Unit 4222-264: The Principles Of Infection Prevention And Control

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Unit 4222-264 The principles of infection prevention and control Outcome 1 1) ‘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 of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and the Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely; at work we have information provided in the health and safety file and COSHH…show more content…
So it is important that each time you use a facility with an individual that everything is cleaned and sterilized each time before you use it again with another individual by doing this the spread off infection is much lower and more safe and the infection is less likely to spread 3) The main five stages off carrying out a risk assessment are Identifying the hazard Evaluate the risks Take precautions Review risks Report the outcome 4) risk assessments help make us aware of the risk involved in any activity and knows how to prevent and remove the risk completely it also helps to protect the organizations reputation because risk assessments asses the risks that are or can be in the workplace and this means that procedures can be put in place to control or eradicate the risks in general risk assessments are important as they reduce the likely hood off accidents and ill health too every individual in the averment Outcome 5 2) Aprons and gloves are currently used types off ppe Disposable gloves have different types – namely stated latex eg white gloves are used for caring and blue gloves for the kitchen Nitrile used for cleaning task Other ppe used in the health and social care setting can include uniforms and they must not be worn outside the workplace they must also be washed on a regular basis so they are kept…show more content…
It prevents the spread of germs and keeps you from contracting an illness. 5) The different types of products that should be used for hand washing are Instant Hand Antiseptic represents a category of alcohol-based waterless hand antiseptics Antiseptic Gel Hand Rinse Purell® Instant Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% of most common germs, which may cause disease, in as little as 15 seconds. Purell® is a fast, broad-spectrum antimicrobial effective against MRSA, VRE, and C. difficile. With no water or towels needed, it helps to increase handwash compliance. Formulated for frequent use, it contains moisturizers to help prevent dry, irritated skin. Purell® is available in original and aloe formulas and also in the Lasting Care Formula, which provides persistent activity for up to six hours. Anti bacterial handwash removes upto 99.9% off bacteria There are different types of products that should be used for hand washing and these include soap, antiseptic gels and alcohol-based hand rubs. Liquid soap from a dispenser should be used for hand washing in communal areas as these will have less pathogens then if bars of soap are shared between different people. 6) The correct procedure for skin care

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