Course Title: Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: HWSS5711C

Course Title: Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4321 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email: veemita.kaul@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ronnie Bateman

ronnie.bateman@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

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

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisite:

◾HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required for workers in the health care setting to clean and sterilise reusable instruments and equipment and to maintain associated environments. All procedures are required to be carried out in accordance with current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards and the policies and procedures of the health care establishment. All tasks must be carried out in accordance with State or Territory legislative requirements that affect work practices of the health care establishment and/or health care worker.
This unit is applicable to health care workers who are responsible for processing reusable instruments and equipment and maintaining associated environments in a health care facility

Application of this course will be contextualised to reflect any specific workplace infection risks, hazards and associated infection control practices relating to specific workplace instruments and equipment in line with individual workplace policies and procedures.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

Element:

1. Prepare to clean used items
 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow safe work practices and standard precautions at all times in accordance with legislative and workplace guidelines
1.2 Dispose of sharps and sharps debris into a container that meets Australian/New Zealand Standards at the point-of-use
1.3 Segregate and dispose of waste according to organisation and legislative requirements

Element:

2. Clean and dry used items
 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Maintain work flow protocols in instrument reprocessing area
2.2 Prepare instruments for cleaning
2.3 Select and safely use appropriate cleaning agents
2.4 Use cleaning methods that avoid the generation of aerosols
2.5 Dry and inspect instruments for damage and remaining debris
2.6 Monitor the cleaning process

Element:

3. Prepare and pack items for sterilisation
 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Open and unlock instruments with hinges or ratchets
3.2 Prepare instrument trays in accordance with workplace protocols
3.3 Package or wrap critical site instruments in a manner that prevents damage to delicate items
3.4 Place the appropriate chemical indicator into packages as required in accordance with current Australian/New Zealand Standards and workplace protocols
3.5 Label packs with the contents of the pack and batch control data as required in accordance with current Australian/New Zealand Standards and workplace protocols
3.6 Seal wrapped trays with steriliser indicator tape as required in accordance with current Australian/New Zealand Standards and workplace protocols

Element:

4. Sterilise loads
 

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Operate the steriliser safely and in accordance with manufacturer instructions, legislative guidelines and workplace protocols
4.2 Monitor each sterilising cycle and record the details as specified in current Australian/New Zealand Standards
4.3 Maintain records for each sterilising cycle as required in accordance with current Australian/New Zealand Standards and workplace protocols
4.4 Unload the steriliser on the completion of the drying cycle to ensure sterility of items
4.5 Follow criteria for release of processed items as specified in current Australian/New Zealand Standards
4.6 Store sterile packs to maintain sterility in accordance with workplace protocols

Element:

5. Maintain sterilising equipment
 

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Clean and check sterilisers routinely as required in accordance with current Australian/New Zealand Standards and workplace protocols
5.2 Follow the preventive maintenance program as established by the workplace in conjunction with manufacturer or maintenance contractor
5.3 Monitor the sterilising cycles at the intervals specified in current Australian/New Zealand Standards


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Face to face teaching
• Case studies
• Class room activities and practical work
• Reflections and discussions and team work activities


Teaching Schedule

The detailed teaching schedule will also be provided on the learning hub.

The following courses will be delivered and assessed together as a cluster-

HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
HLTAH404C Assist with basic foot hygiene
HLTAH405C Assist with podiatric procedures
HLTAH406C Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

SessionsTimeTopics
13 hrs• Intro to Podiatry
• Role of the Podiatry Assistant
• Course overview/ Ax requirements
23hrs• Sterilisation Theory
33hrs• Sterilisation Prac
43hrs• Foot/Ankle Exercise Theory
53hrsAT 1 - STERILISATION
63hrs• Intro to primary care
73hrs• Skin/Vascular/Neuro Assessment
83hrs• Skin/Nails Practical
93hrs• Sterilisation R/U
103hrs• Podiatric Surgery
 113hrs  • Foot & Ankle Exercises
 123hrs • Footwear
• Orthotics
• Padding/Taping
 
 13,14 6 hrs • Mock Subjective
• Mock Objective
• Management & Documentation & Reporting
 
153hrs• AT2 WRITTEN TEST/QUIZ
163hrs• Skin/Nails Prac 2
173hrsAssessment & Padding Revew
183hrs• Revision
19,20,21,2212 hrs• AT 3 PRAC EXAMS


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

The resources will be provided by the teacher through Learning hub.


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve written and practical assessment in simulated environment. On gaining competency in these assessments, students will undertake clinical placement for this competency


 


Assessment Tasks

The following courses will be assessed together as a cluster-

HLTIN302C        Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
HLTAH404C      Assist with basic foot hygiene
HLTAH405C      Assist with podiatric procedures
HLTAH406C      Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise
 

The assessment tasks are as follows-

Assessment task 1- Sterilisation of equipment on 10th July

Assessment task 2 -Written assessment on 23rd July

Assessment task 3 - Practical Assessment on 28th and 30th July

Assessment task 4- Clinical placement- After 31st July ( for one week) . The students will be notified the dates of placement by First week of July

The student needs to be deemed satisfactory in Assessment tasks 1,2 and 3 to proceed to clinical placements

The student needs to be satisfactory in all assessment tasks to be deemed competent in the course.

Any change in the schedule will be notified through Learning hub/ emails.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

The following courses will be delivered and assessed together as a cluster-

HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
HLTAH404C Assist with basic foot hygiene
HLTAH405C Assist with podiatric procedures
HLTAH406C Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

Students are to refer to the RMIT website and orientation handouts for student information regarding requests for extension, special consideration and reasonable adjustment. Students are to be familiar with all assessment process listed below.
The following links contain information such as how/when to apply, the right type of application, documentation to complete, timeframes and other process requirements;
Requests for extension http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8r23xxpe4fne
Special consideration http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
 

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