CU2652 - Prepare Environments and Resources for Use during Healthcare Activities
1. Explain how the environment is prepared, maintained and cleaned to ensure it is ready for the healthcare activity
All areas that are being used for healthcare activities should be cleaned with either disinfectant wipes each morning and in between patients/procedures. Equipment should be all new out of the packets and clean. For things more major such as vasectomy’s, minor surgery or family planning clinics, areas should be cleaned everywhere with a disinfectant fluid and also with wipes, gloves should always be worn as well as other PPE such as aprons and hats. All equipment should be new from the packet and only touched by the person who is using them when they have washed their hands and got sterile gloves on. All equipment is normally opened in a none-touch procedure to prevent any cross infection. Any equipment such as sterile covers, gloves, blades and needles should all be immediately replaced if they come into contact with anything that isn’t sterile. The environment is always kept clean by the same cleaning routine being done between each patient and procedure, mainly clinical disinfectant wipes are used and hands always need to be re-washed and equipment changed for each procedure. Also the prevention of injury risk is very important, sharps bins are always in each environment and need to be used properly to prevent any injuries.
1. Describe the roles and responsibilities of team members in the preparation and management of the environment and resources
All staff are required to work safely which can help everyone identify any risks to prevent themselves or others being harmed, such as broken equipment. Also staff should always wear the PPE that is required, and understand the health and safety rules as well as the infection control procedures so that the prevention of risk is easier and everybody is aware.
2. Explain how to investigate, make the