Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) Assignment 23: Unit 23: Principles of Supporting an Individual to
In a health care organization, it is important that the organization’s mission, philosophies, and ethics are followed through properly. . With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is no different. . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “mission is to protect people’s health and to support the quality of life in humans by prevention and control of diseases, injuries, and disabilities” (About CDC, 2010, page or paragraph number with quotes). With the organization's mission, philosophies, and ethics it is important that everyone’s health is protected and proper prevention of diseases, illnesses, and disabilities are given to the public in a timely manner. In this paper, the members of Team A will “describe
The pandemic struck the world and infected 1/3 of earth’s human population, killing over 50 million humans. The world’s top doctors have never witnessed anything of this killing magnitude besides the bubonic plague of 1348 but the transmissibility is of nothing they’ve ever seen in their lifetime or of recorded history. People abruptly became aware of the importance of health, and need of medicine and cleanliness.
Despite its barbaric reputation, the Civil War greatly impacted the sanitation systems used in today’s medical fields. One major impact in today’s sanitation systems, are the methods doctors and surgeons use to help prevent disease and infections. One way doctors prevent the spread of diseases, is by washing their hands for a full ten minutes before operating or examining a patient. This method of preventing diseases is efficient because it kills the germs that are on a medical officials hand and prevents them from spreading to the next patient from the doctor or surgeon palpating the patient (“Medicine During the Civil War”). This is one of the greatest medical innovations gained from the Civil War. Since there are now proper medical schools, doctors and surgeons are now able to realize the causes of certain bacterial and viral infections. Another way that today’s sanitation systems were affected from the Civil War, are the precautionary steps that medical officials take to keep today’s hospitals clean from bacteria and viruses. Today’s
M1 Explain how to manage an outbreak of infection in a health or social care setting To help the prevention of infection spreading is by knowing the method of washing your hand because we carry most bacteria sue to the open air that we come in contact with. For example we
Quarantine requires ethical justification and it imposes sizable costs on communities as well as individuals in terms of both liberty and economic impacts. The author mentions that basic ethical justification for quarantine stems from our moral obligation not to harm others. The author argued that the Harm Principle is to prevent harm to others. The basic principle is if quarantine prevents people from infecting others. It is fact that many people in quarantine will be exposed but not infected. It means that they are not dangerous to other people. Another principle that is described by the author is “Siracusa Principle”, which demands that coercive public health measures be legitimate, legal, necessary and represent the least restrictive means appropriate to reasonable achievement of public health goals. The basic concept is don’t use involuntary quarantine or surveillance devices. In conclusion, this article really brings the ideas on how to prevent diseases and the author describes ethical views of public health
Atul Gawande explains the single biggest problem facing hospitals in the spread of infection in his novel, Better. This is expressed in his conversation with the infection control team, where it is said that “their greatest difficulty is getting clinicians like me to do the one thing that consistently halts the spread of infection: wash our hands. (Gawande, 2007, 14)” He notes that diligence, one of his three core requirements for success in medicine, plays a huge role in enforcing a policy like handwashing. While everyone knows hand washing is important, especially in a hospital, letting health care professionals ignore the practice and make their own decisions about its criticality harms the whole population.
CDCs clean hands count campaign aim to improve healthcare provide adherence to hand hygiene recommendations, address, myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene and empower patients to play a role in their care by asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands and the most germs that cause serious infections in healthcare are spread by people’s action, every patient is at risk of getting an infection while they are being treated for something else, hand hygiene is a great way to prevent infections and healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the time they should, good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illness.
Waiting for Wings Hospital Policy for Hand and Fingernail Hygiene Guidelines Purpose: This Waiting for Wings Hospital (WFWH) policy provides evidence-based principles and practices necessary for persons to accomplish proper hand and fingernail hygiene. This policy follows guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in an attempt to
The online article discusses the spread of diseases amongst students in close quarters with relation to a recent study on staph infections. General demographics give examples of how a disease such as staph can spread between students rapidly in their limited environment. A specific study on staph resistant to medicine references statistical data that implies real-life scenarios. Powers elaborates on the idea that staph infections on campuses are not a major concern, but a concern nonetheless as long as students live in a communal setting. The author implies at the end of the article that the most precedent concern with staph infections lay in better upkeep of hygiene facilities used by students as students in these environments are completely
They are amongst the primary causes of avoidable deaths in the United States and are associated with a considerable increment in the cost of health care each year. The primary most effective means to decrease hospital acquired infection is hand hygiene, yet researches show that most health care providers are reluctant for hand washing. Nurses are the ones who have a close contact with the patient than any other health care provider. The nurse is basically a patient promoter that puts him/her in an exceptional position. Therefore, the nurse has the unique opportunity to decrease the potential for hospital-acquired infections. He/she must be certain that all aspects of his/her nursing practice are based on the evidence, researches and education. He/she can smooth the progress of patient recovery and minimize complications related to infections by applying the skills and knowledge of nursing
Public health goes hand on hand with preventive strategies considering environmental, human, social, behavioral, cultural, ethnic, and political aspects. All these factors determine each population’s health status (Sultz, H., Young, and C. 2012). The public health’s core resides in the minimization and/or elimination of diseases, and disabilities fostering positive health conditions for all, ranging from the most basic strategies such as personal hygiene and sanitary practices to programs devoted to control major epidemic outbreaks. During the readings this week it is pretty obvious our government and also private entities are still keeping placing most their funding dollars in curative medicine versus in preventive programs. Public Health is seeing as a “second-class citizen”, where funds are limited because those programs are financially unattractive. One more time money is
Good Hand Hygiene practices are the single most important factor in preventing cross infection Within the essay I am going to discuss whether good hand hygiene practices are the single most important factor in preventing cross infection. Some may argue for this statement others against. Jeanes A (2005) refers to the NMC code of professional conduct (2004) who state that you must act to identify and minimise risk to patients and clients.
This essay is about the handhygienes impac on the health care. How it began and how it has developed to what it is today. The essay is also about what Ignaz Semmelweis (the hungarian doctor) did for the health care by showing how easy you can save live by just washing your hands and how he managed to stop puerperal fever in his hospital by just a simple idea.
Hand washing has been proven to be one of the most effective means of preventing the spread of infection in healthcare facilities (Centers for Disease, 2015). An outpatient dialysis facility noted that staff was very complacent about hand hygiene. The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal 7 (JCPSG) states” that healthcare organizations must perform an accurate “baseline assessment of hand hygiene in order to identify opportunities for improvement” (The Joint Commission, 2016). 90,000 people die each year from hospital acquire infections at about a cost of 4.5 billion dollars (Fairchild, 2009). By increasing hand hygiene compliance could save this facility many dollars and not only that many precious lives.