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Q: explain the procedure to be followed in the event of an accident or sudden illness within a care home
A: Procedure to be followed in the event of an accident or sudden illness:1. The first person on the scene should make the environment safe and assess the nature of the problem. 2. The nearest first aider should be called to assist. [ The names of building first aiders can be found on the posters around buildings or in the rear of the internal telephone directory. 3. Further duties to be delegated
if others are present include a) ensuring the ambulance is met on arrival and that it is directed immediately to the scene of the incident b) rendering assistance to first aiders as necessary c) determining whether any further assistance is required and if so, arranging for the relevant personnel to be directed to the scene. 4. As soon as possible after the occurrence of the accident a thorough investigation should be carried out by the responsible person. 5. Dangerous occurrences and notifiable diseases as defined in the front of the accident file must be reported to Safety Services. 6. Illnesses do not normally need to be reported on accident report forms unless injury results from them eg. if someone having an epileptic attack injures themselves during the attack. ]
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