The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control (Ic 01)

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The principles of infection prevention and control
(IC 01)

Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections

The company I work for have a written policy that details the roles and responsibilities of all the staff during an outbreak of a communicable disease or infection. The plan includes details of the roles and responsibilities of all senior staff members.

The company I work for are responsible under health and safety legislation for maintaining an environment which is safe for clients, visitors and staff members. Suitable arrangements and procedures for the control of infection form part of the health and safety requirements.

The registered manager is responsible for ensuring all staff members receive training and education for the prevention and control of infection and how to monitor these. The registered manager is also responsible for ensuring an infection control audit is carried out and that any actions that have been recommended be put into practice.

The registered manager should also ensure that appropriate infection control policies and procedures, exist and are readily available and understood by all members of staff that work within the home.

Staff members are responsible for ensuring they wear the correct PPE at all times and have a good hand washing routine and attend regular infection training courses (Mulberry packs) to ensure their knowledge is up to date. All members of staff should be vigilant in their work environment and report any identified sources of infection to their shift leader.

Staff members are responsible for following Tracs Policies and Procedures at all times relating to infection control. These are listed below:

* Infection Control Policy
* Bloody, Bodily Fluids (Safe Handling) Policy
* Inoculation Injuries Policy
* Hepatitis B Policy

Related documents to these policies are:

* Hepatitis B disclaimer form.
* Induction Overwiew.
* Hand...
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