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 Infection control is a major cause of human suffering relatively minor infections can become more serious leading to a major infection in some cases lead to patient death in addition to patient suffering distress to family and friends

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
Infection control is a major cause of human suffering relatively minor infections can become more serious leading to a major infection in some cases lead to patient death in addition to patient suffering distress to family and friends. For all these reasons prevention control of infection issues of great practical importance for every health care worker. It is important for us to protect our own environment and the work place that will have appropriate guidelines policies to control infection and it is important for us to locate and understand these
• maintaining good personal hygiene
• disposing of waste correctly
• keeping equipment clean
• wearing clean PPE
• attending infection control training keeping up in date
• reporting potential hazards
• Take reasonable care for their own safety
• Cooperate with employer in respect of health and safety
• Use protective equipment provided by employer
• Attended training provided by the employer
2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection
All employees are responsible for taking action to prevent to prevent the spread of infection, in accordance legislation and local organisational policies and procedures are also personal and moral responsibilities as a member of our caring society and profession
• provide safety
• carry out risk assessment to assess danger of certain work activities
• provide good training for staff
• provide good personal protective equipment / good practice
• ensure the regular health and safety check undertaken
Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections
1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection
As a care worker you need to understand the importance of and the need for personal protective equipment like using disposable gloves and aprons it is common practice with the employers to provide both gloves and aprons you should not carry out any task involving bodily fluids without using aprons and gloves
• COSHH Regulation 2002- this hazardous is use with in work place includes chemicals, disinfectants in care setting
• RIDDOR Regulation 1995- this regulations provide legal requirements recorded and reported all accidents with in the work place to minimise diseases
• provide and maintain clean appropriate environments in manage premises and facilities to control infection
• provide suitable accurate information on infection to any person concern with providing further support
• ensure that all staff and those employed to provide care in all setting are fully involve the process of preventing and controlling infection
2) Describe local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection
For all this reason prevention control of infection are issues of every great practical importance for every health care worker
• personal hygiene requirements
• achieve good personal hand hygiene
• safe handling disposal