Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 25

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5910C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

OHTH5943C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Jaye Keating

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254845

Course Contact Email: jaye.keating@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

 

This course describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

 

This course applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

 

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


This course includes clinical placement

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elements:

1. Follow safe work practices for direct client care

2. Follow safe work practices for manual handling

3. Follow safe work practices for infection control

4. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

5. Reflect on own safe work practices


Learning Outcomes

The critical learning for this course takes place in clinical placement within the health sector and within simulations in RMIT laboratories.

You will be instructed in skills through demonstration, modelling and role-play. Skills development is supported by lectures on theory.

 

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Follow safe work practices for direct client care

    1.1 Follow workplace policies and procedures for safe work practices

    1.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures

    1.3 Identify any client-related risk factors or behaviours of concern, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures

    1.4 Follow workplace policies and procedures to minimise risk

    1.5 Identify and report incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures

  2. Follow safe work practices for manual handling

    2.1 Follow manual handling procedures and work instructions for minimising manual handling risk

    2.2 Identify manual handling hazards and report in line with workplace procedures

    2.3 Apply control measures for minimising manual handling risk

  3. Follow safe work practices for infection control

    3.1 Follow standard precautions as part of own work routine to prevent the spread of infection

    3.2 Recognise situations when additional infection control procedures are required

    3.3 Apply additional precautions when standard precautions alone may not be sufficient to prevent transmission of infection

    3.4 Identify risks of infection and report them according to workplace procedures

  4. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

    4.1 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures

    4.2 Participate in workplace safety meetings, inspections and consultative activities

    4.3 Contribute to the development and implementation of safe workplace policies and procedures in own work area

  5. Reflect on own safe work practices

    5.1 Identify ways to maintain currency of safe work practices in regards to workplace systems, equipment and processes in own work role

    5.2 Reflect on own levels of stress and fatigue, and report to designated persons according to workplace procedures

    5.3 Participate in workplace debriefing to address individual needs

     

     


Overview of Assessment

This assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.

 

You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals

 

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment tasks

 

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Safety Symbols online quiz

10

Assessment 2

Workplace Emergency Policy and Management

40

Assessment 3

Workplace Hazard Identification

10

Assessment 4

Workplace Incident Report

20

Assessment 5

Clinical placement

20

 

these tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

 

Assessment Matrix

 

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Ass 1

Ass 2

Ass 3

Ass 4

Ass 5

1.1

X

X

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

X

X

1.4

X

X

X

X

X

1.5

 

X

X

X

X

2.1

 

X

X

X

X

2.2

 

X

X

X

X

2.3

 

X

X

X

X

3.1

 

X

X

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

X

X

3.3

 

X

X

X

X

3.4

 

X

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

X

X

4.3

X

X

X

X

X

5.1

X

X

X

 

X

5.2

X

X

X

 

X

5.3

X

X

X

 

X

                       

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.