3.2 Outline the procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur.
The procedure to follow in the event of an accident would be that I would record all of the details about the incident & report/relay them to the ward manager who will then go on to notify other people. In the event of someone having a cardiac arrest, if I was the first person on the scene I would activate my alarm to make sure there are more staff available to help.
3.3 Explain why it is important for emergency first aid tasks only to be carried out by qualified first aiders.
It is very important for people with the correct training to be the people carrying out these tasks as it will dramatically reduce the chance of mistakes happening. This would also follow health …show more content…
For example, if I am ill & have had a sickness bug, I would not go to work for at least 48 hours as I can infect my colleagues & also the patients which would then spread around even more as we are in such a close environment.
4.3 Explain the most thorough method for hand washing.
The NHS way of thoroughly washing hands is by using soap & hot water. Staff are expected to wash hands on every contact with a patient & also frequently throughout the day. To wash my hands I would put the soap on one hand & then interlink my fingers & rub my palms until the soap covers both palms, back of hands & every finger.
4.4 Describe when to use different types of personal protective equipment.
I would use protective equipment such as gloves, aprons and masks during any type of personal care or handling waste or bodily fluids, for instance, I would wear gloves when requiring a patient to take a UDS (Urine Drug Screen).
5. Know how to move and handle equipment and other objects safely.
5.1 Identify legislation that relates to moving and handling.
• Manual handling Operations
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14.Both. They can help with reconstruction later. 15.Bloodborne pathogens 16.You should wear neoprene gloves for bases and polyvinyl chloride gloves for oils. 17.This is when you are required to treat all blood or bodily fluids as if they are infected.
In a hospital it should be someone’s main priority to make sure the patient knows what's happening to his or her
At this point ensuring the patient is calm and safe verses asking details of the event (until emergency services arrives) is key. Otherwise the client may get upset or go into shock over the event again. Once emergency services has arrived for the client,I 'd ensure that everyone is okay and staying calm. This is the point where emergency services would take over. I would complete any paperwork relevant to the incident to this point to ensure that no important events are missed or
Through the learning from week 1 and week 2, I have learnt that the most frequent adverse event in health-care delivery is health care-associated infections. It is essential for us to follow the infection control practices that both patients and us are at a risk of being infected. Standard Precautions involve the use of safe work practices and protective barriers, for example, the use of personal protective equipment(PPE). At first, I think Standard Precautions are very easy. Everyone knows PPE can protect us from infections and hand hygiene is important throughout the process.
HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE TASK 1.1: A few acts that would be applicable to an Engineering company that performs Sheet Metal Work and Fabrication and Welding could be: - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 This Act was made to secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work. It was also made to protect people other than people at work against the risk to health or safety from or in connection to what people do at work. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was also used to control the use of explosive or flammable or otherwise dangerous substances and prevent having or acquiring
Unit 1 Test Multiple Choice Questions 1.Who usually takes over the emergency medical care of a patient at the scene after an emergency medical responder has initiated care? a.Physicians b.Emergency department staff c.EMTs d.Treatment center specialists 2.Dressings, bandages and other equipment that have been used in emergency care should be replaced − a.when you finish your work shift. b.when you check equipment and supplies at the beginning of your shift. c.as soon as possible.
7 / D.P7: Explain how different procedures maintain health and safety in a selected health or social care setting Maintaining health and safety in health and social care is extremely important to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all their service users as well as other individuals service providers may come in contact with in the setting. There are several procedures that help to maintain this health and safety however they can all vary between settings for example, health and safety procedures will be slightly different and more focused on certain areas in hospitals and especially in paediatric ward compared to in drop-in centres where the needs and risk to service users are slightly different. Some of the procedures used in health and social care to maintain health and safety include; infection control and prevention, safe moving and handling of equipment and individuals, food preparation and storage, storage and administration of medication and storage and disposal of hazardous substances.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 These Act inform practices that all staff the responsibility to keep themselves and other around them safe through their actions at work and they must to report any health and safety problems. Also, all staff must to follow policies and procedure when hand handing equipment and they should to work in way that puts other around them in danger. Control of substances and Hazardous to Health Regulations 1992 These regulations inform practices that cleaning materials must to be kept in a locked cupboard. Also, these regulation state that disposable gloves and aprons must to be provided for cleaning and handing chemicals.
I am employed at Borgess Hospital and in our office bathroom there is a sign to remind employees to wash their hands properly. This topic gets brought up frequently during staff meetings and we even have a few posters around the office. The instructions include 1. Wet hands with warm water 2. Apply soap 3.
Although as far as human error is concerned, initially the clerk was not at the desk, and then assumed the nurse's name which resulted in delay in attending to Claudia's call and subsequent injury to her body. 2. How might Claudia’s fall have been avoided? • Her fall could have been avoided through several timely responses to her call such as: • Identification of the assigned nurse • Communication of message to the nurse could have avoided Claudia's fall. 3.
Hence, this is a sentimental event because this unanticipated event resulted in death to a patient, not related to the natural source of the patient's illness. Therefore, the threat and error management model should be used to determine both training needs and organizational strategies to improve the management of threats to safety. What defenses in the system failed in this case? Can you construct a Swiss cheese analysis of the system defenses and what occurred?
Notwithstanding this, a slow hand washing compliance rate among medical practitioners still exists. Fewer than 40 percent of health care workers are stated to exercise regular hand washing. Another factor is the lack of lack of sinks, in easily reachable areas dryness and irritation, or shortage of supplies all gives rise to the low compliance rates
Assignment: Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings. Go on to describe how those legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in your health or social care setting. Policies, procedures and legislation are found in every establishment. They are required to have them in place in order to protect and keep the employers, employees and service users safe. Legislations in an establishment are a groups of laws set by the government that must be followed otherwise an individual will be prosecuted.