The Victorian environment may increase risk of moving residents due to lighting, flooring or lack of space & storage may be very limited for equipment. * Falling from heights when cleaning, got to make sure they aint a way off falling when cleaning which will cause harm to you and/or residents. Resident: * It’s on a main road and people who have dementia could forget that and could end up walking there, and putting their self at risk of getting hurt. * Windows, if they are left open or not got a safety lock on, a resident could fall out of it and hurt themselves or others. * Poor fitted bed rails can lead to asphyxiation, and residents can shake them and make them dislodge the rail.
o Moisture damage to the skin can be caused to the individual due to being unable to cope with or without aids or support. o There is an increased risk of infection. o Individual isolates self due to fear of unable to manage needs. o Cognitive deterioration due to dehydration. o Fearful of loss of dignity.
Support individuals to manage continence 1 Understand factors that affect management of continence Explain how difficulties with continence can affect an individuals self esteem,health and their day to day activities. Incontinence can affect a person mentally as well as physically and have a negative effect on the persons self esteem which can cause social embarrassment,isolation,distress and depression. Incontinence can restrict a person activities with fear of an accident in public which can cause humiliation,embarrassment. 1.2 List common causes of difficulties with continence Hysterectomy painful bladder syndrome pregnancy and childbirth ageing Enlarged prostrate prostatitis bladder cancer bladder stones 1.3 Explain how an individuals personal beliefs and values may affect the management of incontinence An individuals beliefs and values may affect the management of continence it may be that an individual values and beliefs may lead them to request clinical procedures which others may feel are not in their best interests, they may also refuse treatment which would benefit them. Modesty is greatly valued in some religions and cultures which may prevent them from seeking help.
Visual impairments can also be difficult in these situations and may affect a person’s ability to read body language, facial expressions and see gestures. Persons who have dual sensory loss will find it extremely difficult and be frustrated during day to day tasks. It can lead to loss of interests in activities and in some case may cause a person to have little or no contact with the world around them. It can have serious effects if a person misinterprets what they are being spoken to about by their family, friends and possibly medical professionals. Persons with hearing impairments would need to focus on reading lips and body language to uphold conversations just as people with visual impairments would rely on their hearing to be able to function effectively within society.
Barriers to communication in a doctor’s surgery. Physical environment In a physical environment there are factors which can inhabit communication for example a lot of back ground noise can cause a barrier because the people having the conversation cannot hear each other properly meaning that information is not getting to each other. Back ground noise can be things such as a baby crying or a telephone ringing for example. A way to help a conversation could be if the people having the conversation were in a quiet environment, this will help those who are communicating because they can hear one another and won’t miss any of the information that is being said to them. An example of this could be in a doctor’s surgery, it is important to switch mobile phones off and to not be loud so the receptionist can pass important information on to people who need an appointment.
Blocking doors can interfere with people escaping a fire zone to safety. Putting things in the way of certain doors closing can interfere with fire containment and in doing such can put more people in harms way. These are all rules that people do not understand and therefore argue with if it is not explained to them or not enforced properly. There are also rules for people to have TB tests done frequently. This ensures that new employees in a healthcare facility do not bring in the disease to pass on to the patients that are more susceptible to it.
LD 206.1] Understand the importance of good personal hygiene It is important to maintain a high standard of hygiene to stop infections and cross contamination. When you have a good personal hygiene routine it makes you feel better, comfortable and clean, this can give you a feeling of self-worth and can make you feel valued. If you don’t do this you can have a strong unpleasant odour this can be very unpleasant for colleagues, friends and themselves, people may wish not to be around you. If you do not maintain good Personal Hygiene it can make an individual’s skin break down which can in turn manifest into sores leading to an infection which will be very painful. Lack of personal hygiene can also have an effect on a person’s well-being by affecting their mental health which can lead to insecurities by them not feeling good about themselves and a loss of confidence.
Understanding potential hazards in Health and Social Care Electricity Supply - All electrical equipment hold a risk of a potentially dangerous electrical shock, it can be caused by contact with live parts and could result in burns or even death in bad cases, so it’s important to ensure that your computer is fully tested and maintained. Exposure to arching may lead to an injury and faulty electrical equipment or installations has a high risk of fires. Unsuitable electrical apparatus’ can cause explosions. Raw Sewage - Exposure to raw sewage or its products may result in a number of health risks and illnesses. Gastroenteritis; can cause stomach cramps and pains, diarrhoea, and vomiting.
It is important for a professional to make sure the corridors are safe for residents to walk through without being in danger but if they have recently mopped the floor it will take a while to dry so it is vital to put a wet sign on the floor so they know to be aware and careful whilst walking. If a resident does fall on a slippery floor it could result with a sprained, bruised or torn muscles or ligaments, whiplash, fractured bones, head injuries, back or neck injuries or broken bones (most common for hand, wrist or forearm for this incident). Leaving equipment or any object in the corridor can be very hazardous in a care home. It can be easily prevented just by moving the object into a safe room or cupboard and could potentially save someone from a serious injury. The harm that could be caused by this hazard is very similar to if a resident slipped on wet flooring, the most likely place of the body to be injured when falling over a piece of equipment would be back, head, neck, wrist or ankle and it could include it being sprained, fractured, bruised or broken.
2.) A patient getting up out of bed without assistance from either a member of staff of a particular aid such as a walking stick or frame could cause them to fall resulting in injuries like bruising, cuts and abrasions and possible head injuries. 3.) A patients loosing their footing and falling over or down stairs could cause them both minor and potentially fatal injuries including cuts and bruising, broken bones or head injuries. The patient could also suffer after from shock or panic disorders relating to the