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  1. Identifying and reducing the safety and security risks in a care setting.

    Task 5B Reducing the risks A care setting should always be secure especially when there is only a few staff on duty. The following actions are important; shutting the ground floor windows during the night, don't leave a key under a mat, leave a light on in the evenings, use sensor-controlled outside lightning that is activated by movement, window and external door alarms should be turned on at night, take the obvious precautions and challenge all strangers and unauthorised visitors, ask the local police for advice about security.

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  2. The rights of service users are the same as anybody else as far as health, social care and early years provision is concerned.

    Some service users may need help to make sure the rights are maintained. All care workers should have knowledge about the rights that service users have. They should also have an inkling of how to make sure that those rights are respected when carrying out the tasks. A few rights which service users should have are; to have their own GP, to confidently, to protection, to choice, to equal and fair treatment and to consultation. Rights to choice All service users have a right to choice; however they can only make choices when they are given sufficient and relevant information about the topic and subject under discussion.

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  3. Immunisation for specific diseases

    The beginning is slow but after the disease develops rapidly. Risk of long term damage from diphtheria The bacteria can produce a strong toxin if diphtheria is not treated properly or not treated in times. The poison can spread through the body and causes serious and often life-threatening complications. The heart muscles can be damaged by the toxin and causes heart failure or paralyze the breathing muscles. The membrane that forms over the tonsils can also move deeper into the throat and end up blocking the airway. What may happen if you are not immunised Side effects of immunisation A child that has had the diphtheria vaccine sometimes can get

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  4. Communication in Health and Social Care. Within this piece of work I am going to explain the factors which can impact upon effective communication and interpersonal interaction

    Some people can be very easily disturbed by a loud and sharp tone of voice, causing them to feel intimidated and scared. Health and social care workers should all speak to the service users in an appropriate tone and volume of voice to encourage clients to listen and respond. Pace of voice: The pace of our speech is very important as this can indicate our emotions and feelings about what we are talking about. A fast pace, not speech, can show that the person is excited, happy or even in a hurry.

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  5. Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care - how I develop and use my communication skills in one to one and group interaction task with service users in Health and Social setting.

    By using help from support worker who showed to me signs, I asking girl X sign to me slowly so I can understand her. To encourage her in communication with me I used eye contact and my body language. I made sure that my body language was relaxed which seemed effective as it made the girl X feel more relaxed around me. I believed the most effective communication that was used in my one-to-one was the use of facial expressions; and I believe in that because with my limited knowledge of sign language we still made us understand each others non-verbal messages.

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  6. Nervous System in Relation to Sensitivity of The Body

    Anatomy and Structure of Human senses 7/4/11, (01) Human Nervous System Diagram 7/4/11. Sight We use our eyes to process visual detail, using a transparent lens that focuses light on the retina. The retina contains photoreceptor cells: rods sensitive to colour, and cones which are sensitive to light. These photoreceptors convert light into electric impulses which are then sent through the optic nerves to the occipital lobe of the brain. (06) Photoreceptor Cells 9/4/11, (08) Visual System/Retina 15/4/11. The optic nerves are part of the visual system.

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  7. Positive working practice enables health and social care workers to meet the specific needs of clients.

    This left all decisive action down to them, ensuring they got the treatment they needed and felt comfortable with. Looking at this from the perspective of someone with additional needs, you can conclude that this method would make them feel in control of their condition. Rather than someone telling what they think should be done, they decide. This is effective because after all, the individual is the one with the condition and not the service providers. They will have a better understanding of what will work for them and what will not. Because of the more active role in the decision making process, individuals will have a better understanding of what will take place.

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  8. The DVD Crossing the line was both moving and inspirational. It helped develop a clear understanding of the need for emotional connection to a community which enables a greater understanding of experiences while highlighting the need for distance which is

    It was surprising to witness how quickly the boundaries were breached in establishing personal relationship within the indigenous community. Further I was shocked at the speed at which authorities removed the students from the community. This was done to protect both the community and the students. Although there is need for limited emotional involvement for appropriate medical care it is also essential to maintain distance to protect and preserve one's self and the community. This movie clearly depicted the student's inability to maintain distance while establishing a trust based rapport with the community.

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  9. Personal Response to "Telling Stories: Nurses, politics and Aboriginal Australians, circa 1900-1980s" by Sue Forsyth in Contemporary Nurse, 24 (1):33-44

    If so please use a correct referencing technique. For example if your ethnicity is Irish you may draw on sources discussing the history of the Irish in Australia or on items that indicate what was going on in the country where your people/group were. * Explain how the experience for your family/group was different from or the same as the processes described in the article for Indigenous Australians? NOTE: TO ACHIEVE HIGH MARKS YOU MUST COMPARE YOUR SITUATION WITH THE MATERIAL IN FORSYTH (2007) FOR EACH TIME PERIOD (600 Words)

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  10. Cache level 3 unit four - explain how strategies to establish and maintain healthy, safe and secure environments in early years settings are supported by legislation

    RIDDOR places a legal duty on employers, self-employed people and people in control of premises. These people who are responsible for this must record and report certain incidents, injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences involving employees, self-employed workers and members of the public. The information provided through recording and reporting enables the enforcing authorities to identify where and how risks arise, and to investigate serious accidents. With this information, the enforcing authorities are able to help and provide advice on how to reduce injury, and ill health in the workplace.

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  11. Cache level 3 unit two. Development from conception to 16 years.

    After a few months these reflexes usually disappear. Over the next 3 months the child gains strength in the muscles of their neck and are able to lift their head and upper chest. From 6 to 9 months, they are gaining more skills and strength in their muscles as they are able to sit with support and they are able to kick, roll and crawl around. Up to 12 months they may be able to walk alone or walk using furniture to support them and are able to sit up from lying down.

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  12. Development through the life stages and the effects that nature and nurture can influence development.

    in the palm of the hand, Small ears, Small mouth, Upward slanting eyes, Wide, short hands with short fingers, White spots on the colored part of the eye" Biological Biological difficulties can also be responsible for a change in development but unlike genetic problems which are obtained at birth these issues can occur at any point during the human life cycle. A few examples of biological issues are; Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Hepatitis, HIV/AID's and STI's. Rubella is a viral disease that is transmitted through the air and can take up to a week before common symptoms appear although the host can still spread the disease during this period.

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  13. Describe different concepts of health

    For people being health means not having anything wrong with you, any illnesses, diseases or injuries. Concept of health changes with age with many older people describing being health in these negative terms where younger people talk about health in terms of eating the right thing and taking exercises. The individual's state of health at any one time will also impact on their health. If they are experiencing symptoms of diseases or illness or are injured, they are more likely to apply a negative definition then a positive one. Gender also has appears to have a bearing concept of health with women conceptualising health as being in control of their physical bodies through taking positive action,

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  14. Practice Evidence Record -I have chosen the following aspects of professional practice. These are time-keeping and attendance, supporting colleagues, attitudes to work and understanding of childrens behaviour.

    You should always have a good attitude while working because other staff members need to know you care and enjoy working with them and the children and parents. When working with children if you do not have a good attitude then parents might think you do not enjoy working with their child and may not rely on you and give responsibility to you for example parents might not tell you important information like giving medicine at a certain time because they might think it will be a hassle to tell you and give you more work and if you've got

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  15. There are many factors which can affect childrens health and well-being throughout their lives.

    As children get older, drug and alcohol abuse in the child may occur. This is due to peer pressure and children want to fit in with their friends and not feel left out. They will want to experience new things, as they are growing older. However, if they do excessive alcohol and drugs there can be consequences such as; diabetes, heart disease, cancer, alcohol poisoning and reduced fertility. Diet is very important throughout pregnancy. The mother should eat plenty of fruit, vegetables, protein and carbohydrates. The mother must "Wash fruit, vegetables and salads to remove all traces of soil, which may contain toxoplasma, a parasite that can cause toxoplasmosis".

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  16. This booklet will help and support your learning and understanding of play, curriculum and early learning.

    Painting allows children to paint whatever they want and there is no right or wrong end product. The use of paint can be used to develop self-identity and self-image through self portraits; this involves the use of skin coloured paints. It is important that you provide paint relevant to all races and cultures in order to support anti-discriminatory/anti-bias practice. How Painting promote learning for children aged 4-5 years and how it links to the Early Learning Goals: Painting promotes learning in the following areas, which also link to the Early Learning Goals: * Physical development - - Use of a

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  17. Childrens routines - The aim of this routine is to show how to meet all the developmental and care needs of a child aged 4 years.

    My organisation and management of the routine - My organisation and management of the routine included: * Before the children are allowed to paint, I ensured that they were wearing clothing protective aprons. After finishes the activity, I encouraged hygiene through hand washing praising children and encouraging the idea of hand washing after messy activities * Whilst preparing the fruit, I checked with my supervisor of any allergies the children may have to any of the fruit I was preparing.

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  18. Free essay

    The every child matters scheme was set due to several past failings in the ability to help children in their time of need and when they are in such vulnerable circumstances.

    Therefore children need to be protected via a framework of universal services to support children and reduce and negative outcomes which could occur. The aim of every child matters has the aim to ensure that every child is able to fulfil their potential, in that they will reduce the amount of: * Educational failure * Reduce ill health * Reduce substance abuse * Reduce teenage pregnancy * Abuse and neglect * Crime and anti-social behaviour among children and young people The five outcomes of the every child matters include: * Being healthy - whereby children are able to enjoy good

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  19. Health and Social Care - Quality assurance within the NHS investigation.

    � Knowing our own attitudes, this encourages good customer service to all those who attend the GP service, those who work among the GP's within the surgeries, including the nurses, the receptionists etc will need to have the correct manner in which they speak to everyone who attends the service and understand that they are there for a reason which is to help those in need. Therefore they have to be consistent in their work to enable to people to trust and appreciate the work that people are doing.

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  20. The provision of health and social care services adapt themselves in order to meet the needs of their service users. Numerous factors are influential in the planning of new and upcoming changes within the health, social and childcare sector.

    taken into consideration will be: * The number of single parents * The number of children who attend school * The number of children below compulsory school age * The number of people who live in an area who are registered as disabled. * The number of people who are noted as unemployed * The migration figures * Death rate * Birth rate These factors all give local councils the ability to see who require help within communities and also health them to bring in specialists workers who can help improve certain aspects, for example housing is a factor which

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  21. Analyse ethical dilemmas that can arise from the inappropriate use of antibiotics and as consequence of the use of microorganism in genetic engineering.

    fermentation is the breakdown of sugar into an acid. When milk is fermented it forms a thick produce which we know as yogurt. After the milk is heated and evaporation the microorganism are added. Cheese is also made using microorganisms. Cheese has to be let mature. This is done through the activity of microorganisms. Bread is made using microorganisms. The dough is made using microorganisms called yeast. This is added in order for it to rise. The dough rises because the yeasts ferments the carbohydrates which then produce carbon dioxide which makes the dough rise.

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  22. Assess how healthcare workers can provide a positive experience for those using the health care sector.

    They need to stay calm- if the health care worker wasn't calm then the service user would feel more anxious and become uptight and worry and they may not come back, a friendly approach is good for the health care worker to have as it makes people want to come and ask them questions, and they will feel more at ease and relaxed. If the worker can understand and recognise service user needs this can provide a more positive experience as they will feel like their needs have been met and like they are being treated as an individual, they can also offer support and advice they may have to the individual.

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  23. Four models of disability with barriers and assessing them.

    The social model accepts that these are all problems as to why Hannah can't live in a 'normal' house and having to get the house adapted to her needs may cause problems. The social model allows people with disabilities look at themselves in a positive way; the model aims to increase self-esteem and independence. It ignores that they have a disability and regardless of this, it helps reinforce that everyone should have equal opportunities. There are advantages and disadvantages of the social model, advantages are; - it makes the person more independent, it looks at the person and their needs

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  24. Unit 21 - Understand influences on dietary intake and nutritional health.

    Snacking could be another factor because they may get bored waiting for food to cook and decide to snack this could lead to putting on weight, also food availablity- if they live in a area that is surrounded by takeaways; they will want to go and eat a takeaway rather than cook as it is easier. This fits into lifestyle; the person might not live near a gym and live near lots of unhealthy places, they could live near a deprived area and may not want to go for a run to get excersice; they may also go out a lot with friends (social eating and drinking)

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  25. Pregnancy and nutrition - research and questions and answers.

    * Suggested calcium sources include 1% or 2% milk every day, a variety of yogurt and cheese or fortified soy beverages if you do not drink milk. * The following meat and meat alternatives are leaner choices -- dried peas, beans, tofu and Lentils which are made with little or no added fat or salt. * Make sure your multivitamin contains at least 0.4 micrograms of folic acid and take the vitamin supplement at least three months before you get pregnant and continue through the first three months of your pregnancy. B. Click on Common Questions About Prenatal Pregnancy 1.

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