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.
In today’s society, one of the primary objectives is to ensure that staffs working in the various department of the health sector have maximum protection, inclusive of the environment in which they live dwell and play. Therefore, adequate measures must be implemented to extenuated environmental and occupational hazards. The occupational and environmental health takes a multidisciplinary approach as it relates to the correct identification of diseases from exposure hazardous agents in the community of in the workplace.
The most significant positive health and safety culture that I noticed is a boost to staff morale and pride because of acknowledging our performance in doing health and safety assessment. Having team building activities helped us to do our work more effectively. I never felt being excluded while working with staff having diverse cultures and languages. Everyone at my work learned to work with each other with respect of our values and
Joint Commission and other accredited hospital agencies are working their best to prevent healthcare-associated infections. Poor compliance with infection prevention practices among healthcare workers are common, but it is important that the nurses comply with these practices. Patient safety is the number one goal and we as nurses should keep this in mind when giving care to
Thus, harmful effects can arise from problems within the practice, with the products, the procedures or the systems. Patient safety therefore demands an intricate system wide effort which involves a wide range of actions surrounding performance improvement, environmental safety and proper risk management which focuses on infection control, the safe use and handling of medicines, equipment safety and creating a safe clinical environment to care for the
Protective equipment - "Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer 's body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_protective_equipment
Rough handling, for example pushing, pulling, dragging. Unsafe administration of medication, for example, failure to check dosage. Ignoring health needs and social needs such as clean clothing and personal hygiene. Visible injuries or marks of abuse on body and complaints not taken seriously can put them at more danger, harm and risk of abuse. I will ensure that I keep to all the procedures for checking for abuse and the wellbeing of the individuals that I work with; by following these and the individual’s care plan I keep within the minimum standards of care and also work in a person centred way to make sure all individuals are happy and safe.
Workers are protected by this policy whether they feel bullied by a supervisor, another worker, client, contractor or
While taking the health risk assessment I knew right from the start that some of the information would be off. The assessment asked about things such as blood pressure and cholesterol, and I do not know these measures right of the top of my head. While looking at the results, it stated that I am at risk of dying within the next 10 years. When comparing my risk percentages to the average 27 year old male, I did very well and was average compared to the others. However one factor that I scored above average on was the chance of a heart attack. The reason for this is that fact that my weight is to high for my height. If you look at my BMI you would see that I am over by a lot, but one thing that this assessment does not account for is the fact that I work out every day. Muscle weighs more than fat and usually throws off numbers for
Safety provi¬sions are interpreted to protect patients from illnesses caused in the course of medical treatment as well as to provide hygienic and injury-free experience in the health care setting. Special provisions exist for safety in pharmaceuticals, blood supply, infectious disease treatment and diagnostics, and mental health services, among others. Ethical codes for doctors, nurses, and other health care workers contain provisions applicable to the patients’ right to safety. Medical errors and other actions that fail to meet safety standards can carry civil, criminal and administrative penalties
"Medication errors results from the interaction of multiple factors that include regulatory environment, organizational leadership and commitment, management policies and procedures, complexity of tasks involved, work culture, and physical environment" (Chaudhury, Mahmood, & Valente, 2009, p. 229). Health care services that nurses perform in the hospital environments are physically and psychologically intense, which can potentially result in burnout, stress, and medication errors. Crowded and poorly designed work spaces are factors that contribute to staff stress, resulting in the risk of increase medication errors (Chaudhury et al., 2009). Ulrich, Zimring, Quan, Joseph, and Choudhary, 2004 (as cited in Chaudhury et al., 2009) "argued that reduction of nursing staff stress and error by physical environmental dimensions (such as air quality, acoustics, lighting, and so on) can have a significant impact on staff health and efficiency" (p. 230). There is limited research on the how physical environment affects medication errors. For this study, the research question was: "What is the nurses' perception of the role of the physical
What is your experience with this matter and what new ways can you contribute to infection control?
For P1, I will be writing a short report based on a placement that I have done at River Glade house which is a small residential home for 10 older people which have some sort of physical or mental impairment now in my report I will include 6 Potential hazards which are 2 Health hazards, 2 Safety hazards and 2 Security hazards that may arise in a health and social care setting.
A surgical mask is a form of prevention towards airborne diseases, indicating either a potential risk or the individual wearing the mask possibly having contracted
Blood and body fluids may contain blood-borne viruses or other bacterial and other viral pathogens. These can present a risk to other patients and health care workers. As it is not always possible to know who is infected with these pathogens, emphasis on infection control effort should focus primarily on 'Universal Infection Control Precautions' (UICP) which prevent the exposure to blood and body fluids Which are presumed to be potentially infective.(KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA APRIL 1995)