21 The principles of Infection Prevention and Control

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21: The principles of Infection Prevention and Control L/501/6737 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection All the staff needs to be sure that they do all they can to keep the workplace safe and follow the given rules and procedures. As employees we need to follow the procedures regarding health and safety and other that concern the prevention of infection. We need to wear aprons and gloves when dealing with individuals. We need to know how to use them also, and what to do if they are faulty, or not suitable. We need to look after our personal hygiene, too. This is very important in order not to spread the infection. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation…show more content…
5.2 Describe different types of PPE The PPE that I need to use are mainly gloves and apron. 5.3 Explain the reasons for use of PPE PPE’s are to help individuals and staff, and the organization lower the risk of accidents and infections. 5.4 State current relevant regulations and legislation relating to PPE Health and Safety at Work Act 5.5 Describe employees’ responsibilities regarding the use of PPE I need to make sure I check if everything I use is in good condition and fits me. If I don’t know how to use something, I need to ask and also I have a training on it. 5.6 Describe employers’ responsibilities regarding the use of PPE Giving us training and the protective equipment that we need. 5.7 Describe the correct practice in the application and removal of PPE How I put on my apron- I must first wash and dry my hands and put my hair back. After that I put the neck strap over the head and tie behind my back the waist strap. I remove my apron by pulling at the neck strap and the waist strap, then scrunch it up in my gloves. 5.8 Describe the correct procedure for disposal of used PPE An apron must be thrown away into a yellow bag. It must not be put into a bin or anywhere else to avoid a spread of infection. 6.1 Describe the key principles of good personal hygiene Showering regularly, washing hands before and after you do any activity, taking shower, washing clothes, looking after hair, breath 6.2 Demonstrate good hand washing
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