Health & Safety at Work Module | | | By Brian Finn | | | Comprehensive Plan and Aims/objectives of survey. Plan The plan is to observe five members of the public washing their hands in a hospital Aims To observe peoples hand washing techniques to see if people are washing their hands correctly. Objectives By the end of the assignment the reader will be able to discuss the importance of hand washing, describe the risk of infection to patients and explain the importance of eliminating cross infection. Sufficient documentation/background information Hand washing is important to stop the spread of infection (see fig 1). On our hands we have normal bacterial skin flora which is found deep in the skins layer and under fingernails.
Start by getting some soap on your luffa or washcloth and then commence to lather yourself. Once you have scrubbed and lathered you may now rinse the soap off. At this point you are clean. You can turn off the water and flow right into your post-shower activities. As you step out of the shower, you will need to dry off with a clean towel and be sure to dry your hair exceptionally well.
We rinsed a pipette with some of the sample, filled curettes between 2/3 and 3/4 full with the samples, put a curette in the cell holder and make absorbance measurements. If we see the absorbance of the sample run out off the computer screen. That means it is too concentrated so we need to get some dilution of the sample. To dilute it, we took 1mL of the stock reference sample and dilute with water until the intensity is less than the stock reference sample. Measure the new sample volume.
While the water was sitting, I put each portion of beet into individual beakers and began to test each portion individually. For tests 1-4 I soaked each piece of beet in water warmed to it’s corresponding temperature for one minute. I then removed the beet from the water and placed it back into its beaker then added 3ml of the room temperature tap water. I then let it sit for 20 minutes. For test 5, I placed the dry beet in its beaker and put it into the refrigerator for 30 minutes, removed it, and added 3ml room temperature tap
I would ask parents for advice on the care of baby's hair and have been told in the past to use a wide toothed comb to gently remove tangles and use a gentle shampoo or jojoba oil to help prevent breakage. Babies should have there teeth cleaned twice a day using circular movements. For very small babies I start cleaning teeth as soon as they appear and do it a bath time as it can be very messy. A soft small headed toothbrush should be used. The health visitor can advise on cleaning teeth and will also
Attending handover is very important as this gives us information on current situation of residents which helps us decide to prioritize our tasks and keep an eye on a particular resident if need be. After handover at around 8:10 pm I went to make tea trolley ready. My other colleague began to collect water jugs and checking residents at the same time. Before doing anything, I put my apron on and washed my hands properly and made sure all utensils are clean. Afterwards, I took milk and sandwiches out of fridge and checked it them if it’s good cause it’s very important to make sure that food isn’t contaminated with bacteria.
Rinse thoroughly holding hands in a downward direction, then use a towel to turn off the faucet. If possible, use the towel to open the door, then throw it out. Directions for Proper Diaper Changing 1. Wear a new pair of disposable gloves prior to each diaper change. 2.
The Compliance Control Center (Forestville, MD) conducted a study with the intent to measure the impact of individual measurement and verification of overall hand washing compliance. In each location, employees that worked in areas that were critical to the prevention of infection and cross contamination chose or were assigned an individual and unique verification number to be used with the Compliance Control electronic hand washing verification system, throughout the study. This was the HyGenius system. Supervisors and employees in each location believed they were doing a good job with hand washing. The data showed that observed hand washing, the results were quite low during the observation period.
Keep the ulcers free of infection. Turn the patient every 2 hours. It also influences me to provide adequate diet, hygiene and hydration. My knowledge of restraint use influences the care I give by restraints are our last resort to calm the patient. Check skin integrity frequently.
Hand washing is one of the most important ways of reducing and controlling the spread of infections. (Storr 2004). Good hand washing is the first line of defence against the spread. Hand washing is to remove pathogenic microorganisms. Transient microorganisms are found on nurse’s hand which unfortunately is the source of HAI; fortunately they can be removed when the nurses wash their hands.