I would ensure that the residents would be presentable in their appearance at all times. Additionally I would ensure that the service user have any aids that are required for examples, glasses, hearing aids, dentures and that these are kept cleaned and work. Another role that I would have within the care home would be to assist the service users in rehabilitation activities under guidance and supervision of the manager. I would also have the responsibility of assisting in the cleaning of the home when needed especially the dining areas after meals. I would also support infection control by cleaning up any spills immediately.
Unit 4222-214 Support individuals to carry out their own health care procedures (H5C 2005) Assessment Criteria Outcome I Understand health care procedures likely to be undertaken by individuals The learner can: 1. identify treatments and physical measurements likely to be undertaken by individuals A. Typical treatments that may be undertaken could include assisting with personal hygene tasks such as washing, showering or dressing a client. Quasi- medical treatments could encompass applying topical creams where this has been approved by medical staff and training has been given. Physical measurements may include measuring out food or fluids where a client is on a controlled diet or measuring a room to check whether a piece
There are a number of ways that personnel’s can prevent and control infection in a health and social care setting. Personnel’s in a health and social care setting include , nurses , Doctors, cleaners, nursery assistants and nursery teachers. Nurses should thoroughly wash and dry their hands before and after caring for a patient, before and after touching any potentially contaminated equipment or dressings, after bed making and before handling food. Their hands can be washed with soap and water or, a fast-acting antiseptic solution like a hand wipe or hand gel. They should also wear Disposable gloves when physical contact with open wounds, for example when changing dressings, handling needles or inserting an intravenous drip.
Some service users require me to wash, dry and dress them as well as preparing meals and feeding them, whereas others are able to undress, wash their own hair and bodies then dry and dress themselves with little assistance. All service users should always be treated as an individual and if in any doubt to the level of support that should be given then their care plans should be referred to as well as colleagues or family members. 1.3 Agree with the individual how privacy will be maintained through personal care When completing personal care with a service user whether it be assisting them to toilet, changing an incontinence pad or giving them a full wash either in the bath or their bed then their dignity and privacy should be foremost. I would always ensure that the following points are addressed: Doors are closed where possible or blinds drawn so that other colleagues or service users cannot gain view Curtains are shut so that other passers by cannot obtain view Towels or covers are used to hide their genital areas are kept covered when not
Av: Doctors are responsible for prescribing medication. Managers are responsible for proving training, policy and procedures in handling and administrating medication, the staff team are responsible for giving and making sure that the service users are taking the medication. The service user is responsible for ensuring that they follow the medication guidance by the doctor. Avi: You can obtain information by asking friends, family, GP or any other people involved with the care of the service user. Medication can be obtained via GP.
Some of the ways I can show this are; • Complaint procedure; When a service user wants to make a complaint I have to explain to them the procedure, support them in how to complete the complaint and give feedback about the result whilst maintaining confidentiality. • Service user’s support plans are regularly reviewed and updated to take into account any changes to the service user’s health, needs and wishes or any updates from any appointments, such as medication review, dental appointment, optician’s appointments, epilepsy review etc. • Maintaining confidentiality by storing support plans securely. • Various planned activities; Activities are devised by what the service user themselves would like to participate in, these are put on to a personal activity programme but it is still the service user’s choice on the day if they wish to take part in these activities. • Offering choices; Staff members are there to offer choices regarding what the service user wishes to wear or what they would like to eat.
5.8 Describe the correct procedure for disposal of used PPE Appropriate disposal of single-use items of PPE should be done immediately when you have been dealing with clinical or hazardous waste. You should ensure that reusable items of PPE are prepared for the next time they are to be used (send to the laundry appropriately labelled or disinfect them carefully). Always dispose of PPE in accordance with your organisation’s policies, procedures and guidelines. 6.1 Describe the key principles of good personal hygiene Hygiene is important as bacteria and micro-organisms can be easily transferred by hands, clothing and equipment. Ways of adhering to good standards of hygiene will be documented in your organisation’s standard operating procedures.
Outcome 2 Be able to support individuals to manage their own continence 1 Encourage an individual to express preferences and concerns about continence needs When a service user is moving in our care home and they have continence needs, they are seen by a health professional with specialist knowledge of continence issues as part of our overall needs assessment. In their care plan should explain how their needs should be met. I have to communicate using the individual’s preferred spoken language, the use of signs, symbols, pictures, writing, objects of reference, communication passports; other non-verbal forms of communication; human and technological aids to communication and make that nothing has change in their preferences about their
Care Manager - provides support to enable service users to help themselves. They maintain professional relationships with service users, acting as guides, advocates or critical friends. Health Care Assistant – is responsible for assisting qualified healthcare professionals in caring for patients, who may be being treated in a hospital, care environment or at home. They are required to carry out personal care tasks, dressing, household duties, cooking and administering medication. They should also monitor the health and wellbeing of a Service User and report any concerns.
As to where an RN can work in a wider variety of settings, from doctors’ offices, to nursing homes and care facilities. RNs can also use their training to choose a certain area of medical specialties like cardiovascular, labor and delivery and many others. Being an RN involves a bit more hands-on work with the patients. In an office setting an RN will assist the doctor by taking detailed descriptions of symptoms from patients, as well as keeping medical histories up to date. The Scope of Practice between a RN and an LPN is clearly defined by the licensing board and bi-laws set by the employer of each state.