Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: OHTH5910C

Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5365 - Diploma of Nursing

Course Contact: Jaye Keating

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254845

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Thornley

Sue Cooke

Anju Ajayakumar

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency

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


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Element:

1. Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Performance Criteria:

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

 

Element:

2. Follow safe work practices for manual handling

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

3. Follow safe work practices for infection control

Performance Criteria:

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

 

Element:

4. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

5. Reflect on own safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

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

 


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

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  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

     

     

 


Details of Learning Activities

All learning activities you will undertake within the course are designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform to the standard expected in the health industry.

Learning activities include:

Lectures – introduce you to the key concepts within the course
Practical workshops – provide an opportunity to practise your skills in a simulated work environment
Online Quizzes – provide you with formative feedback as you progress through your learning.
Work placement – provides you with practical experience in a nursing workplace.


Teaching Schedule

week

Content

Assessment

 2

Introduction to work health safety and Legislative application : includes legalities and responsibilities on an EN regarding occupational health and safety.Risk identification.

Assessment 1 : online test on symbols

·         Clinical placement

·         Work place risk assessment Assignment

 

 Week 3

 Risk identification and management: this session includes identifying hazards and minimizing risk. It also covers participating in WHS meetings and debriefing.

. It also comprises emergency procedures at work place and different codes.

·         Work place risk assessment Assignment

·         Safety symbols test online

·         Clinical placement including reflection

week 4

 Assessment 2: Simulated Emergency scenario (in class )

Recap on emergency procedures with debrief.

Safe practices and emergency procedures: includes standard precautions for own work setting and identifying risk of infection and organisational procedures

 

Assessment 3: Work place Risk Management assignment due before Week 5 lab session

·         Clinical placement including reflection

·         Work place risk assessment Assignment

·         Simulation of an emergency and workplace health and safety meeting

Lab session- Week 5

Manual Handling –Risk and hazard management in clinical/lab setting. Principles of manual handling: This will be a Lab Session. 100% attendance is  required for this session. Students will be shown different manual handling techniques and a return demonstration is required. Students will be assessed  on their manual handling  techniques for their pre-clinical assessment.

 

Assessment 4: Risk identification in working from a home based environment due by End of Week 5.

·         Clinical placement including reflection


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment Tasks

 

Early Assessment Task: 

Simulation emergency scenario and WHS meeting

This assessment task supports CLO 4

Assessment Task 2:  

Safety Symbols Quiz

This assessment task supports knowledge assessment

Assessment Task 3: 

Workplace risk assessment assignment

This assessment task supports Course Learning Outcomes (CLO's) 1, 4 &5

Assessment task 4

Clinical Placement and Skills Evidence Record

This assessment task supports Course Learning Outcomes (CLO's) 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

 


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

Feedback is provided on each assessment.


Assessment Tasks

Assignment 1 – Simulation of an emergency and workplace health and safety meeting.

You  are required to identify the simulated emergency situation and come up with the safety plan for the given scenario . You  also should recognise who is the warden,deputy warden, duty of care in that certain situation.

Assignment 2 – Safety symbols test online.

After the completion of second session students should be able to complete the online quiz about safety symbol.

.Assignment 3 – Work place risk assessment Assignment

A scenario will be given to students and they need to answer the questions related to WHS issues .

Assignment 4: Risk identification in working from a home based environment.

You have to fill up a hazard checklist with things you may find hazardous in a home based environment.

Assignment 5 - Clinical placement including reflection.


Assessment Matrix

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Task

 

 

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1.        

1.1

×

×

 

×

×

1.2

 

 

x

 

×

1.3

×

×

 

 

 

×

 

×

1.4    

×

×

×

×

×

1.5    

×

×

 

×

×

2.        

 2.1

×

 

 

 

 

2.2

 

×

 

 

 

 

2.3

 

×

 

 

 

 

3.        

3.1

×

 

 

 

 

3.2

×

 

 

 

 

3.3

×

 

 

 

 

3.4

×

 

 

 

 

4.        

4.1

 

×

 

×

 

4.2

×

×

 

×

 

4.3

×

 

 

×

 

5.

5.1

×

 

 

 

 

5.2

×

 

 

 

 

5.3 

×

 

 

 

 

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT Student Page for extensive information about study support, assessments, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of work submitted in hard copy. For every piece of work submitted online, you will complete an e-Declaration. This cover sheet or e-Declaration acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

You must be competent in all elements to successfully complete the course

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 re-submissions for each course, how ever each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.

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