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Infection Prevention & Control for Early Years Settings

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1 Day Workshop & Online Learning


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Awarding Body
Portobello Institute

Start Date

Start Date
April 2020

Infection Prevention & Control for Early Years Settings

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Brandon at or call him on 01-8920035.

Our academic delivery teams are all also working remotely and are supporting our students to continue with their studies or to get started for those just commencing their learning journey.  This course is available to start immediately and involves a mix of online learning and workshops. The workshops can be attended by online webinar, with one to one tutor support available throughout your learning journey. We will return to deliver the workshops by contact tuition once the current restrictions on social contact have been lifted.


"There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Covid 19. Therefore we need to employ infection control and prevention methods to stop the spread of this virus. We need to ensure the public has this knowledge and take an active role in the prevention of the spread of this virus"

World Health Organisation, 20th February 2020


This 1 day workshop with online content gives you understanding of the principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control in an early years setting. Understanding the key roles and functions of local infection team members, and the importance of infection prevention and control is essential to providing a healthy environment for children and staff.

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college.

This is a blended learning programme - online content with a 1 day workshop.

Learners will be able to:
 1  Explain the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control, to include the significance of an Area of Infection Control
2  Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control, in providing a healthy environment for staff and visitors
3  Summarise the various types of micro organisms, the elements required for the growth, spread and subsequent infection process, to include direct and indirect contact, knowledge of the chain of infection and the need for vigilance and safe practice at all times
4  Analyse the predisposing factors to the development of healthcare-acquired infections to include contact precautions, respiratory precautions and enteric precautions
5  Discuss the role and functions of the local infection control team members, to include local policy in relation to dress, staff health and travel associated infections
6  Investigate  the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to include cleaning standards, procedures and frequencies while paying special attention to decontamination of equipment, including patient care equipment
7  Identify the main blood borne viruses which pose a threat and the methods that prevent the spread of infections
8  Examine the role of antibiotics and the importance of correct and safe antibiotic use to avoid antibiotic resistance
9  Differentiate  between social hand hygiene, antiseptic hand hygiene and surgical hand hygiene to include the correct use of alcohol hand gels and the need for good personal skin care and efficient hand washing
10  Implement the local terminal cleaning procedure in a range of settings, such as an isolation room, single use items and outbreak management

The fee for this course is €150

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Course Code Location & Info Price
EYIPC-B-DS-AP-20 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

Tuesday, 9.30am- 4.30 pm
€150 Book Now
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