Specialist care training centre offers to deliver Infection Control Training to other care providers to help reduce risk through education
A specialist care training centre in Cambridgeshire is offering to deliver free Infection Control Training on behalf of other care providers as it looks to reduce the risk of infection through education while giving back to the wider care community.
Allowing providers to market the training as their own, AVC Training will deliver it remotely via its team of expert trainers at no charge – as it looks to improve understanding of infection control by enabling others to benefit from the education that professional carers receive.
Designed with relatives of those living in care homes in mind, the training seeks to support safer, lower risk visits to care facilities amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with the overriding aim to improve awareness to the benefit of all.
AVC Training, part of a care community in Doddington, Cambridgeshire, had initially developed a training programme for relatives of Askham’s own residents to participate in, which was also opened up to interested members of the public.
Following the successful delivery of three initial sessions, AVC Training is now offering other care providers the opportunity to provide infection control training to their own residents’ families in turn.
Allowing them to market the training as their own, the team at AVC Training will deliver a one hour virtual session via Zoom, which will outline best practice when it comes to infection control, as well as educating participants on the necessity of following procedures. The content of the training covers many of the principles that care workers learn about as part of their mandatory training.
Michelle Barker, Training Manager at AVC Training, commented: “Our Infection Control Training was very well received by its initial participants, so we wanted to offer it out to a broader audience, while giving back to the wider industry in the process. Allowing other providers to market it as their own training, enables them to provide a useful service for their residents’ relatives to engage with – while also helping to improve general knowledge around the necessities of infection control, creating safer visiting environments, and helping to allay prospective fears.”
She added: “Understanding the principles of how infection is transmitted and how our actions either facilitate or prevent spread is a key risk management factor for care providers – so we’re hoping that they will recognise the value of providing the training to their communities and seek to utilise our services.”
Michelle concluded: “The key to reducing risk is education. If those who are visiting a home know why infection control is essential and understand the relevant processes and procedures, then any risk will be greatly reduced – thus helping to provide reassurance to care providers, as well as those receiving care and their loved ones. This is something that, in turn, will benefit the full spectrum of society by helping to keep us all safe.”
AVC Training, which was recently endorsed by Skills for Care as an approved training centre, delivers mandatory and specialist courses for Health and Social care, as well offering its facilities for use by external trainers.
For more information on AVC Training, please visit: https://avctraining.net/
To enquire about offering a course, please email Michelle via [email protected] or call her on 07834 818877.