• Washing hands – All services should have policies and procedures implemented within their program to encourage good hygiene such as washing hands, educators should role model these practises and teach the children when it’s appropriate to wash their hands, such as after they have been to the toilet, before and after meal times, and if they are sick to prevent the spread of infection through droplets in the air. Also educators need to be washing their hands before and after administering medication and changing children’s nappies, wiping snotty noses, dealing with bodily fluids and also wearing gloves as a barrier to prevent infection spreading. (Canberra, 2012) • Cleaning – All toys, surfaces and equipment in the service should be regularly cleaned and disinfected with warm soapy water, this helps prevent the spread of germs as depending on the age of the children they often go through stages of putting things in their mouths, and by cleaning floors and surfaces will help to keep dust and general dirt and grime to a minimum and also prevent the spread of infections. •
This extra barrier of protection is important because cleaning with soap and water is insufficient and will only remove visible dirt and only partial germs. One of the important duties of the vet nurse/ assistants is to keep a high level of hygiene within the surgery; you should always follow a clean to dirty rule when cleaning and clean/tidy up as you go. All sinks should be cleaned thoroughly each morning and clean cloths/towels provided, Floors of the consulting rooms and waiting room should be thoroughly swept and mopped before and after each surgery to minimise infections, examination tables should be sprayed with an anti-bacterial solution between patients, Kennels should be cleaned and sprayed with disinfectants after every patient, bedding should be shaken free of dust and hair before washing at the highest temperature in the washing machine in order to destroy any harmful pathogens, Items that have be heavily contaminated should be discarded. Nurses/assistants are also responsible for cleaning medical kits and drapes, these not only need to be cleaned thoroughly to remove any blood and tissue debris but also require to be sterilised using an Autoclave, this is the most common method of sterilizing kits ( Autoclaving is the process used to destroy all micro-organisms and infectious bio waste. Autoclaving promotes
If the organisms did not very active, the mild infection will respond to rest and home remedies. However, some organisms which reproduce rapidly and cause life-threatening infections may require hospitalization. Many infectious diseases such as measles and chickenpox can be prevented by vaccines (Nordqvist. C, 2017). Taking a good care on the basic hygiene such as frequent and thorough hand-washing also helps protect from most infectious diseases.
P6 Explain safe working practises necessary in preparing, cooking and serving food in the health and social care environment To be able to work in any food environment in the Health & Social Care setting you must first do a food hygiene course and they all come in different levels and categories, these are basic food hygiene to level 1 Food Safety, preparing drinks and snacks, for example, cups of tea, hot chocolate, making a sandwich or serving a piece of cake or fruit, Level 2 Food Hygiene, preparing and serving meals with hygiene training for those preparing and serving meals. And Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate for supervisors. Your kitchen sink can contain more germs than your bathroom sink, germs such as E. coli, campylobacter and salmonella
Use antiseptic agents for cleansing skin or mucous membranes before surgery, cleaning wounds, or doing handrubs or surgical handscrubs with an alcohol-based antiseptic product. Use safe work practices such as not recapping or bending needles, safely passing sharp instruments, and suturing (when appropriate) with blunt needles. Safely dispose of infectious waste materials to protect those who handle them and prevent injury or spread of infection to the community. Infection control measures in family planning unit The consistent use of recommended infection prevention practices is A critical component of quality health services, as well as a basic right of every patient, client, or staff member in a health care setting. Although there is only a minimal risk of infection associated with IUD use, studies have shown that it is often related to the insertion procedure (ARHP 2008), rather than to the IUD itself.
Thus, the analysis of quantity of alcohol hand rub or sanitizer along with the usage of tissue paper towel in against of incidence of hospital acquired infection or nosocomial infection. Comparison Hospital acquired infection is the prominent and preventable etiology that leads to huge morbidity, mortality, and excess usage of resources. Thus, the rate of consumption of hand hygiene markers leads to compliance of health care workers to practice hand hygiene. Moreover, increase in incidence of use of markers for hand hygiene that are alcoholic hand rub and tissue paper towel may replace the hand hygiene within healthcare facilities and hospitals. Outcome With proper practice of hand hygiene is assumed as one of the essential steps in order to avoid nosocomial infection.
Cholera Nurses must emphasize hygiene and sanitation to the family since it may bring concern in the public eye. The nursing care plan is just the same as acute gastroenteritis. Oral rehydration solution is part of the therapeutic management and should be instructed correctly. 11. Cholestatic Jaundice, Biliary Atresia Regular blood extraction should be planned to prevent children to be uncooperative in the plan of care.
Wash Dishes and Pans: Sprinkle baking soda along with the dish detergent to help cut food left residues on dishes, pots, and pans. While for cooked-on food soak them in a mixture of baking soda and detergent with water and then clean them with dry baking soda on a clean damp sponge. iii. Clean the Microwave and oven: Clean your microwave using Baking soda on a clean damp sponge from both inside and outside. This process will render microwave without any bad odor.
â€‹ Question: Question 3 Answer: The development of young people and children can be boosted or restricted by the environment that they grow up in. â€‹ Good health is important for development in children. A child that spends time outside playing with a good healthy diet is more likely to develop a healthy immune system, this will increase energy levels throughout the day. Children with a poor diet are likely to suffer with illness and they will have poor energy levels. This make it difficult for their develop in school.â€‹ This can lead to social and emotional challenges in older life for the child.
Child Well-being When talking about child well-being it is important that we take the child as a whole into consideration. Children and young people should be healthy, respected, active, nurtured, given responsibilities, be included, be listened to and be safe from harm and be supported in achieving their maximum potential Moore, K.A., (1997). Psychological well-being and physical well-being are the two main elements of child well-being. We examine many aspects of the child’s life such as social developments and behaviour, psychological and developmental health, cognitive development and educational achievement etc Moore, K.A., (1997). Aistear created The Early Childhood Curriculum framework which focused on Child well-being.