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2 /Rev /TLT PERSONAL HYGIENE FOR THE CONSUMER Presented by: APS Healthcare Southwestern PA Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU)

3 DISCLAIMER  Information or education provided by the HCQU is not intended to replace medical advice from the consumer’s personal care physician, existing facility policy or federal, state and local regulations/codes within the agency jurisdiction. The information provided is not all inclusive of the topic presented.  "Certificates for training hours will only be awarded to those who attend a training in its entirety. Attendees are responsible  for submitting paperwork to their respective agencies."

4 OBJECTIVES  The participant will be able to :  Describe how to wash the hands  Discuss the importance of personal hygiene  List 3 areas of personal hygiene

5 HYGIENE TOPICS DISCUSSED :  Hand washing  Bathing  Hair care  “Sweet smells”  Proper disposal of feminine hygiene products  Bathroom hygiene  Nail care  Shaving  Glasses/hearing aid hygiene  Dressing

6 WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE CLEAN?  To stop the spread of germs Germs are invisible, but can cause colds, the flu and sicknessGerms are invisible, but can cause colds, the flu and sickness

7 WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE CLEAN?  To feel better about yourself When people are clean, they will feel better and are happierWhen people are clean, they will feel better and are happier

8 SOCIAL REASONS TO BE CLEAN  Would you like to be next to someone who smells bad or does not bathe?

9 MORE SOCIAL REASONS TO BE CLEAN  Would you like to shake hands with someone who : –Had their hands in their mouth? –Had their hands in their nose? –Did not wash their hands after using the bathroom?

10 HANDWASHING  When should hands be washed? Before and after eatingBefore and after eating Before and after touching foodBefore and after touching food After going to the bathroomAfter going to the bathroom After playing with or cleaning up after an animalAfter playing with or cleaning up after an animal After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezingAfter blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing After taking out the garbage or trashAfter taking out the garbage or trash

11 HANDWASHING  Do you know how to properly wash your hands?  Lesson on how to wash your hands

12 BATHING/SHOWERING  Body parts to include in a bath: FaceFace ArmpitsArmpits FeetFeet Ears (outer and behind only)Ears (outer and behind only) Private area (Genital/buttock area)Private area (Genital/buttock area)  How to clean an uncircumcised penis

13 DON’T FORGET………  When washing hands or bathing/showering, don’t forget the……………

14 BATHING DOES A BODY GOOD!  Bathing: –Cleanses and conditions the skin –Can be relaxing and comforting –Makes you feel better about yourself

15 HOW OFTEN SHOULD A PERSON BATHE OR SHOWER?  Every day  After “sweaty” activities-examples: –Exercising –Work –Doing yard work  As instructed by your MD

16 HAIR CARE  Daily brushing keeps hair healthy and free of tangles  Hair should be cut every 4-6 weeks to keep it healthy

17 HAIR CARE  Don’t forget to use SHAMPOO  LESSON ON LICE

18 LESSON ON LICE  Lice are bugs that can live in the hair  Report to staff if head is itchy

19 PREVENTING LICE  To prevent lice, DO NOT share: Combs/brushesCombs/brushes HatsHats BarrettesBarrettes HeadbandsHeadbands Any hair care accessoryAny hair care accessory

20 SWEET SMELLS  Change clothes and underwear daily  Use deodorant and some perfume/cologne –Too much perfume/cologne can make other people sick –Do not use instead of bathing!!

21 SWEET SMELLS  Preventing foot odor Air out shoesAir out shoes Wear cotton socksWear cotton socks Thoroughly wash feetThoroughly wash feet

22 DISPOSAL OF PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS  Change when needed to prevent odors and infection  Dispose of in the garbage or trash  Do not flush sanitary napkins (pads) down the toilet

23 BATHROOM HYGIENE  After using the toilet it is important to: –Clean buttock/genital area with toilet paper –Flush toilet –Wash and dry hands

24 USE OF TOILET PAPER  TOILET PAPER –More is not better –Only use what is needed

25 NAIL CARE  After bathing, nails are softer and easier to cut  Be careful not to cut the nail too short

26 NAIL CARE  File edges of nails  Cutting toenails  What to report

27 SHAVING  Know medications Certain medications can make cuts bleed longerCertain medications can make cuts bleed longer  Keep beards/mustaches trimmed and neat looking

28 SHAVING  NEVER share razors with anyone and DO NOT use someone else’s razor

29 GLASSES/HEARING AID  Clean glasses everyday to see clearly  Put glasses/hearing aids in a case when not using

30 GLASSES/HEARING AID  Try to avoid setting the glasses or hearing aid down anywhere but in the case  Clean hearing aid as told to do by the doctor

31 DRESSING  Wear clean clothes everyday  Tell your caregiver if clothes have tears or holes in them  Wash your clothes so you always have clean clothes to wear

32 IMPORTANCE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY  DO NOT use someone else’s: Make-upMake-up SoapSoap ShampooShampoo Hair accessoriesHair accessories RazorRazor DeodorantDeodorant

33 IMPORTANCE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY  DO NOT use someone else’s: WashclothWashcloth PerfumePerfume ClothesClothes ToothbrushToothbrush JewelryJewelry

34 REFERENCES  Ladies Home Journal. Kids Hygiene. Retrieved from World Wide Web: id=C3RVIJWY51BEFQFIBQNSAOWAVAB B4IV0?categoryid=/templatedata/hk/category/ data/Safety_KidsHygiene.xml id=C3RVIJWY51BEFQFIBQNSAOWAVAB B4IV0?categoryid=/templatedata/hk/category/ data/Safety_KidsHygiene.xml id=C3RVIJWY51BEFQFIBQNSAOWAVAB B4IV0?categoryid=/templatedata/hk/category/ data/Safety_KidsHygiene.xml  Taylor, Lillis, LeMone. Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott Company 1989.

35 REFERENCES  Good Grooming For Kids. Oracle Think Quest Education Foundation.Retrieved from World Wide Web: ml?tname=22484&url=22484/ ml?tname=22484&url=22484/ ml?tname=22484&url=22484/  Personal Hygiene: Grooming Routines. Retrieved from World Wide Web: out.asp out.asp out.asp

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