Course Title: Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2019

Class Number: All

Class Section: All

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Course Code: OHTH5930C

Course Title: Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3393 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Contact: Ms. Suzanne Dellas Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email: sue.fatone@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager:

Ms. Rachael Starr

9341 1420

rachael.starr@rmit.edu.au

 

Vocational Educator

 Ms. Sandra Torbica

9341 1408

sandra.torbica@rmit.edu.au  

Nominal Hours: 25

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Element:

1. Follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow hand hygiene practices in accordance with organisations policies and procedures

1.2 Implement hand care procedures and cover cuts and abrasions

1.3 Follow organisation procedures for choice and use of personal protection equipment

1.4 Follow procedures for respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette

1.5 Follow procedures for environmental cleaning

1.6 Follow procedures for handling, transporting and processing of linen in a manner that controls the spread of infection

1.7 Follow procedures for disposal of contaminated waste

1.8 Follow procedures for handling and cleaning client equipment that prevents skin and mucous membrane exposures, contamination of clothing, and transfer of pathogens

1.9 Identify and respond to situations where additional precautions may be required to prevent transmission of infection

Element:

2. Identify infection hazards and assess risks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify infection hazards associated with own role and work environment

2.2 Identify own areas of responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control

2.3 Assess risk by determining the likelihood and severity of harm from identified hazards.

2.4 Document and report activities and tasks that put self, clients, visitors and/or other workers at risk

2.5 Identify appropriate control measures to minimise risk in accordance with organisations procedures

Element:

3. Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Follow protocols for care after exposure to blood or other body fluids as required

3.2 Place appropriate signs when and where appropriate

3.3 Remove spills in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation

3.4 Minimise contamination of materials, equipment and instruments by aerosols and splatter

3.5 Identify, separate and maintain clean and contaminated zones

3.6 Confine records, materials and medicaments to a well-designated clean zone

3.7 Confine contaminated instruments and equipment to a well-designated contaminated zone


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements. 


Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

  • Face to Face classes
  • Written classroom tasks
  • Demonstration and classroom discussion
  • Facilitator led practical clinical demonstration
  • Group discussions
  • Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises
  • Clinical practice, peer evaluation/feedback session/completion of practical worksheets
  • Online learning  via CANVAS
  • Self-managed research to support completion of Study Guides.
  • Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course


Teaching Schedule

As per Certificate III Timetable, which is issued as a hard copy on Induction Day and is also located in Canvas.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Bird.D & Robinson.D - (2017) Modern


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through CANVAS.

CANVAS is an online resource with the lesson plans for each unit. Within CANVAS are the session lessons plans, assessments, resources and other materials required for completion of each unit of competency.

Additional materials maybe provided in class and lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites must be met.

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit,
manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

followed established organisation infection prevention and control procedures on at least 3 separate occasions

followed established organisation infection prevention and control procedures at least once for each of the following:

Assessment:  Task 1

Written test

Assessment:Task 2

Simulated Practical Assessment

Assessment: Task 3

Workplace Assessment 1

Assessment: Task 4

Workplace Assessment 2

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment:Task 1

Written Assessment

This is conducted at RMIT university on Phase 2 Day 2. This is a closed book written test and you must achieve a 60% mark to pass this assessment.

Students are allowed 1hr to complete this task.

Feedback to students will be provided via Grade Centre on Canvas. Appointment can be arranged to review results. 

Assessment:Task 2

Simulated Practical Assessment

This is conducted at RMIT simulated dental teaching areas and student's knowledge and skills will be observed. Detailed information will be provided to students via Canvas and during their class attendance Phase 2 Day 2.

Students will attempt this assessments under supervision of the assessor and they will be marked with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the HLTINF001 Assessment Overview. 

All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result and students will receive verbal feedback on  the day. 

Assessment:Task 3

Workplace Assessment 1

This is conducted after Phase 3. RMIT will contact the student and the Workplace Assessor for discussion and scheduling of the suitable time for this assessment. Student knowledge and skills will be observed in the workplace. Detailed information will be provided  via Canvas and to students during their class attendance.

Students will attempt the workplace assessments under supervision of the assessor and they will be marked with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the HLTINF001 Assessment Overview. All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

Student will receive verbal feedback on  the assessments at the end of the workplace assessment.

Assessment:Task 4

Workplace Assessment 2

This is conducted after Phase 3. RMIT will contact the student and the Workplace Assessor for discussion and scheduling of the suitable time for this assessment. Student knowledge and skills will be observed in the workplace. Detailed information will be provided  via Canvas and to students during their class attendance.

Students will attempt the workplace assessments under supervision of the assessor and they will be marked with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the HLTINF001 Assessment Overview. All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

Student will receive verbal feedback on  the assessments at the end of the workplace assessment.


Assessment Matrix

ements/Performance Criteria Covered

Ass 1

Ass 2

Ass 3

Ass 4

1.1

X

X  

X   

X   

1.2

x

X   

X   

X   

1.3

X  

 

 

 

1.4

X  

 

 

 

1.5

X   

X   

X   

X   

1.6

X   

 

 

 

1.7

X   

X   

X   

X   

1.8

X   

X   

X   

X   

1.9

XX   

 

 

 

2.1

X  

  

X   

2.2

X  

 

 

 

2.3

X   

  

X   

X   

2.4

X   

 

X   

X   

2.5

X   

 

X   

X   

3.1

X   

 

 

 

3.2

X   

 

 

 

3.3

X   

 

 

 

3.4

X   

 

X   

X   

3.5

X   

  

X   

X   

3.6

X   

 

X   

X   

3.7

X   

 

X   

X  

Other Information

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Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit  

 

Study and learning Support: 

http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre  

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):


https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services 

 

Late submission: 

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/forms/assessment-forms



Special consideration: 

http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration 

 

Plagiarism: 

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/rights-and-responsibilities/academic-integrity

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