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Infection Prevention and Control - A Foundation Course 2014

Infection Prevention and Control - A Foundation Course 2014

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

Additional information can be found in the programme brochure: Infection Control Conference - Programme Brochure 2014

To apply:

Download the application form here: Infection Control Conference - Application Form 2014 and Email / post the completed form as follows:

Yvonne Dargan / , 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...

Gemma McCarthy - Intro to standard precautions..

Patricia Coughlan / Liz Forde - Standard Precautions - Element 1..

Dr John Gallagher - Standard Precautions - Element 2..

Fiona Barry - Standard Precautions - Element 3...

Grainne Parker - Taking and Sending of samples

Dr Dan Corcoran - Standard Precautions - Element 4...

Jo O'Hora - Standard Precautions - Element 5...

Niamh Allen - Standard Precautions - Element 6...

Gemma McCarthy - Standard Precautions - Element 7...

Dr Arthur Jackson - Emerging Global Infections

Friday 5th September

Dr Claire Buckley - Public Health and Outbreak Management

Alice Doherty - HIQA and Infection Prevention and Control

Kathryn Hanley - Aseptic Non-Touch Technique...

Acute Care - Concurrent Session

Ros Cashman - Update on recent guidelines..

Fiona Barry - Care Bundles...

Joanne Crowley - Outbreaks?? Who you gonna call??????....

Professor Mike Prentice - Emerging? New Plagues

Residential Care - Concurrent Session

Carol Robinson - Infections in the Elderly

Liz Forde - Preventing an Outbreak

Patricia Coughlan - MDRO's

Kathryn Hanley - Management of Invasive Devices

General Practice/Primary Care - Concurrent Session

Dr Nuala O'Connor - Key message for General Practice...

Maura Smiddy - Infection Prevention..

Dr Nuala O'Connor - Management of Emerging Viral Threats

Dr Diarmuid Quinlan -..IPC for general practice...

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