INFECTION CONTROL TRAINING

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INFECTION CONTROL
IN SOCIAL
CARE/EDUCATIONAL
SETTING

What we'll look at
Law legal duties
Infection & the infection cycle
School/hotel associated infections
Waste
Hand washing
PPE
Housekeeping
Pets
Occupational health for staf

Part One
Infection Control and the
Law

Legal System


Two relevant branches of law exist with in health and safety.



They are separate from each other but they are closely related

Civil law

Criminal
law

Duties of care at work
Employer has DoC to employees and
non employees
Employee has DoC to self and
'others'

Duties of Employers
 Produce written Risk Assessments
 Provide equipment that is safe and
does not spread infection
 Establish ways of working that are
safe and do not spread infection
 Make sure welfare facilities are
appropriate
 Provide information, instruction
training and supervision regarding
infection control

Duties of Employees
Not cause harm to people afected by what you
do .........or don’t do at work
Co-operate with your employer's rules
about infection control
Not interfere with anything intended to
prevent the spread of infection
Inform management about any risks
you notice
Work as you have been trained, or
instructed
Take care of yourself at work

TAKING THE RIGHT PATH

So far as is
reasonably practicable

Civil Law VS. Criminal Law
Civil Law








Purpose - compensation or damages
Civil dispute - ‘tort’
Loss or harm suffered
Individual v body or visa versa
Burden of proof – ‘balance of probabilities’
Insurance can cover court awards
Injured or harmed person must make a legal claim in court

Criminal Law




Purpose - punishment and deterrent
Crime
No ‘loss’ necessary

Infection Control
Policy
Where residential accommodation is provided by a business there should be a written Infection Control Policy
All employees should be aware of the policy and
have access to it
Every employee has a duty of care to themselves
and others affected by their work
Who is the lead person for Infection Prevention
and Control in your residential establishment?

Part Two
Understanding Infections

INFECTION CONTROL IN
RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS
So that residents and staff (& visitors) are safe
from unnecessary illness
Infections are a major cause of illness in care
home residents and often lead to hospital
admissions
Infectious diseases spread very quickly in
residential settings homes - large groups of
people in close/'familial' settings

Micro- Organisms
Resident
live on the skin permanently
Transient
live on a person temporarily
usually infectious - they have access to skin, tissue &
into the blood stream where they multiply &cause infection
BACTERIA cause infections and need :
WARMTH
FOOD
MOISTURE
TIME TO MULTIPLY

Infections
Urinary/Bladder
Skin
Respiratory
Gastric/Intestinal

Germs /Infective agents
Bacteria
Fungi/Moulds
Parasites
Viruses

Types of infections
Systemic
Localised

Systemic infections
Whole body afected
Fever..or chills!
Confusion
Lethargy - continual tiredness
Nausea
Vomitting

Localised infections
Lung - cough/sneezing mucus green/yellow
Bladder - pain on peeing, dark colour/ bad smell
Stomach - vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps

Examples of
Communicable
Infections......

MRSA ( Penicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus )
Tuberculosis
Hepatitis
HIV
Norovirus
Flu
Food Poisoning
Chicken Pox
Clostridium Difficile
Whooping cough
Shingles

Chain of Infection
1. infective agent
6. Susceptible Host

2. Reservoir

5. Entry Portal

3. Portal of exit

4. Mode of
Transmission

1.Infective agent
1. infective agent

Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Clostridium dificile
Pseudomonas aeroginosa
Norovirus
Influenza

2. Reservoir of Infection
'Hiding place'
People
Environment - dirt/water
Equipment
Food
Waste...
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