Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 HLTINF005, 'Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Comply with infection control regulations and guidelines and related legal obligations.

1.1 Identify federal, state or territory, and local standards, regulations and guidelines that apply to beauty treatments and skin penetration procedures

1.2 Review organisational infection control policy and procedures for compliance

1.3 Identify infection control risks for skin penetration treatments

1.4 Monitor workplace for potential infection control risks

2. Monitor hygiene of premises.

2.1 Observe workplace to ensure surfaces and equipment are cleaned and disinfected

2.2 Clean and disinfect non-penetrating instruments and articles

2.3 Monitor removal and disposal of contaminated material

2.4 Monitor handling and disposal of sharps and the cleaning of blood or body fluid spills

2.5 Check dilution rates, use and storage of cleaning products

2.6 Monitor storage of cleaning and treatment equipment

2.7 Provide clean linen or single use, disposable coverings for each treatment

2.8 Place soiled linen and protective clothing in a suitable receptacle.

2.9 Clean and disinfect work area after treatment

3. Maintain infection control for skin penetration treatments.

3.1 Maintain personal protection using standard and additional precautions for client contact as required

3.2 Provide single use, disposable and clean instruments where possible for each treatment

3.3 Ensure instruments, equipment or other items intended to penetrate the skin or be used on mucous membranes are sterile at time of use

3.4 Follow skin preparation procedures to minimise risk of transmission

3.5 Immediately dispose of single-use items and waste in appropriate containers

3.6 Separate, remove, clean and sterilise potentially contaminated items according to organisation infection control policy and procedure

4. Sterilise equipment and maintain steriliser.

4.1 Ensure work flows from dirty zone to clean zone

4.2 Clean and dry items to be sterilised

4.3 Load steriliser and set steriliser cycle according to manufacturer instructions and Australian standard.

4.4 Unload packages, inspect for sterilising, validate and record details according to manufacturer instructions and Australian standards

4.5 Store sterile items correctly to prevent contamination

4.6 Monitor the sterilising process

4.7 Inspect and clean steriliser and steriliser trays according to manufacturer guidelines and Australian standard

5. Maintain awareness of clinic design for control of infection risks.

5.1 Identify aspects of the design of premises, surfaces, fixtures and fittings that minimise risk of transmission of infection

5.2 Arrange cleaning area to ensure the separation of dirty and clean items and work flow is from dirty to clean to sterile.

5.3 Clean cleaning and sterilising area according to organisational policy and procedures.