Care workers have to always be aware of and report changes in the health conditions of the individuals that they support. They also have a responsibility to assist with keeping work areas, and equipment clean, tidy and free from infection hazards. They are also encouraged to maintain good personal hygiene for themselves as well as their service users. I.e. helping service users bathe, use the toilet and change remove and dispose of any soiled clothing. Another responsibility they hold is preparing and maintaining environment before and after episodes of patient care.
Employers of health and social care employees have a particular responsibility to ensure that the care setting is safe for service users, …show more content…
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.
Well prevention would be to sanitize all surfaces, wash hands thoroughly and often following all company procedures.
The potential risk to an outbreak could be life threatening to an individual and potential closure of an Organisation. Depending on the severity of the outbreak.
A risk is a situation, action or event that may cause harm or damage.
Potential risks of infection are not washing hands, not cleaning equipment, not disposing of waste safely.
Identify the hazards. Decide who might be harmed and how. Evaluate the risks and decide on precaution. Record your findings and implement them. Review your assessment and update if necessary.
Risk assessments are very important as they form an integral part of a good occupational health and safety management plan. An incomplete risk assessment can lead to a risk turning into a reality.
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Employees are responsible to use PPE appropriate and as instructed by employer. An employee has to check PPE before and after use and have to report any damage. Checking containers are properly labelled.
It is the responsibility of employees to ensure that they take reasonable care to protect their own health and safety and that of their colleagues in the workplace;
Participate in training provided by the employer, regarding the appropriate use, care, and maintenance of PPE.
Glove removal. If the outside of glove is dirty grab outside edge near wrist peel away from hand, turning glove inside out. Hold in opposite gloved hand slide ungloved finger under wrist of remaining glove peel off from inside, creating a bag for both gloves. Discard into a bag and dispose in an appropriate bin.
Personal Hygiene is necessary to prevent the spread of bacteria and to stop infection from spreading and causing illness. Using warm or lukewarm running water lather your hands with soap. Rub your hands together to make lather. Rub your palms together and intertwine your fingers to make sure you get between them. Don't forget the back of your hands. Keep rubbing your hands together Rinse your hands well. Start by rinsing your wrists and letting the water run off of your fingertips. Then rinse the rest of your hands. Dry your hands well, using a clean paper towel or allowing your hands to air