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Learning outcomes descriptions 4.3.b

Competence development step (VQTS):

4.3.b Is able to detect safety risks and increase safety by implementing preventive measures.    

Competence (EQF)SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver is able to autonomously and independently detect safety risks and 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 separately and in a safe way,
  • apply safety measures when dealing with cytotoxic drugs (e.g. prepare according to the guidelines, find where spill kit is stored),
  • restrict freedom of patient/client in order to ensure their own safety,
  • cooperate with the technical department of the facility to ensure safety (e.g. report defective equipment according to guidelines, instigate repairs).
 

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • explain their own strategy when dealing with gaps in guidelines regarding safety (e.g. reporting),
  • explain the idea and concerns of a critical incident reporting system (e.g. report injuries, prevent new injuries, report ‘close shaves’),
  • 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 their own strategy when dealing with defective equipment (e.g. reporting).

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