Ensuring that they have good hand hygeine techniques is also very important when it comes to the prevention and control of infection. Proper cleaning and decontamintation of equipment and the environment is essential. Employee's may also ensure that they attend all relevant infection control training, and inform their employer if they notice that infection control policies are being ignored, or if relevant equipment or PPE needs to be updated/restocked. 1.2 Employers have legal, organisational and personal responsibilites when it comes to the control and prevention of infection. It is the employers responsibilty to assess the risk of infection or the spread of infection and they must also ensure that all relevant procedures are in place and adhered to by their staff, as well as providing the relevant training for their staff to attend.
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.
Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. All employees are responsible for taking action to prevent the spread of infection, in accordance with legislation. They also have a personal and moral responsibility, as members of a professional. There are many roles where infection control is important, these include: employees who work in communal living environments, employees working with individuals who may be vulnerable to infection. Employees have responsibilities to: self, colleagues, employer, service users and visitors.
1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection. Employers should make the workplace a safe environment that is safe for work but also for all individuals and visitors. Employers must carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities and then are responsible for putting strategies in place for minimizing the risk. Employers must provide PPE and provide training and refresher updates on infection control. 2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the Prevention and control of infection.
Control means to contain the infection once someone has it for example using personal protective equipment and washing your hands even if they don’t feel dirty. 1:2 Employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at work act 1974. And this states that employers have a responsibility to protect employees’ from danger and harm, as reasonably practicable. Employers must: * Provide a safe workspace. * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities.
gowns, masks, gloves etc. it is also the responsibility that there is someone that is available to get information for staff regarding the prevention and control of infection. The employer is responsible for making sure that patients can access infection and prevention control information via posters, leaflets etc. The employer must also provide staff training and policies which must be adhered to. 2.
1.2 - As an employer all staff should be trained in infection control, to be able to notice potential risks. The correct PPE should be available for staff, staff should have a understanding of infection control polices and procedures. Which should be made available by employer. 2.1- There are a few legislations and regulatory body standards, that are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. The health and safety at work act, which ensures the safety of members
Under this legislation all employees have the responsibilities to cooperate with the Trust on matters of health and safety and in the context of this policy particularly regarding the reduction of risks from healthcare associated infections. Infection control policies, procedures and protocols are designed to outline the principals and responsibilities associated with the prevention and control of infection in a health care setting. Follow COSHH and RIDDOR Follow COSHH and RIDDOR Carry out risk assessments Carry out risk assessments Report Hazards and potential Risks Report Hazards and potential Risks Follow policies and procedures Follow policies and procedures Make sure all staff are safe Make sure all staff are safe Be accountable for yourself by checking your own equipment before and after use Be accountable for yourself by checking your own equipment before and after use
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.
The principles of infection prevention and control Infection is the invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are not normally present within the body. 1)Understanding roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection. Employees Employers To ensure that their own health and hygiene not pose a risk to service usersand colleaguesTo ensure effective hand washing is carried out when working with serviceusers, giving personal care, handling/preparing food.To ensure they use Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) provided when needed andappropriate. | Making sure employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of theirwork (e.g. posting information on notice boards, keeping an information filesuch as COSHH, training, and providing supervision)The need to keep records in relation to infection control using appropriateDocumentationTo provide PPETo ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace | 2) Understanding legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infection The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The recommendations on standard principles provide guidance on infection control precautions that should be applied by all healthcare personnel to the care of patients in community and primary care settings.