HEALTH AND SAFETY HSC037

Topics: Management / Pages: 8 (2460 words) / Published: Aug 20th, 2015
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HSC037

1. Explain own role in supporting others to follow practices that reduce the spread of infection
How within my work role with my service users and how I can support to follow practices that will keep themselves and staff safe from the risk and the reduction of infection control.
Within my project we heavily take the responsibility for infection control due to capacity and understanding levels within our service user.
The most important way to reduce the spread of infections is hand washing - always wash regularly with soap and warm water. Also important is to get a vaccine for those infections and viruses that have one, when available.
Ways you can reduce or slow the spread of infections include Get the appropriate vaccine. Wash your hands frequently. Stay home if you are sick (so you do not spread it to other people). Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing (or cough into your elbow). Use single-use tissues for wiping your nose. Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing or using tissues. If working with children, have them play with hard surface toys that can be easily cleaned. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth (viruses can transfer from your hands and into the body). Do not share cups, glasses, dishes or cutlery. Additional measures may be required during a pandemic to minimize the virus from transmitting by hard surfaces (sinks, door and cupboard handles, railings, objects, counters, etc). While a minor "mode of transmission" (way of spreading), influenza viruses can live on hard surfaces for up to 2 days. In most workplaces and homes, cleaning floors, walls, doorknobs, etc with soap and water is very adequate. In some workplaces, such as a hospital or health care facility, further cleaning can be done with the following:
2. Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in own work setting
There are many different types of accidents and sudden illnesses that occur common

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