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    Describe the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to infection prevention and control in a health or social care workplace

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    They are also encouraged to maintain good personal hygiene for themselves as well as their service users. For example, helping service users bathe, use the toilet and change remove and dispose of any soiled clothing. Another responsibility they hold is preparing and maintaining environment before and after episodes of patient care. They are also required to carry out general household duties, including, cleaning and making beds, decontaminating equipment, clearing up any spillages that may occur and disposing of any clinical waste. It is also very important for some specialist care workers, such as senior health and social care workers, to monitor the working methods of members of staff, which means making sure that they are doing their jobs appropriately and to the right standards.

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    Identify key aspects of legislation and guidelines relevant to the prevention and control of infection in health and social care settings.

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    keeping wires out the way, stopping intruders from entering the main building where children may be. Control of substances hazardous to health (cosh) 2002 COSHH is the control of substances hazardous to health, it was brought in to reduce the risk of substances effecting someone's health, it's in place to ensure that all members of staff follow procedures and know how to minimum risk to service users and professionals. All staff need to know procedures of this, and this would be vital in health care settings e.g.

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    Describe three different types of setting which provide care and education for children in your area. This must include one example from the list: statutory sector, voluntary sector and private sector.

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    This is a voluntary sector and they are run by organizations.. ''Money for voluntary organisations comes from a variety of sources that include donations, fund-raising, grants from central or local government, lottery grants and fees for the services they provide.'' (Thornes 2008 pg4) The private sector is owned by an individual or company and aim to make a profit which people will pay for their child to attend such as: Burnham Montessori School. E6 Describe three professional skills that support your work with children. Having good timekeeping and attendance is a professional skill that will support my work with children because it shows that I am responsible, keen and ready to work with the children.

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    Give practical examples of how Queensland could balance the rights and responsibilities of its service users to provide quality care.

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    For example, being responsible around the Queensland for the service users may mean cleaning up after your mess and taking care of your belongings, but it also means having consideration for others, keeping the group areas of Queensland in reasonable condition, etc. The responsibility extends beyond yourself, but to others in your environment as well. The service users are normally taught about "rights" early on as well. Rights are what service users are or "should" be entitled like confidentiality is their right.

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    Promoting The Rights And Responsibilities Of Service Users In Care Settings

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    Similarly tensions can arise if for example Mark wants dinner a little early then the rest of the service users, is will be very difficult as the cooks have to come in early for just Mark, this kind of rights can be ignored and the care workers have a responsibility to make him understand that the cooks cannot come in early for just him. Tensions between rights and responsibilities can occur: * When choices re the opposite to the agreed care plan * When choices put the service user at a risk * When choices put the service user at

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    There are many theories that involve communication to help improve interactions. They are structure of interaction, listening skills and communicating cycle, SOLER principles, group structures and group information. The two theories I am going to discuss

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    Finally the end of the conversation is all about showing that they have listened to each other. I will be observing a teacher from my care setting to see if she uses the whole structure of the interaction with the children. This kind of theory will be effective to any care setting at is all about communicating with people around and how to make a base trust before interacting about the important factors. The Welfare of the child promotes care values with the children as ever child has the right to express themselves and can speak first.

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    P3 explain factors that may influence communication and interpersonal interaction in health and social care environments. P4 explain strategies in health and social care environment to overcome barriers to effective communication and interpersonal intera

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    When talking to a resident or a service user they should be taken into a room where they is nothing to distract them however sometime s the environment that we are in can have an effective way of communication for example when a staff is in a service users room and does not know what to talk about they could start by asking a question about some of the picture in the service users room. Things that we can see in our surroundings can help the service users start a conversation with the service providers.

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    Unit 17. Provide an explanation of three different international approaches to learning.

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    She believed that children under the age of 6 seemed to absorb information effortlessly simply by living in and interacting in everyday ways. Younger children learn from observing older kids, while the older children benefit from providing assistance to the little ones. http://www.kidsdevelopment.co.uk there is many Montessori schools around Europe. Her theory is used in practice today by her influence on play can be found in many settings through having a holistic approach, focusing on the interaction of the child and by considering the stage of development when planning activities.

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    Identify the current relevant legislation affecting the care of children and young people. Which laws could help th echildren in the case studies?

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    This case study shows how the act has power to give children a normal life style and the care that they need. The Children Act is put in place so that it meets the everyday needs of children but unfortunately this has not been the case for Emma as she was living in poor conditions and she has never been given a hug so she was being neglected and lacked in confidence. The social service's have put her in a children's care home and she is in the process of being fostered and her mother is receiving help, if Emma's mum manages to get herself together she will be able to see Emma again.

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    Physiological Disorders -strokes and diabetes

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    participating in an activity, and they also start to forget things. The right hemisphere deals more with visual imagery, sound and also movement. , If this part of the brain gets damaged the patient can have difficulties in walking she may fall or trip whilst doing something. The behaviour towards something can change she might try things which are impossible for e.g. attempting to drive a car. Also they develop a loss in short-term memory they will have problem in recapping their daily life.

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    Statutory Provsion and Information Confidentiality in a Nursery.

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    D2 Describe the purpose of one setting that is a different type of provision for each age range. There are many settings which provide care for children. One setting that is not statutory for children under 5 years old would be a voluntary organization such as a parent and toddler group run by the local church such as all Saints Toddler Group. Users of the organization would pay a small fee to attend as it is not designed to make a profit but help the users. D3 Describe how to keep information about children and families confidential Personal information needs to be kept safe at all times when in a child care setting because it is a legal requirement.

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    Describe the main reasons why children and young people may need to be looked after away from their families? Describe health and social care service provision for looked-after children and young people

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    Often a child or a young person can be sent away or needs to leave home because of issues related to their family or to themselves. There can be many reasons, for example, the family may be unable to care for the child because of an accident or the child's difficult behaviour patterns that causes the family stress and unable to cope with this issue. The child may also have a risk of living at home because they might be abused or exploited and need to be cared for away from home from the family for reasons of health and safety.

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    Development through life stage

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    However, regardless of any serious genetic conditions being incurable can be maintained in order to live a healthy. For example, people who are born with PKU in the UK can go on to leave healthy lives. Recently, babies are being tested for PKU due to the fact that there are alternatives which could be used in order to control the condition. This is done by giving them a control diet, which will maintain the condition for it not to result in danger. For example if two parents carry the gene of cystic fibroses, their child will inherit the gene, making the child prone to the illness.

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    Development Through the Life Stages

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    When the egg and the sperm have met, the sperm enters the egg, which known as fertilisation. When the egg is fertilised it travels down the main part of the uterus and needs to anchor itself in order to develop. The fertilised egg implants into the lining of womb from which it will grow and develop as the pregnancy continues. Pregnancy is the period used to describe when a woman has growing foetus inside her. The foetus grows in the uterus and it lasts about 40 weeks or more than 9 months, which is from the start of the last menstrual period to the childbirth.

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    Personal and Proffessional Developemnt

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    Due to the fact, that it will enable me to achieve all those goals in life. My motivations and inspirations reflected on my assignments throughout the course. Time management and being organised are my strengths, when it comes to independent work. During my studies at college, I have demonstrated my ability and skills through both team work and submitting assignments to deadline. The experience that I have gained in work placements has increased my confidence and developed my ability and skill to work effectively as part of a team. Recently, I worked at Broomfield Hospital. I developed further my interpersonal skills by communicating with the patients and helping them with their basic needs.

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    Communication in care settings This piece of work is about two main theories and they are Tuckmans theory and Egans theory (SOLER). Also the effects of communication on care workers and service users.

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    In this stage the individual doesn't show their personality as they may not feel comfortable round others in their group. http://www.businessballs.com/tuckmanformingstormingnormingperforming.htm The second stage is storming at this stage the individual start to show their real feelings and their personality starts to show. This is because they start to relax and be comfortable around others in their group. Also others in the group may start to have conflict were they have different opinions about ideas, and they don't agree on others about their ideas.

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    unit 22 p1

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    Statistics show more people are dying in Britain due to being overweight or obese than anywhere else in around one in three children between the ages of 2 and 15 are overweight. http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/obesity2.shtml http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4930264.stm In order to find out what areas are high with obesity, research may use percentage of individuals to see how many people are affected by obesity and how health care professional may be needed or involved in decreasing the rates of obesity. Research will help bring theories forward on how to deal with issues that arising in the society.

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    D1 Evaluate the roles of different psychological perspective in health and social care?

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    The limbic system contains many brain structures such as the hypothalamus. It also looks at the nature vs. nurture debate that discusses why people are born with certain traits or if they are learned from their surroundings. Also, they look into family studies of fraternal and identical twins on behaviour. They also study that various structures in the brain can affect our behaviour, and also, damage to shares of the brain can severely affect our behaviour. In contrast, biological perspective is better than psychodynamic perspective because biological perspective has the important strength of usually being studied using strict scientific approach.

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    Explain six potential hazards that could be found in a health and social care setting

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    Access to Medication (health) : If any medication is left outside the medication room/locker, this can be a hazard to any of the service users because they will be able to get unauthorized access to the medication and they will abuse the medication which may result in the service user harming themselves. To avoid this hazard, the any medication should always be locked up to reduce any risk of the service users harming themselves.

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    Explain the ways in which materials move into and out of cells

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    Water is the important solvent in a human body and the most chemical reaction occupies molecules dissolved in water. Water is collected up of two hydrogen atoms related by chemical bonds to one oxygen atoms. The oxygen has a minor negative charge and hydrogen atoms have positive charge so that water subsists as polar molecules. Colloidal forms: this has large particles that are scattered or diffuses all the way through the medium. Protein sols: protein molecules are not readily dissolved in water so it's a protein sol; cytoplasm is an example of this.

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    In this essay I will be both describing and evaluating the different methods used to promote and protect public health in the U.K.

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    Health promoting activities/health education: Healthy eating campaigns- This campaign was set up as a focus on nutrition, trying in many different ways to improve it so that obesity levels would decrease. This in turn would have an affect on the diseases linked with obesity and poor diets, like coronary heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. One of the main recommendations that we should all follow is to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day in order to maintain a healthy diet and reduce the risk of us contracting any chronic diseases.

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    Identify and explain methods of prevention a named communicable disease and named non-communicable disease. Strokes and tuberculosis.

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    Most people affected by a stroke are over the age 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children. With a stroke every seconds counts, and the sooner the problem is diagnosed the less chance there is of the individual dying or suffering long-term disability. A stroke is also known as a cerebrovascular attack (CVA) or a cerebrovascular episode (CVE). A stroke is a brain attack that occurs because there is the rapidly developing loss of brain function due to an interruption in the blood supply to the brain. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to the brain so without a blood supply the brain cells in that area become damaged or destroyed and aren't able to carry out their function.

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    Understand concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care- P2 use recognized terminology to explain the importance of promoting equality, recognizing diversity and respecting rights in health and social care settings

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    Providing active support is about giving people enough support to enable them to gain more control and more independence. It is about letting people do what they want, and supporting them with fulfilling their goals. And becoming what they want to be. Following the care value base in our everyday work with individuals, will automatically be promoting an individual's rights and choices, which will have a positive effect on their feelings of well-being and their sense of control over their lives, no matter what their situation. Therefore making sure that these are achieved; to promote and demonstrate equality at every opportunity. Respect diversity and demonstrate this publicly. Promote independence and take appropriate action to increase this for every individual.

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    Describe reasons why individuals may experience additional needs.

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    (Karen James - Class Handout 2009 - Meeting additional requirements for children's care, learning and development) Down syndrome is easily identifiable at birth because they have distinct characteristic features such as - * Smaller head than normal (microcephaly) * Abnormally shaped head * Flattened nose * Protruding tongue * Upward slanted eyes * Inner corner of eyes may have a rounded fold of skin (epicanthal fold) rather than coming to a point * Short, broad hands with short fingers, often have a single crease in the palm * Normal growth and development is usually delayed * Most affected children never reach adult height (http://www.emedicinehealth.com/down_syndrome/page4_em.htm#Characteristic%20Features%20of%20Down%20Syndrome)

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    Effective communications P3

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    Cultural differences and preferred spoken languages: If someone is from a different ethnic background to yourself they could possible prefer to speak in a different language than English or possibly are unable to speak or understand English. This can then make it difficult to communicate with someone unless an interpreter is available. Then other forms of communication have to be used such as pictures or objects. Verbal and non-verbal communication can be interpreted different between cultures, age and occupation. Words can be interpreted differently depending on the context and the culture of the person using them.

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