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Infection Prevention & Control

The Infection Prevention & Control course is designed for any person working in a healthcare setting, e.g. nurse, porter, healthcare assistant, etc. This course helps participants to understand how infection and disease spreads and how they can play their part in infection control through good practices.

Course Methodology & Assessment

This course is based on the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections and the World Health Organization – 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene.

Assessments of the learners are carried out through the tutor’s observations of their engagement on the course and their participation in the practical skills sessions.

Course Syllabus

  • Definitions and Terms
  • Transmission and Routes of Exposure of Infection
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAI)
  • Types of HCAI
  • The Role of Hygiene Control Measures
  • HCAI Control Methodologies
  • Handwashing Techniques
  • Sharps Management
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Further Information

For further information or to book a course, please call us on 041-9822933 or email us on info@emsandassociates.com

Course Duration

One half-day with a 15-minute refreshment break

Entry Criteria

No previous qualifications are required for learners to participate in the course.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an Infection Prevention and Control Certificate from EMS & Associates.

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