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Aim of training
This is an online, interactive training module for residential care staff. It teaches participants about the importance and essential components of infection control procedures in providing quality, child-focused residential care. It provides an overview of infection control issues related to the kitchen and food preparation; dealing with spills and hazards; laundry procedures; and ensuring privacy and confidentiality issues are addressed correctly.
Following completion of the online component, the course also has a Team Talks package to guide the learner and their manager in discussing the issues the course raised in their next supervision session.
• Recognising and understanding the importance of responsive and safe infection control procedures, in line with both their Organisation’s and DHHS’ policies & procedures.
• Identifying the key infection risks within the residential home
• Developing techniques and strategies to minimise these risks for both workers and young people in out-of-home-care
• Understanding confidentiality, the principles of privacy and the law regarding your quality of care obligations
Once you have signed them up here, your staff will be enrolled as soon as possible. You may enrol them any time up until the end of September 2019.
They will receive an email with their login details for the Moodle (our online learning management system) and will then have up to three months to complete the course at their own pace. The three month period commences from the date of enrolment – i.e. even if your staff are enrolled at the end of September, they will still have three months to complete the course.
At the halfway point – roughly one and a half months later – any staff who have not finished will receive a reminder.
Please provide your manager/supervisor’s contact details when signing up. We send them an email with an update on the progress their team members.
Once staff have completed the online component of the courses (and received a satisfactory grade on any final assessment) they can now download and print their own completion certificate. In Moodle they just need to go to the main screen of the module they have passed and click on Completion certificate, download and then print the certificate.
We still recommend that you have a Team Talks follow up conversation about the course content during their next supervision session. But you no longer need to let us know when it’s completed, as certificates are available as soon as the online module is successfully completed. If you would like guidance notes on having a Team Talk chat please email us and we will send them through to you.
Although staff will have three months to finish the training in, it won’t take anywhere near that long!
On average, each course will take approximately 2 hours. One of the key benefits of online learning, however, is that staff can complete the courses in their own time. If they have to stop, the Moodle will remember where they were up to and allow them to pick up from there when they come back.
Staff will not need any special equipment for the training, beyond a computer with a reliable internet connection. All online courses designed by the Centre for Excellence are customised for both desktop computer (Mac and PC), tablets and smartphones.