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Infection Control and Prevention Measures

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Infection Control and Prevention Measures1Infection Control and Prevention MeasuresNameName of ClassInstructorInstitutionCity and StateDate
Infection Control and Prevention Measures2TABLE OF CONTENTRisk Assessment Template................................................................................1Bulahdelah Hospital ...........................................................................................2The Hazard ................................................................................................2.1Analysis of Research.......................................................................................2.2Clean and Well-designed Ventilation...............................................................2.2.1Educating Medics.......................................................................................2.2.2Use of Appropriate Disinfectant.....................................................................2.2.3Summary.....................................................................................................2.3References...................................................................................................2.4
Infection Control and Prevention Measures31.Risk Assessment TemplateHazardWho is at riskExisting controlmeasuresRisk RatingProposed controlmeasuresBlood and bodySpillageMedics andpatientsRemoval of spillsof blood or bodyfluid and thencleaning withdisinfection.ModerateUse ofappropriatedisinfectantduring cleaning.Using Sharphand toolsMedics andpatientsApplication ofPPEHighEducate medicson the proper useof sharp handtools.Hospital designAll staff, medicsand visitorsUse of singleaccommodationfor patients withairborne disease.HighVentilation thatis clean and welldesigned.2. Bulahdelah HospitalThe risk assessment is atBulahdelah Hospital. The purpose of the hospital like any otheris to provide health services for the sick and occasionally act as an educational center for health
Infection Control and Prevention Measures4science students’ during clinical placement. It is comprised of medical practitioners, that is,doctors, nurses, dentist and pharmacist among others. Also, there premise houses patients underadmission programme and outpatients who come during the day. There are also otherprofessional staffs that are not necessarily medics but work in corroboration with healthcareprofessionals to facilitate delivery of services. The hospital contains various facilities whichinclude but are not limited to a laboratory, ward that houses patients, an examination room whichis involved analyzing patients and the reception where people report their concerns. Some of theequipment that is housed in the hospital includes syringes, drugs, and other medical equipment.The purpose of the clinical placement is to not only learn, specifically, acquiring practical skills,but also monitor how the hospital manages disease infection. By so doing, it will be easier forone to make suggestions, on the best control and prevention measures appropriate for thehospital to avoid infection. The design, activities and tools are essential to monitor as far thisassessment is concerned.2.1The HazardThere are many ways that the above hazard can be effectively managed in the hospital.The best control and prevention measures that the hospital need to put in place are;Educating medics on the best procedures and practices on handling sharp hand tools toavoid mistakes or errors that could lead to injuries.In addition to that, there ought to betraining in relation to how to manage these objects and use of personal protectiveequipment (Dancer, 2014). Lastly, the education must involve risks of transmission ofthe pathogens associated with using sharp objects.
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