Odours occur from bacteria found on our skin and in our mouths. Taking good care of our skin and mouth helps to protect us infections regular bathing and teeth cleaning can help to protect us from bad odours. Poor personal hygiene is known to cause illness. Poor hygiene can be a sign of mental health issues or low self esteem from isolation from others. 2 Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene Describe how to maintain dignity of an individual when supporting intimate personal hygiene When supporting an individual with intimate personal hygiene it is important to explain to the individual what is going to happen and ensuring that they understand what is going to happen and that they are comfortable with what is going to happen.
Speaking to them about issues they might have in a sensitive manner. Talking with them to identify if they need any support to maintain personal hygiene, it could be that they can not do it for themselves or that they do not have working facilities to do so such as a working washing machine. By explaining to the the reasons for good personal hygiene. Main points of legislation that relates to moving/ handling: Including: The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAW/ HSW), The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) How following principles for safe moving/ handling protects those in the social care setting from injury/ harm: By limiting the occurrence of dangerous situations; only moving/ handling when necessary, assessing the potential risks, taking steps to reduce the risks, requesting support, reporting any difficulties/ hazards, using alternative methods, adhering to policies and procedures of organisation, agreed ways of working and legislation.
CU311 The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control Points P1 - Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections P2 - Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections P3 - Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections P4 - Understand the importance of risk assessment, in relation to the prevention and control of infections P5 - Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment ( PPE)in the prevention and control of infections P6 - Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections Answers P1,2 & 3 - Under the Health and safety at work act, there are several responsibilities that employees must abide by. Some of these are: • make the workplace safe • prevent risks to health • ensure safe working practices are in place and used • provide adequate first aid These responsibilities come under the health and safety at work act, which covers several other regulations such as the 'manual handling operations regulations 1992' and 'health and safety first aid regulations 1981'.There are several ways in which we reduce the risk of infection spreading. The first action which we take is to remove the initial source of infection from the environment, ie. the service user. Once the source has been removed we then ensure that no other service user enters the environment and the a member of staff wear gloves, uses clean equipment, removes waste safely and if necessary wears protective equipment.
And to help with reporting accidents and make arrangements for emergencies. 1.3 A The social care worker have responsibilities in the work place these include to take reasonable care of your own health and safety. To avoid wearing jewellery and loose clothing if operating machinery or using equipment. To keep long hair tied up and out of the way if using machinery or equipment. To take reasonable care and not to put other people at risk.
Know how to work in an inclusive way 3. Know how to access information, advice and support about diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination Personal Learning and Thinking Skills: At the end of each activity reference is made to how the activities will help to develop your PLTS’s. Mapping to the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (QCF) When an activity meets the learning outcomes for the Level 2 Diploma this will be highlighted at the end of the activity with the following as an example L2 DIP U3 1.1 Grading Grid |Learning Outcome: |Assessment Criteria:
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.
|Title |HSC 3038 Work in partnership with families to support individuals | |Level |3 | |Credit value |4 | |Learning outcomes |Assessment criteria | |The learner will |The learner can: | |1. Understand partnership working with
You must inform the service user why the information needs to be passed on to others, and that it is your responsibility to do so. 4 - If there is a risk of danger or harm to the service user speak to your manager. C Davies 19/10/2013 Unit 202 Outcome 1 1 - Roles and Responsibilities * Personal Care * Support service user to live wiyhin their own home * Domestic * Administating medication * Shopping * Confidentiality 2 - These make up 'standards' to follow for good practice in your working practice * Care Standards Act 2000 * Domicilary Care Regulations 2002 * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * Management of Health and
Know how to encourage an individual to maintain personal hygiene 3.3 Explain how to address personal hygiene issues with an individual in a sensitive manner without imposing own values When looking at an individual’s personal hygiene problems we need to ensure that we are not measuring them against our own standards. We need to identify if there is a reason for the issue not being addressed before, if this is a new problem or whether there is a history of poor personal hygiene. By exploring the reasons we may find the solution. 3.4 Describe how to make an individual aware of the effects of poor hygiene on others A conversation about personal hygiene can be uncomfortable for us and the resident but it doesn't need to be. With some preparation and a few helpful props, we can talk to someone about personal hygiene and help him implement improvements.
Unit 1 Developing effective communication in health and social care P4 Explain strategies used in health and social care environments to overcome barriers to effective communication and interpersonal interactions. Effective communication is part of the core skills required by all those who work in the health and social care setting. To ensure that health and social care professionals communicate effectively with service users we need to ensure that we overcome barriers of effective communication. There are strategies that can be used to overcome barriers to effective communication and interpersonal interactions. To overcome environmental factors during communication health and social care professional needs to ensure that noise is kept to a minimum or if the noise is too much to control they should remove service user to suitable place, service provider needs to ensure that the lighting would enable people to see interpreters / facial expressions and if they need to lip read, they could be able to see facial expression of others and that the temperature of the room is comfortable for the service users and the service provider.