SAFE (Standards Assurance Framework for Excellence)
Infection Protection and Control – here to support you
Please access the below training sections for the following topics:
- Preventing Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and Improving Hydration
- Hand Hygiene
- Keeping up the Good Work
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Control of cross contamination
Preventing Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and Improving Hydration
Urinary tract infections cause a significant burden of infections in our older people and a high rate of hospital admissions. This can be improved by implementing some relatively simple measures.
Please watch BOTH the training animation (entitled ‘To Dip of Not to Dip’, YouTube video) AND training presentation below (total time 30 minutes).
It is helpful to download the UTI infection assessment tool and the Hydration Risk Assessment Tool from the ‘Resources for staff’ section below as both the video and training presentation will guide you through scenarios on how to complete the assessments.
Please also remember to complete the surveys (links below). The pre-session survey to record your attendance (setting and numbers attending only) and knowledge prior to training and the post-session survey to test your knowledge following the training and to access a certificate of attendance.
To access the surveys as mentioned in the training above, click the following:
Resources for staff:
Resources for residents/relatives
Other useful resources
Think Kidney – AKI Home – Acute Kidney Injury (thinkkidneys.nhs.uk)
Antibiotic resistance – Why not become an antibiotic guardian?
To access the survey links as mentioned in the training above, click the following:
If the above video is not compatible with your screen reader, you can access it at the bottom of the page.
Keeping Up the Good Work
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Control of cross contamination
An online cleaning training course has been made available for all care homes. ‘Control of cross contamination’ is a course offered by The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc).
Some of your staff may have already completed this course but we have arranged for 20 free places per month. An email will be sent to care homes with the code every month.
Access the Control of Cross Contamination course below:
Training sessions 2022
IPC Training for Adult Social Care 2022
|Friday 18 November 2022, 2.00pm – 3.00pm||Click here to join the meeting|
|Monday 21 November 2022, 11.00am – 12.00pm||Click here to join the meeting|
|Tuesday 29 November 2022, 2.00pm – 3.00pm||Click here to join the meeting|
|Wednesday 7 December 2022, 11.00am – 12.00pm||Click here to join the meeting|
|Thursday 15 December 2022, 3.00pm – 4.00pm||Click here to join the meeting|
|Monday 19 December 2022, 2.00pm – 3.00pm||Click here to join the meeting|
UTI improvement – To Dip or Not to Dip training sessions 2022 (older persons care homes)
|Tuesday 15 November 2022, 2.00pm – 3.00pm||Click here to join the meeting|
|Wednesday 14 December 2022, 11.00am – 12.00pm||Click here to join the meeting|
Further IPC training and additional resources
Further recognised, reliable IPC training for care homes can be accessed free of charge through the Learning Hub. All you need to do is email email@example.com to find out the different options on how you can register and access the training.
You can also visit the Infection Prevention and Control section here, which provides advice and support on all matters relating to infection prevention and control to the wider community of Wirral.