Infection Control Nvq

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Infection control Question What are the employees` roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection? As employee of BAT I under take training in infection control at my first induction on how to work with and follow infection control policies and procedures. It is my Duty to always be aware of and report changes in the health conditions of the residence that I support, am also responsible to assist with keeping work areas, and equipment clean, tidy and free from infection or hazards. I should maintain good personal hygiene for myself as well as the service users. For instance, helping service users bathe, and use the toilet. In terms of PPE I wear disposable aprons provided by the company and when I…show more content…
These cover topics such as when and how to use protective equipment, cleaning routines to follow to maintain a clean and safe environment. How to handle laundry that may be contaminated with body fluids, disposing of hazardous waste, preparing, handling food. How to dispose of sharps, How to deal with biohazards such as blood and soiled dressings. Also provides guidance for using the PPE, and how to report any incidents or hazards. Describe procedures and systems relevant to the prevention and control of infection. procedures and systems relevant to the prevention and control of infection are following the companies policies and procedures which relate to correct hand washing procedure, wearing correct PPE for example gloves, aprons and protective clothing, the correct disposal of waste and using the correct cleaning equipment when cleaning surfaces and equipment. Describe why infection control is so important in your workplace; what precautions do you take to protect you and the residents. Infection Control is a measure put in place to prevent spread of diseases at a place of work. It is mostly related and concerned to those who might be vulnerable or in need of the community service to live their…show more content…
We must dispose of PPE by using a separate yellow clinical waste bin, when cleaning or handling food after PPE has been used and disposed of, we must wash our hands using hand wash and remember to interlock fingers also rubbing the backs of our hands and wrists and thump as well as finger tips rubbed in our palms this should take 30 to 45 seconds, and avoid soaps as these can harbor germs and bacteria, once hands have been washed and dried using disposal towels then protective barrier creams can be used to stop hands from drying out this is equally as important as dried cracked skin leaves us open to infections. Describe the key principles of good personal hygiene. The key principles of good personal hygiene is by taking care of our body keeping our body healthy and clean will prevent illness and the spread of bacteria to others, it is one of the most important life skills you will learn. Personal hygiene does not always refer to keeping our body clean, but also extends to anywhere you live and work; having a clean home or workplace makes you more relaxed and productive, finally people respect us if we respect
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