Assignment 204 Explain what a social care worker must do if they become aware of unsafe practice If you see someone using unsafe practice, stop them and explain what they have done is wrong and the consequences of their action, offer to show and explain the right way. All unsafe practice must be reported to the senior on duty or manager. They should then set up more training and information for all staff. If nothing comes from informing the manager then you go to their superior if you still see that nothing is getting done you have the right to complain to the social service, CQC, health and safety commission and department of health. Describe what a social care worker must do if unsafe practice is reported but nothing is done to ensure it is corrected.
Where a member of staff in a care setting believes a vulnerable adult is being abused it must be reported immediately to his/her Manager or senior, unless that person is himself under scrutiny, in such a case the matter must be reported to higher management. The well being of the vulnerable adult is paramount and every effort should be made to make sure the victim knows their rights and how to report any issues. If the vulnerable person is in any immediate physical danger steps must be taken to remove them from this potential danger. In cases where a crime is suspected or has been committed, the police must be contacted. The consultation with the police will lead to a decision about how to/who will investigate if this is needed.
Bullying of any sort stops members of the setting from being able to achieve their full potential and prevents equality of opportunity. Bullying is anti-social behaviour and affects everyone it is unacceptable and should not be tolerated which is why anti-bullying policies and procedures are in place, to protect all. The following steps should be taken when dealing with incidents: * If bullying is suspected or reported, the incident will be dealt with initially by the child’s keyworker or adult on duty. The incident will be treated as an urgent priority. * A clear account of the incident will be recorded and given to the line manager.
The individuals in my care may even not know how to make a complaint and may feel uncomfortable as they don’t want to cause any trouble or issues. As a care home, we have a complaints procedure in place. When a complaint is made, it is dealt with seriously and quickly. We will support the individual who is making the complaint and we will consider fully and resolve where possible any complaints made. In some cases, it may need investigating further and it will be monitored and any progress will be documented.
Mrs A makes the allegation to the Manager about this. Mrs A’s allegation needs to be kept anonymous so she isn’t at risk of being victimised in her work place and all information needs to be kept confidential in regards to this. Mrs A needs to provide as much information about this as possible, a form needs to be completed and any witnesses need to confirm and sign this form as well as Mrs A. During the time of the enquiry, Mr B will be suspended so a full investigation can take place. Everyone involved in the allegation need to keep the information confidential.
It is important for nurse to take patients blood pressure to make sure resident does not require immediate treatment. Explain to resident the importance of shelter placement, so he can have access to medication and care. The nurse must thoroughly assess the needs of the community. Nurse must educate members everything from disease prevention, contamination, to safety after disaster, to watching out for hazardous materials. Community health nurse must be properly prepared for anything out in the field.
204 short answers Ci I would report this to my line manager or senior, I would have written everything down that I have of seen and seek advice from my line manager/senior on what to do. Follow the abuse policies. Also confidentiality is very important so I would need to be discreet. I would also say something to the carer informing them of their unsafe practice. Cii If I reported unsafe practice and nothing had been done on several reminders I may go to the CQC.
Assignment 307 Understand how to handle information in social care settings Task A short answer questions Ai Identify four key pieces of legislation codes of practice relating to handling information in social care settings. 1,Data Protection Act 2,The Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers 3,The Health and Social Care Act 4,Freedom of Information Act Aii Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice affect the day to day work of social care worker in relation to handling information Confidentially by not handing out information to anyone who isn’t involved in the individuals care you must have the individuals consent before hand & protecting personal daily recordings making sure they are kept in a secure place we are required to by law. Aiii Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the importance of handling information securely. Explain potential consequences of handing personal information securely and to follow the legislation and codes of practice as they all summarized the main points of legal requirements for handling information, THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998, THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000. Aiv Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the different systems used to recored information in adult care settings.
Describe the action to take if suspected abuse or unsafe practice have been reported but nothing has been done. You must go to the next superior in position. After you have reported the incident you still have a duty of care to your patient. If you feel that your patient is still at risk then speaks with your line manager regarding your concerns. [If you feel your line manager is not taking appropriate action, or you suspect your line manager of abusing a patient then most company policies would state that you would need to contact the regional manger.
1.2 Restrictive interventions are ways and methods that prevent an individual from carrying out a certain task. 1.3 Restrictive interventions must only be used if the individual is at risk of injuring themselves or others, or if coursing damage to property or illegal behavior. 1.4 If an incident occurred where restrictive intervention was needed then the clinic manager or senior nurse must be informed immediately. An incident form will be filled in and sent to human resources and the incident team within the trust. 1.5 Where possible the least restrictive interventions should be used as they can sometimes escalate the problem rather than defuse it.