Unit 97 Support Individuals to Maintain Personal Hygiene 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene Explain why personal hygiene is important Good personal hygiene important to help take care of your body to prevent illness and infection. Good personal hygiene can also help to prevent the spread of infection to others. Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being Poor personal hygiene is known to be unacceptable in our culture. Good personal hygiene helps us to eliminate odours from our body. Odours occur from bacteria found on our skin and in our mouths.
Unit 4222 204.1 Duty of care means that the Health and Social Care Workers must do anything it is reasonably possible to keep individuals from harm. They need to think about following the policies and procedure, making risk assesements, respecting the rights of an individual or making risky choices, being aware of harm , making sure they have done anything is reasonably possible to avoid the danger, taking actions to keep the individuals safe and report the actions/dangers. Etc. If someone don’t ensure the legal responsibility of keeping the individual safe it may affect your work role . That’s why all the training needs to be kept up to date , aways wash your hands before and after attending a resident , etc.
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.
Unit 58. SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS TO MEET PERSONAL CARE NEEDS. Question 2.3 Explain how to report concerns about the safty and hygine of equipment or faclilties use for person care. ANWSER 2.3 Every equipment should be safe and clean before use, we all have a responsibility to keep equipment safe and clean to our client before we use it. Here is some of the routine I do.
2.2 Explain how to report concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care. Uniforms should be clean on each day and washed separately from other laundry. Gloves, aprons and good hand washing techniques should be used when
2.5. Describe the various ways to maintain dignity of an individual when supporting intimate personal hygiene. Starting with a warm safe place and talking to the individual about what they want or need to be assisted with personal hygiene, taking care to stay within the boundaries set up in their individual care plans. Talking about what is going to happen and making sure they understand and are comfortable with what has been said and what will be happening. Making sure they have everything they need before you start so not to interrupt the process causing distress.
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting. Understand how duty of care contributes of safe practice. 1.1 To have duty of care in my work place means that I make safety with the people in my care, such as I have mandley handing to move the person safely. That I monitor their behaviour such as behaviour chats, food and fluid chats and turn charts. And that this information is keep confidential and stored in the correct way, such as locked way and only made available to other staff, doctors and other professionals such as social workers.
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.
5.8 Describe the correct procedure for disposal of used PPE Appropriate disposal of single-use items of PPE should be done immediately when you have been dealing with clinical or hazardous waste. You should ensure that reusable items of PPE are prepared for the next time they are to be used (send to the laundry appropriately labelled or disinfect them carefully). Always dispose of PPE in accordance with your organisation’s policies, procedures and guidelines. 6.1 Describe the key principles of good personal hygiene Hygiene is important as bacteria and micro-organisms can be easily transferred by hands, clothing and equipment. Ways of adhering to good standards of hygiene will be documented in your organisation’s standard operating procedures.
Cleaning schedules are in place to prevent and control infections. The environment should be visibly clean and acceptable to residents, staff and visitors. Regular cleaning is important to maintain the appearance and function of the premises, the chosen method of cleaning should remove the contamination and not spread it. Cleaning schedules are put in place to inform users, staff and visitors who cleaned, what is cleaned, what time and day cleaning takes place, whether something needs to be cleaned daily, weekly or monthly and what chemicals were used to clean. 3.