In this module we will be setting the scene regarding Infection Control by introducing what this entails and why it is important within any workplace environment, including within an educational environment.

A Brief History of Infection Control

The following timeline outlines a brief history of infection control. Reading from left to right, click each thumbnail in the gray banner beneath the image or click, hold, and drag the timeline from right to left or roll over the far right section of the graphic to see the development of this important regulatory guidance.

Definition of Infection Control

Where Infection Control is Most Prevalent:

Health & Safety Legislation for Infection Control

Now let’s take a look at health and safety legislation as it pertains to infection control. Select the left and right arrows underneath the image to advance through key areas of information contained on each the slides:

Select the arrows to the left of each of the following key pieces of legislation in the accordion below to learn of their impact on infection control contains:

Why Infection Control is So Important

Once a disease has been identified, the principles of Infection Control are crucial in being able to try and reduce or even prevent the spread of the source of the infection through the various sources of transmission. Such information is identified by the continual and evolving studies of any current or newly identified disease by such organisations like WHO, PHE, NHS and other organisations who specialise in this field to enable the wider distribution of the correct information.

In the next module we will look at the Chain of Infection will help us to understand the different stages so we can identify key steps to implement to prevent the spread of known infectious diseases at this moment.

Knowledge Test: Module One