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Healthcare Associated Infections

Hospital Outbreak Management

The module takes you through a hypothetical outbreak which takes place within an acute hospital setting. The outbreak is depicted over a six day period and uses various forms of information including laboratory reports, videos and minutes of meetings.

Registration and Access

This course is provided by learnPro.  Further information abut registration and access to learnPro and access can be found at our learnPro Information Page.

Target Audience

This module may be undertaken by groups or individuals, for example:

  • infection control teams
  • microbiologists
  • public health doctors
  • infection control nurses in training

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Highlight preliminary alert signals
  • Identify the specific actions required during an outbreak of infection (or HAI) by the individual infection control professional
  • Stipulate any additional patient, healthcare worker or visitor safety control measures as required
  • Highlight systems required for collection, analysis and presentation of data
  • Assess and evaluate outcomes of control measures
  • State requirements for effective communication systems both internally and externally

Further Information

The anticipated learning time for this tutorial is one to one and half hours

You will be asked at various stages to make notes and write reports. These may be printed off and used as evidence of learning and included in portfolios of learning. You can also edit your notes after you have saved them and then save them again.

The assessment comprises multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%.  On completion of the course you can print off a record of learning as evidence for your portfolio or training record.

Any queries in relation to the module please contact Sabine Nolte


Resource launched 2012. Last reviewed and updated November 2016.