Aii. Duty of Care affects our work in that we are expected to deliver care to the service users safely; we should therefore ensure that the basics are covered, such as cleaning our hands prior to work and ensuring that we wear the provided safety and protection equipment like gloves and aprons. Our employer is also to ensure that we undertake all the required training prior to delivering the care support. We should also ensure that we are up-to-date in the skills required from a training perspective. Aiii.
Ensuring the environment they live in is safe and clean by filling out cleaning rotas and keeping appropriate doors locked for supervised access. Also following all of the Codes of Practice. Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. Following a code of practice sets out a basis for your work ethics and makes you stop and think if you are working in the best interests of the people you are supporting and to keep them away from harm. Also to safeguard this means for all Multi-Disciplinary teams and families working together and taking responsibility for the service users and their safety especially those with a history of abuse.
CYPCore34-1.1 Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services. Every person working with children is responsible for their safety; we all have the duty of care. It’s important that the environment children are in is checked regularly before and during activities. We make sure equipment is in good condition and safe for children to use, age appropriate toys, accessible furniture, clean toilet and washing facilities, at all times children are supervised within ratio. It is the responsibility of the Health and Safety Officer, nursery manager and Head Office to ensure health and safety procedures are put in place, making sure people/staff are aware of them and follow them.
1.2Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. If you make sure risk assessments are being carried out within the workplace to make sure all equipment and toys are safe for the children in my care .Assessing the workplace and making sure there are no potential hazards like hazard materials being left out or electrical sockets being left uncovered. That food is stored properly to stop cross-infection and the kitchen is always clean. 2.Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care. 2.1Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights.
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.
Ways of adhering to good standards of hygiene will be documented in your organisation’s standard operating procedures. Protecting a service user will mean you must: • Wash your hands before and after caring for a service user • Wash your hands after touching your hair or other body parts and after using the toilet • Wear appropriate PPE and dispose of it in accordance with regulations • Handle equipment safely, including sharps such as
The principles of infection prevention and control The employees rights and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection is to follow the company’s policies and procedures, keep themselves safe and others, report any hazards which could lead to infection, attend relevant courses, use the PPE provided by the employer , keeping the work environment clean and tidy and to maintain good personal hygiene The employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are to keep everybody safe and to provide a safe work place, they do this by following current legislation. Produce relevant risk assessments in order to reduce or eliminate infection risks, provide relevant training for employees as well as PPE, up to date policies and procedures, cleaning products and safe and secure storage for cleaning products, PPE etc. Current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection are: • The Health and Safety at Work Act • COSHH • RIDDOR • Food Safety Act • the Environmental Protection Regulations The Local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection are The Public Health (control of disease) Act 1984, Social Care Act, the NICE guidelines and also the companies own policies and procedures that relate to infection prevention and control. Procedures and systems relevant to the prevention and control of infection are following the companies policies and procedures which relate to correct hand washing procedure, wearing correct PPE for example gloves, aprons and protective clothing, the correct disposal of waste and using the correct cleaning equipment when cleaning spillages, surfaces, equipment etc. The potential impact of an outbreak of infection on the individual and the organisation could be that the work
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.
SHC 34 - Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. 1.1 A duty of care is an obligation that any child or young person that is in your care is well looked after and not harmed during a particular task. Within my setting I carry out daily checks to ensure that my setting inside and outside is safe before the children arrive. I make sure that my setting is clean which therefore reduces the risk of spreading affections. I keep up to date my first aid and that I have a fully stocked first aid box.
The work environments needs to be clean and accessible to all those within the workplace Deep cleaning is required should there be an infection outbreak, in this instance cleaning chemicals and recommended detergents needs to be used. It is important that all workers are adequately trained and aware of their responsibilities in regards to maintaining a clean and safe work environment Explain the purpose of cleaning schedules the purpose of having a cleaning schedule is that it informs staff, clients and visitors what has been cleaned and when, how often cleaning should be done and what chemicals have been used and should be used. Describe how the correct management of the environment minimises the spread of infection Using the cleaning schedule is an important factor in this as it lays out what should be done and when, also, making use of cleaning equipment and maintaining hand hygiene minimises the risk of infection. Describe how the correct management of the environment minimises the spread of infection In order to minimise the risk of infection, staff need to adhere to the cleaning schedule that outlines all that needs to be done. Also For staff to wash their hands at regular intervals and make use of any environmental cleaning equipment.