1.2 Explain employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. The NHS plan published in 1999 stipulates that all NHS organisations should have effective systems in place to tackle Health care Associated infection (HCAI) in order to minimise the risk to patients and staff. Whilst an employee has training and then is responsible for carrying out the practical day to day use of Infection prevention
Unit 12 – Public Health Controlled assessment task 1 Monitoring the health status of the population means the government will keep track of the changes in the health of the population and also announce any potential problems. To identify the health needs of the population you would have to look at the patterns of different health and what health services are needed, that way the implications for the serving can be identified. In October 2003, the Local Health Board of Neath Port Talbot and Country Borough Council published their first Health, Social Care and Well-being Needs Assessment for the people of Neath Port Talbot. The Health Needs Assessment is there to gather information to improve on people’s health and it looks to see what can be done with the correct financial status. An example of this in the Neath Port Talbot area could be an individual’s sexual health.
National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) These guidelines apply to all healthcare workers, local authorities, charities and all other health and social care providers. They support the healthcare professional to ensure that they are providing patients with the best quality care and offer the best value for money. Topics for guidance are referred to NICE by the Department of Health for appraisal. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 This is the law that requires employers to control substances that are deemed to be hazardous to health, such as chemicals, dust, fumes
The purpose of risk management is to enhance patients' safety, ensure compliance with the law, avoid legal exposure, and prevent accidents. In health care and long term care (LTC) you are dealing with patients' in life or death situations. Risk management in health care organizations helps physicians and nurses limit the risks that are associated with their jobs. By having risk management in long term care facilities this helps reduce potential risks because it ensures that the medical staff are following all of the safety protocols that are set in place as well as making wise medical decisions. Legend Senior Living is located in Wichita, Kansas and was founded in 2001 by an industry pioneer named Tim Buchanan.
Under this legislation all employees have the responsibilities to cooperate with the Trust on matters of health and safety and in the context of this policy particularly regarding the reduction of risks from healthcare associated infections. Infection control policies, procedures and protocols are designed to outline the principals and responsibilities associated with the prevention and control of infection in a health care setting. Follow COSHH and RIDDOR Follow COSHH and RIDDOR Carry out risk assessments Carry out risk assessments Report Hazards and potential Risks Report Hazards and potential Risks Follow policies and procedures Follow policies and procedures Make sure all staff are safe Make sure all staff are safe Be accountable for yourself by checking your own equipment before and after use Be accountable for yourself by checking your own equipment before and after use
Maintaining a high level of personal health and hygiene will also help in the prevention of infection. Health & social practitioners should be in attendance at any training days on offer relating to infection prevention and control. If any cases of possible infection risks are identified they should be reports immediately to your employer. 1.2. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that all laws and legal regulations concerning infection prevention and control are followed by employees.
Understand health and safety in social care settings Outcome 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings 1. List legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting Health and Safety at work act 1974 Manual handling Operations Regulations 1992 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 Management of health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 2. Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures The main points of Health and Safety are to maintain a safe environment to work in, insuring that all personnel are working to proscribed standards of care and safety. That up to date risk assessments are in place and findings are being adhered to. To make sure that by the actions of the work force do not cause injury to themselves or others by their actions or in action.
This plan should include details that would identify what an emergency is, how it would be communicated to the staff, and what arrangements will be made for the facility. We are also in compliance with our Human Resources department. The Human resources department ensures that all staff members and workers at a hospital facility are competent to undertake the task their job description provides. They also handle the responsibilities and evaluate performances. Infection Prevention and Control department assigns a team that is responsible for developing a plan for infection prevention and control activities.
Unit 4222-264 The principles of infection prevention and control Outcome 1 Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 1. Employees’ roles and responsibilities * Follow cleaning schedules and complete records * Report infection control issues * Appropriate using of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 2. Employers’ responsibilities * Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICP) * Assess risk of exposure to infection * Provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) * Provide appropriate training * Appoint infection Control link nurse/carer Outcome 2 Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections 1. Current legislation and regulatory body standards * Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 1974 * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 * Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 * Environmental Protection Act 1990 * Personal protective equipment work regulations (PPE) 1992 * Safe disposal of clinical waste 1992 * Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005) * Safe Management of Healthcare Waste (2006) * Health Act (2006) * Health and Social care Act (2008) Regulatory body standards: * Health Care Commission * Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) * NHS Legislation Authority * Health Protection Agency * Health Protection Scotland 2. Local and organisational policies * PPE * Management of occupational exposure * Staff induction and training guidelines * Infection control policies * Risk assessment * Monitoring and audits * Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICP) * Local and national initiatives Outcome 3 Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of
Jennifer Holder Unit 9: The principles of infection prevention and control. Understand the roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection: 1.1 Employee's are responsible for numerous things in relation to the control and prevention of infection. It is the employee's responsibility to ensure that they protect themselves, colleagues, patients and visitors from infection by adhering to infection control policies. Employee's should always wear the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) for the duty in which they are undertaking and ensuring proper disposal of this PPE as well as infective material or other clinical waste. Ensuring that they have good hand hygeine techniques is also very important when it comes to the prevention and control of infection.