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Infection Prevention & Control

A new textbook based on the revised FETAC module descriptor (5N3734) introducing the knowledge, skill and competence to prevent and control infection in the health services area.

  • Explains the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to its control, including the significance of an area of Infection Control.

  • Discusses the importance of infection prevention and control, the various types of hand hygiene, and relevant cleaning standards and procedures in the healthcare area in providing a healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors.

  • Identifies the various types of micro organisms, main blood-borne viruses and the predisposing factors to the development of healthcare-acquired infections.

  • Examines the role of antibiotics and the importance of correct and safe antibiotic use.

Written For:

Students taking the Infection Prevention and Control component module (5N3734) as part of the following major awards:
Health Service Skills (5M3782)
Healthcare Support (5M4339)
Nursing Studies (5M4349)


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Publication Date

May 2013




Paperback, 96 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Education


Chapter 1 Basic Microbiology

Chapter 2 Basic Principles of Infection Control

Chapter 3 Healthcare Associated Infections

Chapter 4 Health Management

Appendix 1: Cleaning method statements

Appendix 2: Management of blood and other bodily fluid spillages: policy and procedure



234 x 155 mm


Compiled by NIFAST

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Nifast is a leading specialist in health and safety training in Ireland and is associated with the Health and Safety Authority, IOSH, NISO and RoSPA.

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