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.
A stomach bug introduced to a care home can quickly spread between residents and staff. This can cause more serious illness and can complicate other medical conditions. Good personal hygiene can greatly reduce the risk of spreading infection. Some basic principles are:- Wash your self regularly and wash your hair, do not wear personal jewelry, especially when undertaking personal care, keep you clothes and shoes clean, wash your hands regularly, wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing or smoking. Using PPE like gloves and aprons also helps reduce the spread of infection.
Control means to contain the infection once someone has it for example using personal protective equipment and washing your hands even if they don’t feel dirty. 1:2 Employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at work act 1974. And this states that employers have a responsibility to protect employees’ from danger and harm, as reasonably practicable. Employers must: * Provide a safe workspace. * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities.
* And to ensure that all PPE/equipment is correct and available and working at all time. Outcome 2:- There are many current legislations and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. These include:- * COSHH:- the control of substances hazardous to health, this requires employers to control substances hazardous to health, within the workplace. They need to make sure that the correct and appropriate risk assessments, which are vital, are carried out and both employees and service users are safe from harm. * RIDDOR:- Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
Hands should be washed under running water for 10-15 seconds using soap or antiseptic washand dried with paper towel. In addition to washing hands with antiseptic products you can use hand sanitizers. Practising good hand hygiene prevents transmission of nosocomial infections which are only aquired while in the health care facility. Encouraging patients, workers and visitors to do the same will continue the cycle of infection control. Conclusion.
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.
Noor Findlay (Lisa) 16/01/15 Unit 645 – Lead and manage infection prevention and control within the work setting 1. Understand current infection prevention and control policies procedures and practices. 2.1 Summarise national and local policies for infection prevention and control. Following is national and local policies:- There are laws and legal regulations about infection prevention and control. Most of the legal regulations relating to infection Prevention and control come under the Health and Safety at Work Act; this act is about ensuring a safe work place for employers, Employees and members of the public by minimising accidents at work.
Unit 4222-250 Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene Outcome 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1 Explain why personal hygiene is important. People should have a good personal hygiene to maintain their wellbeing and health. Showering or bathing on a regular basis, washing hair and good overall cleaning of the body can help to kill harmful bacteria which could lead to health problems and illness. By maintaining good personal hygiene is important to peoples social, health, psychological well being. Good personal hyginene helps to prevent or develop infections, illness or bad odours, it also helps with confidence, motivation, body image and self esteem.
I always ask the client what temperature is ok, they touch the water with the hand and tell me if it has to be more hot or cold until they confirm that it is the right temperature for them. This way we prevent accidents. 4.2. Before offering personal care we must also ensure that toiletries, materials and equipment are within our rich or the rich of the client. It is always better to prepare all before starting, to make sure we have shower gel, shampoo, wet wipes, pads, creams, towels, flanels all ready to use so that we are not in a situation to leave the client because we do not have one thing or another and go look for it.
Health and safety policies and procedures ensure the safety and welfare of all employees in any work activity by protecting against risk to health. Aiv A comparison of the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of each of the following: a) Social care worker Although the act emphasizes the responsibility of the employer on health and safety care workers must also have an awareness and understanding of their health and safety responsibilities: Take reasonable care of your own health and safety Wear appropriate clothing (loose clothing can get trapped in machinery Do not put other people at risk (by cutting corners) Cooperate with your employer following company’s health and safety procedures and attending training sessions provided. Use properly all equipment that has been provided for your safety and welfare. (PPE, training before using any