Teeth- Another effect of poor hygiene is bad breath which is lack of brushing this allows bacteria to grow or having food in between teeth can start to rot over time so leading to bad breath. Going to denisit regular basis helps to maintain good teeth care. Hands - Washing hands is important regularly throughout the day to ensure bacteria is kept to a minimum as hands carry lots of germs and bacteria which can lead to a number of illness . You should always use hot water and soap. Outcome 2 Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene 3 Support the individual to develop awareness of the effects of poor hygiene Explain to them in importance of good hygiene and how poor hygiene can have a important affect on thier well being.
A clean house can prevent infestations of disease-carrying vermin, such as rodents, cockroaches, fleas and lice. In addition, making sure your bathroom is sanitary can prevent the spread of dangerous viruses, such as hepatitis A, which can be spread through contact with fecal matter, according to the CDC. Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary defines hygiene as practices conducive to health. This includes taking care of your body, maintaining good oral health and eliminating odors. The Department of Health in the Philippines explains that poor personal hygiene can cause skin diseases and worm infestations, diarrheal diseases and dental diseases.
LD 206 – Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene Most people will maintain personal hygiene except in illness, substance abuse, or dementia. Dementia can cause a change in personal hygiene habits. People may forget to wash or change their clothes, or they may forget how to keep clean. Carers may find these stressful but different strategies can help. A person with dementia may need help with going to the toilet, getting dressed, brushing their teeth and grooming hair and nails.
The foundation of a healthy life is good personal hygiene. Poor hygiene can cause several different health problems including skin problems, infectious diseases caused by bacteria or parasites. 1.2 Describe the effect of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being. When people don't practice adequate personal hygiene, certain consequences may develop ranging from social problems to potentially serious diseases. Poor personal hygiene can have social and emotional effect on life.
By promoting personal hygiene in your own practice and appearance, and assisting individuals that you care for, you are leading by example. 1.2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well being. Poor personal hygeine can initially lead to the individual developing body odour from either not washing or not changing their clothing, this can lead to the person becoming isolated as family, freinds or the wider community as they are reluctant to spend time with the person. Not keeping their body and skin clean can lead to health problems such as bacterial, fungal or parasitic infections such as athletes foot. Poor dental hygeine will first be indicated by a build up of plaque on the teeth and bad breath but can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and loss of teeth, which can make a person who already has low self esteem loose more confidence.
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.
Food should be served at the correct temperature; temperature should be monitored if food is kept in warming trays. 1.2 The main reason for implementing food safety is to keep individuals from becoming ill due to food not properly prepared. In a large setting such as banquets, weddings or group gatherings you can make a large portion of the population ill by not following proper food safety. These illnesses can range from mild (upset stomach, headache) to severe (death). Food should be thrown out or refrigerated after being left out for 2 hours.
Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being Poor personal hygiene can lead to unpleasant body odors, leaving the individual feeling depressed, with low self esteem and low confidence. It can also lead to the individual being isolated by friends. It can have a great effect on your health causing infections; stop you from causing injury to yourself and others by trimming nails. Good personal hygiene is important to promoting good health. 2.5.
UNIT-4223-007 The principles of infection prevention and control Outcome1 Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections The learner can; 1. Explain employees ’roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection As a minimum I need to ensure that I wash my hands before and after each activity. However, hand washing alone may not be sufficient for the activity I’m involved in. When assessing the risk of infection, the chances are that if you are assisting somebody to walk from the bedside to the toilet on the ward, hand washing alone may be sufficient. If, however, I was assisting with the repositioning of a patient who is incontinent, I would probably consider hand washing, gloves and an apron.
I always ask the client what temperature is ok, they touch the water with the hand and tell me if it has to be more hot or cold until they confirm that it is the right temperature for them. This way we prevent accidents. 4.2. Before offering personal care we must also ensure that toiletries, materials and equipment are within our rich or the rich of the client. It is always better to prepare all before starting, to make sure we have shower gel, shampoo, wet wipes, pads, creams, towels, flanels all ready to use so that we are not in a situation to leave the client because we do not have one thing or another and go look for it.