A cleaning schedule should be written this should specify the staff responsible for cleaning, the frequency of cleaning and methods used and the expected outcomes. The work environment must be visibly clean, free from dust and soilage and acceptable to service users, their visitors and other staff. Increased, thorough cleaning should be done where an outbreak of infection has occurred, where the pathogen concerned survives in the environment – In these situations the use of recommended detergents and cleaning chemicals stated in the Infection Control Policy must be used. All healthcare workers need to be trained and aware of their individual responsibility for keeping themselves hygienically clean and for maintaining a safe and clean environment for service users and staff. Equipment in the clinical environment must be decontaminated appropriately after each use and before moving onto another service user.
Literature on workplace safety, review of policies and procedures, MSDS, and proper disposal receptacles for contaminated and potential hazardous substances can help avoid and prevent workplace injury. One important step to preventing workplace injury at Infectious Disease Specialists is the policy implemented by the organization. Ensuring all staff knows the correct preventative steps and reporting methods is paramount to rapid response in the case of an incident. The steps taken and the effectiveness of the staff in applying the policy are crucial. These efforts will not prevent every incident, but they can help reduce incidents.
Clean hands are also important, as this ensures that any contact with bacteria that your hands have come into contact with does not have the chance to spread. Washing hands with soap and water regularly will reduce the risk of illnesses like novo virus, MRSA and colds and flu from having a chance to spread to our patients. Outcome 2 2.1 Explain how to address personal hygiene issues with an individual in
This will ensure that everyone is familiar with the procedure and help minimise the risk if a fire should occur. In case of a real fire the visitors book should be picked up whilst evacuating as mentioned above. Staff must use the correct cleaning equipment for different parts of the home such as coloured coded mops. This will help stop cross contamination. The cleaning materials being
By maintaining a sterile environment the risk for cross spread of diseases is limited. Hand hygiene should be maintained by staff to minimise micro-organisms infecting the wound. The patient should also maintain their hand hygiene to reduce the spread of micro-organism from the gastrointestinal track. Client education can reduce further complications by awareness into healing impairments such as smoking and poor diet choices. Certain nutrients are needed in the healing process such as vitamin c, zinc and protein.
This includes paper and electronic formats. It basically protects the way information is used and handled, so nothing is misused or abused in inappropriate ways. In a nursery, the data protection act impacts on the health of the service users and health care professionals because information will be stored about their health within the setting. For example, dietary requirements and any allergies they may have. This legislation impacts on the safety of service users and health care professionals because it makes sure their personal data is not misused in any way and no one who shouldn’t have it, gets hold of it.
As all ill people can carry bacteria for many weeks after recovery, you should maintain good hygiene standards even when the symptoms have gone. This will ensure good infection prevention control in turn protecting your self and your service users on a long term
By ensuring that our own health and hygiene not pose a risk to service users and colleague. Effective hand washing is carried out when working with service users, giving personal care, handling/preparing food. Finally we have to ensure that we use protective clothing provided when needed and appropriate. 1.2Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection Employers must have written policies describing the measures they take to prevent and control infection in order to uphold the law. Employers should have accessible (easily located, understandable, straight forward and manageable) infection prevention and control procedures that ensure a safe environment and safe working practices.
| | Performance Evidence Record | | CANDIDATE NAME Ishrit Ahmed _____________________________________________________________ Evidence ref: CU268 | Use this form to record details of activities (tick as appropriate) Observed by your assessor Oral questions Assignments/Questions Observation of work products Assessment criteria | UNIT – CU268 Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene. | 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.14.2 | Explain why personal hygiene is important. Maintaining personal hygiene is necessary for many reasons; personal, social, health, psychological or simply as a way of life. Keeping a good standard of hygiene helps to prevent the development and spread of infections, illness and bad odors. Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being.
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) Assignment 19: Unit 19: The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control Learning Outcome 1: Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections What are the employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infections? 1.1 The employees roles and responsibilities include keeping work areas and equipment clean and free from infectious hazards, ensuring they are aware of and reporting changes in residents health conditions and reporting potential risks or health hazards to an appropriate person. They also have a responsibility to ensure good personal hygiene for themselves clean clothes, tidy hair, hand washing- and good personal hygiene for the residents including washing, toileting, removing soiled clothes and correct disposal of waste products. It is important that PPE is used at all times where required to reduce the risk of any infections spreading. Hands should be washed before and after each residents care and also when serving/feeding food or drinks.