Unit 97 Support Individuals to Maintain Personal Hygiene 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene Explain why personal hygiene is important Good personal hygiene important to help take care of your body to prevent illness and infection. Good personal hygiene can also help to prevent the spread of infection to others. Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being Poor personal hygiene is known to be unacceptable in our culture. Good personal hygiene helps us to eliminate odours from our body. Odours occur from bacteria found on our skin and in our mouths.
4. The reason for the national policy for colour coding of cleaning equipment is to ensure that the same cleaning equipment is not used in multiple areas, therefore reducing the risk of cross-infection. Outcome 2 1. The three steps of the decontamination process are cleaning, disinfecting and sterilisation. Disinfecting is a process used to reduce the number of micro-organisms to a safe level for a defined procedure but which may not necessarily inactivate all viruses and bacterial spores.
Personal hygiene is also important in the fight against infection. I must keep my nails short; this also helps prevent accidently harming the person when I am assisting them to move. Hair should be kept clean and long hair tied back out of the way. Watches and rings should not be worn
Just because it is clean doesn’t mean that it is ready to run. Once you have cleaned everything it is time to take things apart by separating the two ends from the chassis. This will let you inspect the suspension and bulk heads more easily. You are mainly checking the shocks for pressure and the wheels and axial for binding and fluidity. It is important to make sure all the screws are tight, especially along the axil.
If it is cupped, sand it flat. If the floor is flat, fill if necessary and screen and recoat. If the subfloor is plywood over concrete, it is unlikely that the plywood and concrete subfloor will dry out in a reasonable time. Full removal to concrete usually is best to allow the slab to dry. In cases where you have determined that the flooring system has not returned to normal levels, do not succumb to pressure from involved parties for a quick fix.
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.
Example of dangerous equipment may be a sharp edge on the bath seat as this may cause skin tears. There are various areas that may pose a concern for infection such as dirty or unhygienic bath mats, commodes, bath hoists etc. such issues should be reported to the appropriate person and thoroughly cleaned before
Some individuals being supported may need to be sensitively reminded about hygiene, it is good practice to explain the reasons for maintaining good hygiene levels, whilst respecting people's differences and attitudes to taking care of themselves. 2.2 Protective equipment, clothing and precautions should be followed at all times when working to minimise the risk of infection. Uniforms should be clean on each day and washed separately from other laundry. Gloves, aprons and good hand washing techniques should be used when providing personal care for individuals as germs can spread very easily in care home settings. 2.3 Concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care should be reported to your line manager or house manager immediately.
2.5 - Explain the purpose of keeping the equipment clean and hygienic We need to keep equipment clean so we don't spread bacteria and germs to other people who will be using the equipment after us. 3. Understand how to use equipment in a way that minimizes waste 3.1
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.