Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.
The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Knowledge and skills
Understand own and others’ roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections.
Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection.
Showcasing your knowledge: –
Tutor marked assignment – one of:
a) Assessment Pack
b) Resource Pack
All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system
Prior Learning / Certificates
Showcasing your skills: –
Minutes of Meetings
Supervision / Appraisals Records
Medication Administration Records
In put – Out put Records
Prior Learning / Certificates
Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection.
Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections.
Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
Identify local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections.
Describe procedures and systems relevant to the prevention and control of infection
Explain the potential impact of an outbreak of infection on the individual and the organisation.
Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections.
Define the term ‘risk’.
Outline potential risks of infection within the workplace.
Describe the process of carrying out a risk assessment.
Explain the importance of carrying out a risk assessment.
Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections.
Demonstrate correct use of PPE.
Identify different types of PPE.
Explain the reasons for use of PPE.
State current relevant regulations and legislation relating to PPE.
Describe employees’ responsibilities regarding the use of PPE.
Describe employers’ responsibilities regarding the use of PPE.
Describe the correct practice in the application and removal of PPE.
Describe the correct procedure for disposal of used PPE.
Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections.
Describe the key principles of good personal hygiene.
Demonstrate good handwashing technique.
Identify the correct sequence for hand washing.
Explain when and why hand washing should be carried out.
Describe the types of products that should be used for hand washing.
Describe correct procedures that relate to skincare.