2018 RCSI/HPSC Safe Patient Care: Infection Prevention & Control Course

The ninth annual Safe Patient Care Course, which is jointly run by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), will take place in September 2018. This year’s course is targeting frontline acute hospital staff and those with managerial responsibilities who are not infection control specialists but are interested in patient safety and wish to update their core infection prevention and control (IPC) knowledge and skills.

The course is particularly relevant for senior staff nurses, clinical nurse managers, IPC link nurses & champions, newly appointed IPCNs, NCHDs, microbiology registrars and allied health professionals.

It will be held in the Houston Lecture Theatre, RCSI, St. Stephen’s Green Dublin 2 and will run over the following four days; Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th, Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th September 2018.

Safe Patient Care Course Information

1. Information about the course
2. Poster
3. Registration
4. Final Programme


Where possible, course presentations will be available to download at the links below:

Week 1
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Wednesday 5th September 2018

Week 2
Monday 10th September 2018
Tuesday 11th September 2018