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Healthcare Associated Infections

Quality Improvement for HAI

The module shows learners how simple improvements can be made in the workplace to reduce healthcare associated infections and is designed to stimulate ideas and to motivate learners to make improvements in their workplace, whatever the topic.

The module explains why reducing healthcare associated infections is important, provides an overview of the basics of quality improvement and guides learners on how to start improvement work in their own area.

The module walks learners through a step-by-step journey of two worked examples of improvement stories which took place in healthcare settings and are  designed to stimulate ideas and to motivate and encourage learners to start their own improvement journey. 

Registration and Access

This course is provided by learnPro.  Further information about registration and access can be found at our learnPro information page.

Target Audience

The module has been designed for and can be used by any healthcare disciplines working in e.g. hospitals, care homes, health centres or the patient’s own home. You do not have to have a clinical background to carry out small improvements as long as you understand the correct steps to take.

Not all of the content will be relevant to all learners, but the core facts apply to all those working through the module.

Remember you do not need to have any experience of quality improvement to undertake this module

Learning Objectives

On completion of this module, you should:

  • Understand the principles of quality improvement
  • Understand how to undertake quality improvement work in your area to reduce HAIs
  • Know where to access existing quality improvement resources

Further Information

It is anticipated that the module should take between one to one and a half hours to complete.  

You can learn about quality improvement in more depth by reading the many useful resources provided throughout the module to suit your learning needs and personal development plan.


This module is designed to share experiences of improvement work in healthcare settings and to encourage and guide you to undertake improvement work in your area. There is no formal assessment but you can print off a record of your learning at the end of the module as evidence for your portfolio or training record.

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Resource launched 2014. Due for review 2016.