Level 3 Healthand Social Care Essay

1119 Words Aug 31st, 2012 5 Pages
The Principle of infection prevention and control

1.1 Explain the employees roles and responsibilities’ in relation to the prevention and control of infection
The employee’s role and responsibilities include:

To ensure that their own health and hygiene not pose a risk to service users and colleagues

To ensure effective hand washing is carried out when working with service users, giving personal care, handling/preparing food.

To ensure they use protective clothing provided when needed and appropriate. 1.2 Explain employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection
Employers’ roles and responsibilities include: * making sure employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of
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When you select protective gloves, base your choice on the work, the wearer and the environment they work in. You need to consider the following five factors: * Identify the substances handled. * Identify all other hazards. * Consider the type and duration of contact. * Consider the user - size and comfort. * Consider the task.
Disposable aprons: * Disposable plastic aprons may be worn to protect the healthcare workers’ clothing from moisture or soiling. * Aprons must be changed between different areas. Eg toilets to dining * Aprons used for patients who have transmissible infection, or have been contaminated with blood or body fluids, should be discarded immediately into a yellow clinical waste bag. * Aprons must be removed and discarded appropriately. Hands should then be washed and dried or decontaminated with alcohol handrub.
5.3 Explain the reasons for using PPE
5.4 State Current relavent regulations and legislation relating PPE
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
These regulations seeks to ensure that where the risks cannot be controlled by other means, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is correctly selected and used.

5.5 Describe employees responsibilities regarding the use of PPE
Every employer shall ensure that suitable personal