Essay on UNIT BA490 COURSEWORK manage physical resource

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Sibusisiwe N Mapeto Coursework NVQ level 5: BA490 Date: April 2015 Manage physical resource Outcome 1 Explain the importance of using sustainable resources: Sustainability means more than merely lasting or surviving; it means designing and delivering health care that uses resources in ways that don’t prejudice future health and wellbeing.The importance of using sustainable resources is to protect our natural resources. Using sustainable resources and materials is good for the environment and it is cost efficiently. Explain the potential impact of resource use on the environment: The Health and Social Care sectors are under increasing pressure to reduce its environmental impact as local, national and global efforts to mitigate climate…show more content…
These changes will have direct consequences for service provision, and will also affect the population’s health and social care needs (Department of Health/Health Protection Agency 2008). Sustainability means being prepared for these changing needs. Taking measures that explicitly promote sustainability such as adopting new technologies in hospitals and other facilities, which reduce the environmental impact of health and social care buildings. But more fundamentally, it means delivering health and social services in a way that is as effective and efficient as possible. Ultimately, the most sustainable system is one that minimises unnecessary or ineffective use of resources (financial or natural) by delivering the right care, in the right place, at the right time – and by preventing care needs from arising at all, where possible.There is, therefore, a close connection between environmental sustainability and efforts to improve productivity (for example, through the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programme). Outcome 2 Consult with colleagues to identify their planned activities and corresponding resources needs: The care Coordinator planned to do an activity with service users to do cake decorations for Christmas party. The resources needed for this are: Cake ingredients, flour, butter, sugar, vanilla essences, colouring, icing sugar,

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