Use pharmacy practices for infection control

Formats and tools

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 SIRCINF001, 'Use pharmacy practices for infection control'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Follow pharmacy infection control guidelines.

1.1.Identify pharmacy activities that require use of infection control practices and implement appropriate response.

1.2.Follow organisational procedures for infection control throughout relevant activities.

1.3.Report and provide clear information on incidents where precautions have failed and follow organisational procedures for care after exposure to risk of infection.

2. Use hygienic and safety practices to control cross-transmission.

2.1.Select and use personal protective equipment to avoid cross-transmission of infection.

2.2.Follow hand hygiene and washing procedures before and after customer contact, cleaning and waste disposal.

2.3.Cover own cuts and abrasions with occlusive dressings and change regularly.

2.4.Avoid unhygienic personal contact with other people, work surfaces and equipment.

2.5.Follow procedures for respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.

2.6.Handle sharps with care to avoid stick injury and transmission of infection to self and dispose of immediately in sharps container.

3. Clean and disinfect equipment and surfaces.

3.1.Select and prepare appropriate cleaning products, disinfectants and equipment according to manufacturer instructions.

3.2.Clean and disinfect work surfaces and equipment before and after use.

3.3.Use and replace surface covers when required.

3.4.Clean spills of bodily fluids using infection control methods.

3.5.Decontaminate equipment requiring special processing after customer contact.

3.6.Dispose of waste and sharps safely, according to specific disposal requirements and organisational waste management procedures.