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.
1.1 Explain why personal hygiene important Good personal hygiene is essential to promoting good health. Personal hygiene includes oral hygiene, skin hygiene, hair hygiene and hair hygiene, but it is not limited to these 4 as after promoting a good personal hygiene even the clothes that you put on must be clean. Personal hygiene habits such as washing your hands and brushing and flossing your teeth will help keep bacteria, viruses, and illnesses at bay. And there are mental as well as physical benefits. Practicing good body hygiene helps you feel good about yourself, which is important for your mental health.
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.
Unit 4222-249 Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene 1. Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 2.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important Good personal hygiene not only enhances our appearance, its importance is directly related to preventing infections, diseases, and keeps us free from unpleasant odors. Practicing proper hygiene is important to our mental health and helps us feel better about ourselves. Keeping a good personal hygiene also helps keep those we care about healthy and safe. 2.2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being By skipping daily hygiene practices there is a greater risk of becoming victim to infectious diseases.
Unit CU2655 support individuals to maintain personal hygiene 1. Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1. Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is important to the individual’s health and well-being. Being clean, and having a respectable appearance is important for maintaining older persons self-esteem too. If you are assisting someone with their personal hygiene, it is important to respect that persons privacy and dignity, as well as carrying out personal hygiene tasks in the manner that the individual wishes you too.
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.
* Clean/disinfect spillages of blood/body fluids as per guidance. * Maintain a clean environment to minimise the accumulation bacteria potentially harmful to patients. * Immunisations and infection control * Principles of good hygiene * Importance of appropriate protective clothing * General cleanliness * Principles of isolation nursing * Immunisation and infection control * Safe practice procedures * Management of outbreaks of infection Another common practice is that when in health care workers look are looking at areas of a patient's body which are prone to spread infection or are vulnerable to infection they wear protective clothing. This includes face masks and disposable gloves. This is done for two main reasons firstly so the workers themselves don't get infected if the patient has an infection and
OPTIONAL UNIT 4222-250 Outcome 1 1. 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 spreading of infections, illnesses and bad odours. Body image influences self-esteem, confidence and motivation. Those who already have low self-esteem and especially those with depression often neglect personal hygiene which maintains the problem of poor body image.
Finally, dry your hands with a paper towel thoroughly and use the paper towel to turn off the faucet before you throw it away. Drying your hands will help prevent them from cracking, and using the paper towel to turn off the water will help you to not touch the sink. Proper hand washing is a great preventative from getting sick or
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.