Course Title: Manage the prevention and control of infection

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: NURS5360C

Course Title: Manage the prevention and control of infection

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email: joshua.davies@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 

 

Sonny Shoduri

sonny.shoduri@rmit.edu.au

 

9925 4212

Nominal Hours: 50

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 will be co-delivered with:

HLTWHS004/OHTH5909C Manage work health and safety

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and monitor infection prevention and control systems and procedures in work contexts where health and personal care services are provided. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibilities for infection prevention and control in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection

Element:

1. Establish framework for infection prevention and control

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access and interpret legislation, regulations and codes of practice for infection prevention and control 1.2 Collate and evaluate information on workplace requirements for infection prevention and control 1.3 Evaluate current policies, systems and procedures for compliance and quality 1.4 Consult with relevant colleagues on infection prevention and control issues and requirements 1.5 Develop and document infection prevention and control systems and procedures, including record keeping and reporting systems 1.6 Define and allocate infection prevention and control responsibilities

Element:

2. Establish procedures for hazard identification and risk control

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish hazard identification and risk assessment tools 2.2 Develop workplace processes for risk control 2.3 Ensure risk controls and hazard specific procedures are consistent with the hierarchy of control 2.4 Put in place incident reporting and investigation procedures 2.5 Document hazard identification and risk assessment systems and procedures

Element:

3. Implement and monitor infection prevention and control practices

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Communicate infection prevention and control systems, procedures and responsibilities to relevant colleagues 3.2 Support implementation by facilitating resources and training 3.3 Monitor day to day effectiveness of infection prevention and control procedures and address issues of concern

Element:

4. Evaluate infection prevention and control performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess infection prevention and control systems against compliance requirements 4.2 Review incidents as key sources of information 4.3 Seek feedback on systems and procedures from relevant colleagues 4.4 Identify and action improvements to systems and procedures Foundation Skills


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT

at www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub.

A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as:

• Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in

the course

• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the

student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning

• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a

valuable part of your learning experience

• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your

ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics

• Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course

and debate and discuss ideas

• Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health

information

• Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen

your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts

• To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication

tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow

students by using the online learning platform

• It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice

assessment, treatment and palpation techniques


Teaching Schedule

 

Manage Workplace Health and Safety                                       HLTWHS004/OHTH5909C

Manage the Control and Prevention of Infection                  HLTINF004/NURS5360C

 Wk

Date

Class & Activities

1

07/02/17

Looking at legislation, regulation and codes of practice

     2

14/02/17

Hazard identification: WHS and infection control

     3

21/02/17

Hierarchy of control and its application to WHS and Infection control

4

28/02/17

Workplace policies and procedures

5

07/03/17

Identify and report incidents and injuries

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

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.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and/or audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic or at a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.
 
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 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 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension  or speak to your Program Coordinator.
Or:
•         you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 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 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 at http://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
 
Assessment Tasks

1. Workbook

2. Clinic skills checklist


The skills and knowledge to be assessed within this course reflect the unit of competency and replicate real work skills within the industry.
 

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

 

 

Interview/ Verbal Questioning

Self-Reflections

Assignment/ Project

Case Study or Role Play

Third Party Verification

Workplace Performance

Research or Report

Portfolio of Evidence

Written Tasks

 

 

NATIONAL UNIT CODE : HLTINF004

NATIONAL UNIT NAME: Manage the prevention and control of infection

RMIT CODE:

NURS5360C

Co-delivered with HLTWHS004/OHTH5909C

Manage workplace health and safety

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence  

1.       Establish framework for infection prevention and control

1.1    Access and interpret legislation, regulations and codes of practice for infection prevention and control

Workbook

Assignment/Project

1.2    Collate and evaluate information on workplace requirements for infection prevention and control

Workbook & Clinic skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace performance

1.3    Evaluate current policies, systems and procedures for compliance and quality

 


Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment Tasks

 

In order to be deemed satisfactory you will need to perform the following tasks and upload each assessment task on Turnitin:

Task 1 Case Studies: Due 7th March 2017 Submitted via Turnitin

  • Each student will be required to provide a detailed response to 6 case studies as follows:

3 x Infection Control

3 x Workplace Health and Safety

Each case study will start with a scenario that requires you to apply the knowledge gained in order to make the individuals’ work place safe, by complying to Work Health and Safety Legislation and Infection Control requirements.

                                   

  • Task 2 Group Project: Due date: 14th March 2017 Submitted via Turnitin

 

Step 1: Identify 2x risks or hazards within a clinical setting for Workplace Health and Safety and Infection control

Step 2: Conduct a risk assessment for both hazards/risks identified

Step 3: Develop control measures to manage and reform the workplace around these two workplace risks.

Step 4: Develop a training session to train staff on both hazards. This information session should include workplace policies, procedures and use/demonstration of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where required for the job role. Training must provide a detailed understanding of why these hazards present a risk, how a hazard can occur, how to comply with WHS/Infection Control procedures, how to minimise/prevent the risk, create a written feedback form in order to review your presentation to the class.

Step 5: Develop an action plan based on the findings above and demonstrate how you will monitor training, legislation changes (state & national), council regulation updates and association updates. Furthermore, please explain how you will keep track of this information and how you will review this process.

Step 6: Develop a simulated emergency plan for your staff and provide training on how to perform the evacuation.

Step 7: Present your training session to the class and provide the class with a feedback form to review your presentation.

Step 8: Submit the final copy of all paper work used via blackboard.

 

  • Task 3: Feedback and Modification: Due 9th June 2017 Submitted via Turnitin

 

Discuss your training session feedback provided by your class, apply the modification to your content and submit all the forms via Blackboard.

Please note:

You must be deemed satisfactory in all tasks in order to be deemed competent for this course.

Submit each of the assessments individually.

Refer to RMIT website and course guide regarding RMIT policy on plagiarism, presentation and submission of assessment.

Special consideration application as per RMIT policy, refer to RMIT website.

 


Assessment Matrix

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

Interview/ Verbal Questioning

Self-Reflections

Assignment/ Project

Case Study or Role Play

Third Party Verification

Workplace Performance

Research or Report

Portfolio of Evidence

Written Tasks

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

 

NATIONAL UNIT CODE : HLTINF004

NATIONAL UNIT NAME : Manage the Prevention and Control of Infection

RMIT CODE:

NURS5360C

Co-Delivered with:

Manage Work Health and Safety

 

 

Elements

 

Performance Criteria

Related Training Materials

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method See legend above

 

1.       Establish framework for infection prevention and control

1.        1.1 Access and interpret legislation, regulations and codes of practice for infection prevention and control

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       1.2 Collate and evaluate information on workplace requirements for infection prevention and control

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       1.3 Evaluate current policies, systems and procedures for compliance and quality

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       1.4 Consult with relevant colleagues on infection prevention and control issues and requirements

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Group Project

I  C 

 

 

1.5 Develop and document infection prevention and control systems and procedures, including record keeping and reporting systems

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

 

1.6 Define and allocate infection prevention and control responsibilities

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       2. Establish procedures for hazard identification and risk control

1.       2.1 Establish hazard identification and risk assessment tools

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       2.2 Develop workplace processes for risk control

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       2.3 Ensure risk controls and hazard specific procedures are consistent with the hierarchy of control

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       2.4 Put in place incident reporting and investigation procedures

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

 

2.5 Document hazard identification and risk assessment systems and procedures

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       3. Implement and monitor infection prevention and control practices

1.       3.1 Communicate infection prevention and control systems, procedures and responsibilities to relevant colleagues

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       3.2 Support implementation by facilitating resources and training

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       3.3 Monitor day to day effectiveness of infection prevention and control procedures and address issues of concern

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       4. Evaluate infection prevention and control performance

1.       4.1 Assess infection prevention and control systems against compliance requirements

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

1.       4.2 Review incidents as key sources of information

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

4.3 Seek feedback on systems and procedures from relevant colleagues

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Group Project

I  C 

 

1.       4.4 Identify and action improvements to systems and procedures

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

 

 

I D C 

 

 

 

Performance Evidence

 

1.       developed compliant infection prevention and control systems and procedures for at least 1 work environment:   accessed and analysed compliance and workplace information, developed and documented systems and procedures for: hazard identification and risk control, personal hygiene, use of personal protective equipment, handling and transport of potentially infectious material, limitation of contamination, cleaning and maintenance, communicated responsibilities to relevant people

 

2.        monitored infection prevention and control systems and procedures for at least 1 work environment and responded to problems

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge Evidence

 

•           key features of infection prevention and control regulation and guidelines and compliance requirements:

•           

•              Australian standards

•              government guidelines

•              manufacturer documentation

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

•          principles and processes of planning

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

•              systems and procedures needed to meet compliance and quality requirements for infection prevention and control:

•           

•              work processes and precautions

•              hazard identification and risk control

•              monitoring and evaluation

•              reporting processes and hierarchies

•              training requirements

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

    links between infection prevention and control systems and other management systems:

 

    work health and safety

    work organisation

    human resource management

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

for the specific work environment:

    ways the infections are spread

    types of hazards and risks

    control methods

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

sustainability considerations for development of infection prevention and control systems and procedures

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

Assessment conditions

 

•          Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely.

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

•          use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:   

•           facilities and equipment used in the candidate’s place or intended place of work

•              current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

•          modelling of industry operating conditions, including presence of real or simulated risks and hazards to which the candidate responds

Student clinic & current infection prevention and control regulations and standards

Case Studies/Group Project

I D C 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation Skills

 

 

 

Core Skills from the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

·        Reading

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

·        Writing

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

·        Oral Communication

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

·        Numeracy

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

·        Learning

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

Employability Skills from the Core Skills for Work Framework (CFW)

 

 

 

1.     Navigate the world of work

1a. Manage career and work life

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

1b. Work with roles, rights and protocols

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

2.     Interact with others

2a. Communicate for work

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

2b. Connect and work with  others

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

2c. Recognise and utilize diverse perspectives

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

3.     Get the work done

3a. Plan and organise

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

3b. Make decisions

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

3c. Identify and solve problems

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

3d. Create and innovate

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

 

3e. Work in a digital world

Clinic skills checklist & logbook

IF

                      

 

 

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