Course Title: Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: HWSS5655C

Course Title: Comply with infection control policies and procedures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email: leeanne.mond@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

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

NIL PRE REQUISITES OR CO REQUISITES

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to comply with infection control policies and procedures. All procedures must be carried out in accordance with current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards for maintaining infection control and the policies and procedures of the organisation
This unit acknowledges the importance of complying with an effective infection control strategy that ensures the safety of the client (or end-user of health-related products/services), maintains personal protection and prevents the transmission of infections from person to person
All tasks must be carried out in accordance with State or Territory legislative requirements that affect work practices of the organisation and/or worker
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Element:

1.Follow infection control guidelines

 

Performance Criteria:

 

1.1       Demonstrate the application of standard precautions to prevent the spread of infection in accordance with organisation requirements

1.2       Demonstrate the application of additional precautions when standard precautions alone may not be sufficient to prevent transmission of infection

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

Element:

2.Identify and respond to infection risks

Performance Criteria:

 

2.1       Identify infection risks and implement an appropriate response within own role and responsibility

2.2       Document and report activities and tasks that put clients and/or other workers at risk

2.3       Respond appropriately to situations that pose an infection risk in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation

2.4       Follow procedures for risk control and risk containment for specific risks

2.5       Follow protocols for care following exposure to blood or other body fluids as required

2.6       Place appropriate signs when and where appropriate

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

Element:

3.Maintain personal hygiene

Performance Criteria:

 

3.1       Maintain hand hygiene by washing hands before and after client contact and/or after any activity likely to cause contamination

3.2       Follow handwashing procedures

3.3       Implement hand care procedures

3.4  Cover cuts and abrasions with water-proof dressings and change as necessary

Element:

4.Use personal protective equipment

Performance Criteria:

 

4.1       Wear personal protective clothing and equipment that complies with Australian/New Zealand Standards, and is appropriate for the intended use

4.2  Change protective clothing and gowns/aprons daily, more frequently if soiled and where appropriate, after each client contact

Element:

5.Limit contamination

Performance Criteria:

 

5.1       Demarcate and maintain clean and contaminated zones in all aspects of health care work

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

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

Element:

6.Handle, package, label, store, transport and dispose of clinical and other waste

Performance Criteria:

 

6.1       Wear appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment in accordance with occupational health and safety policies and procedures when handling waste

6.2       Separate waste at the point where it has been generated and dispose of into waste containers that are colour coded and identified

6.3       Store clinical or related waste in an area that is accessible only to authorised persons

6.4       Handle, package, label, store, transport and dispose of waste appropriately to minimise potential for contact with the waste and to reduce the risk to the environment from accidental release

6.5  Dispose of waste safely in accordance with policies and procedures of the organisation and legislative requirements

Element:

7.Clean environmental surfaces

 

Performance Criteria:

 

7.1       Wear personal protective clothing and equipment during cleaning procedures

7.2       Remove all dust, dirt and physical debris from work surfaces

7.3       Clean all work surfaces with a neutral detergent and warm water solution before and after each session or when visibly soiled

7.4       Decontaminate equipment requiring special processing in accordance with quality management systems to ensure full compliance with cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation protocols

7.5       Dry all work surfaces before and after use

7.6       Replace surface covers where applicable

7.7  Maintain and store cleaning equipment


Learning Outcomes


At the end of this session the student should be able to:


• Follow infection control guidelines
• Identify and respond to infection risks
• Maintain personal hygiene
• Use personal protective equipment
• Limit contamination
• Handle, package, label, store, transport, and dispose of clinical and other waste
• Clean environmental surfaces
 


Details of Learning Activities

 

Learning activities include:

  • Classroom Teacher delivery
  • Group work
  • Self directed learning
  • Research
  • Practical sessions
  • Clinical placement


Teaching Schedule

 

LESSONTOPIC
1Introduction to infection control
2Identify and respond to infection risks
3Asepsis
4Limiting contamination
5Nosocomial infections and nursing care
  

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

 

The assessment resources for this unit is the recommended text:

Kozier, B,and Erbs, G., (2014) Fundamentals of Nursing (3rd ed.) Pearson, Australia. (Volumes 1 - 3)

Tollefson, J., (2014) Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing students (5th ed.) South Melbourne: Cengage Learning. 

Blackboard videos


Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge for this unit of competency will be assessed via the following methods:

  • Written Assessment
  • Online learning assessment


Assessment Tasks

 

This unit is part of an integrated program.
You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

The skills and knowledge to be assessed within this unit are as follows:

1. Two online e-Learning modules

2. Practical skills assessment

3. Clinical placement

Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.

If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within two (2) working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.


If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator one (1) working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to seven (7) days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visitwww.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.
OR:
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within two (2) working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than seven (7) days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.

You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab”http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/ . All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.

Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found athttp://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities  
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment

Credit transfer and RPL
 

Credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy (unresolved)


Assessment Matrix

 

The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency and with the performance evidence, knowledge evidence and assessment conditions for each unit.

The Assessment Matrix is available on Blackboard.

Other Information

The assessment resources for this unit is the recommended text:

Kozier, B,and Erbs, G., (2014) Fundamentals of Nursing (3rd ed.) Pearson, Australia. (Volumes 1 - 3)

Tollefson, J., (2014) Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing students (5th ed.) South Melbourne: Cengage Learning. 

 

 

Each assessment will be marked as either Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory.

In order to be assessed as Competent for this unit you must achieve a Satisfactory result for each assessment task.

The student is expected to attend classes, Lab sessions and Clinical Placement where applicable.

Resubmission or Reassessment of an Assessment Task:

There are no resubmissions of assessments which are Not Satisfactory. However individual consideration may be given in consultation with the Teacher and the Program Coordinator.

Reassessment of students who have attempted to undertake a practical assessment in the Clinical Lab (resulted as Not Satisfactory), and have attended all Lab sessions will be given one (1) further opportunity to demonstrate a Satisfactory result.

 

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