Palliative Care Support and Infection Prevention & Control QQI Level 5

  • Fully online, Pre Recorded Lectures
  • Live Online Sessions
  • Start Anytime to Suit your own Schedule
  • Access 26 Weeks
  • Tutor Support
  • Price €295 for month of September*

Palliative Care Support and Infection Prevention & Control

A flexible online approach developed to allow you to learn at your own pace. through pre-recorded lectures and live online sessions, access to associated reading material with tutor support available.

The Level 5 Infection Prevention & Control online module is to equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence to prevent and control infection within the health services area. A skills demonstration is used to assess a wide range of practical-based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. A skills demonstration will require you to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.

  • To develop a better understanding of the basic principles of infection control and their application in the workplace.
  • To enable students to develop an awareness of the essential role played by infection control and their responsibility towards ensuring best evidence based practice in their multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  • To facilitate students to apply standard precautions in relation to infection control
  • To explore the development of nosocomial infections, in terms of prevention, signs and symptoms, treatment and ways of managing an outbreak
  • To enable learners to provide a safe environment for staff, clients and any other people who may enter the workplace.

The aim of Palliative Care Support is to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and competency to deliver care to a person who is dying or has a life limiting diagnosis and their family in a holistic way ensuring dignity and privacy.

  • To develop a better understanding of the needs of the person with a life limiting illness and being competent to meet the needs in a timely manner.
  • To enable students to communicate and work effectively with the person with a life limiting illness and the members of the multidisciplinary care team.
  • To recognise that a person’s approach to death is personal and to be treated with respect.
  • To enhance the quality of life of the person with a life limiting illness.

Infection Control

Basic Microbiology

  • Micro-organisms
  • The infection process
  • The chain of infection.

Principles of Infection Control: Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions

  • Standard precautions & transmission based precautions
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hand hygiene
  • Decontamination
  • Principles of hygiene
  • Terminal cleaning
  • Single – use medical devices
  • Safe handling of body fluids
  • Linen segregation
  • Segregation of waste.

Healthcare-Associated Infections

  • Healthcare associated infections
  • MRSA
  • Norvirus
  • Clostridium Difficle
  • Tuberculosis
  • Influenza
  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Food Safety.

Health Management:

  • The health information and quality authority
  • National standards
  • Infection prevention policies
  • Role of the infection control team
  • Uniform Policy
  • Needle and sharps prevention and management
  • First aid management if injury occurs.
  • Notification of infectious diseases and outbreaks
  • Travel Associated Infections.

Pallative Care

The nature of palliative care

  • The philosophy and principles of palliative care
  • Attitudes towards death and dying
  • The role of healthcare assistants in palliative care
  • Palliative care services and the role of multidisciplinary team

Person-centred care

  • Determining well-being and end of life needs
  • Physical care
  • Promoting dignity, privacy, and self-esteem
  • Communication and emotional care
  • Spiritual care
  • Caring for families and friends

Grief, bereavement, and loss

  • Care in the last hours of life
  • Grief, bereavement, and loss

Pallative Care Support – 5N3769

Infection Prevention and Control – 5N3734

  • This course is assessed through completion of an assignment and a learner record. The assessment for this module aims to evaluate understanding of module theory as well as its practical application.
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.

Course Award

QQI supports learners at each stage of their learning journey, whether by issuing and replacing QQI Award certificates, verifying existing qualifications such as FETAC or HETAC awards, or advising on the move to higher education.

As the national awarding body for further education and training and most private higher education providers, QQI works in partnership with providers and stakeholders to develop and maintain award standards. Along with offering guidance on certifying awards and verifying qualifications, we maintain searchable databases of QQI-validated programmes and CAS awards and support the recognition of prior learning, and access, transfer and progression pathways.

Corporate Training

Progressive College can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact for further details.

Garda Vetting

Garda Vetting is a legal requirement under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 for the vetting of persons carrying out work with children or vulnerable persons.

Students must complete the Garda Vetting process before commencing work placement.

Students who have spent more than 6 months living outside of Ireland will need to provide a copy of their Police Clearance Certification for all international addresses that they have lived at, before starting placement.

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