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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Compare different uses of risk assessment in adult social care settings

Health and safety risk assessment: Health and safety risk assessment almost covers 85% of risks relates to health and social care settings. These include moving and handling, lifting equipment, electrical appliances, accident and incident, environmental, fire, food safety and COSHH (Control of substances hazardous to health) risk assessment. Moving and handling risk assessment involves carrying out a risk assessment if there is any issue with moving and handling person and inanimate object. Fire risk assessment involves carrying out a risk assessment if there is any issue that can increase risk of fire or disrupt evacuation plan.

Medication management risk assessment: This risk assessment involves carrying out risk assessment if there is any issue of storing, dispensing and administering medications.

Nutritional risk assessment: It involves carrying out risk assessment if there is any issue with eating and drinking (such as swallowing difficulties, risk of choking and assist with feeding and drinking).

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