Unit 306 1.2 Health And Social Care Essay

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Unit 306 1.1 Identify legislation relation to health and safety in a social care setting Legislation covering Health and Social Care include:- Health and safety at work act 1974 Management of Health and Safety at work regulations 1992 Control of substances hazardous to health regulation (COSHH) Manual Handling regulation 1992 Reporting of Injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) Unit 306 1.2 Explain how health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings They protect people by providing a set of orders and instructions that must be followed by care staff and organizations in a social care setting. They are there to ensure that…show more content…
If you are on your own, go and call for help and then return, reassess and continue with CPR. If unconsciousness is due to drowning, you should give five initial rescue breaths and perform CPR for one minute before making the call. Once you have completed your care you must write a full account of what happened and you must inform your manager as soon a is practical. The event must be documented in the patients notes. If the incident is involving a work colleague the accident book must be completed. Unit 306 3.3 Explain why it is important for emergency first aid tasks only be carried out by qualified first aiders. If you attempt to deal with an emergency situation without proper training you could make the situation much worse and even cause death. You could put yourself, colleagues and others at risk of harm. Unit 306 3.4 Explain the consequences of failing to follow emergency first aid. The consequences of not following emergency first aid procedure can be very serious. You can cause injuries to become more serious. By not treating someone properly you can cause them to have a greater recovery time, become paralyzed or even cause death. Your employer can also be susceptible to vicarious…show more content…
A stomach bug introduced to a care home can quickly spread between residents and staff. This can cause more serious illness and can complicate other medical conditions. Good personal hygiene can greatly reduce the risk of spreading infection. Some basic principles are:- Wash your self regularly and wash your hair, do not wear personal jewelry, especially when undertaking personal care, keep you clothes and shoes clean, wash your hands regularly, wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing or smoking. Using PPE like gloves and aprons also helps reduce the spread of infection. PPE should be removed as soon as you leave the individuals working environment. Encouraging the individual's personal hygiene:- Some individuals will require prompting to undertake their personal hygiene, some will require assistance to undertake their personal hygiene and some individuals with require their personal hygiene to be undertaken on their behalf. Educating the individuals to the reasons why personal hygiene is important and the benefits that it brings to quality of life and dignity should be explained. Unit
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