When you act within a duty of care you must always take reasonable care. This means you must: • Keep knowledge, skills and training up to date • Provide a service of no less quality than that to be expected, based on the skills, responsibilities and range of activities within the work or profession • Be in a position to know what must be done to ensure that the service is provided safely • Keep accurate and up to date records of the care and support you provide, including any assessment of someone’s capacity and the rationale for any decisions that are taken on their behalf • Not delegate work, or accept delegated work, unless it is clear that the person to whom is delegated is competent to carry out the work • Protect confidential information except where there may be harm to the individual or others All of these things help to ensure that you are working safely and professionally 2.1 Explain 3 potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individuals rights.
Only used by persons that have received adequate information, instruction and training. All equipment to be supplied with appropriate protective devices, markings and warnings Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 These regulations require employers to ensure that equipment for the purpose of lifting is strong, stable, positioned and used safely to minimise risks. Employers also have a duty to carry out regular inspections of all lifting equipment to ensure it meets with the regulations. Safety first Not following the correct procedures for manual handling is the one of the most common causes of injuries in the workplace. By following instructions and information given during training, assessing the situation to identify any potential hazards and taking precautions to limit these, the risks of injuring yourself or others during a manual handling operation are greatly reduced.
This could be from themselves or others so all tasks needs to be assessed prior to undertaking them to ensure the risks are reduced to the minimum level and that they receive the appropriate level of support. Aiii The duty of care is a guideline that is held within the care setting to ensure the care staff are aware of their responsibilities and know what is expected of them whilst they are promoting the well being of the individuals being supported. These guidelines are in place to protect individuals within the care setting whether it is a person living within the care setting or the support staff working within the organisation. Aiv Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals because it sets out the standards required to provide appropriate levels of care within the setting so that no harm comes to either the individual living within the setting or the staff supporting them e.g. complaints or accusations.
Support staff should demonstrate respect for the service user and his/her way of life. The Service Provider is expected to meet the diverse needs and requirements of the client group. Referrals The Service Provider will develop and implement a criteria and robust processes for receiving, managing and prioritising referrals (including emergency referrals), to ensure the service is accessible and referrals are processed efficiently. There shall be an assessment of needs and risk prior to a decision being made regarding the offer of a service. These processes must be agreed by the Supporting People team.
Manual Handling operations regulation work in pairs, procedure ask for help , use lifting equipment’s and any hazards that may cause injury . Near miss regulation procedure record any incidents and accidents. Management of Health and Safety at work regulation procedure employer must assess the risk to employees and make arrangement for their health and safety. Health and safety (First Aid) Regulation procedure provide carers with first aid this involves training, first aid box and information. LOLER Regulation procedures equipment must safe for the purpose of lifting.
Unit 205 Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting Outcome 1 Understand the implication of duty of care 1.1 Duty of care is essential to all roles within health and social care. Having duty of care is doing all that you reasonably can at all times to make sure you act in the best interests of those you support. Meaning you put the needs and interests of those you care for at the centre of your actions and thoughts, Always acting in a way to keep everyone safe and not put any one at risk of harm. Always reporting I come across a problem and maintaining confidentiality. 1.2 In my work role I have a duty of care to provide the best support for the people I care for by ensuring I have the correct training, knowledge and skills.
Great care and training will be required for this. Each individual that has a specific condition should have a moving and handling care plan implemented so that health care workers can correctly use the techniques required to move the individual. | 2.1 Describe how current legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals (Planned: 0 ,
Unit 4222-202 questions 1. Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role: As a Health Care Assistant my role is to make sure that all the service users’ needs are met. By doing that I will need to follow the patients care plans provided for them. This will give me information on any illnesses, mental health issues, what they use for mobility, whether they are independent or need help with personal hygiene care. I also must follow all rules and regulation policies within the work setting and keep up with any relevant training I may need to keep me up to date and informed.
I have to understand and apply relevant legislation and agreed ways of working. I have to keep my relevant training updated. I would need to work well with others and use all equipment correctly. My Employers main responsibilities are to ensure health, safety and welfare of all their employees. They would need to produce a written policy statement explaining how they intend to do this.
They are of equal importance in a professional development scenario: we need to consider our :Knowledge- what we know or do not know.Skills- how able we are at doing something or not.Practices- how we behave or perform a task.HOW WELL OWN KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING MEET STANDARDS.We cannot move forward, if we don’t know where we are now. It’s important that you do measure or monitor your knowledge, understanding, conduct and competence. For your own personal and professional development and also for the health, safety and well being to the people you work with. To do this, you need to regularly reflect and evaluate how you compare with standards.DEMONSTRATION TO REFLECT ON WORK ACTIVITIESReflection on action, which is reflecting on an activity after it has happened. Reflecting on action allow you to learn from what has happened.