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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.
The unit is ideal for anyone who works with others or interacts in person with clients or customers. Some industries include:
HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
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
The learner will need to demonstrate how to:
– Follow established organisation infection prevention and control procedures on at least 3 separate occasions
– Follow established organisation infection prevention and control procedures at least once for hand hygiene and care of hand, use of personal protective equipment, handling of waste, enforcing clean and contaminated zones, limitation of contamination, surface cleaning,
The learner must be able to demonstrate knowledge in:
– Established guidelines for the prevention and control of infection,
– Use and scope of personal protective equipment guidelines
– Surface cleaning
– Sharps handling and disposal techniques
– Reprocessing procedures for equipment
– Managing a blood or body fluid spill
– Types of additional precautions and their relevance to particular areas of work or client groups
– Types of hazards in the work environment and associated risks and control measures
– Chain and basis of infection
– Key modes of disease transmission
– Factors that increase the susceptibility to infection
Observation/Practical Skills: A range of observation techniques have been included in the assessment tools to help identify the students’ ability to demonstrate their competence against the performance criteria and assessment conditions. The assessor utilises an Observation Checklist to identify observable skills either during a practical assessment or the student demonstrates the skills on the job.
Written: A written assessment tool is provided to the student to gather evidence using a range of methods, these could include short answer questions, multiple choice questions and scenario-based questions.
Classroom: All training and assessment will be delivered face to face within an appropriate workplace environment, over a 6 hour period.
Self-Paced: Students will be provided with pre-reading prior to the course, in order to prepare themselves and bring their own personal protective equipment if they wish to.
At no point is there any contact with other participants in the session.