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Nvq3 Unit 19
Unit 19 SusanBeedle

The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control Performance Criteria

1. Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections

1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation the prevention and control of infection.

It is everybody’s duty to prevent any infection and cross contamination. The employees’ is to use any personal protection equipment provided, they are also responsible to wash their hands to prevent infection. It is also their duty to wipe down surfaces and clean up after themselves and adhere to policies and procedures.

2.2. Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection.

The employers responsibilities are to provide the correct personal protection equipment and also to provide policies and procedures for employees to follow. It is also their duty to make sure all employees are correctly trained in use of personal protection equipment used. They also have a legal responsibility to proved supervision.

2. Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections.

2.l. Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection.

The Health and Safety at work act 1974 and management of Health and Safety at work regulations 1999.
The Public Health (control of diseases) act 1984, Food Safety act 1990 and Regulations 1995, 2005 and 2006.
Safe Handling and disposal of Sharps, decontamination policy. Disposal of Waste Policy, RIDDOR – reporting Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations 1995.
Public Health regulations 200l (infectious diseases).
Controls Assurance standards – Infection control 2010.
Medicines and Health Care regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Health and

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