Assignment 23 Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene

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Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

Assignment 23: Unit 23: Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene

Learning Outcome
1: Understand the Importance of Good Personal Hygiene

1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important

Keeping a good standard of personal hygiene is important for the prevention of the development and spreading of infection, illnesses and bad odours. Children are taught from an early age about personal hygiene and its importance at giving across a positive body image and to reduce the risk of being bullied. People don’t like to be talked about in
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2.2 Describe how to make an individual aware of the effects of poor hygiene on others

Posters and booklets about infection control to prevent bacteria and diseases available and within view for the resident’s to see, or watching DVDs. Getting the residents involved in some cleaning such as washing up, something they can do to the best of their abilities. Making the individual aware that you are going to wash your own hands before assisting them with eating, offer them to wash their own hands or use hand sanitiser, explaining in a conversational manner, for example “I am going to wash my hands before I assist you with your food, I don’t want to spread any germs and make you poorly. Would you like to wash your hands first, or maybe use some of my hand sanitiser?

2.3 Describe how to support an individual to develop and improve personal hygiene routines

Respect their privacy, offer to assist with their personal care by asking if they would like help and what they might think they will need help with mainly. If other people are around, always keep the doors closed and reassure that you keep their confidentiality. Always maintain good interpersonal skills by being calm and confident in your actions, not being jumpy and make general conversation about the day ahead or what the weather is like outside to remain friendly and pleasant. Offer different
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