M3 - discuss health, safety or security concerns arising from a specific incident or emergency in a health or social care setting.
D2 - justify responses to a particular incident or emergency in a health or social care setting.
Understand priorities and responses in dealing with incidents and emergencies -
This assignment will look at incidents and emergencies that can happen in a health and social care setting. Within my assignment I will be explaining possible priorities and responses when dealing with two incidents or emergencies in a health and social care setting. I will be discussing health, safety or security concerns that may arise from the incident or emergency. Then I will be discussing how I would respond to them.
An emergency is defined as “a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.” (Oxford University Press, 2014).
An incident is defined as “a relatively insignificant event that might have serious consequences.” (Collins, 2014).
Anna is 56 year old woman who lives in a residential care home because she developed early-onset Alzheimer’s a few years ago and her daughter can no longer care for her at home, as her arthritis has also become more severe and she struggles to do basic things by herself now as it can become very painful for her to move at all at a moment’s notice. I am a carer who works at the residential care home that she lives in. A fault with the electrics causes a fire to start in the downstairs of the home. I am upstairs with Anna helping her get changed as she spilt her drink on herself, when we were alerted to the fire. By the time we were alerted to the fire it had already spread throughout the entire downstairs of the home so it was preventing us from exiting the building down the stairs. There is no other fire exit upstairs to the