The organisation could also be fined by not complying with the law which would have a negative effect with exposure in the media. Organisations would have a reduction in patient and public confidence and so their reputation would be affected and patients would choose to have their care else where. Members of staff would also have a decrease in confidence with the organisation and their stress levels will increase. On the individual: This could cause further complications to their primary condition increasing their recovery time and possibly giving them a lengthy stay in a hospital setting. Patients may be forced to stay off work which will lead to a loss of earnings putting more stress on the individual and their families, possibly leaving a patient needing treatment for depression.
Question and Answer Explain the importance of risk assessments in relation to the prevention and control of infections. What is risk? Risk is the chance or probability that a person will be harmed or experience an adverse health effect if exposed to a hazard. It may also apply to situations with property or equipment loss. The risk is the chance, high or low, that somebody could be harmed by these and other hazards, together with an indication of how serious the harm could be.
• Do not share towels, face cloths ect with others. • Use disposable items if / were possible • Wash clothes, bedding and towels at 60oc • Clean up any spillages (e.g. faeces and vomit ) immediately. • Disinfect cleaning cloths by soaking over night where possible and drying them thoroughly. As all ill people can carry bacteria for many weeks after recovery, you should maintain good hygiene standards even when the symptoms have gone.
If there is an imbalance of electrolytes and is not treated there can be serious issues to arise. Some of the issues include cardiac dysrhythmias, kidney disease, the brain to swell, along with a multitude of other medical conditions that can also be life
1.2 The disability act 2006 defines restrictive interventions as “any intervention that is used to restrict the rights or freedom of movement of a person with a disability including chemical restraint, mechanical restraint and seclusion”. In my service restrictive interventions would be strategies we use to protect individuals and others from their behaviours/actions. This may include things like providing 1:1 support with particular staff, locking certain doors, social interventions such as saying particular phrases or giving a certain look and physical interventions such as using your body as a guide or a block. We may at times have to respond to emergency situations in ways which can include removing someone from the vicinity of others. 1.3 When considering if a restrictive practice is acceptable it must be clear about the intention or purpose of the practice.
However, just because one is labelled ‘sick’ in society this does not mean they are free of responsibilities. They also have a few which include co-operating with medical professionals & also taking all steps to get better so they everything will be able to run smoothly again. This links to the scenario given. Tamsela has asthma and her father has bronchitis. The children also have permanent colds in the winter this could have an impact on Aziz and tamsela because the children’s colds could get a lot worse and much more serious& they could all be classed as playing the ‘sick role’.
Healthcare workers, family members and carers are also at risk of acquiring infections when caring for people. A number of factors can increase the risk of acquiring
One method is ‘Seclusion’. Seclusion is a very restrictive act that is used to keep patients away from other people because of their contagious disease. The patients are sent to a special hospital where they can be secluded. I feel bad for the people who are secluded because they are most likely burden with loneliness Other ways are ‘Sanitary Methods’. Hospitals have special sanitary requirements as they have to deal with this infection which is very vital.
Dust, dirt and liquid substances must not be allowed to build up. Regular cleaning can achieve this. Cleaning schedule must be written in COSHH, and should be follow. This should specify the staff responsibilities for cleaning. Equipment in the clinical environment must be decontaminated appropriately after every use and before moving on to another patient.. Chloral clean should be made according to given method too much water or very less water makes it less effective.