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View Unit : The principles of Infection Prevention and Control

Unit
Unit Reference Number
L/501/6737
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
The principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
30
Unit Credit Value
3
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.3 Health and Social Care
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

Not applicable.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections

1.1

Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection

1.2

Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection

2

Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections

2.1

Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection

2.2

Describe local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection

3

Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections

3.1

Describe procedures and systems relevant to the prevention and control of infection

3.2

Explain the potential impact of an outbreak of infection on the individual and the organisation

4

Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections

4.1

Define the term risk

4.2

Outline potential risks of infection within the workplace

4.3

Describe the process of carrying out a risk assessment

4.4

Explain the importance of carrying out a risk assessment

5

Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections

5.1

Demonstrate correct use of PPE

5.2

Describe different types of PPE

5.3

Explain the reasons for use of PPE

5.4

State current relevant regulations and legislation relating to PPE

5.5

Describe employees’ responsibilities regarding the use of PPE

5.6

Describe employers’ responsibilities regarding the use of PPE

5.7

Describe the correct practice in the application and removal of PPE

5.8

Describe the correct procedure for disposal of used PPE

6

Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections

6.1

Describe the key principles of good personal hygiene

6.2

Demonstrate good hand washing technique

6.3

Describe the correct sequence for hand washing

6.4

Explain when and why hand washing should be carried out

6.5

Describe the types of products that should be used for hand washing

6.6

Describe correct procedures that relate to skincare

Equivalent Units
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2.4.6.0L