Reflective Account

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REFLECTIVE ACCOUNT

UNIT 6
ROLE OF A HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE WORKER

AT 7.15AM I CLOCK IN AND TAKE MY COAT AND BAG OFF AND LOCK THEM IN MY LOCKER SO I AM READY TO START MY SHIFT STRAIGHT AWAY, EVEN THOUGH I SOMETIMES SOCIALISE WITH SOME OF THE STAFF I WORK WITH I ENSURE I AM IN THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND TO WORD PROFFESIONALLY WITH THEM AND NOT PERSONALLY SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO WORK AS PART OF A TEAM AND ARE ABLE TO DO THE JOBS THAT WE ARE EMPLOYED TO DO, THEN I WILL WALK INTO THE DINING ROOM TO WAIT FOR THE NIGHTSTAFF WHO ARE ON, ONCE ALL THE STAFF FOR THE MORNING SHIFT HAVE ARRIVED THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE NIGHT SHIFT WILL GIVE HANDOVER TO ALL THE STAFF WHO ARE STARTING THE MORNING SHIFT. THEY WILL GO THROUGH THE LIST OF RESIDENTS EXPLAINING HOW THEY WERE THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND ALSO THE HANDOVER THAT THEY WERE GIVEN FROM THE. PREVIOUS EVENING SHIFT, THEY EXPLAIN HOW THEY SLEPT OR DIDN'T, WHEATHER THEY ARE STILL ASLEEP IN BED OR HAVE GOTTEN UP FOR THE DAY, THEY WILL ALSO PASS ON ANY MESSAGES FROM THE PREVIOUS EVENING SHIFT (IF ANY) OR ASK THE MORNING STAFF TO READ THE MESSAGE LEFT IN THE STAFF COMMUNICATION BOOK IN THE OFFICE. THEN THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE NIGHTSTAFF WILL HAD ME THE SENIOR KEYS (MEDICATION KEYS). ONCE I HAVE RECIEVED THE HANDOVER FROM THE NIGHTSTAFF I GO INTO THE OFFICE TO READ THE SENIOR BOOK TO SEE IF THERE IS ANYTHING I NEED TO DO ON MY SHIFT (CALL G.P OUT OR BOOK TRANSPORT FOR A UPCOMING APPOINTMENT FOR A RESIDENT) I WILL ALSO READ THE STAFF COMMUNICATION BOOK TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY MESSAGES FROM PREVIOUS SHIFTS (ESPECIALLY IF I HAVE BEEN OFF FOR A DAY OR TWO). ALSO I WILL CHECK TO SEE WHO HAS REQUESTED A BATH FOR THE MORNING. I WILL THEN GO TO THE NEAREST BATHROOM WASH MY HANDS AND ENSURE I WEAR THE RIGHT COLOURED APRON (RED- FOR PERSONAL CARE) AND GLOVES ( WHITE LATEX FREE). I WILL THEN GO AND ASSIST THE REMAINING RESIDENTS IN BED TO GET WASHED AND DRESSED FOR THE DAY, IF THEY ARE READY TO GET UP. I KNOCK ON THE RESIDENTS DOOR BEFORE ENTERING AND SAY GOOD MORNING. I WILL ASK THE RESIDENT IF THEY ARE READY TO GET UP, WASHED AND DRESSED OR NOT ( IF THEY ARE NOT I WILL COME BACK A LITTLE LATER AND ASK THEM AGAIN). IF THEY ARE READY I WILL ASK THEM WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO WEAR THAT MORNING, GOING THROUGH THEIR WARDROBES SELECTING THE ITEMS OF CLOTHING THAT THEY HAVE CHOSEN. I WILL ASSIST THEM TO GET WASHED AND DRESSED PROPERLY AND RESPECTFULLY ALWAYS ALLOWING THEM TO DO THE THINGS THEY ARE CAPABLE OF ( I KNOW WHAT LEVEL OF PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANCE THAT THE RESIDENTS REQUIRED FROM PREVIOUSLY READING IT IN THEIR CARE PLAN). ALL THE TIME I AM ASSISTING THE RESIDENT I WILL EXPLAIN WHAT I AM DOING AND WHY I AM DOING IT, MAKING SURE THAT THE RESIDENT IS ALRIGHT WITH WHAT I AM DOING. I ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE REIDENT IS RESPECTFULLY DRESSED AND CLEAN, THAT THEIR HAIR IS COMBED OR BRUSHED NEATLY AND THEY ARE HAPPY WITH THE WAY THEY LOOK, I DO THIS BY ASKING THE RESIDENT IF THEY DO SO,ONCE THE RESIDENT IS WASHED AND DRESSED I WILL ASSIST THEM TO WALK TO THE LOUNGE AND IS SITTING COMFORTABLY IN ONE OF THE AVAILABLE CHAIRS. I WILL GO BACK TO THE RESIDENTS ROOM AND MAKE OR STRIP AND REMAKE THE BED (WHICH EVER IS REQUIRED). I ENSURE THE ROOM IS CLEAN AND TIDY,I THEN MAKE SURE THE TOWEL AND FLANNEL USED TO WASH THAT RESIDENT IS TAKEN TO THE LAUNDRY AND PUT IN THE APPROPRIATE BAG (WHITE LAUNDRY BAG). MY GLOVES AND APRON ARE DISPOSED OF AND I THOROUGHLY WAS MY HANDS AGAIN. I WILL THEN CHECK THE TIME IF IT IS ALMOST 8AM I WILL PROCEED TO THE KITCHEN TO GET CLEAN BEAKERS AND A JUG OR CLEAN FRESH COLD WATER AND ANY CLEAN MEDICATION TOTS, WHICH I TAKE TO THE MEDICATION TROLLEY AND PUT ONTOP OF IT. I THEN GO AND GET A CLEAN APRON AND GLOVES AND PUT THEM ON .I THEN UNLOCK THE DOOR AND REMOVE THE CHAIN WHICH IS KEEPING THE MEDICATION TROLLEY CHAINED TO THE WALL AND RELOCK THE DOOR. I WHEEL THE MEDICATION TROLLEY TO THE MAIN LOUNGE I REMOVE THE M.A.R. CHART FOLDER ( MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION RECORDS) FROM THE MEDICATION...
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