When working in a microbiology lab, it is important to contain spills and discard materials properly. Describe how a spill should be cleaned up safely in a microbiology lab. (3 pts) Alert people in immediate area. Put on protective equipment. Cover area with disinfectant soaked-paper towels or with dry disinfectant.
If they are working in a care facility, they will inform other staff of any specific problems the patient is having. Cleaning Patients Care assistants help clean clients who are unable to do so themselves. Aiding with showers, baths and daily washings are the care assistant duties. He will help clients shave or he will do this for them. It is also his responsibility to inspect a client’s clothes and ensure that they are kept clean and sanitary.
Hands should be washed before and after each residents care and also when serving/feeding food or drinks. What are the employers’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infections? 1.2 An up-to-date infection control policy is the responsibility of the employers which should include the roles and responsibilities of all staff and what to do if there is an outbreak of an infectious disease. Risk assessments are also the responsibility of the employer as well as reporting and recording any incidents of infection. Employers should also ensure employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of their work by providing training and information on things such as COSHH and the prevention of cross infection.
Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, last week I spoke to you about “The History of Phlebotomy”. This evening I would like to speak to you about the equipment and supplies used in phlebotomy and blood collection. The first and most important thing to remember is Universal Precautions. Universal Precautions refer to infection control with human blood and certain human body fluids; the best way to do this is to wash your hands. As a phlebotomist in blood collection, you wash your hands before and after each patient.
When pathogens are acquired from another person, or from the environment, they are described as exogenous. The transmission of pathogens, between people and across environments, is termed cross-infection. When micro-organisms colonise one site on the host and enter another site on the same person causing further infection, this is called self-infection or endogenous infection. (Adult Nursing Skills 2009) Hand washing – Nurses need to wash their hands before and after all contact with the patient. Also using the antibacterial hand rub during any procedures involving the patient e.g.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002(COSHH) In the workplace there are many substances hazardous to health and it’s important that carers are aware of these and have training in how to use, store and dispose of poisons/substances. Hazardous substances can come in the form of cleaning products, gas, dust, dirty laundry, used pads and body fluids. Protection can be to use wash hands before and after treating service users, using aprons/gloves, reading instructions on poisons and replacing and storing them away correctly. It is ideal to be aware of what to do in an emergency if an accident was to happen. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) All injuries should be documented in an accident book, however in 1995 it was decided in Parliament that organizations has a stationary obligation to report death, diseases, injuries and dangerous occurrences that take place in work or to do with work.
Once in the bathroom I pulled her underwear down and helped her to sit down. I place the dirty pad from her underwear in a plastic bag As she was finishing on the toilet I prepared all the things ready to get her washed and dressed and ran the tap. I also checked the plan in the room to make sure there was nothing extra needed to be done. This client likes the water very hot, or as hot as it comes out of the tap
Imani Morse Biol 130 February 4, 2015 Proferssor Klinora February 4, 2015 Lab Report “Effectiveness of Hand Scrubbing” INTRODUCTION: Microbes are present almost everywhere we go. They are present, at school, at home, on the bus, on the train, on door knobs, and especially in hospitals. As a result of that, healthcare professionals stress the importance of washing your hands, especially before clinical procedures. However, studies in hospitals show that hand washing rates average only 40%. PURPOSE: The purpose of this experiment was to evaluate hand washing and a surgical scrub.
Daily tasks to complete to ensure a service users well being also include regular hand washing, making sure all staff are taught the correct way to wash hands thoroughly, carers always wear their PPE, to make sure all staff are trained in first aid and making sure the first aid box is always stocked up,staff are trained on the latest moving and positioning so they are always using equipment correctly, everything is kept clean and sterile to stop the spread of infection. Question 1b How duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals In our job role we contribute to the safeguarding or protection of the service users by raising concerns about anything we deem unfit, from equipment that is past its service date to reporting a member of staff we are concerned may be involved in abuse or neglect against a service user. We also use risk assessments to reduce the hazards and to prevent accidents happening, risk assessments are to be done when ever something has changed in that setting, or a service users needs change, this protects the service user and carer. It is our duty of care to protect the service users from harm so if we were to have any concerns we must report them immediately , If we did not do this we ourselves would be considered negligent or incompetent Question 2a Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual's rights and the duty of care
If I come across a hazard such as bodily fluids spilt in an area or a staff member not wearing gloves I must report it immediately to a senior staff member and not ignore it as this may cause infection to spread. If a resident has past urine or bodily waste on the floor a member of staff should still clean it up and wear an apron and gloves even if the resident doesn’t have a infection as urine and bodily waste contain lots of other things. In my workplace I need to put these safe ways of working into practice; for example by effective hand washing, not coming into work when you’re not feeling well allowing myself 48 hours after id had a sickness bug as I will be putting other staff residents and visitors at risk, by not wearing jewellery when do activities with the residents as jewellery carries many germs and infections, by always wearing protective clothing; wearing an apron and gloves for procedures will reduce the spread of infection by preventing infection passing on from me to others