Always wear gloves and an apron and make sure that there is enough toilet paper, ensuring to wipe from front to back to prevent infection. Encourage the individual to wash their hands and wash your own when finished, disposing of waste properly and safely. 4.2 Ensuring toiletries, materials and equipment are within reach of the individual will encourage independence. It is beneficial to promote the use of toiletries to help with personal needs, to prevent infections and to keep bacteria in control. It is important to be organised and have everything together, ensuring that they are accessible and that the individual knows where things are and how to call for help before leaving them.
Nurses must use sterile dressings on open skin surfaces to prevent infection. We must also keep patient equipment and supplies clean in order to prevent the spread of germs. Nurses must also use personal protective equipment like a mask, eye protection and a face shields if you are near a patient care activity that may involve a splash or spray of body fluids, they should then dispose of all single use personal protective equipment immediately after use. Cleaners should clean toilets with disinfectant to kills any germs. They should also clean any surfaces e.g.
If the fracture is an open one you should sterilise it to help stop infection and you should cover it with a soft padded dressing but do not press on the bone, if you feel you cannot do this you should call an ambulance immediately. It is important to put padding in between the broken limbs so bandaging doesn’t move the bones or push them against each other. 1.3 Describe how to manage a
If, however, I was assisting with the repositioning of a patient who is incontinent, I would probably consider hand washing, gloves and an apron. Once I have performed the activity, I would remove aprons and gloves, and dispose of them according to my organisation’s policy. I must wash my hands after patient contact and before moving on to the next person. If I make physical contact with a patient I was my hands, but if no physical contact is made I use an antibacterial gel which is provided by the NHS. Hand gels should only be used as an interim measure until you are able to perform a proper hand wash; they are not a suitable replacement for good hand washing.
An evaluation of: a) Different types of personal protective equipment (PPE). b) How using PPE can help to prevent the spread of infection. Organisms such as bacteria and virus may enter the body via cuts, contaminated food or water, close contact with an infected person, breathing in the inhaled droplets when infected person coughs or sneeze, touching contaminated surfaces. The best prevention and most effective method is hand washing. Hand washing is the single most important method of preventing and controlling infection.
By following a code of practise and thinking about duty of care means that our practice will be safer as we are stopping to think about what to do in the best interest of the patient. Safeguarding is also about keeping children or vulnerable adults safe from any sort of harm and provides a broader aspect of protection. This protection covers harm from illness, abuse and injury. This means all family and agencies working together and taking responsibility for the safety of children and vulnerable adults are preventing accidents and protecting
Treat casualties with the most serious conditions first and arrange for appropriate help. Washing hands and wearing latex free disposable gloves covering cuts and grazes on hands with waterproof dressing, wearing a plastic apron if dealing with large quantities of body fluids and wearing plastic glasses to protect eyes. Safe disposal of waste also avoid touching
Outline own role and responsibilities in the event of a child or young person requiring urgent medical attention. Describe how to deal with minor injuries. (PEFAP 001 - 1.1, 6.4, MU2.4 – 4.3) My role as first aider is to help the person injured. I should follow the ‘Three Ps’ which are preserve life; my main aim is to help the child or young person, prevent further harm; my second aim is to make sure the situation does not get worse, promote recovery; for example, if a child has fallen over and hurt their knee, I should apply a cold compress as a form of treatment. In an event that requires first aid, I should first assess the situation using sight, sound and smell.
For a child who has a hearing impairment we would provide visual aids for them so they can be made aware of health and safety, for example if a child was running indoor we could have no running signs around the room and point this out to them. This would also benefit other children too as reminder to them. Placing pictures of hand being washed in the toilet area reminds them to wash their hands when they have used the toilet. Everyone working in the setting should be aware of health and safety policies and that they have a responsibility for the health and safety of the children and staff, in my setting I know who I must report any concerns I have regarding
Sterilisation this process renders an object free from viable micro-organisms including bacteria and viruses. 2.2 Cleaning agents are used to remove any contamination such as body fluids from equipment; this is the most important part of the decontamination process and must be carried out to a high standard before any further stages of decontamination can be carried out. The use of detergent is essential to ensure that an item is clean and the manufacturer’s instructions and any COSHH regulations must be adhered to. The correct use of PPE is also essential part of the cleaning process. Once an item has been cleaned it must be dried thoroughly with a disposable cloth to prevent any organisms multiplying.