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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 342 Supporting infection prevention and control in adult care ⇒ 5.3 Complete records for infection prevention and control in line with policies and guidelines

5.3 Complete records for infection prevention and control in line with policies and guidelines

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 342 Supporting infection prevention and control in adult care
Learning outcome: 5 Be able to follow correct recording and reporting procedures regarding infection prevention and control
Assessment criteria: 5.3 Complete records for infection prevention and control in line with policies and guidelines

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  • Adherence to Policies and Guidelines:
    • Ensure that all records for infection prevention and control are completed in accordance with organisational policies, guidelines, and regulatory requirements.
    • Familiarise oneself with the specific documentation procedures and protocols outlined in the organisation’s policies and guidelines.
  • Accuracy and Completeness:
    • Ensure that records for infection prevention and control are accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date, capturing relevant information about activities, incidents, and interventions.
    • Double-check entries for accuracy and completeness before finalising and submitting records, correcting any errors or omissions as necessary.
  • Timely Documentation:
    • Complete records for infection prevention and control in a timely manner, ensuring that documentation is completed promptly after the occurrence of relevant activities or incidents.
    • Adhere to established timelines and deadlines for submitting records to ensure that information is recorded in a timely fashion.
  • Standardised Format:
    • Use standardised formats and templates for recording information related to infection prevention and control, ensuring consistency and uniformity in documentation practices.
    • Follow prescribed formats for documenting specific activities or incidents, such as infection control audits, hand hygiene compliance records, or incident reports.
  • Secure Storage and Confidentiality:
    • Store records for infection prevention and control securely and confidentially, adhering to data protection regulations and organisational confidentiality policies.
    • Ensure that access to records is restricted to authorised personnel only and that sensitive information is protected from unauthorised disclosure.
  • Regular Review and Updating:
    • Review records for infection prevention and control regularly to ensure that information remains accurate, relevant, and reflective of current practices and procedures.
    • Update records as needed to reflect any changes or updates to infection prevention and control protocols, guidelines, or best practices.
  • Audit and Quality Assurance:
    • Participate in audits and quality assurance activities related to infection prevention and control records, ensuring compliance with established standards and identifying areas for improvement.
    • Address any deficiencies or discrepancies identified during audits promptly and take corrective actions to improve documentation practices as necessary.
  • Training and Support:
    • Provide training and support to staff members responsible for completing records for infection prevention and control, ensuring that they understand their responsibilities and are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills.
    • Offer guidance and assistance to staff members who may require additional support or clarification on documentation procedures and requirements.
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