# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 40424417

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate infection control measures (as required by Virginia Nursing Board regulation).


Demonstration should include

  • use of PPE (e.g., gloves, gowns, masks)
  • use of standard precautions as required by the CDC
  • list of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations regarding infection control
  • use of transmission-based precautions (e.g., appropriate isolation techniques, PPE).

For students taking the nurse aide credential at the end of the course, follow the Virginia Board of Nursing regulations:

Commonwealth of Virginia Regulations
Governing Certified Nurse Aides
Virginia Board of Nursing

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why should PPE be used in client/resident/patient care?
  • What would be the consequences of not using PPE in client/resident/patient care?
  • Why are standard precautions important for the nurse aide?
  • Why are standard precautions important for the client/resident/patient?
  • How does following OSHA regulations protect the nurse aide?
  • What are the OSHA guidelines that health employers must follow?
  • Why does the government provide such regulations?
  • How is the type of isolation determined for a particular situation?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.


The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Professions Events


Nursing Assisting


Personal Care