epidemic investigation
• Laundry and Mortuary
• Infection Control in Kitchen area of hospital
• Use of Care Bundle
• Broad guidelines for filling the various Forms of ICN’s
• Role of Infection Control Nurse and Do & Don’t
• Common observations of NABH Assessor Related to HIC Standard
• Post Training Assessment and Valedictory
• To provide systematic training to the health care workers in sciences relevant to infection control
• To enable the health care workers to be aware of the standard practices of infection control and thereby support the employing organization to meet and improve the expected standards
• To facilitate key health care workers to take lead in the employed organization to formulate systematic hospital infection control program.
• To enhance managerial and technical skills in the field of infection Control.
• To develop critical thinkers who creatively engage in nursing processes to improve healthcare outcomes.
• To develop caring and culturally responsive communication and interpersonal skill.
• To develop capabilities for effectively leading interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
• To understand nursing ethics and by laws.
• To develop effective collaborators to effectively contribute disease prevention, quality, safety and equality.
Infection control certification program is an awareness program delivered over a period of 3 days mandatory contact sessions. There shall be an examination at the end of the course and the final evaluation is based on the performance in the examination, Infection Control Program will trained you on both theoretical as well as practical legs.
This includes printed course materials and lectures by experienced resource personnel and Hospital visit during contact programs.
Eligibility for admission:
Diploma in GNM /Post Basic B Sc Nursing / B Sc Nursing degree/ M Sc Nursing Degree/ Graduate in any stream having experience in Hospital/ Medical College/ any healthcare set-up.
Value Proposition for the Candidate:
• Better Planning, Coordination and Implementation of medical and health services.
• Position yourself to move into a respected, potentially lucrative ICN Role.
• Extensive knowledge on patient cares and enhances leadership and management skills.
• Enhance capacity to lead a team and provide guiding to the nursing staff.
• Improve overall efficiency and competency of ICN.
Value Proposition for Organization:
• Better management of nursing services.
• Better patient care in IPD on the parameter of infection control.
• Efficient Hospital man power controlling
• Strategic planning and implementation of nursing services
• Better implementation of quality policy
• Improve record maintenance, documentation of nursing services.
8,000/- without GST
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