Infection Prevention Control
1.1 The employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control include to ensure they are aware and adhere to all policies, guidelines, and protocols relevant to infection prevention and control, employees are required to take all necessary precautions to ensure that no action or omission on their part places an individual at risk of infection, to be aware of the current version of policies and guidelines and how to access them, to attend all relevant training.
1.2 The employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection implementation of policies & procedures, provision of advice, guidance & training, provision of PPE and reporting.
2.1 Current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection e.g.: The Health and Social Care Act of 2008 received Royal assent on 22 July 2008 and contains significant measures to modernise and integrate health and social care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.
2.2 Local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection include: risk management, infection prevention and control, standard universal precautions, control of an outbreak of infection, waste disposal and visitors policy.
3.1 Procedures and systems relevant to the prevention and control of infection e.g.: cleaning schedules, RIDDOR, MRSA screening, sharps disposal, waste disposal, roles and responsibilities, colour coding items such as bin bags etc, reporting and recording out breaks etc.
3.2 The potential impact of an outbreak of infection on the individual and the organisation includes: illness, death, cost, staff turnover,