Unit Ic01, Infection Prevention and Control

The Principle of Infection Prevention and Control

1 Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections

1.1 Explain employees roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection

The employee has a duty of care for the service users you attend. This means we always act in the best interests of the service user and their care needs. The GSCC code of practice 5.7 declares you should not put yourself and other people at risk. We are responsible for following our employers workplace safety procedure correctly, reporting and problems with those procedures or equipment used. We should always wear PPE provided and attend any necessary training.

Dispose of all materials and spillage in the correct way

Clinical waste/used dressings-Yellow bags

Needles, syringes, cannula's- Yellow sharps box

Body fluids/urine, blood, faeces, vomit-down sluice

Soiled linen-Red bags

1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide employees with information on such policies, as well as ensure all employees receive sufficient training where necessary. Also provide PPE to all members of staff.

2 Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections

2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection

To help providers of healthcare, adult social care, (and other) plan and implement how they prevent and control infections. it includes criteria for CQC to take into account when assessing compliance with the registration requirements on cleanliness and infection control.

Legislation, regulations and guidance that govern infection prevention and control.

Health and safety at work act 1974, Management of health and safety act (amended 1994)

The public health (control of diseases) Act 1984