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
Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first. Other ways are - It also our duty of care to promote independence, and ensure that all individuals are aware of what their rights are. We should be aware of how to recognize signs of abuse, neglect or unacceptable behaviour and to follow policies and procedures if this happens All individuals should be treated fairly and without prejudice Informing management if there is anything that is stopping us from carrying out our job safely Complying with health and safety regulations Ensuring residents know about the complaints procedure and to report a complaint | 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protectionof individuals | We are responsible in keeping individuals safe from harm, whether it is illness, abuse or harm and injury. We can do this by involving families and other health care professionals in their care plan, getting ideas on ways best to support their family. Following a code of practice and
* 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.
They should also clean any surfaces e.g. windowsills, door handles, tables, sinks. Floors should also be cleaned with disinfects to kill any germs. routinely clean all visibly dirty items such as bedside tables and night. Cleaners in a care home should clean towels daily, the kitchen should also be cleaned daily and the bathroom and toilet should be cleaned with disinfectant as all the
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.
Unit 21 –The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections. 1.1 The employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are wearing the proper PPE when required, insuring you have the right amount to hand, report any breaches or hazards. 1.2 The Employer’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are maintain proper training in prevention and control of infection, to provide PPE free of charge and monitor and supervise staff. Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections. 2.1 & 2.2 Current legislation and regulatory body standards and local and organisation policies which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection are Health safety at Work Act 1992, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Infection Control NICE Guidelines and Company Codes of Practice.
We also have Health and Safety, COSSH, RIDDOR, Safeguarding, Manual handling operations. The main Health and Safety policies and procedures agreed with the manager are to make sure all staff and residents are safe and away from danger at all times. If something is broken we have to remove it so nobody will come to any harm or we have to put a label on saying “do not use” and inform the manager. We are aware with how to deal with accidents, injuries and emergencies and the reporting of all of these. We know what paperwork to fill in so everything is documented in our records.
Fire safety- staff carry out regular fire drills/smoke alarm checks/fire equipment checks to ensure they are all working correctly. Health & safety checks- a staff member carries out a detailed checklist to ensure that all aspects of H&S are covered i.e. gas safety checks, maintenance requests are completed for any issues. All staff are to sign to state that they have read and understand any risk assessments or risk management plans that are in
Unit 208 (Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care) 1.1 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurances Regulations (RIDDOR) Manual Handling Regulations. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations Mental Capacity Act Food Standards 1.2 Infection Control must be followed at all time including washing hands, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment including gloves and aprons. The medication policy should be followed. Completing the relevant paperwork such as a MARS sheets.
Assignment 304 Task A Supervision Notes Ai: Duty of care is the requirement that all health and social care professionals and organisation providing health and social care services, must put the interest of the people who use their services first. They also have to do everything in their power to keep people safe from harm. Aii: 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.