Health and Social Care Level 3 Unit 39 P5

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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. Hands should be washed after gloves are removed. Patients with a known or suspected MRSA infection should be isolated. Nurses should carefully handle /disposal of soiled linen and other contaminated waste and dispose of them in the right bin. Nurses must use sterile dressings on open skin surfaces to prevent infection. We must also keep patient equipment and supplies clean in order to prevent the spread of germs. Nurses must also use personal protective equipment like a mask, eye protection and a face shields if you are near a patient care activity that may involve a splash or spray of body fluids, they should then dispose of all single use personal protective equipment immediately after use. Cleaners should clean toilets with disinfectant to kills any germs. They should also clean any surfaces e.g. windowsills, door handles, tables, sinks. Floors should also be cleaned with disinfects to kill any germs. routinely clean all visibly dirty items such as bedside tables and night. Cleaners in a care home should clean towels daily, the kitchen should also be cleaned daily and the bathroom and toilet should be cleaned with disinfectant as all the

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