Practice educators and mentors are now expected to have the skills and techniques needed to implement a ‘learning skills through simulation’ program into established curricula, yet using simulation to teach while of huge importance – requires careful and time-consuming planning. This valuable resource takes away some of that burden by providing clear, ready-made activities and guidance from leading practitioners in a range of fields, which healthcare and practice educators and mentors can use to enhance their teaching of all the essential and commonly-taught clinical and management skills and knowledge.

Dedicated chapters, which all follow a defined step-by-step format, provide simulation scenarios, alongside facilitator guidance, which will help develop confidence in the teaching of key skills such as:

Drug administration; Conflict management; Infection control; Breaking bad news; Catheter and bowel care

These scenarios and accompanying guidance can be used as a framework for teaching, promoting a greater understanding of the skill being taught, and providing a risk-free opportunity for the student to practice their clinical and managerial skills and judgment.

Infection Prevention: Aseptic non-touch Technique, Hand Washing, Disposal of Sharps and Disposal of Waste

Infection prevention: Aseptic non-touch technique, hand washing, disposal of sharps and disposal of waste


The aim of this chapter is to give ideas and scenarios to facilitate the teaching of four key areas of infection prevention and control: aseptic technique, hand hygiene, sharps disposal and waste disposal.


At the end of this chapter the reader will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of appropriate infection prevention practice in healthcare settings
  • Identify how infections are transmitted and how this can be prevented
  • Describe techniques to facilitate learning which will, in turn, develop a knowledge base and skills to encourage good infection prevention practice in the clinical area.

Introduction to the Skill

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