Judy Leon Tanner Jones WRT 101 M 6:10 10-24-2011 How to Bathe Your Dog Regardless of the breed or size of your dog, at some point it will get dirty. Bathing your dog is not only a good way to tame the dirty dog odor that may be following it into every room, but it is also a step toward your pets healthy skin and coat. With a bit of planning and hard work you can avoid stressful and costly visits to a professional groomer by simply bathing your dog at home. With correct preparation, set-up and technique, your dog will be smelling and feeling much fresher in no time at all. Although most dogs detest bath time, with a little persuasion and TLC this activity can be very rewarding for you and the dog.
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.
Example bathing. When bathing a service user I would first ensure that the bathroom was clean and tidy and that this was equipped for the task ahead. In order to ensure this was ready I would collect towels, toiletries, clean clothing and any other items the service user requires. I would then ensure that the bath was in a clean state and if this was the case I would begin to fill the bath ensuring the temperature of the water was checked with the hot spot ensure no risk of scalding was present. After the bath had finished filling I would then proceed to collect the service user from the lounge/ bedroom and assist them with their bathing needs.
I had already gained consent from patient A for myself and the nurse to give a bed bath in accordance with the NMC code of conduct (NMC, 2008) and following this I went to collect the correct equipment to perform the task. As patient A had Clostridium Difficile they needed to be isolation nursed. We isolate nurse to “prevent the risk of spreading germs to other patients and staff” (NHS, 2010). Outside of the side room there were red aprons and gloves which needed to be put on before entering. Before entering the side room, it is essential to collect all equipment to avoid leaving the room unnecessarily.
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.
Occupational therapy will identify specific needs and items that will help with activities of daily living. Perhaps he needs a rail attached to the wall of his bathtub. Or a single step stool that will help him in the kitchen. Food and nutrition can teach him what foods to eat and how to prepare his food in a diabetic friendly manner. They can show him ways to alter his favorite dishes to have consistent carbohydrates.
• 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.
Once everyone was ready, we served dessert, which worked as above in terms of self-service, extra helpings and cleaning away. Once a child had finished, they were permitted to play in the room, under instruction not to disturb those still eating. Throughout they were taught the importance of hygiene, starting by washing their hands before the meal and continuing by teaching them not to play with food or eat anything they dropped on the floor. Teaching good hygiene at nursery is important because it influences the how children approach personal hygiene, which will stay with them for life. Teaching the principles of good hygiene is the best way to avoid the spread of infection and other complaints, both in childhood and later in life.
First aid reflective account ac[1.1] identify the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider- On 17th January 2013 I attended a study lesson on emergency first aid where we learnt the roles and responsibility’s of a first aider and how to carry out those responsibilities. Performing a primary survey, recognising the injury/problem, treat within my competency, seek help when needed and report incidents appropriately. ac[1.2] describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others – You can reduce the risk of infection to yourself on others by washing your hands with soap and water using the 10 guide. Wearing gloves when treating casualty’s so that you don’t come into contact with bodily fluids. Clearing up bodily fluids after an accident from floor with achti chlor so that any harmful bacteria is killed.
Unit 13 Task 1.1, 1.2 Care needs Define the term personal care Personal care is about looking after an individual that is unable to look after themselves. Identify the 4 personal care needs of an individual Washing Dressing Feeding Toileting Describe the 4 personal care needs of an individual Alice Alice is 14 years old and has Down’s syndrome. In her case she will need personal care. Washing: Alice has poor mobility; she may have difficulty getting in and out of a bath tub. To wash Alice the care giver will firstly need some items like two towels and two flannel, pyjamas, power, skin lotion and hair care.