HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

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Unit Information about the HLTINF001 training material in this resource

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.

Unit mapping information

No equivalent unit

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

None specified.

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

None specified.

Assessment conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely.

The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
    • organisational infection prevention and control guidelines
    • personal protective equipment
    • hand hygiene facilities and equipment
    • medical or client care equipment relevant to the workplace
    • clinical and other waste and waste disposal equipment
    • areas for cleaning
    • equipment for cleaning, including sterilised sharps if relevant to role
  • modelling of industry operating conditions, including integration of problem solving activities to which the candidate responds

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.