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.
* Cooperate with the employer in respect of Health and Safety matters .Not intentionally damage any Health and safety equipment or materials provided by the employer * Attend training provided by the employer * Use protective equipment provide by the employer In respect of the prevention of infection, you must think about the prevention and control for you and others around you. Basic controls are: * Dispose of waste correctly * Wash hands when appropriate * Keep equipment clean * Remain vigilant and report potential hazards * Attend infection control training and keep updated * Wear clean PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for each person * Maintaining personal hygiene. It is the responsibility of an employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace. They are responsible to work safely to protect themselves, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. As an employees, they must ensure that they attend all necessary trainings that their employers provide regarding infection control and prevention.
Rachael Foster The principles of infection prevention & controlunit 4222-264 1.1 - As an employee the correct PPE should be wore i.e. gloves and aprons. Good personal hygiene should be kept and hands should be washed after our duties i.e. giving personal care. 1.2 - As an employer all staff should be trained in infection control, to be able to notice potential risks.
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.
Unit 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings Outcome 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in your own role Having a duty of care in my role means that I have a responsibility, as a Team Leader, to support the staff team and lead a shift as safely and smoothly as possible. Also a duty of care to the people I support in ensuring their needs are met and independence is promoted as much as possible. Ensuring the environment they live in is safe and clean by filling out cleaning rotas and keeping appropriate doors locked for supervised access.
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.
(COSHH) * Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 * Health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981 1.2 Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures. Whilst the company has a key responsibility in managing Health and Safety in the workplace, we all as employees have a part to play. We are all responsible for acting in a safe manner whilst at work. By understanding our responsibilities and following our safety rules, we will be helping to comply with Mears legal duties and contributing to the safe running of our workplace. My responsibilities as set out by Mears are.
Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe. Keep up to date on your training. All ways wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your work the duty is in exercising caution and to refrain from causing another person injury or loss. In law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of "reasonable care" while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. Aiii) What having a duty of care means for a care giving organisation When an employer adheres to the duty of care in a setting such as a residential care home it protects residents as well as the staff.
1.2) Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection Employers have the responsibility of ensuring the safety of our work place in such a way that is protects members of staff and the public from infection. To ensure the safety of the working place employers are expected to carry out risk assessment to access the extent of dangers on certain work activities and put in place key strategies to minimise exposure to danger. Employers should provide the requisite training on safety management to staff and also provide PPE and cleaning materials for free for staff and visitors in the work place environment. [019.2] 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 Most of the legal regulation concerning infection prevention and control comes under the Health and Safety Act 1974, also there is the
The work environments needs to be clean and accessible to all those within the workplace Deep cleaning is required should there be an infection outbreak, in this instance cleaning chemicals and recommended detergents needs to be used. It is important that all workers are adequately trained and aware of their responsibilities in regards to maintaining a clean and safe work environment Explain the purpose of cleaning schedules the purpose of having a cleaning schedule is that it informs staff, clients and visitors what has been cleaned and when, how often cleaning should be done and what chemicals have been used and should be used. Describe how the correct management of the environment minimises the spread of infection Using the cleaning schedule is an important factor in this as it lays out what should be done and when, also, making use of cleaning equipment and maintaining hand hygiene minimises the risk of infection. Describe how the correct management of the environment minimises the spread of infection In order to minimise the risk of infection, staff need to adhere to the cleaning schedule that outlines all that needs to be done. Also For staff to wash their hands at regular intervals and make use of any environmental cleaning equipment.