Principles of Infection Control

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The principles of infection prevention and control * 1.1) Employee’s roles and responsibilities- Our responsibility is to use the correct methods of personal protective equipment (PPE) We must get regular training and be aware of the law with regard to health and safety, control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) and various infection control regulations with regard to personal care and hygiene in the home. The focus is making sure there is as little cross contamination as possible when dealing with roles within the home. This would include using simple techniques where appropriate such as correct use of protective gloves when dealing with personal care and the safe management of clinical waste, correct use of cleaning equipment and following food hygiene code and practices. I wash my hands using the appropriate technique at all times when contamination is possible and before touching residents. The home is residents are safeguarded at all time from cross contamination by developing a strict habit of hand washing when hygiene is an issue using protective equipment to stop cross contamination. * 1.2) Employer’s roles and responsibilities- Employer’s must give us the correct training in all areas of infection control and provide us with the correct personal protective equipment to carry out our tasks. The workplace must be a safe environment for all with any risk assessments being recorded and being made aware of in a risk assessment folder. This applies to equipment and possible hazards with any work related activities in the home or for residents on leave. The home should be able to provide the materials and framework to allow the effective running of the home. There should be a rota system in place to maintain the home being run properly to the standards of CQC (quality control commission) and various infection related control laws and

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