This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply basic infection prevention and control principles in work settings including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to risks.This unit applies to individuals working in a range of industry and work setting contexts.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
implement precautions for infection prevention and control according to national standards and guidelines on three different occasions, each responding to a different identified infection risk, including:
*carrying out hand hygiene procedures as relevant to the infection risk
*selecting and using correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
*using correct cleaning and waste management procedures
respond to three instances of exposure to infection risk, including:
*at least one instance that involves management of exposure to blood or body fluids; documenting and reporting the incident and response
*identifying and managing clean and contaminated zones.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):