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Care Home Link Worker Infection Prevention and Control. Foundation Training. Who is Responsible?.
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Care Home Link Worker Infection Prevention and Control Foundation Training
Who is Responsible? • Clinical or non clinical, every staff member has a part to play in the prevention and management of health care associated infections – even the smallest of actions can make a significant difference
What does infection prevention mean to you??? • Standard Precautions. • Taking sensible steps to protect yourself and others against diseases that patients may have. • Protecting the patient from us! • Based on the procedure being undertaken, not what is known or suspected about an individual.
Bare below elbows policy • Directive from the Department of Health • Staff having an interface with patients • WILL; • Decontaminate their hands before contact and immediately after contact • Be bare below their elbows • Only wear a single plain banded ring • ‘Tuck’ in ties to avoid contact with patient • WILL NOT • Wear stoned rings or wrist watch during patient interface • Wear lanyards (only clip on ID badges for clinical staff) • Wear false nails, nail tips or nail varnish
Staff well-being • Diarrhoea & Vomiting • Skin infections • Respiratory infections • Immunisation
Safe disposal of all waste • Correct segregation of waste into right stream • Colour coded bags/sharps bins • Correct Transport Container • Home visits