C.P6 Explain how organisational policies and procedures apply legislation to prevent the transmission of different infections in a named health or social care organisation.

Unit 9: Infection Prevention and Control

Level: 3

Unit type: Internal

Guided learning hours: 60

Unit in brief

Learners explore the causes and transmission of infections and the procedures that workers in health and social care settings follow to prevent and control infection.

Unit introduction

As a health and social care worker you will need to minimise the possible transmission of infection to your service users and fellow service providers. People using health and social care services are often vulnerable and service providers need to ensure that they do not have their health status compromised further when using these services.

In this unit, you will develop an understanding of the causes and transmission of infections and how they can be prevented and controlled. You will carry out procedures to prevent infection in health and social care settings. You will develop knowledge of the relevant legislation, policies and procedures that apply to health and social care settings. You will investigate the roles and responsibilities of employees and organisations in preventing and controlling the transmission of infection.

A comprehensive understanding of all aspects of infection prevention and control underpins many roles in the health and social care sector. It is particularly important for workers such as support workers in care homes and healthcare assistants or clinical support workers in health settings, who are responsible for minimising spread of infection. Health and social care employers need to ensure that all their workers use up-to-date procedures to help minimise infection.

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A   Understand the causes of infections and transmission of infection

B   Explore how to prevent and control the transmission of infection in health and social care settings

C   Investigate the roles and responsibilities of health and social care organisations and workers in preventing and controlling infections.

Assessment criteria

Pass                                            Merit                                           Distinction

Learning aim A: Understand the causes of infections and transmission of infection

 

A.D1 Analyse potential ways in which infections are caused, transmitted and disease is contracted.

A.P1 Explain the causes of different infections and the diseases that can result from them.

A.P2 Explain how these diseases can be transmitted and contracted.

 

A.M1 Assess how the transmission and contraction of infectious diseases can be influenced by different factors.

Learning aim B: Explore how to prevent and control the transmission of infection in health and social care settings

 

 

 

B.D2 Justify the procedures and techniques selected and adapted to prevent and control infection with reference to the different situations.

B.P3 Demonstrate the correct use of standard procedures to prevent infection in a health or social care setting.

B.P4 Demonstrate correct decontamination techniques in a health or social care setting.

B.P5 Review how successfully use of own techniques prevented and controlled infection.

 

 

B.M2 Demonstrate the correct use of procedures to prevent and control infection, adapting them for different situations.

Learning aim C: Investigate the roles and responsibilities of health and social care organisations and workers in preventing and controlling infections

 

 

 

C.D3 Evaluate how procedures and workers’ roles and responsibilities in a named health or social care organisation successfully prevent and control the transmission of infection.

C.P6 Explain how organisational policies and procedures apply legislation to prevent the transmission of different infections in a named health or social care organisation.

C.P7 Discuss the roles and responsibilities of different health and social care workers in preventing and controlling infection in a named health or social care organisation.

 

C.M3 Analyse how, by implementing and following infection control policies and procedures, the health or social care organisation and workers help to prevent the transmission of infection.


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