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Standard 15: Infection Prevention and Control

Standard 15 of the Care Certificate explores the causes of infection and the importance of having good hygiene, hand washing, using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and following agreed ways of working to prevent the spread of infection.

Learning Outcomes & Assessment Criteria

Learning OutcomeAssessment Criterion
15.1 Prevent the spread of infection15.1a Describe the main ways an infection can get into the body
15.1b Demonstrate effective hand hygiene
15.1c Explain how their own health or hygiene might pose a risk to the individuals they support or work with
15.1d List common types of personal protective clothing, equipment and procedures and how and when to use them
15.1e Explain the principles of safe handling of infected or soiled linen and clinical waste