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Activity 3D Estimated Time 60 Minutes
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P a g e | 20 Objective To provide you with an opportunity to identify changes in the person’s health or personal support requirements and report to supervisor. Activity Give an explanation of how you could identify a variation in the personal care requirements of a client and report it appropriately. Equipment changes From time to time, you may identify the need to change the processes and aids used in your workplace. In these instances, you will likely have to work with both clients and staff to determine a suitable adaptation. Many changes will be related to breakages of equipment or the need for new equipment; for example, if a hoist breaks, you will need to source another one that meets the needs of the clients. Another reason for equipment evaluation would be to access a more suitable aid, such as particular continence aids for clients or specific feeding equipment to suit needs. Discussing these changes with clients can ensure that you source equipment and adapt processes to suit their needs, whilst the supervisor will be aware of the organisational policy and budgets. Working successfully with both should allow you to adapt the service to suit everyone. Select three health concerns from the list in chapter 3.4. How would you identify each one? Next, suggest two more changes of your own that may be a cause for concern and explain how you would identify each one. There are several ways in which you can identify these needs: When a client tells you : for example, if the continence aids used in your workplace are not suitable for the clients, they may tell you. They may tell you or ask directly for an alternative, such as “I’m struggling with the bedpan, would it be possible to use continence pants instead?” Through observation : you may notice that clients are struggling to use the current bedpans and decide to review this Through asking clients : you may approach them and ask why they are struggling with a particular thing and what can you do to make this better for them? Through experience : you may know that the hoist is broken or that the bedpans are awkward to use Periodic review : your organisation may periodically review equipment and processes, assessing their suitability and usefulness. Whether the clients identify the need for change or you do, you still need to discuss this with them wherever possible, to enable you to secure an alternative or an adaptation that is right for them.
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P a g e | 21 How exactly would you report a concern to a supervisor? How would you do it? Written/verbally? Who is the supervisor? Do you need any forms or similar? What is the process? Activity 3E Estimated Time 20 Minutes
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P a g e | 22 Objective To provide you with an opportunity to work with the person and supervisor to identify required changes to processes and aids. Activity Identify a possible change that could be made to a process or aid used in your workplace. Suggest three ways in which you could identify this particular need.
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P a g e | 23 Activity 3F Estimated Time 30 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to maintain confidentiality, privacy and dignity of the person.
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