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139844 Level 2 Unit Ico1 The Principles Of Infection Prevention And Control Exemplar Candidate Work

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UNIT ICO 1

The principles of infection prevention and control.

Unit ICO1

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Unit ICO1

CONTENTS
Introduction

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Unit Purpose

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Evidence for Learning Outcome 1 AC 1.1

Commentary for Evidence for AC 1.1

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AC 1.2

Commentary for Evidence for AC 1.2 Evidence for Learning Outcome 2

AC 2.1

Commentary for Evidence for AC 2.1

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Evidence for
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It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely; at work we have information provided in the health and safety file and COSHH file.
As employees we must ensure we attend all necessary trainings that our employers provide regarding infection control and prevention. If an employee comes across a hazard such as bodily fluids spilt in an area or a staff member not wearing gloves you must report it immediately to a senior staff member and not ignore it as this may cause infection to spread.
In the workplace employees need to put these safe ways of working into practice; for example by effective hand washing, not coming into work when you’re not feeling well as you will be putting others at risk, by not wearing jewellery when cooking or supporting service users in other activities as jewellery carries many pathogens, by always wearing protective clothing; as a support worker wearing an apron and gloves for procedures will reduce the spread of infection by preventing infection passing on from me to others and from getting it on my clothes and spreading it onto another person I come into contact with. It is also important that all equipment is cleaned correctly to avoid cross
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