Unit 21 the Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

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The Principles of infection Prevention and Control Task 1 1.1 explain at least 3 examples of employees roles and responsibilities in relation to prevention and control of infection Using equipment provided, washing hands when necessary. Washing clients clothes separate from other clients. Using slice bags and slice wash program on washer. It is my responsibility to wear the PPE that is provided, also to wear the correct colour aprons to the job I am doing. It is important to use the correct colour mops, buckets and brushes this helps to stop cross infection. Also using the correct colour chopping board. 1.2 explain at least three examples of employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection It is…show more content…
Infection on the individual can be a risk to residents, Increase time in recovery, increase length of stay, loss of earnings and cause potential death. Task 4 4.1 define the term 'risk ' To expose to the chance of injury or loss for example using harsh chemicals like bleach in a work in a care home their is always a risk of someone venerable not knowing what substance it is and drinking it or using it for something other than cleaning 4.2 outline potential risks of infection within the workplace The potential risks of infection in a workplace could be MRSA, diarrhoea and vomiting, wounds from residents, clinical waste. if staff have anything that could be infectious they must not come into work for example if they are suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting staff can come into work 48 hours after their last episode. 4.3 describe the process of carrying out a risk assessment There are 5 steps to follow when carrying out a risk assessments 1. Identify the hazards, identifying the biohazards by inspecting the workplace, talking with employees looking at the types of activities taking place within the setting 2. Decide who might be harmed and how, this will involve consideration of everyone in the workplace such as
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