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Short Course in Basic Airborne Infection Prevention and Control (E-Learning)

1 Ethics & 16 Clinical Points Only R 500.00 (incl VAT)


Exposure to different airborne pathogens has resulted in the emergence of epidemics/pandemics of respiratory infections. This airborne transmission becomes even more prevalent in healthcare settings because of overburdened health facilities and the presence of immunosuppressed patients. Airborne infection control measures include a three-pronged approach, namely administrative control, environmental control, and personal respiratory protection measures.

Recently the WHO also identified various challenges and weaknesses with respect to infection prevention control practices on airborne infections in South Africa with a general lack of insight into the basic principles.

FPD with CSIR developed a basic airborne infection control course addressing the challenges of airborne infection.

Partner Organisation

This course has been developed in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Who Should Enroll

Infection control personnel, occupational health nurse, occupational health and safety personnel facility maintenance personnel, environmental health practitioners; TB coordinators, quality assurance coordinators, facility, district and provincial managers, clinicians working in TB and HIV&AIDS programmes, architects, engineers and people working for infrastructure departments.

Course Design

This is an online course. Participants have 3 months to complete the assessment process from date of registration.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Explain Infection Control
  • Develop a facility specific TB infection control policy.
  • Design and describe facility specific administrative procedures for patients.
  • Design and describe facility specific administrative operating procedures for staff.
  • Develop a facility specific TB infection control policy.
  • Define and describe various environmental TB IPC measures.
  • Describe various ventilation and disinfection mechanisms for enclosed spaces.
  • Describe basic requirements for safe sputum collection.
  • Differentiate between natural and mechanical ventilation.
  • Describe how to conduct different measurements for airflow.
  • Define UVGI
  • Describe contents of an effective respiratory protection programme.
  • Describe how to conduct a fit test and a fit check.
  • Explain steps to follow when donning a respirator.
  • Explain the HACCP process.
  • Describe how to conduct a risk assessment
  • Translate risk assessment outcomes into risk management plans
  • Develop M&E processes from the risk management plan


Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire. These will be submitted to the Foundation for Professional Development for assessment.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for 16 Clinical and 1 Ethical CEU’s on Level 2.


Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this short course once successfully completing the assessment component.

Course Fee

R 2760.00 500.00 (inclusive of VAT and taxes where applicable). Discounted price only applicable for the duration of lock down period, thereafter the normal price of R 2760.00 will apply


FPD Nursing School

Tel: (012) 816 9000
Fax: 012 001 8774
Email: nursing@foundation.co.za
Address: P.O. Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za

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