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Prevention of urinary tract infections in care settings
Prevention of urinary tract infections in care settings
Prevention of urinary tract infections in care settings
Prevention of urinary tract infections in care settings

Upon completion of this online course, learners will understand where and how UTIs occur, and the appropriate action to take if you suspect a service user has a UTI.

If you have a role within the care sector which involves dealing with patients, then you need to know about UTIs and how they can be treated and prevented.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in one to two hours
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Digital certificate on completion
Description

A urinary tract infection occurs when one or more parts of the urinary system become infected with a pathogen. This can be caused from a lack of poor personal and hand hygiene, poor catheter care, an inadequate fluid intake, and conditions that may cause incomplete bladder emptying.

Why take this course?

Upon completion of this online course, learners will understand what a UTI is, how pathogens can enter the urinary tract and cause infection, the effect that diabetes has on a UTI, and how to test for the presence of UTIs. Learners will understand the detection process from observing signs and symptoms, to notifying a senior or a GP.

This module is designed to help professionals who are involved with patients in the care sector understand treatment for mild, moderate and severe cases of UTIs, what the main methods of prevention are, and the actions they can take if they suspect a patient may have a UTI.

E-learning content

  • What is a UTI?
  • What causes a UTI?
  • UTIs and diabetes
  • How UTIs are treated and prevented

Training outcomes

Upon completion of this course, learners will:

  • Develop an understanding of what UTIs are, and their main causes
  • Be aware of key signs and symptoms of UTIs
  • Understand some of the main ways to treat and prevent UTIs
  • Be able to know what is appropriate action to take if you suspect a service user has a UTI

Accreditation

The content of this course is certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Duration

Approximately 1 hour to complete. As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Test and certificate

The end of course test consists of 23 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

Discounts

Bulk discounts

A bulk discount structure applies for this course based on the quantity you buy and is calculated automatically during checkout.

  • 10% discount on 10 - 49 courses
  • 20% discount on 50 + courses

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please email salesteam@virtual-college.co.uk or call our sales team on 01943 885 085.

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