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Why is it important to maintain standards of hygiene

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Tehmina Khan

HYGIENE ASSIGNMENT

TEHMINA KHAN

ISSUE DATE: 24-Sep-02

HAND IN DATE: 01-Oct-02

(1)a) WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN STANDARDS OF HYGIENE?

It is the duty of a therapist to her clients to maintain hygiene standards in a salon. In order to stop any cross infection she must ensure that the equipment, premises and all materials used for a treatment are kept germ-free and all sanitary rules are followed. This not only builds up the client's confidence in her service but also ensures safe and better results.

b)WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES FOR AVOIDING CROSS INFECTION?

Cross infection occurs directly either by personal contact or indirectly through contact with a contaminated article. In order to avoid cross infection, the following steps should be followed:-

- Recognize the signs of infection.

- Avoid contact with infected person that may put you or your clients at risk.

- Always cover any cuts on your hands.

- Treatment area should be regularly sanitized.

- Provide clean gown and towels for each client.

- Wash hands regularly, before, during and after treatments.

- Equipment and tools

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