M1) Describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote of individuals in a health or social care setting
Unit 3 P1 - Explain potential hazards and the harm that may arise from each in a health or social care setting
If care provided to a patient is not safe, than the intervention is ineffective and therefore not helping to improve that patient’s quality of life. To help provide a safe environment, observation and communication are extremely important. Inform the patient and family of any interventions before proceeding with them to insure the patient
Within my role I have to compile risk assessments that recognise the choice and independence of residents, whilst ensuring the safety of residents and staff members. The risk assessment may be regarding social activities that may involve equipment or actions, which could cause harm or injury.
Describe the actions to take in response to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed (including self-harm) or bullied, or may be at risk of harm, abuse or bullying.
As health care workers we are under a legal obligation to protect an individual from any kind of abuse, whether it is physical, financial, emotional, sexual or psychological .Legislation, policies and procedures exist to promote a safer working environment and reduce the potential for risks occurring. They are tailored for the needs of each setting, known and understood by employers and employees and reviewed on a regular basis.
3. Explain how risk assessment can help address dilemmas between rights and health and safety concerns
Kate presents as concerned for the wellbeing of those she treats evidenced by establishing appropriate intervention plans and demonstrates improvement from midterm evaluation for monitoring and anticipating potential hazardous situations that may occur taking steps to correct hazards preventing injury to pts, self and co-workers. Kate is observed collaborating with clients and/or caretakers to promote client centered intervention and adhere to HIPAA policies and procedures to safeguard pt. personal information.
3.2 Outline the procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur,
The recompense of being able to examine patients, order and interpret diagnostics, diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medications, and perform surgeries is exciting, nevertheless, it will be extremely difficult to see neglect or abuse situations in either
Jones & Smith (2014) observe that nurses are the first line of health care professionals to recognize situations which are not in the best interest of patients and they can report these situations for changing them. The American Nursing Associations Code encourage nurses to be advocators for patients by reporting cases of patient abuse, including known or suspected cases of emotional, physical or sexual abuse (Marquis & Huston, 2009). Nursing advocacy plays a key role in providing safety of patients during their engagement with health care system; especially when the patient is too ill to serve his own advocate or when the patient is not fully aware or alert. Each encounter that the nurse has with his patient presents an opportunity for the