Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

Dianne Winters

dianne.winters@rmit.edu.au 

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:

Face to face delivery – introduce you to the key concepts within the course
Practical laboratories – provide an opportunity to practise your skills in a simulated work environment
Online Quizzes – provide you with formative feedback. placement – provides you with practical experience in a nursing workplace.

Clinical placement- provides you with the opportunity to practise your skills in the workplace.


Teaching Schedule

Week 

Content

Assessment

2

Introduction to work health safety and Legislative application : includes legalities and responsibilities 

 

3

 Risk identification and management:  identifying hazards and minimizing risk.  WHS meetings

and debriefing.

Early Assessment Task

4

 Safe practices and emergency procedures:  emergency procedures at work place and different codes. Assessmnet 2 - In class

Assessment 2

Safety Symbols Quiz

5

Manual Handling Lab demonstration and assessment. 

Students will complete AT3 - during week 4 - 5 ( due dates as per Black board)

Assessment task3

 

Assessment task 4 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Nursing Text books, Black board learning resourses, library.


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

No:

Assessment Code

Name

1

HLTWHS002-AT1

Safety symbols test

2

HLTWHS002-AT2

Simulation of an emergency and workplace health and safety meeting and Incident Reporting.

3

HLTWHS002-AT3

Safety considerations when you are working in a home-based environment

4

HLTWHS002-AT4

Manual Handling Techniques- Skill assessment in Lab

 

5

HLTWHS002-AT5

Clinical placement and skills evidence record

 

All the submissions are made  online through Blackboard and a  feedback from your tutor will be provided in Turnitin.  

You will be graded Competent or Not Yet Competent.


Assessment Matrix

Elements

Performance Criteria

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

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1.1

 

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×

 

1.2 

×

 

 

 

 

 

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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