Unit 4222-264 the Principles of Infection Prevention and Control (Ic 01)

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Unit 4222-264 The Principles of infection prevention and control (IC 01)
Outcome 1 – Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections. 1. Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection.
It is the responsibility of employees to ensure they attend all necessary training that the employers provide regarding infection control and prevention. If an employee comes across a hazard such as bodily fluids spilt in an area or a staff member not wearing gloves you must report it immediately to a senior staff member and not ignore it as this may cause infection to spread.
In the workplace employees need to put these safe ways of working into practice; for
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NICE is responsible for providing guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health. The FSA is responsible for food safety and food hygiene and providing advice on food safety issues.

2. Describe local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
All local authorities have infection control policies and procedures that have been developed to protect their local communities.
The Environmental Health Policy safeguards the community’s right to having clean air, safe and clean water, ensuring all sewerage is managed safely, rubbish and waste disposed of, cleaning and maintenance of areas open to the public. Infection prevention and control teams carry out routine inspections too to different settings to ensure safety.
There are also public health departments that ensure the safety of local communities such as the provision of sewerage systems, clean water, safe waste disposal, the monitoring of pollution and clean air. Environmental health also involves making sure that food outlets meet the required food safety standards and that they are routinely inspected. Training and information is also available for infection control teams.

Unit 4222-264 The Principles of infection prevention and