If, however, I was assisting with the repositioning of a patient who is incontinent, I would probably consider hand washing, gloves and an apron. Once I have performed the activity, I would remove aprons and gloves, and dispose of them according to my organisation’s policy. I must wash my hands after patient contact and before moving on to the next person. If I make physical contact with a patient I was my hands, but if no physical contact is made I use an antibacterial gel which is provided by the NHS. Hand gels should only be used as an interim measure until you are able to perform a proper hand wash; they are not a suitable replacement for good hand washing.
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.
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
Unit IC01 Question 1 1.1 > To make sure you wear protective clothes > Attend all relevant training > Dispose waste correctly > Wash your hands before and after any activities 1.2 > To provide PPE > To provide relative training to staff > To make sure all health and safety checks are taken Question 2 2.1 COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 2.2 > To safe handling and disposing of waste > Personal hygiene (washing your hands in the correct way) > Report and record any incidents and accidents Question 3 3.1 > Dispose all wastes in the correct bins > Wash your hands in the correct way >
Covering cuts and scrapes with a clean bandage will help the wound to heal and it will also prevent the bacteria from being spread. Also, do not touch other people’s wounds or bandages. Do not share personal items such as razors or towels as well. Shared items, such as gym equipment, should be wiped down with antibacterial wipes before and after use. 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).
7,8,Any spillages,i would clean thoroughly and as quickly as possible using the correct materials and equipment for that particular spillage.I would effectively wash my hands using an effective antibacterial soap,after collecting and disposing of body
Hair must be clean, tied back off the collar with a plain band when in clinical environment and scissors and other sharp or hard objects must not be carried outside breast pockets for safety reasons. 3. Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: • Self – keeping store rooms and other areas clean and tidy and making sure patients are using the appropriate walking aids. Keeping up to date with mandatory competencies such as fire safety, first aid and equipments. • The employer or manager – To make sure that employees are up to date with mandatory health and safety training to improve the safety at work for themselves as well as patients.
Control means to contain the infection once someone has it for example using personal protective equipment and washing your hands even if they don’t feel dirty. 1:2 Employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at work act 1974. And this states that employers have a responsibility to protect employees’ from danger and harm, as reasonably practicable. Employers must: * Provide a safe workspace. * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities.
This course has been a refresher to me on safety and sanitation and some of the practices that are sometimes overlooked. As a business owner it is my responsibility to make sure that my establishment a clean and safe place for my clients to come and get serviced. On a daily basis it is my practice to make sure my floors are cleaned and mopped at the end of each day. My shampoo bowl and chair are wiped down after each client is serviced and I use a neck strip and clean cape on each client. When performing chemical services as in color or relaxers, I use a separate pair of gloves and dispose of them after each use.
Remove PPE and dispose Wash hands Sometimes the individual will want dispose of there waste them self’s ensure hygiene procedures are followed by them. Be able to monitor and report on support for managing continence 1. Procedures of monitoring and supporting continence There is a assessment procedure where the individuals care needs and wishes will be established and a correct care plan will be agreed. Every stage will be noted and dated and a review date will be given. All staff should be aware of the care plan and have easy access to it if needed.