The employer will have a good understanding of the general care of the people within the setting and will be able to respond to an infection outbreak. The employer will know how to deal with the health and safety matters. Care managers have responsibilities to monitor the
Statutory and non-statutory public services work together to serve our country in many different ways. These services include: Police force Fire service Ambulance/Paramedic service The Red Cross Mountain Rescue Royal National Lifeboat Institution Coast Guard Statutory Agencies Statutory agencies are the Police, Fire and ambulance services, these services are the most vital to our country, and have to most responsibility when it comes to protecting us. They each have their own individual responsibilities: The Fire Service The Ambulance services The Police services To prevent fires To save lives To keep the peace in civilian life To contain active fires To provide medical treatment and stabilization at the scene of an accident To uphold the law fairly and reasonably To quarantine hazardous areas To provide support to those involved with the patient To protect and give the community a sense of security To protect the lives of civilians To bring justice to those who have broken the law Non-Statutory Agencies Non statutory public services are organised groups run by volunteers, These agencies may be partly funded by the government but are manily funded by charitable donations given by the public. The public may also work alongside them in certain emergency situations. Examples are the Red Cross, the RNLI and Mountain Rescue.
Role of Public Health Personnel The role of public health personnel is to maintain the physical and emotional safety of individuals throughout the community affected by the storm. Those in the Public Health Department are responsible for ensuring the citizens of Franklin County have all the basic necessities for survival, such as clean water, food, shelter, and necessary medications. Because of the varying needs of the community, the Public Health Department is also responsible for maintaining and disseminating up-to-date information on how to obtain help, how to acquire the basic necessities, and health hazards/concerns. The public health nurse assures these needs and concerns are met within her scope of nursing practice, using her assessment and prioritization skills. While the public health nurse is assessing the needs of those affected, other members of the Public Health Department maintain operations and assume any jobs that fall outside of the nursing scope of practice utilizing each individual’s skills: the health educator is able to draft concise and easily understood directions relating to maintaining health and directing those displaced to the nearest shelter; the department bookkeeper maintains the financial records during the disaster operations; the receptionist uses her connections with vendors and general people skills to obtain what is needed to run the department; the epidemiologist’s analytical approach and organized thinking is essential in mapping
Public health personnel’s primary responsibility is that of the health of the community. The disaster in Franklin County called for an establishment of the Public Health Incident Command System, where personnel from a variety of backgrounds melded into a common management structure and focused on the safety, community health needs, and planned for potential long term issues that may have arisen post disaster. The public health team per their specific skill sets, evaluated the needs of the community, provided reliable information, and provided resources. A chain of command must be set up for ease of flow during any disaster. The command staff is set up by the Incident Commander.
Emergency Response HAT Task 4 The Major Public Health Personal in the Disaster In an emergency, the main focus is on saving lives and safety issues. There has to be a clear chain of communication that people understand and can integrate into easily. “The Incident Command System (ICS) is a formalized management structure that lends consistency, fosters efficiency, and provides direction during a disaster or emergency response” (Herrman, 2007, p. 145). The ICS is comprised of major public health personnel, who have received the required training to become National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant. These individuals are expected to have a clear understanding of their expected roles and responsibilities for successful emergency management and incident response.
The Principles of Infection, Prevention & Control Outcome 1 Infection is a major cause of human suffering. Even relatively minor infections can become more serious, leading to major infection and can, in some cases, lead to patient death. In addition to patient suffering, infection causes distress to family and friends. All employees are responsible for taking action to prevent the spread of infection, in accordance with legislation and local organisational policies and procedures. They also have a personal and moral responsibility, as members of a caring society and profession.
Employees have responsibilities to themselves, their colleagues, the employer, visitors and clients. Control of infection requires maximum effort from all staff, which has a shared and an individual responsibility. The prevention of spread of infection is achieved by education and awareness. All staff will receive Infection Control Training at induction and then annually thereafter. Certain policies which help prevent infection can be found in: • Blood/Body Fluids: Safe Handling.
Gurwinder Toor CU2667 Promote and Implement Health and safety in HSC CARE The Health and Safety Act started in 1974 and is a policy that insures that the conditions you work in are safe and prevents you or anyone else getting injured or hurt at work. In my current work area we uphold the Health and Safety Act by 3 simple steps:- 1. Always tidy or clean up after yourself. 2. Report any damages or anything that could be a risk to yourself or another member of staff or a patient.
The duty of care applies to all staff of all occupations and levels. It applies to those working part time or full time, those in agency or temporary roles as well as volunteers. The duty of care to a patient or service user exists from the moment they are accepted for treatment or a task is accepted and they begin to receive services. You have a duty of care to all patients or service users even if you are not directly responsible for their care. All health and social care organisations, whether they are public, private or voluntary organisations, also have a duty of care.
TARSSTARS Ambulance RITESH PATEL STU ID: 100810509 LORRAINE NAVE &NANCY SANGUILIANO LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT 4/10/2012 An Information Systems Challenge Abstract This case studies an organization called the Shock-Trauma-Air-Rescue-Society, also known as a STARS Air Ambulance which is a organization that deals with saving patients lives. This particular case demonstrates the strategic importance of IT management in the life of an organization. We are shown that in order for the IT department to be most successful, there must be a proactive approach so that the most possible value is being added to the organization. The case also highlights the levels the CIO must gain control of to manage progress: IS budgeting, the systems development process, the supervision and deployment of IS staff, and the purchase of computing equipment. This case also points out an important key factor that play a critical role in the success of this STARS Air Ambulance organization that is the STARS Emergency Link Centre (ELC) which is a 24-hour emergency medical communications centre that offers timely information to emergency service providers for critically ill and injured patients as well as a range of services for industry partners.