Level 2

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UNIT 4222-264 THE PRINCIPLES OF INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (ICO1/201)

Outcome 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

* To ensure that their own health and hygiene does not pose a risk to service users and colleagues.

* To ensure effective hand washing is carried out when working with service users, giving personal care, handling/preparing food.

* To ensure they use protective clothing provided when needed and appropriate.

* Attend relevant courses

* Report any hazards that could lead to infection

1.2 Explain employers
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Outcome 5

5.5 Describe employees’ responsibilities regarding the use of PPE

* It is the responsibility of the employee to ensure they take reasonable care to protect their own health and safety and that of their co-workers and other persons in or near the work place
* Report to management any potential hazards or risks that they identify in their work environment
* Participate in appropriate training provided by their employer

5.6 Describe employers’ responsibilities regarding the use of PPE

* To ensure suitable and appropriate PPE is provided and that it is appropriate for the risk or risks involved and the conditions where it will be used
* To carry out the assessment on the suitability of the PPE
* To maintain and/or replace PPE as necessary
* To provide information, training and instruction for all employees enabling them to make proper use of PPE

5.7 Describe the correct practice in the application and removal of PPE

Application-
* Clean your hands
* Put on mask and goggles (if needed)
* Put on gown/apron
* Finally put on your gloves

Removal- remove the most heavily contaminated items first
* Peel off gown and gloves and roll inside out, dispose of gown and gloves safely
* Perform hand hygiene
* Remove goggles and mask from behind
* Perform hand hygiene

5.8 Describe the correct procedure for disposal of used PPE

* Appropriate waste disposal

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