The Infection Control module is designed according to the AES course framework, which includes four phases:
- Learn & Practice
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.
2. Desirable Traits
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.
2. Team Roles
4. Collaboration & Meetings
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
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.