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HLTINF001

Comply with Infection Prevention, Control Policies and Procedures

What you will learn by studying this unit

  • Follow hand hygiene practices in accordance with organisations policies and procedures
  • Implement hand care procedures and cover cuts and abrasions
  • Follow organisation procedures for choice and use of personal protection equipment
  • Follow procedures for respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
  • Follow procedures for environmental cleaning
  • Follow procedures for handling, transporting, and processing of linen in a manner that controls the spread of infection
  • Follow procedures for disposal of contaminated waste
  • Follow procedures for handling and cleaning client equipment that prevents skin and mucous membrane exposures, contamination of clothing, and transfer of pathogens
  • Identify and respond to situations where additional precautions may be required to prevent transmission of infection
  • Identify infection hazards associated with own role and work environment
  • Identify own areas of responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control
  • Assess risk by determining the likelihood and severity of harm from identified hazards.
  • Document and report activities and tasks that put self, clients, visitors and/or other workers at risk
  • Identify appropriate control measures to minimise risk in accordance with organisation’s procedures
  • Follow protocols for care after exposure to blood or other body fluids as required
  • Place appropriate signs when and where appropriate
  • Remove spills in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation
  • Minimise contamination of materials, equipment, and instruments by aerosols and splatter
  • Identify, separate and maintain clean and contaminated zones
  • Confine records and materials to a well-designated clean zone
  • Confine contaminated instruments and equipment to a well-designated contaminated zone

This unit is a common unit in the paramedical and general health care sector and forms part of the range of health and community courses to offer.

Paramedical Units

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HLT31220 Certificate III in Basic Health Care

HLT31120 Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport

HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care

HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care

Health & Administration Units

HLT37315  Certificate III in Health Administration

HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration

HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Nursing & Community Services Units

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

HLT51020 Diploma of Nursing

Elements and Performance Criteria for this Paramedic/Medic unit

What does this mean? Elements, which tell me what I should be able to do if I am competent in this unit of a course; Performance Criteria, which tell me how I can show that I am competent in the individual tasks or activities to the required standards

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

1. Follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control

1.1 Follow hand hygiene practices in accordance with organisation’s policies and procedures

1.2 Implement hand care procedures and cover cuts and abrasions

1.3 Follow organisation procedures for choice and use of personal protection equipment

1.4 Follow procedures for respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette

1.5 Follow procedures for environmental cleaning

1.6 Follow procedures for handling, transporting, and processing of linen in a manner that controls the spread of infection

1.7 Follow procedures for disposal of contaminated waste

1.8 Follow procedures for handling and cleaning client equipment that prevents skin and mucous membrane exposures, contamination of clothing, and transfer of pathogens

1.9 Identify and respond to situations where additional precautions may be required to prevent transmission of infection

   

2. Identify infection hazards and assess risks

2.1 Identify infection hazards associated with own role and work environment

2.2 Identify own areas of responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control

2.3 Assess risk by determining the likelihood and severity of harm from identified hazards.

2.4 Document and report activities and tasks that put self, clients, visitors and/or other workers at risk

2.5 Identify appropriate control measures to minimise risk in accordance with organisation’s procedures

   

3. Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards

3.1 Follow protocols for care after exposure to blood or other body fluids as required

3.2 Place appropriate signs when and where appropriate

3.3 Remove spills in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation

3.4 Minimise contamination of materials, equipment, and instruments by aerosols and splatter

3.5 Identify, separate and maintain clean and contaminated zones

3.6 Confine records, materials, and medicament to a well-designated clean zone

3.7 Confine contaminated instruments and equipment to a well-designated contaminated zone

Performance Evidence for HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Prevention, Control Policies and Procedures

This section deals with how you as a student must show evidence of your ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria list, as well as being able to manage tasks and contingencies whilst performing your job role. There must be evidence that you as a student has:

  • followed workplace infection prevention and control procedures on at least 3 separate occasions
  • followed workplace infection prevention and control procedures at least once for each of the following:
  • shown competent hand hygiene and care of hand
  • used personal protective equipment
  • handled waste appropriately
  • enforced the cleaning of contaminated zones
  • limited the risk of contamination spreading
  • cleaned all surfaces to prevent infection spread

Knowledge Evidence, HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Prevention, Control Policies and Procedures

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • established guidelines for the prevention and control of infection, including those for:
  • personal and hand hygiene:
  • how to handwash
  • how to hand rub
  • pre-surgical hand preparation
  • clinical moments when hand hygiene should be performed with soap and water rather than alcohol-based hand rub
  • non-clinical moments for hand hygiene hand care, including guidelines on maintaining intact skin, fingernails, and jewellery/watches
  • use and scope of personal protective equipment guidelines for:
  • glove use
  • wearing gowns and waterproof aprons
  • wearing masks
  • wearing protective glasses
  • surface cleaning:
  • cleaning procedures and their specified times
  • routine surface cleaning
  • managing a blood or body fluid spill
  • sharps handling and disposal techniques
  • reprocessing procedures for equipment
  • 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 of infection:
  • source of infectious agent
  • mode of transmission
  • susceptible host
  • basis of infection, including:
  • bacteria and bacterial spores
  • difference between harmless microorganisms and pathogens
  • difference between colonisation, infection, and disease
  • fungi
  • viruses
  • key modes of disease transmission – contact, airborne and droplet:
  • paths of transmission including direct contact, aerosols and penetrating injuries
  • risk of acquisition
  • sources of infecting microorganisms including persons who are carriers, in the incubation phase of the disease or those who are acutely ill
  • factors that increase the susceptibility to infection:
  • immune status
  • wounds or devices
  • medications and comorbidities
  • age

Assessment Conditions for HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Prevention, Control Policies and Procedures

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios, where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely.

The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
  • organisational infection prevention and control guidelines
  • personal protective equipment
  • hand hygiene facilities and equipment
  • medical or client care equipment relevant to the workplace
  • clinical and other waste and waste disposal equipment
  • areas for cleaning
  • equipment for cleaning, including sterilised sharps if relevant to role
  • modelling of industry operating conditions, including integration of problem-solving activities to which the candidate responds

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