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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

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

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

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Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

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



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.

 

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:

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Elements:

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

2. Identify infection hazards and assess risks

3. Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards


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 and underpinning knowledge, classroom discussions, group work, research and reflective practice.

 

 

On completion of this course you should be able to:

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

    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

  2. Identify infection hazards and assess risks

    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

  3. Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards

    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


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment Tasks

 

Early Assessment Task:  Case Studies

This assessment task supports knowledge assessment


Assessment Task 2: 
Clinical Placement

This assessment task supports Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 1, 2 & 3


You will be provided with an assessment overview for the course and a descriptor for each assessment task.

Feedback is provided on each assessment.