Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections
1. Describe the key principles of good personal hygiene
Washing hands before and after the task. Bathing regularly to prevent the spread of infection and body odour. Wearing clean uniform, and only to be worn in the work place to reduce the risk of spreading infections. Hair tied back if long. Clean and short finger nails and no nail varnish. No jeweler.
3. Describe the correct sequence for hand washing
Remove any jeweler you may be wearing ie watch rings. Turn on the hot tap and run for the correct water temperature, wet both hands and apply soap. Rub both hands palm to palm. Rub the back of each hand over one another. Interlock fingers and rubs fingers, then thumbs. Rub fingers into palms. Rinse hands to remove soap and dry if possible with paper towel.
4. Explain why and when hand washing should be carried out
Hand washing should be carried out regularly to control and prevent the spread of infection, Hand washing should be carried out before starting any call and after using PPE. Before and after handling or serving food. Hand washing should be carried after using the toilet. Person car change between each task.
5. Describe the types of products that should be used for hand washing.
The products that should be used for hand washing are soap (preferably from a dispenser to avoid cross contamination) and water. Alcohol based hand gel. Antiseptic hand gel.
6. Describe correct procedures that relate to skincare
The main function of the skin is to act as a barrier to the body. Broken skin increases the risk of infection. care worker. are at risk of skin conditions because of the use of protective gloves. Care worker with existing skin conditions need to take extra care of