ICO1 Outcome 1 Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 1. Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection All employees are responsible for the prevention of spread of infections. Employees should also, in the care industry, have a personal as well as a moral responsibility to follow infection control guidelines. Regular hand washing is a responsibility that all staff should follow as well as wearing all appropriate/available PPE. There is many roles within a health and social care environment where infection control is always important.
It is the responsibility of the employer to provide employees with information on such policies, as well as ensure all employees receive sufficient training where necessary. Also to provide PPE (personal protective equipment) to all members of staff. Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections. Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. The Health and Social Care Act 2008; Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.
Unit 4222-264 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. There will be policies and procedures in all health and social care organisations that will outline what the employees’ roles and responsibilities are in relation to the prevention and control of infection. There will also be legislation in relation to infection control. It is up to all employees to know the legislation and the organisation’s policies and procedures so that they can take action to prevent the spread of infection in accordance with these. Employees’ also have a personal and moral responsibility to prevent and control the spread of infection as they are members of a caring society and profession.
They must also wash hands after using the toilet and before handling food. At all times they must be wearing appropriate PPE and must follow the procedures of disposing of waste safely. They must keep contact items clean and must always report any potential hazards. These things are a part of the code of conduct for care workers and they help with minimising the risk of an outbreak of infection. Care workers have a role in reporting infections or disease outbreaks.
If I have any concerns whatsoever regarding the management of infectious diseases in the workplace, I should contact my supervisor. All employees must also observe general Understand precautions, other rules specific to a particular work activity must also be observed. 1.2 Explain employers’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the responsibility of the employer to provide employees with information on such policies, as well as ensure all employees receive sufficient training where necessary. Also to provide personal protective equipment to all members of staff.
Unit 224 – The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control 1. Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 2.1 Explain the employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the duty of the employee to make sure that they follow the policies, procedures and guidelines that have been put in place in the prevention and control of infection 1.2 Explain the employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employers have responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees. They are also responsible for any visitors to their premises such as customers, suppliers and the general public.
RITA EVERTON 1.1 The employee has a responsibility to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene, especially in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Basic control measures are washing hands when appropriate, especially at the start and end of each call, wear PPE at all times and change for each customer or if they become soiled, making sure that everything is disposed of correctly, attend infection control training and keep yourself updated, keep vigilant and report any potential hazards, keep all equipment clean. 1.2 Employers have a responsibility to make sure that all staff are adequately trained in the prevention and control of infection, they follow and maintain the ‘Health and safety legislation’ as they have a duty to the employee to protect them, they can do this by providing a safe workplace, risk assess the dangers of ant work related activity, provide PPE, carry out regular health and safety checks. 2.1 The current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection are the Health and social care act 2008, this act was put in place to help providers of care plan and implement prevention and control of infection. It also includes criteria which the CQC (Care Quality Commission) take into account when assessing compliance.
Employees should be informed of the contents of the standard and its appendixes should always be available for inspection. The location and availability of the companies chemical hygiene plan should be visibly located or known to all employees. The permissible exposure limits given by OSHA for regulated substances showing their exposure limits should
This is accomplished by following your Job Description, reading and being aware of Policies and Procedures which are incorporated into residents Care Plans. Care Plans include their welfare, protection and health and safety. This is a requirement by the Essential Stands and regulations. These include: • communicable diseases and infection control • confidentiality and disclosure of information • control of exposure to hazardous waste (based on COSHH) • fire safety • hygiene and food safety (food safety act 1990 and regulations 2005) • record keeping and access to files • health and safety • moving and handling residents • dealing with accidents and emergencies • responding to abuse The common Induction Standards set by Skills for Care and must be adhered to at all times are as follows: • Standard 1: Role of the health and care worker • Standard 2: Personal Development • Standard 3: Communicate effectively • Standard 4: Equality and inclusion • Standard 5: Principles for implementing duty of care • Standard 6: Principles of safeguarding in health and social care • Standard 7: Person-centred support • Standard 8: Health and safety in an adult social care setting It is important to have agreed ways of working as there may be changes in policies within the law. Your home will have to implement them in line with current legislation to help project the vulnerable and safeguard the individual from harm and abuse.
ICO1: The principles of infection prevention and control. Oct 2014 Written by Laura Shaw Q: 1.1 Explain employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employees roles and responsibilities in the care industry are all different but the one thing they all have a responsibility to do is they must always be aware of and report any individuals health changes and they also have a responsibility to keep all work areas and equipment clean, tidy and free from infection hazards. They are also encouraged to maintain good personal hygiene for themselves as well as their service users. For example when assisting a service user to have a bath, shower or to use the toilet you must always wear the PPE (personal protective equipment) provided when removing any soiled clothing you must dispose of it in the correct way using the sluice bags that are provided and the sluice bags should be tided shut thus preventing any infection among other service users clothes.