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Explain possible priorities and responses when dealing with two particular incidents or emergencies in a health or social care setting

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P4: explain possible priorities and responses when dealing with two particular incidents or emergencies in a health or social care setting: Case study 1: A nurse is working in a hospital doing a night shift. She is working with a colleague at the child sector. Right now they are going around checking on all the children and giving them there medication. Whilst working her colleague who is a doctor has spilled a child?s medication which is a liquid on the floor which helps the child with his/her high blood pressure but has not mopped this up or put up a wet floor sign in case of any accidents. The nurse does not know of the spillage and falls and hurts her back very badly and it makes it hard for her to get back up again. Then her colleague has now come to help her get up. * How should you respond towards an incident like this? You should respond by making sure that the spilled medication is cleaned up so there are no more accidents. ...read more.


Make sure that the patient knows what type of rights she has towards making the complaints and how she can do if she has any problems that she would want to take further. * What are the priorities towards an accident like this? My priorities towards a accident like this would be towards this would be towards the other patients and making sure that they are okay and making sure that they are getting good service and ensure all the patients that everything is okay and is being dealt with by the head nurse. M3: Discuss health, safety, and security concerns arising from a specific incident or emergency in a health or social care setting: Ref: http://www.studymode.com/essays/Discuss-Health-Safety-Or-Security-Concerns-1042483.html The issues that may arise whilst in an emergency or an incident in a health and social care setting: 1. The type of issue that could arise whilst in an emergency in a health care setting would be that whilst during a fire taking place the health care workers would be busy helping the service users that need help whilst getting out of the hospital. ...read more.


Also they have priorities towards the other patients as well, if an incident has happened then they need to make sure that the incident is being taken care of and that the patients are in good hands and that their care is good and that they are in good health as well. What would happen if they weren?t put into place? If they were not put into place then a lot of accidents would be happening and no one would be caring for the person who has had the accident. Also if it was not put into place to take priorities then what would happen is that if someone has had a accident then everyone would be looking after the one person and they would not be thinking of the patients and their wellbeing, if no one was taking responsibility and people were getting into accidents like say a doctor slipping over some hazardous waste that has been spilled and not cleaned up after. If there was no responsibility in a health care then it would not be a safe place for people to be working because no one is taking the right type of responsibility they should be. ...read more.

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