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
Most importantly, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before and after food preparation and after cleaning up. 2. Explain the importance of implementing food safety measures when providing food and drink for individuals The main reason for implementing food safety is to keep individuals from becoming ill due to food not properly prepared. In a large setting such as banquets, weddings or group gatherings you can make a large portion of the population ill by not following proper food safety. These illnesses can range from mild (upset stomach, headache) to severe (death).
About 20,000 people in the United States die from flu complications each year and thousands more need to be hospitalized prior to recovery. Healthy people under the age of 65 usually suffer no long term consequences associated with influenza. Most people will fully recover but they need to follow treatment recommendations. References: Transmission of the flu is usually through direct contact from person to person, such as by shaking hands. Also when an infected person coughs or sneezes, small droplets are formed
Jacklyn Casper Written Communication Learning Plan 4 September 26, 2012 Living with MRSA Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, also known, as MRSA is a serious infection that can become life- threatening if left untreated. Most carriers don’t realize they have this infection due to no symptoms. This staff infection can cause physical pain and emotional stress, but keep in mind that it can be managed. There are steps you need to take to become aware of what this infection is, how to avoid spreading it to your family and friends, and living with MRSA. Staphylococcus Aureus is a bacteria that runs in the blood, which may or may not cause an infection on the body.
This can happen in a care home easily, as older people are very fragile and prone to infections. In a care home infections can be spread by staff not wearing gloves and aprons, which can lead to cross contamination. Another way infection could spread is by a resident having the flu and being put in the same room as the other residents, this could cause the rest of the care home becoming ill. Infection can be brought to a residential care home from an outsider such as a family member. If they are to have an infection it could still be in the air for days, for other people to catch it.
Blocking doors can interfere with people escaping a fire zone to safety. Putting things in the way of certain doors closing can interfere with fire containment and in doing such can put more people in harms way. These are all rules that people do not understand and therefore argue with if it is not explained to them or not enforced properly. There are also rules for people to have TB tests done frequently. This ensures that new employees in a healthcare facility do not bring in the disease to pass on to the patients that are more susceptible to it.
Introduction. The title of this assignment; ‘The Importance of Infection Control for the Individual, Community and the Workplace’ in itself requires little or no explanation. If infections are not prevented and/or controlled they will spread and as a result the consequences are quite undesirable; people can get very sick indeed and in some cases they may even die. In our workplace, which is a healthcare environment, the importance of infection control is even greater and cannot be understated. We care for patients, be they elderly and weak, sick or both.
Service Operations Management Homework – 4 New Service Development 2) There may be various examples where isolation of the technical core would be inappropriate. The procedures where the customer is served with direct physical contact covers most of these cases like beauty parlors, barbers and surgical operations. Or in services where the customer has to carry out most of the process by him or herself. Even if they are similar services compared to dry-cleaning, public laundromats are services where technical core is not isolated. Customers pay a certain amount then wash their clothes themselves using laundry machines.
Noncompliance is dangerous for the patient and frustrating for the physician. Up to 11% of hospital admissions, 40% of nursing home admissions, and about 125,000 deaths a year are due to noncompliance with prescribed medication regimens, according to the American Pharmacists Association “Drugs don't work in patients who don't take them (APA, 1994)." It should not be different if the patient is indigent and can not pay the bill because as a healthcare professional you should always treat every patient with the same respect disregarding there economic standpoint, race, or color. The way the economy has been the last couple years has had a big impact on why more patients are noncompliant. Patients will not buy or take medications if they can not afford it.