4222 204 Duty of care In health and social care settings. Define the term duty of care. This is a legal obligation to ensure individuals health and safety, to keep an individual safe, you must report any concerns to your line manager, respect confidentiality and respect the individual’s wishes. It is your requirement to work in the best interest of the individual and within your own level of competence it is your responsibility to be aware of policies and procedures. How does duty of care affect your own role?
(Audit Purposes) My understanding of Quality Management System relating to my position as occupational therapy technical instructor Is when ordering equipment for the department I ensure not to over stock and to ensure stock levels are maintained. That all equipment is clean and fit for purpose, any new equipment is evaluated, demonstrated and deemed safe to be issued as standard stock. That standard stock and specialized stock equipment items are durable and of best value. Policy for the provision of equipment states : A To ensure that equipment is supplied to match assessment of need. B Where choice is possible to have regard to patient/carer preference C To ensure equipment is installed correctly/safely where D To adequately instruct the patient /carer.
During the formation of the JV, proper due diligence was also not carried out and no one on the team had actually ever worked with an Indian firm before, to lend valuable experience. To elaborate on the problem with instances, there was no single person in charge of human resources. No one was assigned the task of figuring out the backgrounds of new employees, forming their specific contracts, deciding their salaries (the compensation of Bajibah, hiring of Dev) etc. Since there was no one responsible for HR, no action was taken against Dev for sexual harassment- instead Wright had to face consequences back at WWT. No one was in charge of figuring out new business partners (carrying out due diligence) and negotiating deals with them- on the recommendation of Dev (based on one positive experience his cousin had with the company), the JV went ahead with Suriyapa Computers (SC) without comparing it to others and without doing a background check.
Another responsibility they hold is preparing and maintaining environment before and after episodes of patient care. They are also required to carry out general household duties, including, cleaning and making beds, decontaminating equipment, clearing up any spillages that may occur and disposing of any clinical waste. It is also very important for some specialist care workers, such as senior health and social care workers, to monitor the working methods of members of staff, which means making sure that they are doing their jobs appropriately and to the right standards. They also need to make sure that any potential risks or health hazards are reported to an appropriate person. Managers, Managers of health and social care settings have a particular responsibility to ensure that the care setting is safe for patients, service users, visitors and members of staff.
Insuring the working environment is safe and providing correct welfare facilities. As an employee it is your duty to learn the correct procedures regarding potential hazards in the work place and follow the set out procedures in place, to not only protect yourself from risks but also others around you. If the above regulations are not followed correctly by an employer or an employee it could lead to potential legal action and court intervention. Within my role as a health care assistant in antenatal clinic it is vital that I follow these regulations as I am dealing with patients and their families on a day to day basis. I need to ensure that when they come into the clinic area that it is free from any potential hazards that could cause harm, whether that is a trip hazard or sharps hazard.
My duties as a care worker involve giving clients personal care, such as assisting with washing, dressing, toileting requirements including catheter and convene care. Assisting with nutritional requirements such as meal planning/preparation/feeding, prompting/administering medication, shipping, cleaning. It is my responsibility to ensure that the client maintains an acceptable level of health and to promote the clients well-being. It is also my responsibility to ensure that all company policies and procedures are carried out and to maintain records for the service delivered, along with responsibility for ensuring that my training needs are kept up-to-date so that I am at the level of standards required to undertake my role. Finally, it is my duty and responsibility to treat clients with respect and dignity at all times.
UNIT 202 During the day my job duties and responsbilities is to undertake personal care as required to service users including washing, toileting, assisting to feed and manual handling. I would support service users in anyway needed to maintain dignity and privacy. I would participate in activities , meeting service users needs. I would attend staff meetings as and when required. I would need to comply with health and safety requirements in respect of manual handling and use of PPE to help control infection.
Roles and Responsibilities of Personnel In a health and social care setting each member of staff has a specific role when dealing with service users and the prevention and control of infections. Care workers such as nurses have a responsibility to keep the risk of infection to a minimum in a health and social care setting. They must consider themselves, their colleagues, their patients and visitors while on duty. Care workers must maintain a good personal hygiene at all times and wash hands thoroughly before and after contact with the patients that they are treating. They must also wash hands after using the toilet and before handling food.
An employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection is to carry out risk assessments, this is to make sure that, where possible infection risks can be prevented. Also, to make sure staff are properly trained and, that information is always available for all staff. This could be posters showing handwashing techniques. Once a risk assessment has been carried out procedures can be put in place such as the wearing of PPE to minimise exposure to infection. Also, staff should be supervised to make sure procedures are being followed.
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.