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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 644 Supporting infection prevention and control in social care

Unit 644 Supporting infection prevention and control in social care

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1. Understand how infection prevention and control policies and guidelines can be applied within different settings
    1. 1.1 Explain how infection prevention policies and guidelines can be applied in own work setting
    2. 1.2 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 Carry out hand hygiene following work setting policies and guidelines
    4. 2.4 Support others to understand their responsibilities for infection prevention and control in the work setting
    5. 2.5 Provide guidance to others about infection prevention and control practices in work setting
    6. 2.6 Explain the functions of external bodies in supporting infection prevention and control in the work setting
    7. 2.7 Maintain own understanding of information to support effective infection prevention and control practice.
  3. 3. Be able to minimise the risk and spread of infection when using equipment
    1. 3.1 Ensure equipment is stored and maintained in ways that minimise the spread of infection
    2. 3.2 Use 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 Explain 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 information about outbreaks of infection in accessible formats to individuals and others
    4. 4.4 Describe ways to ensure that care for the individual is provided in the most appropriate place
    5. 4.5 Describe situations where additional guidance may need to be accessed to manage infection prevention and control incidents.
  5. 5. Be able to follow correct recording and reporting procedures regarding infection prevention and control
    1. 5.1 Describe 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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