1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is important because the individual enjoys cleanliness, presentation & comfort. Looking good & clean can boost the person’s ego & their respect among others. The person whose body is clean hardly gets infected. Personal hygiene involves keeping the skin, nails & hair in good shape as well as keeping your clothes clean. Personal hygiene is also important as it clears discomfort & odors that might discomfort others & make friends to isolate you.
UNIT 23 support personal hygiene 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal Hygiene is important as keeping a good level of hygiene helps to prevent the development and spread of illnesses, infections and bad odours. It also makes you feel good about yourself and makes you feel valued. 1.2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and wellbeing If you don’t maintain your personal hygiene it can affect your mental health leading you too feel insecure about yourself making you lose confidence. Your emotional wellbeing would also be affected by you not feeling good about yourself. Your physical health would also deteriorate and your social life would also be affected due to your physical appearance and a bad odour radiating around you making it unpleasant for others to be around.
A stomach bug introduced to a care home can quickly spread between residents and staff. This can cause more serious illness and can complicate other medical conditions. Good personal hygiene can greatly reduce the risk of spreading infection. Some basic principles are:- Wash your self regularly and wash your hair, do not wear personal jewelry, especially when undertaking personal care, keep you clothes and shoes clean, wash your hands regularly, wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing or smoking. Using PPE like gloves and aprons also helps reduce the spread of infection.
Unit 4222-249 Outcome One Part One Personal hygiene is important because it prevents illness and the spread of germs and disease. Part Two If a person has poor hygiene they could become ill, with sores from improper washing or with other bacterial infections. If a person doesn’t wash properly they could start to smell and this effect their social well-being as people may avoid them or make fun of them. Outcome Two Part One A resident is encouraged to take a daily shower, this has been discussed and negotiated with them and is explained to them in terms they understand that is they do not wash regularly they could become ill and have to go to the doctors. Part Two Residents are spoken to on a one to one basis by their keyworkers.
CU2655 – Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene 1. Understand the importance of good personal hygiene. a. 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important All service users should be encouraged to maintain personal hygiene as it refers to the comprehensive cleaning of and caring of their body. Maintaining good personal hygiene includes bathing, washing hands, brushing teeth and wearing clean clothes.
Unit 23 Support Personal Hygiene 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important? Personal hygiene is important as good personal hygiene reduces the spread of bacteria and other unwanted offensive materials which also reduce the spread disease. Also if personal hygiene is maintained it provides a good and professional impression. 1.2 Describe the effects of poor hygiene on health and wellbeing? Poor hygiene can affect health by spreading disease and making people ill, Poor hygiene affects a person’s wellbeing by making them feel unclean and smelly which could affect the individual by causing them to become depressed, lack motivation & wanting to be alone.
(www.legislations.gov.uk, Accessed 04/10/13). Training cleaners on how to clean up after the previous patient properly and how the cups and plates should be put away, stops harm because if the cleaners had more training and cleaned up properly, there would be less infection being spread as there would be less bacteria around the ward. It also maintains the respect and dignity that should be provided for the patients that are cared for. If the recommendation was not reached, patients would be harmed by catching viruses and infection. In this case, if a patient in the ward was to catch one off these infections from dirty cups, it would be harder for them to recover due to them being elderly and having a lower immune system than someone that was young and healthy, so in some cases little infections like this from been given a dirty cup to drink from can sometimes lead to death.
Not only does the thyme oil provide antibacterial properties, but also provide a number of health benefits. It relieves wounds, bites and sores problems. Hence, thyme helps to avoid a dull complexion on the skin. It also treats scalp preventing hair loss. In one of the research, published in the Journal of Lipids Research, essential thyme oil showed the ability to suppress the inflammatory cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme.
Keeping the patient clean and keeping up with good hygiene such as bathing and oral care is another important piece. The patient would be turned and monitored so that no additional problems arise in addition to the medical problems Mildred is already experiencing. A peaceful environment would be kept as well as pastoral services and anything else needed for psychosocial needs. 3.
Management and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer Nutrition and diet play an important role in maintaining the health of individuals. Nutrition and diet can also have a positive effect on the lives of individuals who have been touched by certain diseases. Nutrition can help prevent or can reduce some symptoms associated with the disease at hand. The terms “good nutrition” and “healthy eating” can have different meanings for different people. Some see their diet as “healthy” even though to others it can be seen as toxic to their health.