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.
A risk assessment enables all parties, employees, employer and visitors that they are within a safe environment; those things are in place to reduce the risk of harm or potential risk. Describe correct procedures that relate to skincare? Infection control procedures relating to good personal hygiene include: • Hand washing - the spread of many pathogens can be prevented with regular hand washing. You should thoroughly wash your hands with water and soap for at least 15 seconds after visiting the toilet, before preparing food, and after touching clients or equipment. Dry your hands with disposable paper towels.
In order to clean this I would collect cleaning equipment from the cleaner’s cupboard and spray the bath with appropriate cleaning agents and using a clean cloth and after cleaning the bath I would rinse this thoroughly with hot water to remove any residue from the bath. I would then proceed to mop the floor and apply a wet floor sign so to make the next user aware the floor may be wet. 2. Describe the roles and
Unit 4222-250 Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene Outcome 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1 Explain why personal hygiene is important. People should have a good personal hygiene to maintain their wellbeing and health. Showering or bathing on a regular basis, washing hair and good overall cleaning of the body can help to kill harmful bacteria which could lead to health problems and illness. By maintaining good personal hygiene is important to peoples social, health, psychological well being. Good personal hyginene helps to prevent or develop infections, illness or bad odours, it also helps with confidence, motivation, body image and self esteem.
Another way to help kill bacteria is by drying clothes, sheets, and towels in a dryer instead of letting them air dry (Understanding MRSA Prevention, 2012). Washing your hands, as previously stated, is very important. People should scrub their hands for a minimum of 15 seconds, dry their hands with a disposable towel, and use a towel to turn the faucet off. Hand sanitizer should also be used when access to soap and water is not available (MRSA infection: Prevention,
Date................... Assessor Name.................................... Date.................. IV Name............................................... Date.................. UNIT NO. | LEARNING OUTCOME | Question | UNIT NO. | LEARNING OUTCOME | 264 | 2.2, 3.1, 6.4 | What are the main points of the policies and procedures for hand washing?Expose forearms – Bare below the elbowSingle band ringNo bracelets or watchesNails clean and of reasonable lengthNo false nails or nail polishWash with soap and water to remove dirt and micro organisms, or apply alcohol rubWash hands when visibly soiled, contaminated with blood or bodily fluids, after using the toilet, before procedures and before eating.
It is important to that when treating lacerations that they are washed with sterile water, minimising infection for the individual. It is important to make sure that all equipment you use is sterile and has come out of its original packaging which again should be clean, such as bandages, again minimising infection risks. When having to go CPR it is possible to use a plastic mouth guard, stopping again any skin to skin contact. The mouth guard can be used when an individual has also vomited or has had possibly blood or any other fluids around the mouth area. | Paediatric Emergency First Aid Learning outcomes 1.3 Describe suitable first aid
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.
Equipment in the clinical environment must be decontaminated appropriately after every use and before moving on to another patient.. Chloral clean should be made according to given method too much water or very less water makes it less effective. 2. Explain the purpose of cleaning schedules. Cleaning schedule is important as it explains staff and patients and visitors- who cleaned, what is cleaned, what time and day cleaning happened, how often cleaning happens, whether something nedds to be cleaned daily, weekly or monthly. 3.
Used when doing personal care and disposing waste Uniform - You should have a clean uniform when starting your shift and remove your uniform at the end of your shift and take it home and wash it. 5.8 Gloves and Aprons are classed as high risk items so you should dispose them in a yellow bag. Uniform can go in the laundry for a wash. Question 6 6.1 > Wash hands before and after every activity > Wear a clean uniform > Cut and clean nails > Have a Bath, wash your hair 6.3 1. Palm to palm 2.