Basic Infection Prevention and Control for Healthcare Managers


An introductory course specifically designed for executive managers with an emphasis on the managerial perspective of IPC in developing health systems. It is not designed to be totally comprehensive, but to introduce basic knowledge of the role of IPC, statistics and surveillance, responsibilities and legal aspects. The aim of this short course is to familiarise executive managers with knowledge on cost effective programmes based on evidence to improve the quality of care at healthcare facility level.

What is the content of this course?

This is a 5-day course structured to provide face to face didactic lectures in the morning and clinical visits, group work and discussions in the afternoon. Each morning, there will be a quick revision of the previous day’s work. On the last day, there will be a formal test

At the end of the course, the learners should be able to:

  • Define management responsibilities towards IPC at healthcare facility level.
  • Understand components of an IPC programme.
  • Make informed decisions in the management of IPC related subjects.
  • Procure the most cost effective products related to IPC and decontamination
  • Evaluate current IPC measures and structures and facilitate adaptations, where necessary (infrastructure, ventilation, isolation facilities, training programmes, supply of personal protective equipment etc).
  • Improve hospital safety and patient care in cost-effective programmes.

Basic Infection Prevention and Control for Healthcare Managers

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