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Assessment: Infection Prevention and Control Policy and Protocols

   

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CRS170
Revision 101
July 2017
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Assessment Task 2: Written Assessment
Student Version: Knowledge
Student information
Student name: Student ID:
Section A – Program/Course details
Qualification code: HLT37215 Qualification title: Certificate III in Pathology
Collection
Unit code: HLTINF001 Unit title: Comply with infection
prevention and control policy
and protocols
Section B – Assessment task details
Assessment number: 2 of 3 Semester/Year: 202010
Due date: Refer to unit outline Duration of assessment: Students have 6 weeks to complete
assessment
Assessment task
results:
This assessment task will be marked as:
Ungraded result: Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory
Other (eg points):
Section C – Instructions to students
Task instructions:
This is a take home written assessment, resources such as the internet and student’s notes may be used to
compete this written assessment.
Please ensure that you have referenced the resources that you have used. (see plagiarism information in
AHSS student handbook.
Students must submit their own work.
This document will need to be downloaded from Bright space and completed electronically.
Students will be working independently
Section A and E
full name,
student identification number
Section F
signature on the completion of the assessment after feedback
Section D – Conditions for assessment
Conditions:
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Section D – Conditions for assessment
Student to complete and attach Assessment Submission Cover Sheet to the completed Assessment Task.
This assessment is to be uploaded into the assignment box in the infection control Bright space shell by the
due date as stated on your unit outline.
This is an assessment that will be completed by the student in their own time. All resources must be
referenced- please see the Holmesglen plagiarism policy in the AHSS student handbook.
If you feel you require special consideration or adjustment for this task please discuss with the unit coordinator.
In the event of an unsuccessful attempt at this assessment a student will be offered a re submission if they
have met the attendance requirements of this unit (as per AHSS student handbook).
All 4 assessments must be successfully completed in order to be deemed Satisfactory in this unit.
Students will be given feedback after the completion of the assessment or at
the point where the assessment has been stopped by the assessor both
verbally.
Reasonable adjustment is an individualised modification made to the delivery or assessment methods to enable
a student with specific needs to access and participate. Reasonable adjustment may include changed assessment
conditions as long as it is not undermining the integrity of the assessment. Flexibility in assessments, other
academic support, provision of adaptive equipment – in line with industry job role and in class support.
This must be agreed to with the assessor prior to the assessment date and may require the student to provide
evidence of special consideration requirements. Refer to student handbook - Special consideration.
Special consideration: students can apply for special consideration if personal circumstances or illness have
adversely affected their result in an assessment, or their ability to undertake an assessment. If you wish to seek
special consideration, please contact your teacher or administrative officer for procedure and forms.
Students may appeal an assessment decision according to the Holmesglen procedure – refer to the student
handbook - Querying your result
Equipment/resources students must supply: Equipment/resources to be provided by the RTO:
Assessment document on Bright space
Lab if required
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Section E – Marking Guide Student Answer Sheet
Assessment number: 2 Assessment title: Infection Control Written Assessment
Student ID: ID. Student name:
Unit code: HLTINF001 Unit title: Comply with infection prevention and control policy
and protocols
Date:
Questions: Provide your responses in the boxes below each question.
Question 1: Identify 2 possible infection control hazards that you may find in a
pathology collection room.
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Answer:
1.Biological Hazards: Organic substances directs the biological hazards, which threaten
the health of humans as well as other living creatures. Pathogenic microorganisms and
viruses as well as toxins, spores, fungi and bioactive substances are taken into
consideration as biological dangers. Including microbial agents or disease transmitters
can also be called environmental risks. Globally, it is estimated that approximately
320,000 workers per year die from work-related exposure to biological hazards from
communicable diseases. For many employees, biological threat poses a wide range of
threats. Through a human body matter, such as blood, tissue, saliva, mucosa, urine and
faeces, workers in health care professionals are exposed to biological hazards because
of the high risk of viral or bacterial diseases in those substance areas. Likewise, people
who work with animals or with livestock products (blood and tissues, milk, eggs) have
the potential to infect human beings (e.g. Q-fever, avian flu or Hendra virus) or cause
severe sensitisation allergies, including animal infections and infection by some
organisms (zoonoses) (Andrion & Pira, 2014).
2.Chemical Hazards: Chemicals may be divided into courses of hazards and present
both physical and health risks. It is important to bear in mind that chemicals can pose
multiple hazards in combinations or more than one danger. Several factors, such as the
severity of the reference, can affect how a chemical acts and the dangers presented by
the chemical (Andrion & Pira, 2014):
Chemical concentrationsbased hazards
Improper understanding of the State of the chemical (solid, liquid and gas)
References:
Andrion, A., & Pira, E. (2014). What's new in managing health hazards in pathology
departments. Pathology - Research And Practice, 190(12), 1214-1223. doi:
10.1016/s0344-0338(11)80453-x
Comment:
Question 2: State the likelihood of harm from each these hazards, i.e. Is it –High, - Satisfactory
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Medium or –low risk response
Yes

No
Hazard 1. The described Hazard 1 is the biological hazard and the range of its damage
can range from medium to as high as life threatening. The moderate range of biological
Hazard shows nominal hazards faced due to lack of basic attentions in the workplace
such as cuts using scalpel or improper concentrations of solvents leading to poor
nourishment of microbes and hence destroying the microbial stack solution. However,
the higher risk stands when the workplace is not managed properly leading to spread of
microbes which can cause epidemic in later cases (Andrion & Pira, 2014).
Hazard 2.The described Hazard 2 is the spread of chemical hazard and the range of the
certain hazard can be minimal to catastrophic. Improper management of the chemical
substances can even lead to spread of flame and other major damages of the work
place. The control of pathogens require higher amount of chemical treatments to control
them, however, the chemicals also need to be cared properly (Andrion & Pira, 2014).
References:
Andrion, A., & Pira, E. (2014). What's new in managing health hazards in pathology
departments. Pathology - Research And Practice, 190(12), 1214-1223. doi:
10.1016/s0344-0338(11)80453-x
Comment:
Question 3: State the (control measure ) or action you would take (for each of the
above two hazards) to minimize the risk of each of them
Satisfactory
response
Yes

No
Hazard 1. The control measures that can be brought into implementation for limiting
biological hazards are the proper maintenance of the facilities when working at the
workplace, which holds working with pathogens. The use of the equipment after each
process should be properly maintained by cleaning the equipment after its need. While
using the flames or heat treatment the control of the fire needs to be under supervision.
Even if the supervision is not properly done, the workplace needs to be provided with
fire extinguishers as a remedy to it. In order to prevent epidemic each individual of the
workforce must be provided with the knowledge of the use of laminar hood and the
working of the HEPA filter (Andrion & Pira, 2014).
Hazard 2. The control measures that can be brought into implementation for limiting
chemical hazards are the proper workforce management and educating them properly
about the probable risks that the chemicals can cause. Moreover, the education
providing may not stand enough if the implementation of the tools while using them are
not properly managed. In addition the use of fume hoods are critical while working with
chemical reagents. The hood used is the most critical machinery while working in a lab
which deals with chemicals. However, individual hazards also need to be focused and
needs to be prevented by using gloves and aprons and safety goggles accordingly
(Andrion & Pira, 2014).
References:
Andrion, A., & Pira, E. (2014). What's new in managing health hazards in pathology
departments. Pathology - Research And Practice, 190(12), 1214-1223. doi:
10.1016/s0344-0338(11)80453-x
Comment:
Question 4: How would you report these potential hazards if you were in the
pathology workplace?
Satisfactory
response
Yes

No
Answer: The potential hazards are serious in terms when they starts spreading. The
reporting needs to be done properly noting down the possible causes after the spread of
the hazard. Moreover, the analysis of the hazard needs to be done properly in order to
implement the mechanisms to stop it from getting aggressive if certain unfortunate case
Comment:
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