How Important Is Infection Control and Prevention Training? | Aesthetics Accreditation International

How Important Is Infection Control and Prevention Training?

How Important Is Infection Control and Prevention Training? 

One of the most common places for infections to occur are in healthcare facilities. These infections are called healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and occur when a patient comes in for one health issue/injury/illness and ends up with another unrelated illness, an infection. This is due to not following proper precautions in preventing and controlling infections in the workplace.

It is every healthcare employers’ duty to provide proper training, information, and to ensure that infections are being prevented. It is every healthcare workers’ duty to follow these instructions, take training, and take all measures to prevent and control infection. It is important that certification is always up-to-date and valid. This certification must be renewed as new information and studies are conducted to be sure that you are always current on the most effective ways of preventing infections from spreading.

No matter what healthcare field you are in, infection control and prevention is equally important. This also goes for those who work in areas where infections can occur, even if it is not a healthcare facility; for example, tattoo artists and medspas but we will get more into this in a bit. Now more than ever, infection control and prevention is so important, no matter what you do or who you are!

AAIs Role in Infection Control and Prevention

Aesthetics Accreditation International (AAI) is composed of medical professionals dedicated to setting higher standards within the aesthetic industry. AAI acknowledges the importance of infection control and prevention within healthcare facilities, as well as other professions, and has devoted their time to ensure there is an in-depth course in providing all the proper information to become trained and certified in preventing and controlling infections. AAI is always staying up to date on studies and conducting studies of their own so that all information is recent and accurate.

Why is Infection Control and Prevention So Important?

As we mentioned earlier, the infections that are acquired in healthcare facilities are known as healthcare-associated infections or HAIs. These infections have their own name and category because of how prevalent and serious they are within the healthcare system. These are a patient safety issue as well as an Occupational Health and Safety issue and is a major problem around the world. By being well-trained and following proper standards, there are fewer risks for the patients, residents, visitors, workers, yourself, and the general community. There are many different types of infections and many ways for them to spread. This is something that the AAI training course will go in-depth about. 

Who Needs to Comply with Infection Control?

Infection Control should be integrated into the daily process of all those working in healthcare and professional aesthetics services including:

  • Medical offices and clinics
  • Med spas
  • Estheticians
  • Aesthetics professionals
  • Hospitals
  • Doctors and nurses
  • Medical students
  • Healthcare administration
  • Pharmacies
  • Birthing professionals
  • Social workers
  • Medical laboratories
  • Microblading professionals
  • Permanent makeup Professionals 
  • Medical research
  • Nursing homes
  • Tattoo Artists
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Healthcare professionals/workers

If you work with any kind of bodily fluids or possibility of bodily fluids or being in close contact with a client/patient, it is highly recommended to take this course to protect yourself, your client, and your business.

This course includes more information than you need to know if you are a non-medical professional. This course, in no way, certifies anyone to perform injections. This course will educate non-medical professionals on safety, sanitation, transmission, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, and make you a more informed professional. We believe that all tattoo artists, PMU artists, microbladers, and estheticians should have this knowledge as well as medical professionals. We believe we can keep more organizations, aesthetics professionals, aesthetics clients, and tattoo clients safe by arming yourself with this knowledge. 

AAI Infection Control and Prevention Training

This course will educate you on the following: 

  • The history of infection control 
  • Transmission 
  • Prevention and control
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Tool safety
  • Environment sanitation 
  • Sharps and injection safety 
  • Occupational Health and safety 
  • Sepsis and more 

With the recent events of the global pandemic, the Coronavirus, it is so important to learn all about infection control and prevention. This is information that will always be useful and detrimental for you, your clients and your business. Whether this is a requirement of your or not, AAI highly suggests learning this information to continue protecting our community. Get certified in Infection Control and Prevention today! Click here to learn more about the training!