Unit 4222-264 The Principles Of Infection Control Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Effective prevention and controlof infection must be part of everyday practice and be applied consistently by everyone.A range of supporting national guidance is available within the Codebibliography. Although most of these guidance documents were written for the NHS and prior to the establishment of the CQC and its registration requirements, there will be elements that are relevant to other registered providers. How they are used is a matter for local determination. In addition, the CQC have published guidance about compliance, including their judgement framework and will use these documents in conjunction with the Code when assesing …show more content…
Staff must be aware of the signs of infection, particularly in the elderly, e.g. fever, diarrhoea or vomiting, unexpected falls and confusion. They must also know to report these signs immediately to senior management staff when they occur. A number of infectious diseases may spread readily to other residents and/or members of staff or relatives and cause outbreaks. Care homes should have a documented outbreak plan appropriate to the services provided, detailing the actions to be taken in the event of an …show more content…
Disposable gloves and aprons protect both the care worker and the resident from the risks of cross-infection.
Disposable gloves
As with all items of PPE, the need for gloves and the selection of appropriate materials should be subject to careful assessment of the task to be carried-out and its related risks to the resident and the care worker.Gloves reduce the risk of contamination but do not eliminate it; therefore gloves are not a substitute for hand hygiene.
The assessment should include:
• who is at risk and whether sterile or non-sterile gloves are required;
• what the risk is, i.e. the potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, secretions or

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