Flashcards in Learning Objective 4 (Understand how personal hygiene, safety and security measures protect individuals) Deck (25):
Why should CCTV be placed by doors?
To monitor who enters/leaves the setting
In a nursery why should the locks be at the top of doors?
so children can not reach them
What safety measures could be used in a residential home?
monitoring of who has keys, security pads/locks on doors, window locks, reporting of concerns, alarmed doors, CCTV
How does monitoring of keys protect individuals?
means only certain people can have access to medicines
How does having security pads/locks on doors protect individuals?
prevents anyone who isn't authorized form entering.
How does having window locks protect individuals?
service users can not climb out
What are 3 examples of personal hygiene measures that workers should follow?
hair tied back, open wounds covered, no jewellery, no nail polish, appropriate PPE, hands washed correctly, regular showering
what is PPE?
personal protective equipment
Why are emergency procedures important?
ensure everyone is safe, reduce risk of injury, provides guidelines for staff, specific staff roles, service users feel safe
How can accidents be prevented?
risk assessments carried out, training of staff, mop up spills, good staff to service user ratio, following policies and porcedures
how does hand washing reduce the spread of infection?
how does not wearing jewellery reduce the spread of infection?
removes places for bacteria to get trapped
how does having good personal hygiene reduce the spread of infection?
carry less bacteria
How does covering open wounds reduce the spread of infection?
prevents transfer of bacteria
What are 3 safety procedures that could be used in a nursery?
emergency fire procedures, risk assessments, food safety, first aid procedures, staff to children ratio
How does staff wearing ID badges protect individuals?
easy to identify staff and unauthorised people
How does having a signing in and out book help to protect individuals?
can control who is allowed in to the setting
Why is is not appropriate to wear high heels when working with children?
could trip over and injure a child
Why is it not appropriate to wear a fitted skirt when working with children?
restricts movement when playing with the children
What are 3 examples of how general cleanliness should be maintained?
cleaning surfaces, use of appropriate cleaning materials, control of potential infection sources
How does appropriate protective clothing help to protect individuals?
prevents injury, reduces risk, improves hygiene
How does not wearing nail varnish help to protect individuals?
reduces the risk of contamination, removes places for bacteria to be trapped
How could the risk of unauthorised people entering a building be reduced?
CCTV, security pads, manned reception desk, locks on doors and windows
How could the risk of children leaving a building be reduced?
manned reception desk, security pads, swipe cards to open doors