Cu311 Essay

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CU311 THE PRINCIPLES OF INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL 1. Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 2.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. The Care worker has a responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to take care of one`s own health and safety and others you care or support including their family, friends and work colleagues. The act requires Carers to: * Take reasonable care for their own safety and that of others. * Cooperate with the employer in respect of Health and Safety matters .Not intentionally damage any Health and safety equipment or materials provided by the employer * Attend training provided by the employer * Use protective equipment provide by the employer In respect of the prevention of infection, you must think about the prevention and control for you and others around you. Basic controls are: * Dispose of waste correctly * Wash hands when appropriate * Keep equipment clean * Remain vigilant and report potential hazards * Attend infection control training and keep updated * Wear clean PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for each person * Maintaining personal hygiene. It is the responsibility of an employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace. They are responsible to work safely to protect themselves, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. As an employees, they must ensure that they attend all necessary trainings that their employers provide regarding infection control and prevention. If in some instance, an employee comes across a hazard such as bodily fluids spilt in an area or staff member not wearing gloves he/she must report it immediately to a senior staff member and not ignore it as this
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