CU311 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is our responsibility as employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace this involves working safely to protect myself, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. Some of the legislation and regulations that relate to the control and prevention of infection include the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH and RIDDOR. It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection.
The health and safety (first aid) regulations. Management of health and safety at work regulations. Make the workplace a safe environment to work in and prevent any risks to health. Make sure all equipment is in good working order and regularly checked. Regularly do risk assessments so that they can minimise and identify any potential risk that could hard staff or service users.
Employees have responsibilities to: self, colleagues, employer, service users and visitors. 1.2. Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employers are responsible for: • Assessing risks, • Putting procedures in place, • Ensuring procedures are followed, • Ensuring employees are appropriately trained in relation to infection control, • Making sure employees are aware of health and safety aspects of their work, • Keeping records, • Ensuring that relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available in the workplace 2.1. Outline the current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
Jennifer Holder Unit 9: The principles of infection prevention and control. Understand the roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection: 1.1 Employee's are responsible for numerous things in relation to the control and prevention of infection. It is the employee's responsibility to ensure that they protect themselves, colleagues, patients and visitors from infection by adhering to infection control policies. Employee's should always wear the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) for the duty in which they are undertaking and ensuring proper disposal of this PPE as well as infective material or other clinical waste. Ensuring that they have good hand hygeine techniques is also very important when it comes to the prevention and control of infection.
1.2 EXPLAIN EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES IN RELATION TO THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF INFECTION 1.2 The Health and Safety Legislation require that employers have a duty of care to protect employee for example: * Provide a safe workplace * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities * Provide training to staff * Provide PPE * Ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken. The employer should have infection prevention control policies and procedures for the staff. The manager will support and advise the Carer in respect of these procedures. 2.1 OUTLINE CURRENT LEGISLATION AND REGULATORY BODY STANDARDS WHICH ARE
What are the employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to Prevention and Control of Infection?The employee’s roles and responsibilities in regards of prevention and control of infection are to make sure that they use any personal protective equipment (P.P.E’s) that are provided by the employer. Also it is the employee’s responsibility to make sure that they are following any prevention and control of infection policies for example at Pinderfields Hospital there is an intranet site where staff can access the policies online so that they can keep checking to see if there are any updates on the policy 1b. What are the employer’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection? The responsibilities of the employer is to make sure that there are suitable P.P.E's available for staff i.e. gowns, masks, gloves etc.
1.2) Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection Employers have the responsibility of ensuring the safety of our work place in such a way that is protects members of staff and the public from infection. To ensure the safety of the working place employers are expected to carry out risk assessment to access the extent of dangers on certain work activities and put in place key strategies to minimise exposure to danger. Employers should provide the requisite training on safety management to staff and also provide PPE and cleaning materials for free for staff and visitors in the work place environment. [019.2] Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections 2.1) Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection Most of the legal regulation concerning infection prevention and control comes under the Health and Safety Act 1974, also there is the
The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 As a health and social care worker you have roles and responsibilities in relation to infection prevention and control, including to * cooperate with your employer in preventing and controlling infection * know and understand your organisations infection prevention and control policies and procedures * follow infection control procedures and apply standard infection control principles to all situations at all times * know how to get advice on the prevention and control of infection and to stay up to date in your knowledge and understanding of the subject * make your manager aware of any difficulties you have in following procedures * report breaches in good practice and take corrective action as appropriate You also have a responsibility to be on your guard for potential outbreaks of infection or resistance to antibiotics and to inform your employer if you have any concerns. 1.2 Employers have a responsibility to regularly produce infection prevention and control reports describing: * Policies and procedures that are in place and how they are monitored * Any outbreaks of infection that have taken place and the action to rectify the problems * Education and training that has taken place * Planned improvements Employers have a responsibility to obtain and share with staff up to date advice and information about infection prevention and control from suitably qualified and competent individuals. 2.1 * Health and safety at work act 1974 * Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 * Personal protective equipment at work regulations (PPE) 1992 * The health act 2006 * The health and social care act 2008 * Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 * Public health (control
They also have a personal and moral responsibility, as members of a caring society and profession. There are many roles where infection control is important, these include: * Employees who work in communal living environments * Employees who work with hazardous substances * Employees whose work activities may expose them to infection Employees have responsibilities to: * Self * Colleagues * Employer * Clients/Customer * Visitors Employer’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are:- * Write and communicate a health and safety policy, including an infection control policy * Carry out risk assessments to assess infection hazards and risks and ensure that, where possible, infection risks are eliminated * Provide equipment which is safe and properly maintained * Make sure there are safe systems of work and adequate supervision * Make sure safety procedures are followed * Provide a safe working environment * Provide employees with adequate information, training and supervision necessary to ensure their health and safety at work * Provide and maintain any necessary Personal Protective Clothing (PPE), equipment and safety devices free of charge * Provide adequate welfare facilities to allow employees to maintain good levels of person al hygiene (i.e. proper toilet and washing
The principles of infection prevention and control Infection is the invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are not normally present within the body. 1)Understanding roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection. Employees Employers To ensure that their own health and hygiene not pose a risk to service usersand colleaguesTo ensure effective hand washing is carried out when working with serviceusers, giving personal care, handling/preparing food.To ensure they use Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) provided when needed andappropriate. | Making sure employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of theirwork (e.g. posting information on notice boards, keeping an information filesuch as COSHH, training, and providing supervision)The need to keep records in relation to infection control using appropriateDocumentationTo provide PPETo ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace | 2) Understanding legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infection The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The recommendations on standard principles provide guidance on infection control precautions that should be applied by all healthcare personnel to the care of patients in community and primary care settings.