Sit with them check the area to see if there is any swelling or bruising or other obvious signs of damage. If the individual needs medical attention, an ambulance should be called and let them assess the situation and deal with it accordingly. An accident must be filled out detailing what the accident was where it occurred and what actions were carried out; a copy of this must be sent to the office. A top to toe skin check must also be carried out when the individual gets back home to eliminate/find any problems, any findings must be documented. If an individual becomes ill, again sit with them comfort them clean them up as best you can, when you get back home if needed call the G.P for advice, again fill out an accident form explain what has happened.
A client may have an unknown allergy and could get ill from eating or drinking something. A2 Outline of the procedure to follow if an accident or sudden illness should occur. First the care worker should assess the situation and figure out if professional medical attention is necessary, if so ring 999. if the situation does not require the emergency services such as a scratch or graze then deal with the situation as is necessary, once the situation is dealt with contact line manager/on call and inform them of what has happened, when in a suitable place document all that has happened so that you have it on record. A3 A list of safe principles to be followed for safe moving and handling. Maintain a natural posture whenever possible during manual handling, keeping your ‘spine in line’.
Quick-relief medicines (relievers) are used to stop asthma attacks and preventive medicines (controllers) are used every day to protect the lungs and keep asthma attacks from starting. Make sure to take asthma medicines the way the doctor says to, stay away from things that start your asthma attacks (risk factors), go to the doctor for checkups, know the signs your asthma is getting worse. Asthma is a disease of the airways in the lungs. Airways carry air to the lungs. Airways get smaller and smaller like branches on a tree.
• Beds- they should be checked for; to see if the wheels are ok, to see if the brakes work, the steering bar, mattresses for dirt or damage and to see if the elevation works. • Fire extinguisher- they should be checked for; expiry date, weight and leaks. Hazardous substances; Hazardous substances can cause; • Skin irritation • Asthma • Loss in consciousness • Cancer • Infection Hazardous substances include; • Substances used in work (cleaning agents) • Substances made at work ( fumes from sterilizing) • Natural substances (dust)
Finally, avoid contact with people who show signs of sore throat. There are a couple of treatments, also; they are surgery that removes infected tissues, antibiotics and intravenous immunoglobulin, treat complications, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This “flesh-eating bacteria” is something that will ruin patients’ lives if they catch
If an individual has an accident you must follow the guidelines of the policies and procedures manual. Sit with them check the area to see if there is any swelling or bruising or other obvious signs of damage. If the individual needs medical attention, an ambulance should be called and let them assess the situation and deal with it accordingly. An accident must be filled out detailing what the accident was where it occurred and what actions were carried out; a copy of this must be sent to the office. A top to toe skin check must also be carried out when the individual gets back home to eliminate/find
When MRSA infects skin, a swollen, red area develops, and it is usually painful. MRSA skin infections may develop pus or weep other fluids. If left untreated, a MRSA skin infection can go progressively deeper into the body, infecting blood and organs. Symptoms of MRSA infection can include chills, cough, chest pain, fever, fatigue, muscle aches, rashes, shortness of breath and a general feeling of malaise. The worst and final symptom of progressed MRSA infection is death Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/08/mrsa-antibiotic-resistant-bug-that-has-health-officials-worried/#ixzz2UnSQcGzS When MRSA infects skin, a swollen, red area develops, and it is usually painful.
When performing CPR you can use a plastic mouth guard. 1.3 Describe suitable first aid equipment, including personal protection, and how it it used appropriately Personal protective equipment should include disposable gloves and a resuscitation mask to reduce the risk of exposure to blood and body substances, gloves should be put on as soon as possible and and resuscitation mask put over the patients mouth before the first rescue breaths are given so that it forms a barrier to prevent cross infection from body fluids. A first aid kit should contain - plasters in a variety of different sizes, small medium and large sterile gauze dressings, sterile eye pads,triangular bandages, rolled bandages,safety pins,disposable sterile gloves, resuscitation mask,tweezers,scissors,alcohol-free cleansing wipes and tape. 1.4 Identify what information needs to be included in an accident report/incident record and how to record it All accidents and incidents should be logged in the accident book, and contain the following: the date, time and place of the incident the name of the injured or ill person details of the injury or illness
This may affect older service users, service users with dementia or learning disability, visitors, caterers and also service providers. Harm that may occur An elderly service user in a residential care home may have dementia and as a result of this doesn’t know that the bottles of cleaning products are harmful. They may possibly pick it up and drink it as they believe it is a drink and therefore they could become seriously ill from ingesting the chemicals or the chemicals could be fatal to them. This could lead to death of the service user. Another way someone could be harmed
March 29, 2012 Texting While Driving Texting while driving is the act of reading, sending, or composing a text message while behind the wheel of an automobile. Texting while driving is becoming an increasing threat on the road, as texting is becoming an important part of American’s lives. If you think you’ve mastered the art of texting while driving, you’re wrong. Texting while driving severely decreases awareness, and makes it easier to be involved in an accident. Texting while driving has become a major cause of accidents, especially among young drivers.