Demonstrate infection control measures (as required by Virginia Nursing Board regulation).
DefinitionDemonstration 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
- 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.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- 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.
- Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
- Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
- Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
- 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).
- Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
- Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.