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.
I always ask the client what temperature is ok, they touch the water with the hand and tell me if it has to be more hot or cold until they confirm that it is the right temperature for them. This way we prevent accidents. 4.2. Before offering personal care we must also ensure that toiletries, materials and equipment are within our rich or the rich of the client. It is always better to prepare all before starting, to make sure we have shower gel, shampoo, wet wipes, pads, creams, towels, flanels all ready to use so that we are not in a situation to leave the client because we do not have one thing or another and go look for it.
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.
Down the respirator tract into the lungs. Coughs,cold and other common air Bourne infections. How can our own health or personnel hygiene put others at risk in the work place. Good personal hygiene is one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves, and others, from illness. This means washing hands, being carefully not to cough or sneeze on others, cleaning things that you touch if you are unwell
Covering cuts and scrapes with a clean bandage will help the wound to heal and it will also prevent the bacteria from being spread. Also, do not touch other people’s wounds or bandages. Do not share personal items such as razors or towels as well. Shared items, such as gym equipment, should be wiped down with antibacterial wipes before and after use. Another way to help kill bacteria is by drying clothes, sheets, and towels in a dryer instead of letting them air dry (Understanding MRSA Prevention, 2012).
1.3 Agree with the individual how privacy will be maintained through personal care I always ensure that doors are closed where possible or blinds drawn so that other colleagues or service users cannot gain view and curtains are shut so that other passer’s by cannot obtain view and towels or covers are used to hide their genital areas. The service users dignity and privacy should be foremost. 2.1 Support the individual to understand the reasons for hygiene and safety precautions. Some individuals being supported may need to be sensitively reminded about hygiene, it is good practice to explain the reasons for maintaining good hygiene levels, whilst respecting people's differences and attitudes to taking care of themselves. 2.2 Explain how to report concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care.
Once the source has been removed we then ensure that no other service user enters the environment and the a member of staff wear gloves, uses clean equipment, removes waste safely and if necessary wears protective equipment. We also promote the correct way to wash hands to all staff and service users to minimise the spread of infection; hand sanitizer is also promoted to further promote infection control. If infection was to break out, it would have detrimental consequences for both the individual and the
Unit 4222-250 Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene Outcome 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1 Explain why personal hygiene is important. People should have a good personal hygiene to maintain their wellbeing and health. Showering or bathing on a regular basis, washing hair and good overall cleaning of the body can help to kill harmful bacteria which could lead to health problems and illness. By maintaining good personal hygiene is important to peoples social, health, psychological well being. Good personal hyginene helps to prevent or develop infections, illness or bad odours, it also helps with confidence, motivation, body image and self esteem.
Dust, dirt and liquid substances must not be allowed to build up. Regular cleaning can achieve this. Cleaning schedule must be written in COSHH, and should be follow. This should specify the staff responsibilities for cleaning. Equipment in the clinical environment must be decontaminated appropriately after every use and before moving on to another patient.. Chloral clean should be made according to given method too much water or very less water makes it less effective.
After the bath had finished filling I would then proceed to collect the service user from the lounge/ bedroom and assist them with their bathing needs. While assisting with their bathing needs I would apply PPE (gloves, apron) and allow them time to have a nice soak in the bath. When they are ready to get out the bath I would place appropriate non slip mat on the floor and assist the service user to exit the bath. I would help the service user to dry and dress if they require this and then would proceed to return the service user to their lounge/ bedroom before returning to the bathroom and begin the process of cleaning the bathroom ready for the next service user to use. In order to clean this I would collect cleaning equipment from the cleaner’s cupboard and spray the bath with appropriate cleaning agents and using a clean cloth and after cleaning the bath I would rinse this thoroughly with hot water to remove any residue from the bath.