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Q: describe local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
A: It is as simple as keeping them under control there isnt really much to a policy. They just prevent the disease of spread.
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User: describe local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection.

Weegy: It is as simple as keeping them under control there isnt really much to a policy. They just prevent the disease of spread.
jdevlin2414|Points 40|

User: outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection

Weegy: Health and safety At Work Act 1974 - Health and Social Care Act 2008 - The NICE guidelines - COSHH - RIDDOR - relevant Codes of Practice - National Minimum Standards (+ their regulatory body - Care Quality Commision in [ England) ]
selymi|Points 9056|

User: describe procedures and systems relevant to the prevention and control of infection

Weegy: There is so much involved here, that it could fill a book. [ In fact, it does! Policy and procedure is set up in all health care environments that deal with everything from sterilizing surgical instruments, cleaning patient rooms, hand washing, germicidal cleansers, sterile technique and the use of personal pretective devices (gloves, masks and gowns). Here is a link that can help you find the specific answer you are looking for. ]
Fanboy|Points 2641|

User: explain the potential impact of an outbreak of infection on the individual and the organisation

Weegy: In most cases, microorganisms live in harmony with their hosts via mutual or commensal interactions. Diseases can emerge when existing parasites become pathogenic or when new pathogenic parasites enter a new host.
CandyStoreRock|Points 65|

User: define the term risk

Weegy: A situation involving exposure to danger: "flouting the law was too much of a risk".
MrG|Points 1520|

User: outline potential risk of infection within the work place

Weegy: First aid personnel and workers may be at risk of exposure to infectious diseases or biological hazards if they receive: a skin penetrating injury such as a needle stick injury if blood or body substances come into contact with broken skin, [ open wounds, eyes or mouth contaminated first aid equipment or materials are used Infectious diseases which may be transmitted by blood and some body substances include: hepatitis B hepatitis C human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS All workplaces should undertake a review of their first aid practices to remove the risks of infection or exposure to biological hazards.Hands should be washed using soap and water: before and after contact with an ill or injured person when there is contact with blood or body substances or contaminated items when protective gloves are removed When soap and water is not available, use an alcoholic chlorhexidine hand wash or equivalent. Waterproof dressings should be available to allow first aid personnel to cover injuries. This reduces the risk of an injured person's blood or body substance coming into contact with the broken skin of the first aid person. ]
Controler|Points 3372|

User: describe the process of carrying out a risk assessment

Weegy: A risk assessment is an important step in protecting your workers and your business, as well as complying with the law. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace ? the ones with the potential to cause harm. [ In many instances, straightforward measures can readily control risks, for example, ensuring spillages are cleaned up promptly so people do not slip or cupboard drawers kept closed to ensure people do not trip. For most, that means simple, cheap and effective measures to ensure your most valuable asset ? your workforce ? is protected. :for more information about risk assessment. Please check the link below: ]
NikMik|Points 390|

User: explain the importance of carrying out a risk assessment

User: describe different types of ppe

Weegy: Types of PPE Eye and Face Protection | Fall Protection | Foot Protection | Hand Protection | Head Protection | Hearing Protection | High Visibility Apparel | Limb and Body Protection | Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) | Respiratory Protection [ ]
jonsyg|Points 1035|

User: explain the reasons for use of ppe

Weegy: What is the role of personal protective equipment (PPE)? Hazards exist in every workplace so strategies to protect workers are essential. [ The priority should be the elimination and control of hazards at their source or along the path between the source and the worker. Many methods are available, and those most appropriate to the specific situation should be used. Controlling a hazard at its source should be the first choice because this method will eliminate it from the workplace altogether or isolate it from the worker. This approach may require substitution of a material with nonhazardous ones, isolation of hazards, addition of safety features to existing equipment, redesign of the work processes, or purchase of new equipment. When the hazard cannot be removed or controlled adequately, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be used if the work process is to continue. PPE should be considered as the last level of protection when all other methods are not available or possible. See the OSH Answers document Hazard Control for information on a hazard control program. ]
paral|Points 2734|

User: state current relevant regulations and legislation relating to ppe

Weegy: Legal duties and obligations around PPE The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 These regulations seeks to ensure that where the risks cannot be controlled by other means, [ [ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is correctly selected and used. The Regulations do not apply where requirements are detailed in other regulations e.g. respirators in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH). To view the full text of the above legislation online, please follow the links under Legislation. In addition, a number of other regulations have specific requirements for the provision, maintenance and use of PPE including: Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989 The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. Under the general requirements of The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employees cannot be charged or be expected to contribute for the provision or maintenance of PPE. ]
Fanboy|Points 2641|

User: describe the employers resposibilities regarding the use of ppe

User: describe the employees resposibilities regarding the use of ppe

User: describe the correct practise in the application and removal of ppe

Weegy: 1 Remove gloves first. Grasp the outside edge of one glove at the wrist and pull the glove off, turning it inside out. Hold it in the palm of the gloved hand. [ Slide your index finger under the second glove at the wrist, pulling this glove off inside out while continuing to hold the first glove in the palm. Both gloves will then be removed, inside out with the first inside the second. Dispose of the gloves. 2 Reach behind your head or ears and remove your goggles or face shield. Do not touch these items in the front where they are likely to be contaminated. Dispose of these items. Sponsored Links A Good Credit Score is 700 & Above. See Yours in 2 Easy Steps for $0. 3 Remove your gown from the neck and shoulder area first, turning it inside out as you go. Ball up the gown and dispose of it. 4 Remove your mask or respirator grasping from the back of your head or ears and dispose of it. 5 Wash your hands immediately after removing your PPE. Use proper hand washing technique and use a paper towel to turn off the faucet when finished. Read more: Removal of Contaminated PPE | ]
drsyed19|Points 470|

User: describe the correct procedure for disposal of used ppe

Weegy: Sequence for removing PPE ? all items must be removed and discarded carefully ? perform hand hygiene after gloves/gown removal before your hands go near your face (for removal of masks and eye protection) and after completion of PPE removal, [ and any time you suspect your hands are contaminated during PPE removal. 1. Glove removal ? outside of glove is ?dirty?; use glove-to-glove/ skin-to-skin handling method ? grasp outside edge near wrist ? peel away from hand, turning glove inside out ? hold in opposite gloved hand ? slide ungloved finger under wrist of remaining glove ? peel off from inside, creating a bag for both gloves ? discard 2. Gown removal ? gown front and sleeves are ?dirty?; handle by inside/back of gown ? unfasten ties ? peel gown away from neck and shoulder ? turn contaminated outside surface toward the inside ? fold or roll into a bundle ? discard 3. Perform hand hygiene 4. Eyewear removal ? outside of eyepiece is ?dirty?; handle by earpieces ? grasp earpieces with ungloved hands ? pull away from face ? place in designated receptacle for reprocessing 5. Mask removal ? front of mask is ?dirty?; handle by ear-loops ? remove from face, in a downward direction, using ear-loops ? discard 6. Perform hand hygiene immediately after removing PPE. ]
prettypinks|Points 130|

User: describe the key principles of good personal hygiene

Weegy: The first principle of good hygiene is to avoid an exposure by forming a barrier over the skin with personal protective equipment (PPE). For more of the principles, [ visit ]
changela|Points 243|

User: describe the correct sequence for hand washing

User: explain when and why hand washing should be carried out

User: describe the types of products that should be used for hand washing

User: describe the types of products that should be used for hand hygiene

User: describe the correct procedures that relate to skin care

Weegy: The main function of skin is as a barrier and this is dependent upon the skin remaining intact. Broken skin increases the risk of infection. [ Both irritation and allergy can appear as a rash but can vary considerably in severity from a mild irritation, dryness and/or reddening to acute blistering and swelling of the skin. Staff with pre-existing skin conditions may be particularly susceptible to skin problems. Effective skin care reduces the incidence of skin problems and everyone should protect their skin, not only those with sensitive skin. ]
Expert answered|selymi|Points 9056|

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