1.1. Explain employee’s responsibilities in relation to prevention and control of infection.
As an employee, I am responsible for protecting myself, the individual and my colleagues by using good practices when assisting an individual with their need to prevent and control infections. I must take any concerns I have to the manger.
1.2. Explain employer’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection.
My employer is responsible for providing me and colleagues with the training, equipment (PPE), and ensuring there is enough staff allocated to all areas that have a potential risk to keep infection under control.
2. Understand legislations and policies relating to prevention and control of infections.
2.1. outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
The HSE (health and safety executive), the HASAWA (health and safety at work act), …show more content…
understand systems and procedures relating to prevention and control of infection.
3.1. describe procedure and systems relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
At my work place I must wear PPE when dealing with personal care. PPE must be changed between individuals. I should dispose of my PPE safely and always wash my hands before and after each task.
Incontinence pads are disposed of in yellow bags then the bags are transferred into large yellow wheelie bins. Needles and syringes are disposed of into yellow sharps containers. The waste is collected by a specialised contractor. Soiled laundry is placed in red biodegradable bag and washed in high temperatures. To prevent cross infection colour coded cloths and equipment is used when clean red is for bathrooms and toilet areas, blue is for the lounge and dining rooms, and green is for the kitchen.
3.2. explain the potential impact of an outbreak on the individual and the