Essay about nvq 3

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CU311 The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection.
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.
Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection. making sure employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of their work (e.g. posting information on notice boards, keeping an information file such as COSHH, training, and providing
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Cleaning areas such as bathrooms that are dirty and where bodily fluids are present may be more likely to be contaminated with pathogens. Handling laundry that may be dirty or contaminated with bodily fluids can also contain pathogens. Handling of disposing of clinical waste, emptying waste containers and receptacles that may also be contaminated with pathogens. Providing personal care activities that require being close to an individual and dealing with bodily fluids increases the chance of infection spreading.
4.3 Describe the process of carrying out a risk assessment.
Risk assessment helps makes us aware of the risks involved in any activity and know how reduce or remove the risk. It also helps to protect the organization’s reputation because the risk assessment identifies the risks in the workplace and the measures put in place to control or eradicate suck risks. In general, risk assessments are important as they reduce the risks of accidents and ill health to everyone.
Identify the hazard – this means finding out what the hazards are and what might cause harm by observing but also by speaking with individuals, staff and visitors.
Evaluate the risks - this stage involves deciding who might be harmed and how and involves considering everyone in the workplace such as individuals, staff and visitors.
Take precautions – this involves

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