Outcome 1: Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections:
The company I work for have a written policy that details the roles and responsibilities of all the staff during an outbreak of communicable infection or disease. The plan includes details of the roles and responsibilities of all staff.
Tracscare who I work for are responsible under the health and safety legislation for maintaining that the environment is safe for the clients, visitors and the staff members. Suitable arrangements and procedures for the control of infection form part of the health and safety requirements.
The home manager is responsible for making sure all staff receives training for the prevention and control of infection and how to monitor these. The house manager is also responsible for making sure that an infection control audit is carried out and that any actions raised are put into place.
The house manager also needs to ensure that infection control policies and procedures exist and they are available to staff and staff understand them.
All staff are responsible for making sure that they wear the correct PPE at all times and have a good hand washing routine and also attend regular training courses. Staff should also report any sources of infection straight away to the shift leader.
Staff within the home are responsible for following the Tracscare Policies and Procedures at all times that relate to infection control and these include:
Infection Control Policy
Bloody, Bodily Fluids Policy
Inoculation Injuries Policy
Hepatitis B Policy
Outcome 2: Understand legislation and polices relating to prevention and control of infections:
COSHH regulations 1999 – apply to all work with substances hazardous to health. COSHH information needs to be available where chemicals are stores. These regulations provide a policy for the employer to manage the risk of