Hand Washing In Health And Social Care Essay

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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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