Soiled Linen: This should be handled while wearing plastic gloves, if in a client's home the soiled linen should be separated from the unsoiled linen. Use hot temperature water to wash soiled linen in a washing machine. Avoid leaving them on the floor or soaked outside the washing machine to ensure infection control. In Nursing homes, soiled linen are collected into red bags and taken directly to the laundry; these red bags disintegrate in the washing machine. Hands should be washed at the end of such task.
Assessment One Outline the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting. In my setting I have to learn to do the tasks of: • Nappy Changing • Food Preparation and Clearing • Children’s Sleep Pattern • Fire Procedures • Key Personal files and individual Learning Plans (ILP’s) • The care of the nursery equipment • Lifting and handling • Safeguarding Children • Staff Presentation and Safety • Grievances • Accidents • Security Toilet and Nappy Changing Procedures The Policy and Procedures of the Montessori Lido of toileting and nappy changing. We MUST make sure that we have completely washed our hand so that we have limited the number of germs that might be living on them, all so we HAVE to wear the disposable gloves along with the blue plastic apron. Once we have done that then we let the child get the changing mat while we gather together all the equipment that we should need such as nappy bags, disposable gloves, blue apron, wipes, book of records, the Child’s bag which should contain their own nappies, wipes (if they don’t have the wipes then we can use the ones provided by the nursery) and cream. Once colleted then first we put on the disposable gloves and apron as well as wiping down the changing mat with a small amount of antibacterial spray.
The reason why we bed bath clients is to promote personal hygiene and to give them a sense of well-being it also maintain intact skin i.e. prevention of pressure sours. Bed bathing allows the caregivers to monitor changes in the client’s skin condition.It was my first day on practice placement and I assisted a care assistance in giving a patient a bed bath. The patient had recently had a stroke, due to that the patients left arm was paralysed and her mobility was greatly reduced, and also caused her severe pain. We first explained to her what we were going to do and asked for her consent, which was given verbally, the patient was unable to communicate do to the stroke however when we asked for her consent she nodded her head.
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.
The bathroom should have safety features installed such as tub bars and toilet bars and nonslip pads in the shower. Making these changes will enhance Mrs. O’Neill’s safety at home. It would eliminate her risk for falls, and assist her in taking care of herself. The home health nurse can check those things on her visits and make sure that they continue to be safe for Mrs. O’Neill. Another healthcare issue would be the medicines in her cabinet that have expired.
Hands should be washed between each Resident and also after removing disposable gloves. Sanitise antibacterial hand gel rub may also be used to give extra protection against bacteria. Hand rub is good to use, but is not be use instead of a good, regular hand washing technique. Disposable gloves and aprons that are used should be removed and disposed of correctly between each Resident to prevent cross contamination. Laundry that is contaminated must be treated as infectious and disposable gloves are worn to place it into red bags and washed immediately on a very hot wash with a sluice wash included.
So as a precaution to prevent infection being spread from the bacteria on the hand they often wash their hands regularly with anti-bacterial hand wash. Standard Precautions * Protect broken skin * Observe the hand hygiene policy * Use protective clothing correctly * Observe aseptic precautions for all invasive procedures/manipulation of catheters. * Clean, disinfect and/or sterilise as appropriate reusable equipment between each use. * Handle and dispose of bed linen correctly. * Dispose of sharps and clinical waste correctly. * Clean/disinfect spillages of blood/body fluids as per guidance.
It is important leaving the patient happy so they don’t feel vulnerable and depressed. There are many issues I need to work on so I can improve myself. I will work on these improvements with my tutor and staff nurses which can better me so I can in future become a competent
Adequate sleep is also very important to prevent depression. The patient stated that normally she gets adequate rest, other than when she is dealing with a urinary tract infection. During these times, the patient has frequency and wakes during the night to use the restroom. This also puts the patient at an increased risk for falls. It is important that the patient keep a clear path to the restroom and leave a bathroom light or night light on to help
• Give care with confidence- it's important for everyone to be confident when giving care especially with young children as they get scared easilyResponsibilities- the essential aim is providing the appropriate first aid. • Passing on information- by passing on information of the incident to a professional and the parent. | Paediatric Emergency First Aid Unit PEFAP 001 Unit: F/600/2036 Learning Outcomes 1.2 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others. New clean gloves as this stops any skin to skin hand contact with the individual. It is important to that when treating lacerations that they are washed with sterile water, minimising infection for the individual.