Nvq Level 2

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Unit 21. The principles of infection control. Outcome 1. 1. Explain the employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. The employee has to wear PPE at all times when carrying out any personal care to help prevent any cross infection and to help prevent any. 2. Explain employer’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. The employer is responsible for making sure all employees use PPE when it is required to help prevent and control infection Outcome 2. 1. Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. The health and safety at work act 1974 and management of health and safety at…show more content…
3. Describe the correct procedures that relate to skincare. Making sure skin is clean and dry. Applying any creams that are needed. Regularly checking any pressure areas for sores, If there are any bruising, skin tares ect reporting them and doing body maps to explain why and where. Unit 22. Causes and Spread of Infection. Outcome 1. 1. Identify the differences between bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Bacteria is an organism that lives of plants and animals. A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most viruses are too small to be seen directly with a light microscope. Viruses infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants to bacteria and archaea. All viruses have genes made from either DNA or RNA, long molecules that carry genetic information; all have a protein coat that protects these genes; and some have an envelope of fat that surrounds them when they are outside a cell. These are Eukaryotes..when compared to bacteria(prokaryote) and virus.Like plants and animals, fungi are eukaryotic multicellular organisms. One major difference is that fungal cells have cell walls that contain chitin, unlike the cell walls of plants, which contain cellulose.The chitin adds rigidity and structural support to the thin cells of the fungus, and makes fresh mushrooms crisp Most members of the kingdom Fungi lack flagella; the structures are completely absent in all stages of their life cycle. The only

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