Principles Of Good Personal Hygiene

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CU311 The Principles of infection prevention and control 5.2 Describe different types of PPE • Single use of plastic aprons, gloves, face masks • Re-usable such as uniforms 5.3 Explain the reasons for use of PPE This is to protection of staff, protection of service users/patients, protection of cross infection between individuals. 5.4 State current relevant regulations and legislations relating to PPE Current regulations and legislations: legal requirement in health and safety legislation for the provision and use of PPE where employees’ or others may be at risk. • The Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act, • The Public Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations, 1998 • Health and Safety…show more content…
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. Protecting a service user will mean you must: • Wash your hands before and after caring for a service user • Wash your hands after touching your hair or other body parts and after using the toilet • Wear appropriate PPE and dispose of it in accordance with regulations • Handle equipment safely, including sharps such as

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