NHS - infection control project
This subsidised online portal has licensed awareness training in infection control to more than 60% of NHS Trusts - regrettably, few of these have seen the need to ensure that ALL their staff spend just one hour taking the course...
The 'MRSA - make a difference' courses are short, self-study programmes that are accessed via our learning portal on the Internet. One course is relevant for hospital employees, the other for community workers. With content approved by the Royal Institute for Public Health and the Infection Control Nurses Association, both are very well reported on.
The courses focus on changing the attitudes of the participants towards Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) and in particular MRSA by reinforcing the need to apply Standard (Universal) Precautions in all circumstances and to ensure that local procedures and protocols are adhered to.
It is available free to all healthcare workers, patients or their friends and relatives at the website below.
Making a Difference in North Tees and Hartlepool.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust took out a licence to the MRSA - make a difference online learning programme.
Lesley Wharton, Lead Nurse responsible for Infection Control, was primarily attracted to the programme because of its flexibility.
She says, "We chose to use this programme because of the ease of access. The can be used at home or at work, and at any time of day. Traditional courses are usually run during office hours on week-days, making attendance difficult for staff who choose to work nights or weekends."
"This online course is fun, informal and deals with infection control from a slightly different perspective, encouraging every member of staff to be aware of their responsibilities and to make a difference."
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