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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 342 Supporting infection prevention and control in adult care

Unit 342 Supporting infection prevention and control in adult care

This unit is one of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

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  1. 1 Understand how infection prevention and control policies and guidelines can be applied within different settings
    1. 1.1 Explain how infections are spread
    2. 1.2 Explain how breaking the chain of infection minimises the spread of infection
    3. 1.3 Describe the principles of infection control
    4. 1.4 Explain how infection prevention policies and guidelines can be applied in own work setting
    5. 1.5 Identify differences in the ways in which infection prevention and control policies and guidance are implemented in a range of work settings
  2. 2 Be able to support infection prevention and control practices in the work setting
    1. 2.1 Minimise risk of infection to self and others in the work setting
    2. 2.2 Support individuals to take steps to minimise spread of infection
    3. 2.3 Show how own personal hygiene reflects the policies and guidelines of the work setting
    4. 2.4 Carry out hand hygiene following work setting policies and guidelines
    5. 2.5 Support others to understand their personal and hand hygiene responsibilities in line with policies and guidance for infection prevention and control in the work setting
    6. 2.6 Describe how to manage spilled blood and other body fluids in line with policies and guidance
    7. 2.7 Use and dispose of personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with policies and guidance
    8. 2.8 Dispose of different types of waste safely
    9. 2.9 Describe the functions of external bodies in supporting infection prevention and control in the work setting
  3. 3 Be able to minimise the risk and spread of infection when using equipment
    1. 3.1 Show how equipment is stored and maintained in ways that minimise the spread of infection
    2. 3.2 Demonstrate the use of agreed cleaning schedules for equipment in own work setting
    3. 3.3 Explain why particular devices need special handling to minimise the spread of infection
  4. 4 Understand how to respond to outbreaks of infection in the work setting
    1. 4.1 Describe how to work with others to identity infection outbreaks in own work setting
    2. 4.2 Explain how to work with others to implement policies and procedures following an infection outbreak
    3. 4.3 Describe how to provide sufficient information about outbreaks to individuals and others
    4. 4.4 Describe ways to ensure that infection control measures and care is provided to the individual in the most appropriate place
    5. 4.5 Explain how to access additional guidance to manage infection prevention and control incidents effectively
  5. 5 Be able to follow correct recording and reporting procedures regarding infection prevention and control
    1. 5.1 Explain the process for sharing information about infections and suspected infections within own work setting
    2. 5.2 Describe processes for reporting accidents and incidents relating to infection prevention and control within own work setting
    3. 5.3 Complete records for infection prevention and control in line with policies and guidelines
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