Competencies for junior specialist (introductory level) and for a senior specialist (expert level):

  • Collect and analyse the relevant documentation for the development of an infection control procedure
  • Prepare infection control policies and procedures according to national or local standard operating procedures (SOPs), for example for validated main infection control activities, i.e. standard precautions and hand hygiene
  • Isolation and special (barrier) precautions
  • Skin disinfection
  • Patient pre-operative preparation
  • Decontamination and sterilisation of medical devices
  • Invasive procedures: vascular and urinary catheterisation, mechanical ventilation, etc.
  • Support activities: linen and waste management, housekeeping, food service, environmental safety (air, water), decontamination of environmental surfaces
  • Examples for occupational health activities: management following fluid exposure, prevention of inoculation injuries and other infection risks in HCWs
  • Immunisation of HCWs and patients
  • Contribute to the drawing up of clinical procedures when special precautions for infection control are required
  • Contribute to the drawing up of clinical procedures for specific settings
  • Plan strategies for the design of healthcare procedures

Competencies for a junior specialist - introductory level

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of procedures for crisis management in infection control: alert management, recall of patients, recall of potentially contaminated equipment and supplies, reporting and exchange with relevant healthcare professionals

Competencies for a senior specialist - expert level

  • Prepare a procedure for crisis management in infection control: alert management, recall of patients, recall of potentially contaminated equipment and supplies, reporting and exchange with relevant healthcare professionals