There are a number of ways that personnel’s can prevent and control infection in a health and social care setting. Personnel’s in a health and social care setting include , nurses , Doctors, cleaners, nursery assistants and nursery teachers. Nurses should thoroughly wash and dry their hands before and after caring for a patient, before and after touching any potentially contaminated equipment or dressings, after bed making and before handling food. Their hands can be washed with soap and water or, a fast-acting antiseptic solution like a hand wipe or hand gel. They should also wear Disposable gloves when physical contact with open wounds, for example when changing dressings, handling needles or inserting an intravenous drip.
2 Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene Describe how to maintain dignity of an individual when supporting intimate personal hygiene When supporting an individual with intimate personal hygiene it is important to explain to the individual what is going to happen and ensuring that they understand what is going to happen and that they are comfortable with what is going to happen. Take care to ensure that you have everything you both need for the task to hand to save interruptions causing distress. Lastly shut the door and curtains to ensure total privacy ensure the areas that are not being washed are covered to save embarrassment. Listen to the individual throughout ensuring that they are OK and making sure they don't feel uncomfortable. Identify risks to own health in supporting individuals with personal hygiene routines When supporting others with personal hygiene it is important to wear personal protective
Control means to contain the infection once someone has it for example using personal protective equipment and washing your hands even if they don’t feel dirty. 1:2 Employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at work act 1974. And this states that employers have a responsibility to protect employees’ from danger and harm, as reasonably practicable. Employers must: * Provide a safe workspace. * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities.
A risk assessment enables all parties, employees, employer and visitors that they are within a safe environment; those things are in place to reduce the risk of harm or potential risk. Describe correct procedures that relate to skincare? Infection control procedures relating to good personal hygiene include: • Hand washing - the spread of many pathogens can be prevented with regular hand washing. You should thoroughly wash your hands with water and soap for at least 15 seconds after visiting the toilet, before preparing food, and after touching clients or equipment. Dry your hands with disposable paper towels.
Cleaning schedules are in place to prevent and control infections. The environment should be visibly clean and acceptable to residents, staff and visitors. Regular cleaning is important to maintain the appearance and function of the premises, the chosen method of cleaning should remove the contamination and not spread it. Cleaning schedules are put in place to inform users, staff and visitors who cleaned, what is cleaned, what time and day cleaning takes place, whether something needs to be cleaned daily, weekly or monthly and what chemicals were used to clean. 3.
Remove PPE and dispose Wash hands Sometimes the individual will want dispose of there waste them self’s ensure hygiene procedures are followed by them. Be able to monitor and report on support for managing continence 1. Procedures of monitoring and supporting continence There is a assessment procedure where the individuals care needs and wishes will be established and a correct care plan will be agreed. Every stage will be noted and dated and a review date will be given. All staff should be aware of the care plan and have easy access to it if needed.
2.2 Cleaning agents should be used to prevent infection and to follow any organisational policies and COSHH regulations. Cleaning agents include soap-based detergents and can be used for floors, walls, fixtures and fittings and persons. 2.3 Disinfecting agents generally include chemical detergents that are antibacterial or antiseptic and are used for the disinfections
Rachael Foster The principles of infection prevention & controlunit 4222-264 1.1 - As an employee the correct PPE should be wore i.e. gloves and aprons. Good personal hygiene should be kept and hands should be washed after our duties i.e. giving personal care. 1.2 - As an employer all staff should be trained in infection control, to be able to notice potential risks.
Before putting blaster I | | | |washed my hands. The National Care Standards 4.2 says, that “The home is run in a way that | | | |protects from any avoidable risk or harm and infection” and My Home Sharps Injury Policy 3.5 | |223.7e | |says, that “Cover the wound with a waterproof dressing”. | |
7,8,Any spillages,i would clean thoroughly and as quickly as possible using the correct materials and equipment for that particular spillage.I would effectively wash my hands using an effective antibacterial soap,after collecting and disposing of body