▪ Giving showers to patients and doing other tasks related to personal care in general, such as changing pads or helping those less independent to go to a toilet.
Describe the roles and responsibilities of personnel in relation to infection prevention and control in a health or social care setting
This individual’s job is to lead prevention efforts within the facility, to protect residents, staff, and visitors from infection and communicable diseases. Also, his is in charge to implement infection prevention and control policy and procedures. The Infection Preventionist also performs investigations and surveillance, prevents and controls outbreaks, improves processes and outcomes by taking corrective actions and implementing hand hygiene to minimize contamination. Additionally, the Infection Preventionist decides what procedures to initiate when infections appear, such as isolating a
I chose to volunteer at Lakeview Health Center in West Salem, Wisconsin. Lakeview Health Center is a long term care facility that provides care for adults with special behavioral or mental health needs. At the beginning of the semester I listed ways that I thought Lakeview Health Center would enrich my knowledge in the field of psychology and goals that I intended to accomplish during my hours spent volunteering. I believed my knowledge would be expanded in the areas of mental health, the process of socialization and altruism. I will now reflect on this list and on the goals that I hoped to achieve.
On 5/13/2015 I met with Dr. Navato at Centerpoint Medical Center. Dr. Navato was familiar with the complaint as she had submitted a narrative response to the BHA in February of 2015. The allegation was that Dr. Navato did not honor a (Do Not Resuscitate) order.
A physician directs your treatment at the hospital. Doctors can easily access patient information, test/lab results, and send out E- prescriptions to pharmacies. Registered nurses wear navy blue and white scrubs. They are responsible for planning, coordinating and providing for a patient’s care. They use the information system daily to update, evaluate and record patient symptoms, review patient treatment plans and their measure progress. Other members of nurses that use the health system are licensed practical nurses, and student nurses. They are all managed by the RN and oversee all the patient care and activities. Allied health professionals wear tan and black scrubs. They perform diagnostic tests and therapy required for the care and treatment a patient needs. These allied health professional include laboratory staff, radiology techs, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists. “They may play roles in evaluating and assessing a patient’s needs, keeping the physician and others informed of the patient’s progress and caring for the patient” (Association, 2012). Clerical Assistants are volunteers at this hospital and does not provide care for patients but they do have access to information systems under the supervision of administrators. They answer telephones, proof-read, perform data entry, and sort
The Health care administrators manage the business of health care. They create and maintain budgets, hire and supervise personnel, and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. In bigger settings, like hospitals, a top-level health care administrator may emphasis on long-term goals and policy-making for the facility, while assistant administrators oversee the financial, personnel, and management issues of specific departments. Most health systems administrator earns a bachelor's or master's degree in public health or nursing, hospital or business administration. The salary for a Health systems administrator starts at $75,000 to 100,000 depending on the number years in the workforce. Health care administrators that work as nursing home administrators must obtain certification through the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).
The Student Health Center is the only health resource that is on campus for students to access. The staff at the health center consists of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals that are available to help during open hours. For enrolled students, a visit to the health center is free of charge with the exception of certain labs and x-rays that ranges in costs. You can either walk-in Monday through Thursdays between 8am-6pm and on Fridays from 8am-4pm. You can also schedule a same day appointment if you feel more comfortable with that. The health center offers a lot of services within the center including men’s services, women’s services, immunizations, laboratory, and many more, however, some of these services have underlying issues.
The nurses staff are usually responsible for the provision the safety environment for the the patient, including prevention of Nosocomial Infections, the interventions of the nurses usually to minimize the risk of infection center around ensuring asepsis, and properly disposing of infection materials to reduce or eliminate infectious agents (Ramont, 2010).
Housekeeping is responsible for keeping the inside of the facility clean. Their duties consists of cleaning patient’s rooms, common areas, and visitor’s bathrooms. The floor technicians are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing the different floor types in all common area, ancillary departments, and the hallways. Floor care is very pertinent to the aesthetics of the facility. Therefore, all floors should be clean and free of offensive odors. Although floors are maintained around the clock, usually the floors are stripped and waxed during the night when there is less traffic. Environmental services and housekeeping is a business operation that has close scrutiny from administration. Henceforth, the lack of aesthetics inside and outside of the facility will not attract all types of families and patients. Although, environmental services does not provide direct patient care, there would be no patients without quality service from this business operation.
The janitor was responsible for the maintenance of the premises in clean and sterile conditions, proper for use of medical equipment according to valid sanitation regulations.
An individual in this job may hire or screen and train staff members, assign them tasks and inspect their work. He may also buy and maintain housekeeping equipment and supplies. Duties include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming. The housekeeper is one who is responsible for administering housekeeping maintenance and for insuring that everything is in order and that all occupants are made comfortable, safe, and protected from disease-causing bacteria. Housekeeping usually covers the following areas: Guest rooms Hallways and corridors Lobby Public rooms and restaurants Offices Stairways Windows Stores, concessionaire shops Grounds Linen and laundry area. To perform his job well, there are many skills an aspiring housekeeping manager must have. Among them are communication, time-management, and training skills. A person in this field must also be able to motivate others to perform well in their jobs and maybe even develop new skills. A housekeeping manager needs the focusing ability to remain on course, adhering to a schedule when necessary, as well as the flexibility to change directions when circumstances require adjustment. He should also be detail oriented and capable of multitasking; math skills can be helpful as well.