Health and Safety in Social Care

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1. name 3 different laws or legislations

1.Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 , also referred to as HASAW or HSW, is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment.

2.Health and Social Care Act 2008 The Health and Social Care Act 2008 established the Care Quality Commission as the regulator of all health and adult social care services.It is a single Act of Parliament that contains the commission’s powers and duties, and represents the modernisation and integration of health and
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.Treat the pain from a burn with paracetamol or ibuprofen.

.Once you have taken these steps, you will need to decide whether further medical treatment is necessary.

choking A foreign object that is stuck at the back of the throat may block the throat or cause muscular spasm.

if the blockage of the area airway is mild, the casualty should be able to clear it; if it is severe they will be unable to speak, cough, or breathe, and will eventually lose consciousness.

Recognition Mild obstruction

•Casualty able to speak, cry, cough or breathe.Severe obstruction •Casualty is unable to speak, cry, cough or breathe •Casualty will eventually become unconcious without assistance.

Treatment for adult or child
Your aims are to remove the obstruction and to arrange urgent removal to hospital if necessary.

If the obstruction is mild:

•Encourage them to continue coughing
•Remove any obvious obstruction from the mouth.

If the obstruction is severe:
•Give up to five back blows

•Check the mouth and remove any obvious obstruction.
If the obstruction is still present:
Your aims are to remove the obstruction and to arrange urgent removal to hospital if necessary.

•Dial 999 (or 112) for an ambulance
•Continue until help arrives

How to Treat Someone Having an Epileptic Seizure
Loosen any clothing, ties or scarves that are tight around the person's neck. Cushion

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