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. Take care to ensure that you have everything you both need for the task to hand to save interruptions causing distress. Lastly shut the door and curtains to ensure total privacy ensure the areas that are not being washed are covered to save embarrassment. Listen to the individual throughout ensuring that they are OK and making sure they don't feel uncomfortable. Identify risks to own health in supporting individuals with personal hygiene routines When supporting others with personal hygiene it is important to wear personal protective
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 Protective equipment, clothing and precautions should be followed at all times when working to minimise the risk of infection. Uniforms should be clean on each day and washed separately from other laundry. Gloves, aprons and good hand washing techniques should be used when providing personal care for individuals as germs can spread very easily in care home settings. 2.3 Concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care should be reported to your line manager or house manager immediately.
and they may wish to stay in there room. This could lead to depression. Poor hygiene can contribute to skin becoming sore and could eventually cause the skin to breakdown. A poor hygiene routine can cause pad burn or nappy rash from wearing a dirty incontinence pad for a long time, these can also help to worsen pressure sores. Not washing properly can also cause or help towards infections of the skin if broken.
Part Two Residents are spoken to on a one to one basis by their keyworkers. It is explained that if they have poor hygiene and make themselves ill then this could be passed onto other people Part Three Personal hygiene routines are discussed and reviewed between the resident, their keyworker and the manager. The resident is supported to decide whether they need to wash more frequently (for example if they are incontinent they may smell and need to wash more often) or whether their current plan is sufficient. Outcome Three Part One Factors that contribute to good personal hygiene are: * Washing * Showering * Washing hair * Cleaning clothes * Washing hands after using the toilet Part Two Residents culture and faith/beliefs are supported by ensuring that if said culture, faith or belief includes ceremonial hand-washing or maybe involves wearing certain clothes for a period of time then all these things are included in their life plans and are risk assessed to ensure the health of the residents are put first but that they are respected at all times. Part Three Maintaining a resident’s dignity if they require help with personal hygiene can be difficult and
Using PPE like gloves and aprons also helps reduce the spread of infection. PPE should be removed as soon as you leave the individuals working environment. Encouraging the individual's personal hygiene:- Some individuals will require prompting to undertake their personal hygiene, some will require assistance to undertake their personal hygiene and some individuals with require their personal hygiene to be undertaken on their behalf. Educating the individuals to the reasons why personal hygiene is important and the benefits that it brings to quality of life and dignity should be explained. Unit
Also that all the necessary things that need to be done to keep a particular area clean are in place, and that healthcare workers know exactly what to do, and also anyone can look at the cleaning record and see that it has been done. If an infectious outbreak should occur then anyone investigating this then has a clear picture of what has been done and can amend accordingly if changes need to be implemented to prevent further outbreaks. 1.3 The correct management of an area can minimise the spread of infection by ensuring that controls are in place and it is less likely that infection will spread if the environment is kept clean and tidy and all cleaning schedules are adhered to. 1.4 The national policy for colour coding is in place to ensure that the correct equipment is used in the appropriate area, all cleaning materials and equipment, for example, cloths (re-usable and disposable), mops, buckets, aprons and gloves, should be colour coded. The method used to colour code items should be clear, permanent and in accordance with existing local practice.
If you have health issues and you’re not well you may not be able to communicate properly. If you are in a noisy environment and have no privacy. Explain how to access extra support or services… Ways of accessing extra support may include a GP, the residents family and friends, a social worker, specialist nurse, advocate and support groups. Services to help could include translation services, interpreting services, speech and language services. Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of care provided; Describe how own values, belief systems and experiences may affect working practice You
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. For example if a person prefers to have a daily bath or shower rather than a wash, it is your responsibility to ensure this happens. 2. Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being Poor personal hygiene can lead to skin irritations and breaks in the skin (pressure sores) as well as bacterial and parasitic infections, which can have a long term effect on an individuals health if the problem is not treated effectively. It can have an adverse effect on a person’s well-being and self-esteem as they may withdraw from society due to feelings of embarrassment because of bodily odours and unsightly appearance.
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.
Understanding the cause can help you decide which strategies may be helpful when caring for a person with dementia. There are a number of things you can try to help the person manage their hygiene. Try to work out ways of coping without argument or confrontation. Approaching the person with reassurance and patience can help overcome obstacles. Washing and dressing are intimate, private activities.