Course Title: Process reusable medical devices and equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2019

Class Number: All

Class Section: All

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Course Code: NURS5366C

Course Title: Process reusable medical devices and equipment

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3393 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Contact: Ms. Suzanne Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email: sue.fatone@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager:

 

Ms. Rachael Starr

 

9341 1420

 

rachael.starr@rmit.edu.au

 

 

 

Vocational Educator

 

Ms. Sandra Torbica

 

9341 1408

 

sandra.torbica@rmit.edu.au  

Nominal Hours: 30

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

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to clean, sterilise and package reusable medical devices and equipment.

This unit applies to workers in office based health practice settings such as general practitioner (GP) surgeries, dental practices and other environments where a limited range of sterilisation equipment may be available. They follow established procedures and work under general supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment

Element:

1. Prepare to clean used items

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow safe work practices and infection prevention and control in accordance with legislative and workplace guidelines

1.2 Sort reusable medical devices and safely dispose of single use devices

1.3 Segregate and dispose of waste according to organisation and legislative requirements

1.4 Disassemble reusable medical devices and equipment for cleaning and disinfection according to manufacturer’s instructions

Element:

2. Clean and dry used items

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Maintain work flow protocols in reprocessing area

2.2 Interpret safety data sheet (SDS) and select required cleaning products

2.3 Select cleaning processes based on manufacturer’s recommendations and evaluation of reusable medical devices construction and composition

2.4 Use cleaning methods that avoid the generation of aerosols

2.5 Make accurate calculations for the preparation of cleaning chemicals

2.6 Dry and inspect reusable medical devices for cleanliness and damage

Element:

3. Prepare and pack items for sterilisation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Open and unlock reusable medical devices with hinges or ratchets

3.2 Prepare instrument trays in accordance with workplace protocols

3.3 Package or wrap reusable medical devices in a manner that prevents damage to delicate items

3.4 Use chemical indicator according to standards

3.5 Pack, secure and label sterile barrier systems (SBS) to comply with aseptic removal principles

Element:

4. Sterilise loads

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Interpret and apply manufacturer recommendations for cleaning and checking of steriliser and accessory equipment.

4.2 Correctly use the numerical and other features of the steriliser and operate in accordance with manufacturer

4.3 Assign cycle and batch control number and complete documentation.

4.4 Load steriliser to ensure sterilant contact and according to standards

4.5 Remove sterilised load immediately on completion of cycle

4.6  Follow criteria for release of processed items considering manual task risk factors

Element:

5. Comply with quality management requirements

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Interpret and adhere to operational monitoring and testing, performance qualification and maintenance of sterilisers and associated equipment

5.2 Comply with documentation requirements for sterilisation cycles, batch control and load release

5.3 Report and document all steriliser faults, malfunction and load non-conformance

5.4 Store documentation in accordance with organisation procedures


Learning Outcomes


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Prepare to clean used items
  2. Clean and dry used items
  3. Prepare and pack items for sterilisation
  4. Sterilise loads
  5. Comply with quality management requirements


Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

  • Face to Face classes
  • Written classroom tasks
  • Demonstration and classroom discussion
  • Facilitator led practical clinical demonstration
  • Group discussions
  • Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises
  • Clinical practice, peer evaluation/feedback session/completion of practical worksheets
  • Online learning  via CANVAS
  • Self-managed research to support completion of Study Guides.
  • Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course


Teaching Schedule

As per Certificate III Timetable, which is issued as a hard copy on Induction Day and is also located in Canvas.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Bird.D & Robinson.D - (2017) Modern Dental Assisting 12th Edition - Elsevier-

9781437717297


References

Modern Dental Assisting Ed 12, Bird Robinson

9780323430302


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through CANVAS.

CANVAS is an online resource with the lesson plans for each unit. Within CANVAS are the session lessons plans, assessments, resources and other materials required for completion of each unit of competency.

Additional materials maybe provided in class and lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

 followed organisation procedures, work processes, safe manual handling requirements and national standards for the reprocessing of reusable medical devices on at least 3 occasions

 operated and monitored reprocessing equipment on at least 1 occasion

 identified and responded to routine process and maintenance problems and variations

 

Assessment:Task 1

Reprocessing Room Practical Assessment

Assessment:Task 2

Workplace Assessment 

Assessment:Task 3

Written Assessment

Assessment:Task 4

Simulated Practical Assessment 

 

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.


Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment:Task 1

Reprocessing Room Practical Assessment

This is conducted on Day 4/Phase 3 at RMIT simulated dental teaching areas and student's knowledge and skills will be observed. Detailed information will be provided to students via canvas and during their class attendance.

In order to proceed with this assessment task, student must wear appropriate clinical attire. 

Students will attempt this assessment under supervision of the assessor and they will be marked with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the HLTINF002 Assessment Overview. 

All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result and students will receive verbal feedback on the day.

Assessment:Task 2

Workplace Assessment

 

This is conducted after Phase 3. RMIT will contact the student and the Workplace Assessor for discussion and scheduling of the suitable time for this assessment. Student knowledge and skills will be observed in the workplace. Detailed information will be provided  via Canvas and to students during their class attendance.

Students will attempt the workplace assessments under supervision of the assessor and they will be marked with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the HLTINF002 Assessment Overview. All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

Student will receive verbal feedback on  the assessments at the end of the workplace assessment.

Assessment:Task 3

Written Assessment

This is conducted at RMIT university on Day 3/Phase 4. This is a closed book written test and you must achieve a 60% mark to pass this assessment.

Students are allowed 1hr to complete this task.

Feedback to students will be provided via Grade Centre on Blackboard. Appointment can be arranged to review results.

Assessment:Task 4

Simulated Practical Assessment

This is conducted at RMIT simulated dental teaching areas and student's knowledge and skills will be observed. Detailed information will be provided to students via Canvas and during their class attendance Phase 4 Day 3.

Students will attempt this assessments under supervision of the assessor and they will be marked with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the HLTINF002 Assessment Overview. 

All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result and students will receive verbal feedback on  the day.

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency and will incorporate a variety of methods including knowledge and skill based tasks and activities. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and 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.

You will need to obtain Satisfactory (S) in all assessment tasks before a final grade of CA (Competency Achieved) can occur.


Assessment Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

Assessment  4

1.1

X

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

X

1.4

 

X

 

 

2.1

X

X

X

X

2.2

 

X

 

 

2.3

X

X

 

X

2.4

X

X

 

X

2.5

 

X

 

 

2.6

X

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

 

X

3.4

 

X

X

 

3.5

 

X

 

 

4.1

 

X

X

 

4.2

 

X

 

 

4.3

 

 

 

4.4

X

X

 

X

4.5

 

X

X

 

4.6

 

X

X

 

5.1

 

X

X

 

5.2

 

X

X

 

5.3

 

X

X

 

5.4

 

X

X

 

Other Information

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Plagiarism: 

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/rights-and-responsibilities/academic-integrity

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