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What is Infection Control and Prevention? Developing the Best Strategy

We are living in a pretty intense period of history, COVID-19 was something that the UK was not prepared for.  Knowing about infection control and prevention is important, not just for those working in the Health and Social Care sector, but also for people who want to keep their loved ones safe. WHO defines Infection Prevention and Control as “a practical, evidence-based approach which prevents patients and health workers from being harmed by avoidable infection and as a result of antimicrobial resistance”.  But what does this mean?  It is a series of procedures and precautions to prevent infection harming clients…

Staff caring for a client

The Importance of Staff Training in Health and Social Care

It seems obvious that staff training in health and social care is important.  What is less obvious are the reasons why it is important.  The main reason for training is that staff and employers have a duty to ensure that clients are looked after, working with laws and legislation to protect client’s dignity and safety.  But there are other less apparent reasons for training. Staff training in health and social care protects the staff Knowing the right methods for caring and protecting clients is vital to ensuring the client is safe.  But it is also important to protect the staff. …

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Best Tips for Training Online

When you are training online, it can be a very different experience to learning on the job or in a classroom.  For starters you need to be motivated and consistent.  Online learning, although often featuring course content and sometimes tutors, is mostly self-directed.  AOne have put together a list of top tips for how to do well on your online training course! Online Training Toolkit There are a few things you should equip yourself with when preparing to start online training.  Firstly, a good notebook and pen.  Handwritten notes are a powerful tool for triggering memory.  If you write down…

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