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Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene

Subject category: General Health and Social Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to support learners who either provide personal care or support an individual to manage their own personal hygiene. It covers a range of personal hygiene tasks and how to carry out or support an individual to do these whilst maintaining dignity. We will look at how to support the development and maintenance of good personal hygiene routines and why these are important.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Skills for Care – The Common Core Principles to Support Self-Care
Skills for Care – The Common Core Principles for Dignity
And the following QCF unit:
Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene



Course content

What is personal hygiene?
The importance of good personal hygiene
The effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being
How to sensitively address personal hygiene issues
Dignity, respect and personal values
Supporting an individual to develop and improve personal hygiene routines
Factors that contribute to good personal hygiene
Supporting independence
Maintaining dignity when supporting intimate personal hygiene
Supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
Recognising when poor hygiene may be an indicator of other underlying personal issues

Learning outcomes

State what personal hygiene is
Explain the importance of good personal hygiene
List the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being
Give an example of how to sensitively address personal hygiene issues
Describe how to maintain dignity, show respect and support personal values when providing personal care
State how to support an individual to develop and improve personal hygiene routines
List 3 factors that contribute to good personal hygiene
Describe how to support independence
Give an example of how you intend to support an individual to maintain personal hygiene
List areas of poor hygiene that may be an indicator of other underlying personal issues


Duration

3 hours

Call us on 01727 733 999 or email us at info@uniquetrainingsolutions.co.uk to find out how we can help you with this course.

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