Hnc Health Care Reflective Account Essay

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Throughout this reflective account i will refer to the individual I was working with as Gloria. I have not used her real name throughout this piece to protect her identity and to ensure that I am maintaining confidentiality. “You must respect people’s rights to confidentiality” (NMC 2013) Gloria is a 74 year old lady who lives at the residential care home at which I am currently on placement Gloria is under the Adults with Incapacity Scotland Act 2000 due to a diagnosis of Dementia. She is mobile with the aid of a Zimmer frame and is still as independent as her health allows. She requires the assistance of 1 carer for most activities of daily living. After breakfast I offered to take Gloria to the toilet
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Gloria has a strong desire for independence and in health care this is fully supported and promoted. As carers we should support the resident/patient to help themselves as much as possible. Using verbal prompts I guided Gloria round to the toilet and then asked her if she required any help to remove her clothing, which she declined. I understand that everyone has the right to decline treatment or care of any kind. I stepped back slightly acknowledging her decision and allowed to her continue in the removal of her clothes. I placed by hand behind her back while she did this just to support her in case she became unsteady. Once Gloria was seated on the toilet I asked her if she would like some privacy to which she agreed. I placed the emergency pull cord in her hand and explained to use it if she needed any help or when she needed us to come back in. The supervising healthcare assistant and I stepped out of the room and closed the door over. Whilst Gloria was in the bathroom I used this as my opportunity to put on Gloves and an apron. Disposable latex gloves and aprons are essential personal protective equipment (PPE) and the use of them is regulated by the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 The Health and Safety executive state “The main requirement of the PPE at Work Regulations 1992 is that personal Protective equipment is to be supplied and used at work wherever there are risks to

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