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.
A risk assessment enables all parties, employees, employer and visitors that they are within a safe environment; those things are in place to reduce the risk of harm or potential risk. Describe correct procedures that relate to skincare? Infection control procedures relating to good personal hygiene include: • Hand washing - the spread of many pathogens can be prevented with regular hand washing. You should thoroughly wash your hands with water and soap for at least 15 seconds after visiting the toilet, before preparing food, and after touching clients or equipment. Dry your hands with disposable paper towels.
Regular cleaning and good design features of buildings, fittings and fixtures can achieve this. A cleaning schedule should be written based on a COSHH assessment, which includes the management of spillage of body fluids and regular removal of dust. 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.
5.8 Describe the correct procedure for disposal of used PPE Appropriate disposal of single-use items of PPE should be done immediately when you have been dealing with clinical or hazardous waste. You should ensure that reusable items of PPE are prepared for the next time they are to be used (send to the laundry appropriately labelled or disinfect them carefully). Always dispose of PPE in accordance with your organisation’s policies, procedures and guidelines. 6.1 Describe the key principles of good personal hygiene Hygiene is important as bacteria and micro-organisms can be easily transferred by hands, clothing and equipment. Ways of adhering to good standards of hygiene will be documented in your organisation’s standard operating procedures.
Blue aprons are the same as the white ones. We use the blue aprons when entering the bathrooms, when cleaning faeces or bodily fluids, again they help prevent the spread of infections. Gloves,these are worn at all times when dealing with an individual or handling food . Hair nets are simply a net that goes onto your head ,and keeps any loose hair in the net. The cook wears a hair net to avoid any hair going into the food.
Treat casualties with the most serious conditions first and arrange for appropriate help. Washing hands and wearing latex free disposable gloves covering cuts and grazes on hands with waterproof dressing, wearing a plastic apron if dealing with large quantities of body fluids and wearing plastic glasses to protect eyes. Safe disposal of waste also avoid touching
Unit 4223-031 Outcome 1 Understand how to maintain a clean environment to prevent the spread of infection. 1. State the general principles for environmental cleaning. The work environment should clean dry and germ free. Dust, dirt and liquid substances must not be allowed to build up.
7,8,Any spillages,i would clean thoroughly and as quickly as possible using the correct materials and equipment for that particular spillage.I would effectively wash my hands using an effective antibacterial soap,after collecting and disposing of body
Unit 4222-266 Outcome 1 1. The general principles for environmental cleaning are to remove and stop dust and dirt building up on objects. By doing this you can provide a safe and clean environment for your patients by preventing and lowering the risk of infection. 2. Cleaning schedules are in place to prevent and control infections.
Unit IC01 Question 1 1.1 > To make sure you wear protective clothes > Attend all relevant training > Dispose waste correctly > Wash your hands before and after any activities 1.2 > To provide PPE > To provide relative training to staff > To make sure all health and safety checks are taken Question 2 2.1 COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 2.2 > To safe handling and disposing of waste > Personal hygiene (washing your hands in the correct way) > Report and record any incidents and accidents Question 3 3.1 > Dispose all wastes in the correct bins > Wash your hands in the correct way >