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HLTINFCOV001

Comply with Infection Prevention & Control Policies & Procedures

Copy of Infection Control Aged Care & Disability

HLTINFCOV001 – Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures- provides skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

Units: HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures. This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts, who require the skills and knowledge to decrease the risk of and transmission of infection whilst carrying out their daily duties.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate the following skills:
  • 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 organisations 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, materials and medicament’s to a well-designated clean zone
  • Confine contaminated instruments and equipment to a well-designated contaminated zone
This unit of competency from the HLT Health Training Package provides a set of skills for implementing infection control policies and procedures in aged care and disability workplaces.

Learning Method: Webinar/Face to Face + Hybrid learning

Duration: 4 hrs master class, inclusive of 25 hours of learning

Assessment Method: Includes observation, written assessments, questioning, work samples, and third party feedback.

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