Prevention and control of infection is part of an overall risk management strategy within the healthcare environment (e.g. in hospital, primary care, community private practice, or domiciliary care provision). All podiatrists should be aware of the most up-to-date, evidence-based principles so that infection control and medical hygiene is central to their clinical practice.
The aim of this resource is to provide information, through key issues and clinical cases, to allow the podiatrist to explore control of infection protocols, procedures, and practices.
Aims and Objectives
- Consider infections that may be associated with clinical environments.
- Consider systems that support infection control and decontamination in clinical practice.
- Be aware of legislative issues that support and inform principles of infection control.
Certificate and CPD Points
This 10 question module has been written by expert authors from the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists faculty of Podiatric Medicine and General Practice. The module is designed to test and improve your knowledge of Infection Control.
Upon successful completion of this module a printable certificate of competence will be made available to you. This module gives you 2 hours of CPD points for your annual CPD assessment.
Author: Simon Jones SRCH FPoDM, Specialist Podiatrist Paediatrics