1. Understanding the Importance of Good Personal Hygiene Personal hygiene is important for many reasons; these can be personal, social, health reasons, psychological or simply as a way of life. Essentially, keeping a good standard of hygiene helps to prevent development and spread of infections, illnesses and bad odours. Many people can be conscious of hygiene needs and self-esteem, confidence and motivation can suffer through bad hygiene practice. Any injuries or cuts and grazes are present then the wound should be cleaned and dressed as this can help reduce the risk of infection and pain.
IUNIT 249 PRINCIPLES OF SUPPORTING AN INDIVIDUAL TO MAINTAIN PERSONAL HYGIENE Outcome 1: understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1. Explain why personal hygiene is important. Personal Hygiene is important for feeling good about your self, comfortable and clean. Good personal hygiene means the reduction of body odour which can be unpleasant for the individual and others. Personal hygiene also makes you have feelings of self-worth and can make you feel valued.
Outcome 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important. Personal hygiene is Important in my job role so as not to risk the spread of infection and bad bacteria from dirty hands or clothes. Personal hygiene is also important for feeling good, being clean and comfortable not smelling bad. Personal hygiene also makes you feel happy and valued as people will want to be with you and spend their time with you. Good personal hygiene is important for health and wellbeing as being clean will leave you feeling happier.
| | Performance Evidence Record | | CANDIDATE NAME Ishrit Ahmed _____________________________________________________________ Evidence ref: CU268 | Use this form to record details of activities (tick as appropriate) Observed by your assessor Oral questions Assignments/Questions Observation of work products Assessment criteria | UNIT – CU268 Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene. | 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.14.2 | Explain why personal hygiene is important. Maintaining personal hygiene is necessary for many reasons; personal, social, health, psychological or simply as a way of life. Keeping a good standard of hygiene helps to prevent the development and spread of infections, illness and bad odors. Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being.
Lorna Robertson Level 3 Health & Social Care Unit 97: Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is very important for every individual its important to mantain a good personal hygiene to prevent infections, illnesses and bad odours. Personal hygiene involves cleaning and taking care of your body examples of this are washing your hands, having a bath, brushing your teeth, wearing clean clothes, overall making yourself look clean and presentable. 1.2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and wellbeing Having poor hygiene can effect you in many ways first of all your health, having poor hygiene increases your risks of catching an infection or being ill, examples of this are if you cut yourself and do not clean the wound or cover it with a bandage or plaster it could become infected. Not washing your hands after using the toilet is another example of poor hygiene you can spread infections around and to other people, also not washing your hands after touching meat or fish is bad for spreading infections and making you ill. It can also effect your well-being if you have poor hygiene people around you tend to pick up on it quickly and you could put peope off if you smell unpleasent, you may get picked on for smelling or for having greasy hair etc; this could effect your confidence and body image and you may neglect yourself from social activities.
1. Understand the importance of good personal hygiene. 1.1- Explain why personal hygiene is important: It is important so you feel good, comfortable and clean. If you have good personal hygiene it reduces the body odour, which sometimes can be unpleasant for other people and the individual. Also having good personal hygiene can make you feel valued.
Support individual to understand the reasons for hygiene and safety precautions. It is very important to support the individuals to understand the reasons for hygiene and safety precautions. That is why I always explain to Mr. J. that the first thing we need to do is to put on the safety belt. And also in days when he does not feel like taking a shower, I encourage him explaining that keeping a good hygiene is very important for his health and well being. 2.
Principles of Supporting An Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene Outcome 1 - Understand the Importance of Good Hygiene Explain why personal Hygiene is important Person hygiene means the cleaning and grooming of the external body to make sure the skin, nails and hair are in good condition. This is done to keep the body and hair clean and free from any infections. Through eating, drinking, coughing, sneezing, sweating and slimintion of urne and excrement the body needs cleaning to prevent infection, discomfort and odours. From maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene an individual feels clean, presentable and comfortable. Through looking presentable and feeling clean an individuals self esteem and self respect rises.
Poor medical care is likewise dysfunctional for society, as people who are ill face greater difficulty in becoming healthy and people who are healthy are more likely to become ill. For a person to be considered legitimately sick, said Parsons, several expectations must be met. He referred to these expectations as the sick rolesick roleExpectations of how people are supposed to think and act when they are ill.. First, sick people should not be perceived as having caused their own health problem. If we eat high-fat food, become obese, and have a heart attack, we evoke less sympathy than if we had practiced good nutrition and maintained a proper weight. If someone is driving drunk and smashes into a tree, there is much less sympathy than if the driver had been sober and skidded off the road in icy weather. Second, sick people must want to get well.
Preventing a person from acquiring an HCAI (Health-care associated infection) can save them from unnecessary discomfort, anxiety and exposure to high levels of antibiotic therapy, all of which could have serious consequences for patients and their families. Our actions could save lives. We can help prevent infection by doing the following – * Disposing of waste correctly * Washing hands when appropriate * Keeping equipment clean * Remaining vigilant and reporting potential hazards * Attending infection control training and keeping update * Wear clean PPE for each person * Maintain personal hygiene If a person acquires an infection, our responsibility will focus