Explain possible priorities and responses when dealing with two particular incidents or emergencies in a health or social care setting.
P4: Explain possible priorities and responses when dealing with two particular incidents or emergencies in a health or social care setting. There are many incidents and emergencies that can occur in a health and social care setting regardless of how careful an organisation is and how many precautions they take.The health care setting I will be talking about is a hospital, and the priorities and responses that should take place when dealing with incidents and emergencies within it. Priorities are steps that need to be taken in the case of an emergency or incident that are considered more important over other plan of actions. A response is what action is taken after the emergency or incident in order to prevent it from recurring or minimising the risk and likelihood of it happening again. I will be discussing the three most important priorities and the response that follows in the case of a possible emergency or incident in a hospital. An emergency can be defined as a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action. There are many examples of emergencies that can take place in a hospital setting, some include the following. fire; spillage of chemicals; spreading of infections; intruders. I will be talking about two of these emergencies in more detail. A fire, can cause sudden panic as it is an unpredictable event. There are certain priorities
Unit 4 – Draft assignment. Children & Play. D1 – Children might play in a number of settings. This could be a school classroom, a local park or a school playground. For ages 4+, the stage of play is called cooperative play and this is when all of the children play together and decide what they want to play. Play becomes more complex. D2 – One type of play that may take place in a childcare setting is creative play. Creative pay involves children doing things themselves. For example, role play, painting, and dressing up. This is what would take place in a classroom. In a school playground, children might play with balls, swings, seesaws etc. This would also be cooperative play. D3 – At a local park, children would use physical play. They would use this because they would be running, jumping and moving around using physical energy. In the school playground, physical play would again be used. Also, creative play would be used because children will make and play games using their own imagination. In a classroom, children will use drama play and use creative play because they will be thinking about what to do. D4 – Children might demonstrate physical play by being active and running around using their energy. They would demonstrate creative play by doing role play or by painting. They would demonstrate manipulative play dropping a toy, wait for the parent to pick it
Explain key influences on the personal learning processes of individuals. Assess the impact of key influences on the personal learning processes on your own learning.
P1 & M1 Explain key influences on the personal learning processes of individuals. Assess the impact of key influences on the personal learning processes on own learning. There are many different factors that influence a person’s learning; these can be negative or positive, stimuli’s or barriers. Visual learning styles are called kinaesthetic and auditory. A visual learner is someone who learns by watching something, such as a video and watching someone demonstrating something, watching them do something, for example a person may learn to drive by watching someone regularly driving. Kinaesthetic learning mean a person learn by doing something, such as a practical activate. Auditory learning is learning by listening, for example listening to a teaching during a lesson. An example of another stimulus would be inspiration from a former teacher because that teacher has had an influence a person and influenced them in a positive way, they now may practice or carried on learning what they were taught by that teach through their life growing up. TV programs that have educational influences can teach people something without them realising they are been taught, because what they are watching they are interested in, they are paying a lot of attention to it, and if it is said in a fun way, or a way they can relate to it, it will stick in their minds. Theses learn are
Evaluate the biomedical and socio medical models of health and come to your own conclusion and their usefulness in health and social care. The biomedical model of health is useful for bringing down the number of unhealthy or disease condition and premature death. This model is where they look at the parts of the body that might work together to make sure people have good health. There is a close resemblance between the biomedical model and the negative definition of health. The biomedical model of health focuses on the removal of illness through diagnosis and effective treatment which makes is useful for helping ill patients. They look at what is wrong and fix that part of the person. If a person isn't well they would be advised to visit the doctor to be examined. If they are ill the doctor will make a diagnosis and the individual is them offered a treatment to make them better. They view the body as a machine and when a part in it goes wrong it must be fixed in order for it to work again. This approach to health is used mostly in the western world. It’s popular and useful because it uses scientific methods, the treatment and care of people is cheaper, expert knowledge is used to achieve the results and public health has been improved. It has one focus; the actual person (biological process), rather than the social and emotional process of the individual. The biomedical
P3 - Describe standard precautions for the prevention and control of infection in a health or social care workplace Within this assignment I will describe standard precautions for the prevention and control of infection in a health or social care workplace. I have chosen to focus this assignment on a residential home as I believe the precautions which are taken in this health care setting are very important in the control of infection. Standard precautions are produced in order to ensure that all relevant steps are taken to protect residents, and staff from infections within the residential care home. Within care settings like a residential home; infectious diseases are able to spread due to the large number of residents inhabiting the home who are sharing living and eating accommodation. 'Infection is a major cause of illness among care home residents and may result in avoidable admissions to hospital.' http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_4136384.pdf Infection control and awareness is therefore very important, as minimising the risk of infection were possible through following the standard precautions implemented by the health care setting can prevent infections spreading. It is essential that all residential care homes follow and meet the requirements produced by the Care Standards Act 2000. Individuals believe
It is important to have a good communication between service providers and service users which helps in building relationship. Having good communication helps in exchanging information, messages etc. Four types of communication are oral communication, written communication, computerised communication and special methods. Oral communication is important in all care setting. The purpose of oral communication is to exchange information and build relationship between people. The two types of oral communication are formal and informal communication. The types of communication depend upon the level of the patients, family of the patient, staffs, society etc. It is an effective and quick ways of communication. Different care settings exchange information in different ways. For examples in health care setting exchange information in the form of advice to make people aware of what to do and what not to, asking for information on past clinical histories and background to ensure about their illness, drugs, genes etc., carrying out questionnaire on their health etc. so that they will know whether the patient's health is improving or not. In social care setting, they have to deal with different types of people of different ages. So they need to communicate depending upon the people they are working with. For e.g. if they are working with children then the tone of their voices should be
Unit 18. Summarise the factors which may influence the health and -development of babies in the first year of their lives. Describe how indoor and outdoor environments can be made safe, reassuring and stimulating
Unit 18 CACHE DCCE UNIT 18 Andrea Maria Fernandes [WORKING WITH BABIES FROM BIRTH TO 12 MONTHS] E1-Summarise the factors which may influence the health and -development of babies in the first year of their lives Environmental factors such as not having enough space in the garden for the baby to play and explore will influence their development as they may not be able to expand their gross and fine motor skills. "Generally, people with a high level of earnings enjoy a better lifestyle, with better housing, better food, warm clothes and own transport." Meggit. C (2001:9) Parents may not have enough money to fund for toys and equipment for the baby, which means they will not experience different experiences. Another factor is genetics which may influence the health and development of the baby. This is because some illnesses are inherited through genes. For example Down's syndrome, this has been resulted from a chromosomal abnormality. The baby can have problems such as heart defects and chest infections. Illnesses such as meningitis can cause epilepsy and hearing problems, whilst asthma is long term and the baby may need to have asthma pumps. The baby may have a poor appetite, constipation and may be feeling miserable, when they are ill. Their weight and height may be below average, if they have not been developing correctly due to illness. Antenatal factors also
A-Level Psychology Comparing Biomedical and Biopsychosocial Models of Health The biomedical model presumes that illness is always due to abnormalities in the body's workings. It is the basis of modern Western medical practice. It works on the theory that if a part of the body goes wrong it should be fixed or replaced, in the same way that a machine would be repaired. It is a reductionist view of illness. This means that it takes the simplest possible cause of the illness and applies the simplest cure. The biomedical model uses single factor causes and doesn't consider all the factors that lead to illness. For example the biomedical model would say smoking is the cause of heart disease, but not all smokers get heart disease so other factors must be involved. This model also suggests that the body is just a shell for the mind or soul. This is called Cartesian dualism. However the biomedical model doesn't distinguish between illness and heath and suggests that if you are not ill you are healthy. This doesn't encourage or promote healthy lifestyles in people. The biopsychosocial model takes a different approach to health and illness. It is not reductionist and attributes ill health to five factors; ecological systems such as the atmosphere, ecosystems and other life forms that we live with, social systems such as our culture and family, psychological systems,
Describe the roles and responsibilities with regard to the administration of medicines in a health and social care setting
Describe the roles and responsibilities with regard to the administration of medicines in a health and social care setting Prescription: Most of the prescriptions that carers administer to patients are prescribed by a doctor, nurse or a pharmacist. Medicines should be administered as they are written on the prescription. The Prescriptions are written in Latin or in abbreviated version by the doctor. It is important that the medication goes to the person that described for it as it is there property. Looking at the Medicines Act 1968, it states that the medicines should only be administered to the person who it was prescribed, labelled and supplied to, meaning that medication cannot be stored and given to any individual, medication can included such as include dressings, nutritional supplement and catheters. It is vital that there is a second peorosn with the health care worker medication is given out to the patient. New individual's medications: : When new individuals receive care, the health and social care professionals have to check their medication received and the current medication that they are receiving. Health care workers should never think that the medication is correct to what is been given to them; it is important that they contact the GP to in order to confirm that the medication is correct. New individual's medication can be checked by a discharge
What are the advantages and disadvantages of legalizing drugs Because of addiction and all the related problems, the law prohibits the sale, purchase and use of drugs. Both the individuals and the society are thus protected. But this law has given rise to a very unhealthy situation. The secret production, sale and consumption of drugs have taken alarming proportion worldwide. Drug related problems have considerably increased. Recently some people, including some important personalities, have suggested that drugs are legalized so as to solve these problems. But the authorities are reticent. In fact, legalization of drugs contains both disadvantages and advantages. One advantage of legalizing drugs is evidently the immediate disappearance of the drug cartels and all forms of drug trafficking. If drugs are legally available - for example on medical prescription for the addicts - the trafficker will lose their trade and the prices will fall. The immense sense of humour generated by the illicit drug trade and which are launched in several ways are a source of social and economic problems in many countries. Traffickers will no longer become rich on the backs of poor drugs addict on the streets of cities. Already, the legalization of some soft drugs like cannabis in Holland, for example, has given some degree of healthiness to drug taking. Another advantage deriving naturally from