Health And Social Care Level 3 Unit 3 P3

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Infections:
Needles are a big hazard if not thrown away after use. If they are left lying around someone else it can pass on symptoms if they someone who used it before had diabetes or maybe even HIV, it can even cause an infection. This is a health hazard. Another hazard is if there is no hygiene in the hospital, someone could become seriously ill. For example if nurses or doctors don’t wash their hands after helping another patient and then move on to the next, the patient could catch something. Another harm is that another infection could be passed on if the room has not been wiped down someone else could come down and lie down and catch the infection which makes it a health hazard.

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