UNIT 86 SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS TO MAINTAIN PERSONAL HYGIENE 1.1. Explain why personal hygiene is important From maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene an individual feels clean, presentable and comfortable. Through looking presentable and feeling clean an individual’s self esteem and self respect rises. There is less chance of infections developing and therefore the external body is healthier. Personal hygiene means the cleaning and grooming of the external body to make sure the skin, nails and hair are in a good condition.
LD 206 – Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene Most people will maintain personal hygiene except in illness, substance abuse, or dementia. Dementia can cause a change in personal hygiene habits. People may forget to wash or change their clothes, or they may forget how to keep clean. Carers may find these stressful but different strategies can help. A person with dementia may need help with going to the toilet, getting dressed, brushing their teeth and grooming hair and nails.
1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is important because the individual enjoys cleanliness, presentation & comfort. Looking good & clean can boost the person’s ego & their respect among others. The person whose body is clean hardly gets infected. Personal hygiene involves keeping the skin, nails & hair in good shape as well as keeping your clothes clean. Personal hygiene is also important as it clears discomfort & odors that might discomfort others & make friends to isolate you.
They will have clean teeth and generally well groomed as they would have had the money to buy these items and will want to maintain a good image. If the y.p eats a well-balanced diet then their overall appearance will be better, better hair, skin and teeth. The general environment will give them the opportunity to use the facilities such as libraries, centres, leisure centres because they wouldn’t have been vandalised or shut down. The y.p will feel part of the community if they can access it and contribute towards it. They won’t feel isolated or fear of going out in case of trouble.
Mu 2.8 contribute tithe support of the positive environments for children and young people 3.1 explain how effectively care for childrens and young peoples skin hair and teeth. It's part of children's learning about self care and personal hygiene. We can help them do this by encouraging to wash hands before and after eating, after using the toilet and washing their faces with individual flannels. It's also important to teach them the difference between hot and cold water such as red means hit and blue means cold on taps to prevent them burning themselves whilst at the same never leaving a child unattended with water. Babies are different from children they need their nappies changed regularly to prevent any sores or infections and moisturising the skin well.
3. By ensuring all staff are fully trained in infection control and waste management it will minimise the spread of infection. If members of staff are designated a cleaning job each day this will keep the environment clean and limit the spread of infection. If the environment is not managed correctly, cleaning may be missed for several days leading to patients becoming unwell and catching infections. 4.
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.
Hands are in constant contact with both the environment and the face, providing easy transportation from the surface of an infected object or person to our nose or mouth. Washing hands with clean running water and soap helps reduce the amount of bacteria on the skin, lessening the chance of contracting diseases. 2. Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene. 2.1 Support an individual to understand factors that contribute to good personal hygiene.
Odours occur from bacteria found on our skin and in our mouths. Taking good care of our skin and mouth helps to protect us infections regular bathing and teeth cleaning can help to protect us from bad odours. Poor personal hygiene is known to cause illness. Poor hygiene can be a sign of mental health issues or low self esteem from isolation from others. 2 Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene Describe how to maintain dignity of an individual when supporting intimate personal hygiene When supporting an individual with intimate personal hygiene it is important to explain to the individual what is going to happen and ensuring that they understand what is going to happen and that they are comfortable with what is going to happen.
1.1 maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene a S/U feels clean, presentable and comfortable. Through looking presentable and feeling clean a S/Us self esteem and self respect rises. There is less chance of infections developing and therefore the external body is healthier. Personal hygiene means the cleaning and grooming of the external body to make sure the skin, nails and hair are in a good condition. This is done to keep the body and hair clean and free from infections.