Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMINF301A, 'Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Follow infection control guidelines

1.1. The application of standard precautions to prevent the spread of infection is demonstrated in accordance with the organisation infection control plan.

1.2. The application of additional precautions is demonstrated when standard precautions alone may not be sufficient to prevent transmission of infection.

1.3. Organisation and legislative reporting and documentation requirements related to infection control procedures are followed.

2. Identify and respond to infection risks

2.1. Infection risks are identified, reported and appropriate response implemented within own role and responsibility.

2.2. Procedures for risk control and risk containment for specific risks are followed.

2.3. Protocols for care following needle stick injury or bodily fluid exposure are followed as required.

2.4. Spills are removed in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

2.5. Suspicions of a notifiable disease or potential infectiousdisease signs are reported in accordance with organisation procedures and legislative requirements within own role and responsibility.

2.6. Infection control accidents/incidents are reported and risk control procedures actioned in accordance with legislative regulations and infection control requirements within limits of own role and responsibility.

3. Maintain personal protection

3.1. Hand hygiene is maintained before and after animal contact and/or any activity likely to cause cross-contamination in accordance with Australian/New Zealand Standards.

3.2. Hand care procedures are implemented.

3.3. Cuts and abrasions are covered with waterproof dressing and changed as necessary.

3.4. Personal protective clothing and equipment that complies with Australian/New Zealand Standards are worn and changed, as appropriate, for the intended use.

3.5. Personal immunisation/vaccination requirements for working with animals are identified, obtained (where required) and boosters kept up to date.

4. Limit contamination

4.1. Clean and contaminated zones are demarcated and maintained in all aspects of animal care work.

4.2. Demarcation procedures involving the movement of animals within or between facilities are followed in accordance with legislative requirements and infection control guidelines.

4.3. Animals identified and/or suspected of presenting with a contagious or zoonotic disease are housed in isolation as soon as possible.

4.4. Work surfaces, materials, equipment and instruments are cleaned, disinfected and sterilised, where required, in accordance with infection control guidelines.

4.5. Soiled laundry and protective clothing are handled and processed in accordance with organisation infection control procedures.

4.6. Hazards to animal and human health from food sources are identified and methods used to manage potential risks are implemented.

4.7. Organisation rodent and vector control procedures are followed.

4.8. Clinical, related and general waste, including sharps, are handled and disposed of in accordance with legislative requirements and organisation policies and procedures.

4.9. Animal care facility clients/customers are provided with information regarding infection control, including risks of zoonosis.

5. Contribute to incursion readiness processes

5.1. Infectious Disease Control Kit is maintained in accordance with infection control guidelines in readiness for facility or field activity requirements.

5.2. Contributions are made to the review and revision of the organisation's infection control plan and incident response procedures when problems are identified or government recommendations change.

5.3. Infection control documentation is updated and maintained in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.