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Support individuals to meet personal care needs 2.3-Explain how to report concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care In my workplace I would report this immediately to the manager and also record all my concerns in detail in the log book. If these pose a risk to others I must also complete a health and safety sheet and a risk assessment. The equipment in question would need to removed and replaced; the facilities would have to be deep cleaned and any equipment sterilised or replaced. The district nurse may also be involved in this as well as the health and safety officer at work. 2.4 – Describe ways to ensure the individual can summon help when alone during In my workplace this can be done through…show more content…
Inappropriate moving and handling practices may result in tissue damage and contribute to ulcer formation. Once formed, pressure ulcers may prove difficult to treat and their presence may have implications on how a client may be positioned and moved and may further hinder their recovery. Many ulcers could, and should, be prevented (Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), 2001). It is therefore essential that practitioners are aware of those moving and handling techniques that may assist in the prevention of pressure ulcer formation as well as mindful of any practices that may lead to tissue damage, albeit…show more content…
To prevent the development of pressure ulcers by implementing individualised treatment plans and to effectively manage existing pressure ulcers. To standardize the assessment and management of individuals who are at risk of developing pressure ulcers or who have existing pressure ulcers to support families, carers with a framework for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. 2.1- Identify legislation and national guidelines affecting pressure area care Common Law requires people, “to take reasonable care to avoid acts and omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour”. Staff working for a care organisation could therefore be sued if they failed to give adequate pressure area care which resulted in a sore.Health and social care act 2008. This act gave the CQC its powers to oversee and regulate the care given in care homes and by community care providers. There are 16 essential standards which must be met. 2.2- Describe agreed ways of working relating to pressure area care 2.3-Describe why team working is important in relation to providing pressure area care 3.1-Describe why it is important to follow the agreed care
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