WRITTEN QUESTIONS Unit Title: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit sector reference: SHC34 Candidate name: ……… ……………………………………………………………. Answer the following questions, give examples where necessary. Question | Answers | 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role | As a professional working within health care, it is necessary and very important that we follow a code of practice which is set out by each employer in all work settings; this involves putting the needs and interests of those that we care for first. It is vital to keep everyone in our care safe from harm and unnecessary risk, which means we need to ensure that no individual in our care is abused or neglected. Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first.
Also to safeguard this means for all Multi-Disciplinary teams and families working together and taking responsibility for the service users and their safety especially those with a history of abuse. Finally your duty of care, the principles you follow and policies and procedures of the home you work in will protect people who have been harmed or at imminent risk of coming to harm. Outcome 2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care. Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individuals rights.
It is important to follow the agreed ways of working so you are certain to be working under the legislations that apply to the role you are undertaking, these could include the data protection act 1998, care home regulations 2001, care quality commission regulations 2009, care standards act 2000, health and safety at work act 1974 and many more. Social care workers following guidance about the limits of their job role is also extremely important as you must stay within the boundaries of your job role
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 PPE (personal protective equipment) to all members of staff. 2. Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections. 2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards, which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
I am expected to follow the home's codes of practice and conduct and the CSSIW's care standards. My work role includes promoting the need to safeguard each resident and promote their rights, interests and well-being. Outcome 2 2.1. Reflective practice is important to help develop your own work skills and to ensure that codes of practice are being followed, this is done during supervisions and appraisals. 2.3.
Infection Prevention and Control Good infection prevention and control is essential to ensure that people who use health and social care services receive safe and effective care. It is your employer’s responsibility that training, risk assessments and equipment are in place to enable you to carry out your daily duties to minimise risk to yourself or service users. It is your responsibility to follow all training and use all equipment and PPE provided by your employer. All employers are bound by The Health and Social Care Act 2008 and by the 10 codes of practice laid down by the CQC on how they judge a care provider and how it complies with the cleanliness and infection control requirements. The CQC Codes of practice |1 |Systems to manage and monitor the prevention and control of infection.
Jennifer Holder Unit 9: The principles of infection prevention and control. Understand the roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection: 1.1 Employee's are responsible for numerous things in relation to the control and prevention of infection. It is the employee's responsibility to ensure that they protect themselves, colleagues, patients and visitors from infection by adhering to infection control policies. Employee's should always wear the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) for the duty in which they are undertaking and ensuring proper disposal of this PPE as well as infective material or other clinical waste. Ensuring that they have good hand hygeine techniques is also very important when it comes to the prevention and control of infection.
Describe how the duty of care affects own work role I and my employers have a “Duty of Care” when delivering services to the individuals in our care. We must follow the General Social Care Council’s (GSCC) Codes of Practice, our organisational policies and procedures and also Legislations and Acts, all of which set out the standards i am to follow. The GSCC regulates and controls the training and conduct of care workers and their employers and has a code of conduct which each are expected to adhere to. The care worker should • Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers • Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers • Promote the independence of service users whilst protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm • Respect the rights of service users whilst seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people • Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services • Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and
In my job role as Deputy Manager I have to take into consideration our residents but their families, visitors, external healthcare professionals and other staff within the home. I ensure the communication needs of our residents are met by ensuring care plans are current, thoroughly reviewed and any changes are implemented and cascaded down to relevant staff members. In my position I use a lot of formal communication i.e. staff Supervisions, PDRs, team meetings, investigative interviews and handovers. I have to ensure that all important information is passed over in such a manner that I can evidence this has been done.
Unit 208 (Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care) 1.1 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurances Regulations (RIDDOR) Manual Handling Regulations. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations Mental Capacity Act Food Standards 1.2 Infection Control must be followed at all time including washing hands, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment including gloves and aprons. The medication policy should be followed. Completing the relevant paperwork such as a MARS sheets.