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.
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. It is very important that all information on infection control is displayed and information on policies and procedures are stored where they can be viewed by all staff. They must also supervise their staff, and complete infection control observations, for example, hand hygeine audits. A record of all infection must be kept. They must also ensure that areas are cleaned regularly
Remove PPE and dispose Wash hands Sometimes the individual will want dispose of there waste them self’s ensure hygiene procedures are followed by them. Be able to monitor and report on support for managing continence 1. Procedures of monitoring and supporting continence There is a assessment procedure where the individuals care needs and wishes will be established and a correct care plan will be agreed. Every stage will be noted and dated and a review date will be given. All staff should be aware of the care plan and have easy access to it if needed.
* Attend all training that is provided by your employer. * Use any and all personal protective equipment that is provided by your employer. With your responsibilities as an employee relating to infection inside of your work setting you have to think of two key things, Prevention and Control. Prevention means that things like personal protective equipment and washing your hands need to be used to prevent people getting infected with anything in the first place. 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.
What are the employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to Prevention and Control of Infection?The employee’s roles and responsibilities in regards of prevention and control of infection are to make sure that they use any personal protective equipment (P.P.E’s) that are provided by the employer. Also it is the employee’s responsibility to make sure that they are following any prevention and control of infection policies for example at Pinderfields Hospital there is an intranet site where staff can access the policies online so that they can keep checking to see if there are any updates on the policy 1b. What are the employer’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection? The responsibilities of the employer is to make sure that there are suitable P.P.E's available for staff i.e. gowns, masks, gloves etc.
Regular hand-washing with bacterial soap is needed to ensure that no infection is being transferred from the employee to another area. It is the employees’ responsibility to maintain an control any infection using the correct equipment and to so do safely. 1.2 – explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the employers’ responsibility to provide correct PPE for their employees’ use to maintain a controlled setting. In order for the employees’ to carry out tasks safely and securely they need to supply the right PPE that will be able to prevent and control any infection as well as keeping the employees’ safe.
I do this by disposing of waste correctly, washing hands, cleaning equipment, remaining vigilant and reporting hazards, attending and keeping my infection control training up to date, clean PPE for every person, maintaining personal hygiene,, if someone has an infection I will have to prevent it spreading by being more vigilant and report any changes in their condition and be extra careful to follow all the prevention techniques. 2.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection. Under health and safety legislation employers must prevent employees from being put in danger or harm by providing a safe work place, do risk assessments to assess dangers, provide staff training, provide PPE, carry out health and safety checks regularly. They must protect from risks from biological hazards e.g. blood, infections and bodily fluids.
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.
The employer also has to report any concerns to the appropriate professional. E.g. food poisoning to the health authorities. 2.1 Identify current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to prevention and control of infection. The current legislation and regulatory body standards that are relevant to infection control are as follows: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 COSHH - Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 P.P.E Regulations 2002
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.