Infection Prevention and Control - A Foundation Course
Thursday the 4th and Friday the 5th of September 2014
Western Gateway Building (old greyhound track)
Category 1 An Bord Altranais approval pending
This year's course has reached its capacity. Please note it will run again in 2015. Applications will be made available in July 2015. Please book early next year due to high demand.
The philosophy of the course is to provide a specialised learning opportunity which will enable healthcare workers from all disciplines enhance and increase their knowledge of infection prevention and control thus improving patient care. The course is designed to meet the need of the target audience; healthcare workers involved in the delivery of patient care in acute care, residential care and general practice.
The course is funded by the HSE South Infection Prevention and Control Committee and there is no charge for attendees.
Participation in this course is an ideal way in which to update your knowledge in relation to infection prevention and control and new developments in this area. The course is designed to deliver the content in an interactive and dynamic format with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues.
Participation in the course will ensure the educational requirements for staff specified in the National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland (Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), 2009) are met.
A provisional timetable of the content can be found here: Infection Control Conference - Draft Timetable 2014 (277kB)
Additional information can be found in the programme brochure: Infection Control Conference - Programme Brochure 2014 (264kB)
Download the application form here: Infection Control Conference - Application Form 2014 (80kB) and Email / post the completed form as follows:
Yvonne Dargan / firstname.lastname@example.org , Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Floor 4, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Cork
Additional queries can be addressed by contacting Yvonne at: (021) 4205501 – 9am – 1pm (Mon – Fri).
Places will be allocated to applicants on receipt of the application form.
Please find below the presentations for the Infection Prevention and Control in Residential and Community Care course.
Thursday 4th September
Dr Deirdre O'Brien - What are HCAI... (1,279kB)
Friday 5th September
Acute Care - Concurrent Session
Fiona Barry - Care Bundles... (1,420kB)
Residential Care - Concurrent Session
Patricia Coughlan - MDRO's (1,156kB)
General Practice/Primary Care - Concurrent Session
Maura Smiddy - Infection Prevention.. (1,199kB)