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Learning outcomes descriptions 4.3.b

Competence development step (VQTS):
4.3.b    To be able to detect safety risks and to increase safety by implementing preventive measures.

Competence SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver is autonomously and self-responsibly able to detect safety risks and to implement preventive measures. in cooperation with other professions.

The professional caregiver is able to:
  • detect gaps in guidelines regarding safety,
  • work with medical products carefully (e.g. sharp instruments),
  • use a Critical Incident Reporting System,
  • guarantee escape possibilities in case of hazards (e.g. in closed psychiatric wards),
  • store highly flammable substances separate and in a safe way,
  • apply safety measures when dealing with cytotoxic drugs (e.g. prepare according to the guidelines, find the place of storage of the spill kit),
  • implement freedom restricting measures to the patient’s/client’s regarding one’s own safety,
  • cooperate with the technical department of the facility to ensure safety (e.g. report defective equipment according to guidelines, cause repairs).

 

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • explain own strategy when dealing with gaps in guidelines regarding safety (e.g. reporting),
  • explain the idea and concern of a Critical Incident Reporting System (e.g. report injuries, prevent new injuries, report ‘almost injuries’),
  • explain the handling of highly flammable substances regarding safety,
  • name safety measures when dealing with cytotoxic solutes,
  • describe prevention of hazards (e.g. fires),
  • explain own strategy when dealing with defective equipment (e.g. reporting).

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