Short course


£ 20 VAT exempt


  • Type

    Short course

  • Level


  • Methodology


  • Class hours


  • Duration


  • Online campus


Understand what is meant by Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea Recognise and understand the predisposing factors and the relevance of antibiotic prescribing Understand the diagnostic criteria and benefits of early diagnosis Be aware of and explain current treatments Be aware of and understand the importance of appropriate Infection prevention and control precautions and the impact these measures have on the prevention of cross infection Understand the role and responsibilities of self and others. Suitable for: This interactive e-learning course is designed to enable personnel from a range of healthcare organisations to understand Clostridium difficile (C diff) thus enhancing the management and care of patients and service users with Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea. It has been created in partnership with Specialist Infection Control Teams. The course incorporates the latest DH/HPA Guidelines.

About this course

No entry requirements. Access required to a computer.

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  • Recognising signs of infection
  • Preventing and dealing with infection outbreaks
  • Managing infections

Teachers and trainers (2)

Deborah  KING

Deborah KING

Head of Infection Prevention, NHS South Birmingham

Katherine  Hughes

Katherine Hughes

Infection Control Head

ERN and leading member of IPS (Infection Prevention Society). Subject Matter expert, with 30 years experience of working in infection prevention across both acute and primary sectors of healthcare in the NHS. Has a keen interest in infection prevention education, in particular with regards to changing practice.

Course programme

Course review:

A course that focuses on one of the most deadly of superbugs, Clostridium Difficile with the aim of ensuring that the signs of the infection are clearly known and understood and so encourage prevention but also to deal with any outbreaks and to prevent the spread and to contain those affected.

The course is very easy to follow and very user-friendly explaining the nature of the infection, and the best ways to deal with any suspected incidents. The course also trains the user in best practice as regards hygiene standards, so helpful for warding against other infectious diseases, including MRSA and Norovirus.

Addressing itself to the particular signs of C.Diff infection, the course carefully and thoroughly takes the learner through all stages by using familiar scenarios. On being successful in the course exercises, assessments and tests the learner will receive a Certificate which provides sound evdence of the learning.

Additional information

Very important to be able to know of signs of the infection and how to deal quickly and effectively with an outbreak, and to know hoe best to avoid contamination.


£ 20 VAT exempt