Date
13 Feb 2020
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Cost
Free
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Available to
General Practice
Practice Nurses
Practice Managers
General Practitioners
Professional development points
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This session is for all general practice staff to update their knowledge and skills in infection control in the context of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Topics covered include: 

  • What should reception staff do?  
  • Hand hygiene and surface cleaning 
  • How long is the virus infective for? 
  • How long do I leave a room empty for after a suspect patient? 
  • Why do hospital staff appear to wear such extensive PPE when we are not? 
  • What is the mortality rate and who is most seriously affected? 
  • What do people die from? 
  • How long is the patient infectious for? 
  • Is there subclinical infection? 
  • Is the person infectious before symptoms appear? 
  • What treatment is used?  
  • What actions are you going to take for good infection prevention and control? 
  • What extra actions are you going to take during this outbreak?  

 

Speaker:

Margaret Jennings is a trained microbiologist and experienced provider of infection prevention and control education to the non-hospital sector. 



Learning outcomes

By the end of this session you will: 

  • Increase your knowledge of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the context of general practice 
  • Learn strategies for infection prevention and control to implement in your practice 
  • Increase your confidence in managing suspected cases