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Personal Qualities

This module provides an overview of the expected appearance and personal characteristics of the successful health care worker as they understand the importance of communication, practice dealing with workplace situations, and evaluate workplace teams.

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The Infection Control module is designed according to the AES course framework, which includes four phases:

  1. Explore
  2. Learn & Practice
  3. Reflect
  4. Reinforce

Below you'll discover how AES can help you teach your students about infection control according to these four phases.

Phase 1: Explore


Activity: Work Attire

In this activity, students demonstrate appropriate and inappropriate dress for health care workers by having a fashion show.

Phase 2: Learn & Practice


Unit 1: Personal Characteristics

In this unit, students will learn about: ideal personal characteristics of a health care worker as they discuss appropriate appearance and traits and reflect on their own traits, noting strengths and weaknesses. 

  1. Appearance 
  2. Desirable Traits 
  3. Quiz


Unit 2: Health Care Team

In this unit, students will learn about: the importance of the health care team as they learn about teamwork, team roles, examine strengths and weaknesses in those roles, and describe leadership traits. 

  1. Teamwork 
  2. Team Roles 
  3. Leadership 
  4. Collaboration & Meetings 
  5. Quiz


Unit 3: Personal Management Skills

In this unit, students will learn about: time management as they practice creating a daily schedule to complete tasks on time and using a problem-solving method in a health care environment. 

  1. Time Management 
  2. Problem Solving 
  3. Quiz

Phase 3: Reflect


Activity: Reflection Questions and Discussion

In this activity, students will journal about why facilities require employees to adhere to personal appearance codes, using the problem-solving method, recognize effective teams, and demonstrating professionalism. A class discussion can follow.

Phase 4: Reinforce


Activity: Health Care Problem Solving Scenarios

In this activity, students work in groups using the problem-solving methodology to solve various health care related scenarios. Once the students have a solution they should present it to the class.


Activity: Team Invention

In this activity, students work in teams to design a piece of medical equipment.


Activity: Conflict Resolution Scenarios

In this activity, students are presented scenarios with conflicts which are followed by discussion questions. The students work on the questions individually, in a group or as a class.


Activity: Health Care Team Meeting

In this activity, students work in groups to plan and organize a health care team meeting.


Activity: Current Event

Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.

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