Down the respirator tract into the lungs. Coughs,cold and other common air Bourne infections. How can our own health or personnel hygiene put others at risk in the work place. Good personal hygiene is one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves, and others, from illness. This means washing hands, being carefully not to cough or sneeze on others, cleaning things that you touch if you are unwell
Nurses must use sterile dressings on open skin surfaces to prevent infection. We must also keep patient equipment and supplies clean in order to prevent the spread of germs. Nurses must also use personal protective equipment like a mask, eye protection and a face shields if you are near a patient care activity that may involve a splash or spray of body fluids, they should then dispose of all single use personal protective equipment immediately after use. Cleaners should clean toilets with disinfectant to kills any germs. They should also clean any surfaces e.g.
Keep raw foods separate if in same refrigerators. Keep raw food below cooked food. Beware of contamination, wash hand after and before each food preparation task. Protective clothing such as gloves and aprons should be worn when storing and handling
UNIT-4223-007 The principles of infection prevention and control Outcome1 Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections The learner can; 1. Explain employees ’roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection As a minimum I need to ensure that I wash my hands before and after each activity. However, hand washing alone may not be sufficient for the activity I’m involved in. When assessing the risk of infection, the chances are that if you are assisting somebody to walk from the bedside to the toilet on the ward, hand washing alone may be sufficient. If, however, I was assisting with the repositioning of a patient who is incontinent, I would probably consider hand washing, gloves and an apron.
It is important that you understand how to prevent a fire and what to do in the event of a fire. You may be required to be invoived in food preparation in your role as a carer. You will need to have an understanding of the principles of safe food handling. Infection control is about controlling the spread of communicable diseases between service users, staff, and visitor. the service users we care for are often particulary vulnerable to infection, and as such we need to be extra careful, clothes can pick up infection and pass it from one service user to another.
3. By ensuring all staff are fully trained in infection control and waste management it will minimise the spread of infection. If members of staff are designated a cleaning job each day this will keep the environment clean and limit the spread of infection. If the environment is not managed correctly, cleaning may be missed for several days leading to patients becoming unwell and catching infections. 4.
5.8 Describe the correct procedure for disposal of used PPE Appropriate disposal of single-use items of PPE should be done immediately when you have been dealing with clinical or hazardous waste. You should ensure that reusable items of PPE are prepared for the next time they are to be used (send to the laundry appropriately labelled or disinfect them carefully). Always dispose of PPE in accordance with your organisation’s policies, procedures and guidelines. 6.1 Describe the key principles of good personal hygiene Hygiene is important as bacteria and micro-organisms can be easily transferred by hands, clothing and equipment. Ways of adhering to good standards of hygiene will be documented in your organisation’s standard operating procedures.
Also avoid transferring different types of bacteria which naturally occur in raw meat and fish to other cooked foods, wash knives, chopping board and your hands immediately after you have finished preparing each type of food. When stocking your fridge, place raw meat and fish in separate, covered dishes, and keep them on the lowest shelf so that they do not drip onto any other food. Harmful bacteria can grow at low temperature of your fridge | | Explain the importance of implementing food safety measures when providing food and drink for individuals | It is very important to ensure safety measures are implemented to avoid sickness and dioreah breakouts even food poisoning also contamination in the kitchen . | | Explain why personal protective clothing should be used when handling food and drink | Personal protective
1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Risk Assessment By ensuring risk assessments are been carried out within a setting before each session. Make sure all equipment and toys are safe and the equipment is age appropriate for the children in care. Assessing the setting and making sure there are no potential hazards like hazard materials being left out or electrical sockets being left uncovered. Ensuring the setting is clean to stop the spread of infection. That food is stored properly to stop cross-infection and the kitchen is always clean to stop the spread of bacteria and germs.
| |Storage and preparation of food | |When storage and preparation of food it is the child-minder responsibility to ensure the healthy and safe of the children and business. Storage are essential | |to prevent food borne illness and for providing healthy food for the children. The child-minder should have a guide identifies licensing requirement of food | |handling to help prevent food from spreading illness to the child-minder , children and staff in their care. It is ideally to store raw and ready to eat food | |separately. If they are in the fridge at the same time should store raw meat, fish or egg below fridge from ready to eat food, salads, sandwiches or desserts.