The Theory of Nails

Chapter Revision

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What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

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What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
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What are three things that really surprised you?

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What are three things you will never forget?

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What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

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This Post Has 141 Questions

  1. Briony Ward

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. What to do in a Blood Spill Procedure
    2. What the highest – lowest risk situations are
    3. How to wear PPE effectively

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Avoiding clients that have blisters, cuts, visibly infected skin
    2. Ensuring I have a workspace that reduces risk
    3. Working while wearing gloves

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. The amount of Biohazards we encounter every day
    2. How easily Biohazards can be spread – Respiratory, Blood / Eyes and by swallowing
    3. How Hep B is predominantly spread by blood

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Blood Spill Procedure
    2. Getting Client to wash their hands before and have them watch me wash my hands
    3. Disinfect carefully between clients

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Watch the video and take notes.

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      Penny

      Spot on, thanks Briony!

  2. Patricia Kaponga

    Copy these questions into the comment box below and tell us –

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. What to do when blood is spilled.

    2. The difference between low risk and high risk biohazards.

    3. What PPE gear I should be using and in which situations it is recommended to do so.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remembering the steps to prevent exposure.

    2. Remembering when to re-sanitise after potential contaminants have been introduced eg, drinking from a bottle. Fiddling with keys etc.

    3. Adjusting my workspace to minimize biohazards.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. It’s safe to work on someone with HIV provided all preventative measures have been adhered to.

    2. Clients need to wash their hands after a service

    3. The amount of procedures required to prevent exposure to Bio Hazards.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Blood spill procedure.

    2. Washing hands before and after treatments.

    3. If you have been exposed to a bio hazard seek medical advise.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Watch the video and read the information as many times as you need to help you gain a better understanding.

    It would be lovely if you then went and commented on someone else’s post that you relate to!

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      Penny

      Awesome work 🙂

  3. Deeane

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Quiz 2. how to wash hands properly 3. risks

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. quiz 2. importance of clear workspace 3. being vigilant of possible exposure to biohazards

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. that lots of what we should have been doing anyway to protect ourselves from biohazards like viruses we didn’t until was compulsory with Covid 19 2. hep b is more likely to be spread by blood than HIV 3. you get the patient to get their own gauze to put on bleeding

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. blood spill procedure 2. be vigilant of cuts/open sores etc 3. gloves and hand washing

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. research activity helps lock in info

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      Penny

      Perfect 🙂

  4. Lisa Johnson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module
    1. Blood spill procedure
    2. Wearing of PPE
    3. Quiz
    What are three things you really need to work on.
    1. Vigilance to risks of exposure
    2. Working while wearing gloves
    3. Treating everyone as if they could be infected with anything
    What are three things that really surprised you
    1. That providing that I follow the correct procedures at all times it is perfectly safe to work on someone with HIV
    2. That I cannot work on someone’s nail if I hurt them on that finger.
    3. That I should get all clients to wash there hands before I begin work and also that they should see me wash mine too.
    What are 3 things you will never forget
    1. Always double bag and discard outside anything that gets bodily fluid on them that is disposable.
    2. Making sure my clients and myself wash hands before beginning
    3. Sanitize and disinfect between Clients (never seen this happen ever, anywhere I’ve ever been)
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module.
    Take your time, and watch the video and as usual take notes.

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      Penny

      Hopefully you just haven’t seen Disinfection because they do it out the back or something (fingers crossed)

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    Dianne Theron

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Knowing what a Biohazard is 2. How to properly wash hands (thanks Covid-19) 3. Familiar with what to do if exposed to bodily fluids

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The Blood Spill Drill – can’t forget the antiseptic before applying the band aid 2. Do not work on a finger that’s been hurt, ask client to come back free of charge once wound has healed

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That clients need to tend to their own wounds. During First Aid training I learned to do this for others, so need to be sure I remember that. 2. Hep B is more likely transmitted than HIV/AIDS

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Double bag and dispose of Biohazards in an outside bin
    2. Not to work on an injured finger
    3. To disinfect area and implements

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Download the activities and fill them out

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      Penny

      Spot on 🙂

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    Olivia Loveridge

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Understanding the routes of infection

    2. Prevention is key. I liked your story about your HIV client and how nothing should change in your procedure because you’ve learnt they have it.

    3. Research activity

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I’d like to find out from my GP about the Hep B vaccine

    2. Keep practicing the blood spill drill so I don’t miss any steps. I think for my first aid kit I’ll print off a little checklist so I don’t miss anything in the moment

    3. Ensuring I’m washing hands after a service as well as before.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Hep B being most likely and HIV being least likely to be spread through blood.

    2. Thinking about all of the different types of biohazards that can come in to contact with our day to day items

    3.
    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. I will never get to carefully go through blood spill procedure

    2. double bagging

    3. Have the client clean their own blood spill.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Use NZ govt websites for the research activity to get relevant info

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      Penny

      Great tip there at the end!

  7. Becs

    1. What a biohazard is
    2. The spread of viral infections through droplets by sneezing, coughing or just by talking.
    3. The three entry points for microorganisms to enter e.g respiratory, broken skin/bloodstream and swallowing.

    1. understanding the risks between salon worker and client
    2. The steps to prevent exposure.
    3. Being careful of whats on my workspace to possibly the exposure of biohazards.

    1. Lower risk of infection, if infected blood comes into contact with skin that is already broken due to a health condition.
    2. Hepatitis B is most likely to be spread through the blood.
    3. The harmful effects biological hazards have to human health e.g Infections, allergies and poison.

    1. Sanitisation/disinfection and GLOVES!
    2. Treating and bodily fluids or blood contact as potentially infectious.
    3. Blood spill procedure

    Note Taking is still my biggest friend!

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      Penny

      Haha please tell me you’ve got the highlighters out too? From a fellow note taker 🙂

  8. Natalie Bidois

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1.the biohazards research activity
    2. what is biohazard
    3. the routes of entry for microorganisms into our bodies
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The steps to prevent exposure, getting a routine of these steps as well as ensuring disinfection and sanitisation is strictly followed to create good work habits.
    2.what you should do if exposed, prevention is better so the above item, should reduce or avoid having to act, if exposed in the salon.
    3. building a good relationship with your client, they might inform you they have a particular disease, but if you assume everyone has one, you can create and maintain preventative steps to keep yourself and your clients safe at all times.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. the harmful affects to human health by biological hazards
    2. the highest risk of an infection being passed on
    3.how quickly you could be exposed and at risk, prevention is key
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. steps to take if there is a blood spill during a service on a client
    2. the highest risk of an infection being passed on is through broken skin
    3. if you have an open cut, wear a bandage and a glove to prevent any contact with blood
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1.do the activities and quizzes they are very helpful

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      Penny

      I loved this bit in particular –

      “Building a good relationship with your client, they might inform you they have a particular disease, but if you assume everyone has one, you can create and maintain preventative steps to keep yourself and your clients safe at all times”

  9. Tessa Wilson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. My Blood spill drill!
    2. Learning the risks of Bio hazards
    3. Planning how I will deal with these situations in my own salon.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Revising the nail disorders again, So I can identify all of them immediately if needed.
    2. Knowing when to refer the client to a doctor and how I can do it in a way to make them comfortable.
    3. Remembering to dispose of single use products if they come into contact with blood or fluids.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How harmful these bio hazards can be!
    2. How cautious you need to be at all times!
    3. Hep B being the highest risk
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Blood spill drill steps!
    2. Always sanitize and disinfect my non porous tools
    3. PPE gear
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Always be super super cautious!

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      Penny

      ‘and how I can do it in a way to make them comfortable’ – love this!

  10. shanel karepa

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Blood spill drill

    2. Think about what i do in my salon now

    3. Clean, PPE

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Learning about biohazards and have them locked in to memory and the clean up proceedure

    2.

    3.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Hep B is highest risk

    2. HIV is lowest risk

    3. You can still work on someone with HIV

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. You can still work on someone with HIV

    2. Blood Spill Proceedure

    3. Highest to lowest risks

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Learn this twice, its very interesting

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      Penny

      Awesome 🙂

  11. Lucy Stilring

    hat are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. what to do to avoid exposure

    2. Thinking about steps I can put in place for my own salon to avoid biohazards

    3. Good notes for what to do in a blood spill

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. look at first aid course with st johns, especially as my Salon will be semi rural

    2. cementing in my head what is porous and non porous! some reason I keep getting these the wrong way around!

    3. making sure I have some flash cards for blood spill ect so I don’t get flustered and miss a step.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. HEP B risk
    2. general bio hazard risk

    3. be super careful with any broken skin

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Blood spill – although I’m going to make a flash card to have in my draw jUST incase

    2. How important sanitising and disinfecting is

    3. Client to dress their own wound

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Think about how you will use the stuff you have learnt in your day to day life as a nail tech, your set up. Take lots of notes as this is something im sure ill be referring back to as I become a nail tech!

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      Penny

      Flash Cards for blood spill is a great idea!

  12. NickiLysaght

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Researching the biohazards activity. I use to work in specimen reception at the medical lab so this has helped me a lot with this whole module on biohazards.

    2. The quiz there super fun, and they make you think about what you have just revised with Penny through the video lessons

    3. Learning about the biological sunstance – and the off sets that occur, like respiratory system, Bodily fluids and swallowing.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Trying to improve ways of learning so as to retain all the information, preparing for the exam.

    2. Maintaining a good work system, believing that everyone is contagious so as to protect yourself and your clients.

    3. Remembering the blood spill protocols. Also building a relationship with your clients and they may tell you they have a blood disorder if any cuts or grazes were going to happen.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That HIV is low risk.

    2. That HEP B is high risk. I’m actually an embalmer and its the HEP C that we get worried about as with HEP C it can live on hard services for 14 days before dying so the risk of contracting this off hard services is paramount for cleaning – disinfection after every use thoroughly.

    3. Contracting all of these is quite scary when you think how on earth when your a nail tech, but certainly has changed me as can come across these situations in everyday life.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. To completely disinfect every service in my salon.

    2. To protect myself and my clients, being careful around any skin lesions the client or myself may have.

    3. For the Client to look after there own wound and not to try dive in there and fix it for them, and that it is a big deal but to calmly deal with the situation like it is second nature.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. I’ve taken pages of notes from the video lesson, and revision also getting family to test you on the questions.

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      Penny

      Working in a lab is cheating! 😉 😉 😉

  13. Georgia Hageman

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Blood spill procedure, and what to do if I’m exposed to potentially infectious substance.

    2. What a Biohazard is, and examples of that.

    3. Treating/acting every client as though they have HIV to minimise risk as much as possible

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    1. To internally stay calm if someone discloses that they have an infectious disease, and trust that if I follow my strict health and safety procedures the risk is little to none.

    2. Explain to my clients why I’d be wearing PPE to ease their mind.

    3.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How easily biohazards are transfered, and that they are basically everywhere.

    2. To completely sanitise and disinfect all surfaces between each and every client.

    3.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Blood spill procedure

    2. To completely sanitise and disinfect all surfaces between each and every client

    3. Myself and my client to wash hands before procedure, and briefly walk them through my health and safety procedures to assure them the cleanliness and strict routine of my salon.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Flash cards, notes, write down questions of what you have learnt so far and get family/friends to test you.

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      Penny

      Perfect 🙂

      1. Dee

        How are the questions copied? I’ve tried on mobile and laptop and it isn’t happening, thanks penny

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          Penny

          On a laptop, highlight them, hold Ctrl and C at the same time, go to the Comment space, click into it and hold Ctrl + V at the same time. On a mobile, hold down on a word, click Select All and then Copy, then click in the COmment space and hold down, then click Paste.

  14. Mamta Behl

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Blood spill procedure.
    2.Learning about Biological substances.
    3..The three entry points for microorganisms to enter e.g respiratory, broken skin/bloodstream, and swallowing.
    What are the three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remembering to dispose of single-use products if they come into contact with blood or fluids.
    2. Explain to my all clients why I’d be wearing PPE to ease their minds.
    3. Vigilance to risks of exposure.
    What are the three things that really surprised you?
    1. Very careful with any broken skin.
    2.How harmful these biohazards can be!
    3. Hep B is more likely transmitted than HIV/AIDS
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To completely disinfect every service in my salon. Always sanitize and disinfect my non-porous tools.
    2. Blood spill procedure printout on my wall so I can keep remind myself of each service. so no chance of mistake.
    3.. Double bagging in case of a blood spill.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Watch the video very carefully and please make notes so you will not forget anything.

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      Penny

      Perfect 🙂

  15. Dee

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. To thoroughly dispose of anything that has come into contact with blood spill / fluids

    2. To disinfect the work area and any multi use tools ( It reat it as if it had been contaminated ) reduces risk

    3. To protect myself and my client by wearing correct ppe gear

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. To distinguish the low and high risk factors as I generally treat all as a high risk ( lol )

    2. Organize my workspace to prevent any biohazards

    3. Revise earlier chapters definitely

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Bio hazards are easily spread

    2. How Hepatitis B is easily contracted

    3. It is safe to treat a client who has HIV provided all measures of caution are followed correctly and thoroughly.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Always wash your hands before and after, have my client do the same

    2. Always have bags, alcohol and band aids that are of easy access

    3. If a client has broken/inflamed/grazed skin for my own peace of mind the service will not be carried out as I want 0 risk to myself / future clients, and they may later book when healed.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take notes always 🙂

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      Penny

      Great work! 🙂

  16. Carmen Christie

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.I feel like i know exactly what procedures to follow if a client has been cut

    2.Explaining to a client why I choose to wear mask and gloves and to give them the same option to make them feel safe

    3.Double bagging any infected porus tools and putting in the bin outside

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Remembering what PEP stands for!!

    2.Just reviewing what a bio hazard really is and what it comes from

    3.The part where It Was Infection Allergy and poisoning.. I need to revise this

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.That if you think you have been exposed to HIV get to A&E within 72 hours and you may be able prevent infection

    2.That a medical mask traps the fumes so a dust mask is much better

    3.I was surprised that if there’s a possible contact you wash with soapy water but not scrub.. My instinct would be to get the scrubbing brush lol

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.I wont forget how to treat a client if I accidently slip up and cut them (hopefully not)

    2.Take your gloves off inside out

    3.The absolute importance of taking the right steps if you come into contact with bodily fluids etc

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.Enjoy it revise your notes and just give it your best and give yourself a break your doing well even if it seems overwhelming at times

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      Penny

      Spot on, awesome work 🙂

  17. Annette Howard

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Understanding what a biohazard is.
    2. Understanding how biohazards can get into our bodies.
    3. Completing the task, identifying all the steps in how to deal with a blood spill caused by a cuticle pusher accident.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Consider my front door entrance to remove all the shoes and tidy up so that future clients feel welcomed and comfortable entering the environment.
    2. Set up a better place to store my tools, create a nice lined drawer area and buy a cuticle oil dropper.
    3. Set up a first aid kit that has everything needed in case of emergencies for the client.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That Hepatitis B was most likely to spread through blood and HIV was the least.
    2. Medical masks not as good as dust masks and how they can trap fumes in.
    3. Not everyone will react to biohazards in the same way.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. That some biohazards do not show for a long time after being infected and contagious and that good precautionary nail measures/treatments take this into consideration where you are minimising risk – treat each client as if they could be a carrier of a concerning biohazard to minimise this risk.
    2. Generally, risks are pretty low with great precautionary hygiene practices.
    3. Again – when in doubt, say no.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Notes, notes, notes. Do the research as very enlightening. Advice I am giving myself, that may interest others, is to make sure I look after my skin as best as possible, so that I minimise having cuts or compromised open skin myself.

      1. Annette Howard

        Thanks, I saw that last night – yay. 🙂

  18. Rachael George

    WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU ABSOLUTELY NAILED IN THIS MODULE?
    1. A very clear understanding of exactly how exposed Nail Technicians are/can be during service with clients.
    2. How important it is to maintain a clean, sanitised and disinfected work space for the sake of both the client and self.
    3. Blood spill procedure.

    WHAT 3 THINGS DO YOU REALLY NEED TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON?
    1. Revise and memorise all the different viruses and biohazards that can cause infection.
    2. Ensuring when I start seeing clients that a process is actually implemented with clients on their arrival and client consultation forms are
    kept updated for biohazard management.
    3. Maintain a strict process for biohazard management such as blood spill process and ending the service with a client.

    WHAT ARE 3 THINGS THAT SURPRISED YOU?
    1. How dangerous it is for nail technicians if we don’t use appropriate procedures to protect us against blood spill, infection, and or exposure.
    2. That HIV is also very serious and we could be exposed to it without knowledge therefore we must adhere strictly to our best practice around infections.
    3. That I’ve had so many occasions where I’ve been cut and the technician has continued to work on me without band aiding or disinfecting or applying first aid and that I still had to pay for the service!! There were times I accepted it as part of my nail appointment 😩

    WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU WILL NEVER FORGET?
    1. What Hepatitis B, C and HIV actually are, how they’re all diagnosed and what treatment is available for people who have contracted these viruses.
    2. How crucial it is to maintain your integrity when it comes to keeping a sanitised and disinfected work space and that we follow appropriate blood spill procedures for blood or any bodily fluid we may encounter during service.
    3. Consider offering a free service where I may cut a client and draw blood.

    WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A NEWBIE STARTING THIS MODULE?

    Be very mindful of this content and the importance it has in your overall learning and practice in your salon or business.

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      Penny

      Yesss integrity is EVERYTHING!

  19. Laura Mackinlay

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. I nailed understanding what a biohazard is an organism eg bacteria in which it has an affect on the health of another living organism

    2. I nailed understanding the blood spill procedure, how this is no questions asked NEEDS TO BE DONE AND DONE EFFICIENTLY not only for my safely but my current client and clients to come

    3. I nailed biohazards quiz

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to work on the visual impact, and the first thing my clients will see when arriving to get their nails done

    2. I need to work on the salon space. I had already started this i am in the process of picking furniture at the moment

    3. I need to work on what kind of work space will not only work for me but my client

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I was surprised that Hepatitis B,C and HIV can have a difference is hight to low risk when and if contracting. I has just put them all under the same umbrella. I guess its the lack of knowledge that so many of us have.

    2. I was surprised that on something like keys or a water bottle there are biohazards. I guess we all know other people have handled these things also but I have ever put it into perspective.

    3. I was surprised that biohazards can be spread respiratory, broken skin, swallowing. Again I just i guess before now put it into perspective in the line of work.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. I will never forget that Hepatitis B is higher risk then HIV as i said I thought the opposite with my lack of knowledge prior to this course

    2. I will never forget to really think about where things have been before i pick them up or touch them. You can never be too careful with disinfecting and sanitising in your every day to day

    3. I will never forget put my health and safety in light also by wearing PPE but if I am doing so to explain to my client why

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. I would advise to write notes so then you have access to them all the time to keep your knowledge up and your brain always ticking

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      Penny

      “this is no questions asked NEEDS TO BE DONE AND DONE EFFICIENTLY” – YESSSSS!!! <3

  20. Carolyn Jacobsen

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1. Blood spill procedure
    2. The Quiz!
    3. Understanding what a biohazard is.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Finding an area to work in (and finding the appropriate table to work on)
    2. First Aid Kit
    3. Finding appropriate PPE gear

    What the three things that really surprised you?
    1. After your lesson about the scissors and the biohazards on the pair of scissors, i looked around the room and was shocked with how many things i could think of like this.
    2. Medical masks can trap all the fumes!
    3. I always thought HIV was the highest risk of infection through blood. This surprised me the most.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. The blood spill procedure
    2. How important it is to sanitise and disinfect
    3. To treat all contact with blood/bodily fluids high risk and get to the GP as soon as you can.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    1. Take notes, absorb all the information given and take time to close your eyes and visualise yourself in these circumstances and imagine how you would handle them.

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      Penny

      I love that you did a room survey!

  21. Narina Walia

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Blood spill procedures
    2. Risks with different routes of transmission
    3. Wearing appropriate PPE

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Steps to preventing risks to exposure
    2. Avoiding clients with visibly infected skin
    3. Always treating as potentially infectious, even if risk is low

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How many bio hazards there are
    2. How easily these bio hazards can enter the body
    3. Having clients clean and stop their own bleeding wound

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Washing hands before and after services
    2. Wearing gloves for services
    3. Getting medical advice if you are concerned about a possible risk

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Always treating as potentially infectious.
    Follow correct procedures and seek medical advice where needed!

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      Penny

      Hope you don’t have to ‘work on’ avoiding clients with visibly infected skin for long! 😉 Haha

  22. Alysse Lowen

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. What is a biohazard

    2. The different ways we come into contact with biohazards

    3. The Research activity

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. PPE

    2. Working with gloves

    3. Blood Spill Drill

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The different ways we come into contact with biohazards

    2. Clients should wash their hands after a treatment – pretty sure I never washed my hands after receiving a treatment from a salon

    3. The Hepatitis B virus isn’t permanent, but the damage it does is very permanent

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The different ways we come into contact with biohazards

    2. Disinfect everything between clients

    3. Dispose of biohazards in sealable plastic bags, double bag and put in a bin outside of treatment room.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.Everything is a biohazard, everything – you will never look at your own house the same way again.

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      Penny

      Haha that advice is SO true, sorry about that! Haha

  23. Lourdesbradshaw

    3 things I nailed
    Blood spills procedure
    Treating everyone , so that no one is treated differently
    The different ways infection and viruses can spread.

    Things to work on
    Difference between HIV, hep c, and hep b

    Things that surprised me
    All the biohazards
    Clients clean their own wounds
    Hiv least likely to spread through blood

    Things I will never forget
    Don’t change how you work, should be the same for everyone
    Blood spills procedure
    Washing hands all the time

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      Penny

      Perfect 🙂

  24. Gurinderjeet Kaur

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Chemicals can get in to our bodies by breathing, Dust, mist and vapours as well.

    2. Proper Ventilation in the salon is so important.

    3. Use dispenser bottles with small openings.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Appropriate Mask

    2. First Aid Kit

    3. Appropriate place to work on Nails.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. A new born baby’s skin is 100% chemical
    2. 99% of chemicals we come in contact with are safe and beneficial .
    3. Water is the most common salon chemical.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Professional – only products are typically formulated to minimise the exposure and the potential for adverse health effects.

    2. Wear appropriate PPE.

    3. If proper care is not taken, a normally safe product can become dangerous.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    There are safe working rules we must follow.

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      Penny

      Perfect, well done 🙂

  25. Gurinderjeet Kaur

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. How biohazards can get into our bodies

    2. What to do if theres a Blood spill

    3. How important Appropriate PPE is.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Need to buy a separate tray for disinfecting the tools

    2. Buy Cuticle Oil with the dropper, last time it was out of stock.

    3. Learn to say No.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. We have to be so careful with the broken skin.

    2. Everyone will not react to the biohazards the same way.

    3. How easily biohazards can spread.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Completely sanitise and disinfect all tools and surface between each and every client.

    2. Always bandage your cuts.

    3. To encourage the clients to clean and bandage their own wounds.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Lot to learn and understand

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      Penny

      Oil with a Dropper is in stock at the moment 😀

  26. Eden Tarapata

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed this Module?
    1. The different ways that biohazards can enter our bodies.
    2. Blood Spill/Bodily Fluid Procedure.
    3. Hand Washing
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Print out Blood Spill Procedure.
    2. First Aid Kit.
    3. Get appropriate PPE
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Biohazards are pretty much everywhere
    2. Hep B is most likely to be spread through blood.
    3. HIV is least likely.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Sanitize and Disinfect
    2. Avoid contact with bodily fluids.
    3. Don’t touch a clients blood.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Being educated on biohazards and how to prevent infection helps to keep you and others safe. Write your notes and revise as much as you need. 🙂

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      Penny

      Perfect 🙂

  27. Wai Tousoon

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Learning what a biohazard is

    2. highest to lowest risk when coming into contact with biohazard

    3. all the different biohazards (in regards to Nail Tech)

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Get proper equipment for used tools, and sanitised/disinfected tools

    2. Vigilant with hand-washing, including in-between clients

    3. Having appropriate gear and equipment ready for blood spill etc.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. All the different biohazards, and how to deal with them

    2. The depth of this subject, for a nail tech, was an eyeopener, such has blood borne infections

    3. That you can still work with clients the have blood disease, as long as you take proper precautions

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Blood Spill protocol

    2. The importance of keeping your tools sanitised and disinfected

    3. Avoid contact, such bodily fluids from contact, and ensure you are careful not to break the skin

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take note of this module, it’s important to note what the potential risk are if you don’t follow steps and importance of keeping everything sanitised and disinfected.

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      Penny

      Perfect 🙂

  28. Emily Morgan

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. My knowledge on this topic

    2. The Quiz

    3. Remembering the blood spill check list.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Keep practising the blood spill drill so it is all there in my head ready for real life action

    2.Having a bigger collection of tools so I can keep the service running smooth if there is a hiccup, dont want to be waiting for tools to be sanitised and disinfected.

    3.Have my first aid kit stocked up and plenty of ziplock bags.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Surprised how calm Penny was about her HIV spill, feel like I would have still freaked out later and gone to doctors worried

    2.

    3.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Treat every client like they could have something, discreetly haha

    2. double bag the biohazards

    3. Ditch the porous items after a blood spill

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Be vigilant and don’t cut any corners

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      Penny

      Honestly ZERO concern about the HIV because I trusted my knowledge and procedures 🙂 And I know from later unrelated blood tests that I’m definitely HIV free so I was A-OK 🙂

  29. Amy Kirikiri

    I totally nailed:
    1. Biohazards and what they are
    2. The three routes of entry – respiratory, blood stream and swallowing
    3. the effects ie; infections, allergies, Poisoning
    I need to work on:
    1. Putting together a good first aid kit
    2. I would like to put together a quick check sheet for blood spills – as importantly pointed out, when ‘in the moment’ people tend to do the wrong thing or not be as thorough
    3. Ensuring preventative measures are always taken
    I’ll never forget:
    1. the routes of entry for biohazards ie; the keys and what could REALLY be on them!
    2. that having a good first aid kit is super important
    3. that clients will appreciate that good safety practices are in place – again – also good for business
    Advice:
    Don’t assume you know until you do the research into different illnesses.

  30. abbey benyon

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. what biohazards really are

    2. noting everything down

    3. the quiz

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. remembering every step of cleaning

    2. watching out for hazards

    3. good prep

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. how easy it is to get infected

    2. how much there is to know

    3. what can happen if you don’t be cautious

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. biohazards are real!!!

    2. my biohazard sheet

    3. better safety = more happy customers

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. you don’t know everythinf

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      Penny

      Great work 🙂

  31. Tracey Savage

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The quiz, it really got me thinking!
    2. Understanding the importance of PPE and that it is my choice to wear it, and my choice may have change a clients perception of my business
    3. Understanding of the three major routes of entry of biohazards

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Practising the blood spill drill, remembering how important sanitising and disinfecting my station is.
    2. Correct PPE, a standard mask is not sufficent
    3. Understanding what is HIV, Hepatitis B and C and the symptoms, how it is diagnosed and treated

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That HIV is the least likely to be spread through blood
    2. Hepatitis B is the most likely to be spread through blood
    3. The amount of biohazards we come into contact with everyday, the video with the keys and scissors was really eye opening!

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. How important and simple handwashing is and how crucial it is to blood spills and health and safety in general
    2. To ensure I have a first aid kit with plenty of supplies as accidents can happen
    3. To educate my client regarding sanitation and disinfection for them to be aware outside my salon (the keys will haunt me forever!)

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take lots of notes, make flash cards, get some pretty highlighters and don’t eat during this module.

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      Penny

      HAHA ‘don’t eat’ – I do love me some flash cards though!

  32. Eliana Allison

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The difference between high risk and low risk biohazards.
    2. Steps to take in case of a blood spill
    3. The three ways you can be infected by a biohazard

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting a first aid kit
    2. Practice the blood spill drill
    3. Print out the blood spill drill

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That HIV is least likely to spread through the blood.
    2. Hepatitis B is most likely to spread through the blood. (I thought it was the other way around for some reason)
    3. That there is no cure for HIV

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Blood spill procedure
    2. Sanitise and disinfect
    3. When to stop work on a nail. e.g if it has been cut.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Practice the blood spill drill.

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      Penny

      Perfect, make it a goal to print off that drill sheet this weekend 😀

  33. Chelsea Small

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Remembering the hierarchy of risk and:
    2. Using PPE to prevent exposure
    3. The modes of entry for a biohazard

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The blood spill drill, I’m going to study again at some point and retest myself 🙂
    2. Remembering what to do if I am exposed to biohazards
    3. Remembering what the biological substances are that are talked about in this chapter

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That nitrile gloves are best. instead of say latex or other types of gloves
    2. The effects biohazard has on human health
    3. Diseases that you can get from coming into contact with blood and bodily fluids include Hep B, Hep C and HIV and the symptoms etc of these diseases

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Using appropriate PPE for working with biohazards
    2. When to recognise stopping work on a nail (should be obvious but you never know)
    3. The massive importance of proper cleaning procedures i.e double bagging any porous items and throwing them directly in the outside bin, immediately sanitising and disinfecting any equipment used etc.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Really study and try to remember the blood spill drill

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      Penny

      You’ll find the Blood Spill Drill scattered all throughout the course 😉

  34. jade karanga

    What are 3 things you’ve nailed in this module?
    1. The quizz
    2. The major routes of entry for biohazzard
    3. And the 3 types of harmful effects
    What are 3 things that you really need to work on?
    1. Blood spill drill- more detail when explaining
    2. Try not to study so late
    3.
    What are 3 things that really suprised you?
    1. How easy the hazzards can spread
    2. how easy it can be to get infected
    3. Mostly everything is suprising
    What are 3 things you will never forget?
    1. To get a doctors opinion if in doubt
    2. That you can g et infected not only by skin to skin contact
    3. Why its important to clean work spaces and tools after and before use
    What advice would you give a newbie starting this module?
    Everydays a school day…

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      Penny

      Haha I hope you get some sleep during the next chapter! 🙂

  35. Mackenzie Dunn

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The biohazard quiz

    2. knowing the blood spill drill

    3. knowing what biohazards are

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. To have the confidence to put gloves on if I dont feel comforable doing so

    2. Practicing the blood spill drill in my head

    3. knowing what objects can contaminiate your work space

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How many risks there are

    2. that HIV is the least harmful

    3. what risks there are

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. how easy it is to get infected if not careful

    2. to treat every blood spill like it has HIV of hep B

    3. how important it is to sanitise and disinfect

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. to take in as much as you can
    PS. sorry about my spelling haha

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      Penny

      Your spelling is fine! 🙂 Totally readable 🙂

  36. Tennessee Teddy

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The Quiz

    2. The Bloodspill drill

    3. Routes of entry of biohazards

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Correct PPE

    2. A. fully stocked (at all times ) first aid kit.

    3. working with gloves on

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. HIV is least likely spread through blood.

    2. how harmful biohazards can be.

    3. be super careful with any broken skin on your clients.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. how easy it is to be infected if you are not careful and taking precautions, treating every client as if they are infected.

    2. to let the client tend to their own wounds without trying to get in and help clean it up as well.

    3. the importance of sanitising , disinfecting and washing hand before and after every client to ensure safe and clean environment.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Notes & Highlighters will be your best friend.

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      Penny

      Love me a highlighter 😀

  37. Caroline Sealy

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. bloodspill rules

    2.the quiz – 100% woop!

    3.biohazard infection methods

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Cleaning my lamp! not something I did prior to this module :/

    2.the types of biohazards; I keep forgetting one whenever I try to list them!

    3.my first aid cert & kit

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.that HIV is the least likely infection / virus to be transmitted through blood!

    2.even though we should take a first aid cert, we still should leave the client to their own first aid rather than stepping in

    3.otherwise not much else – everything’s gross and gonna kill us!

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.the blood spill rules

    2.the importance of the disinfection routine and keeping the salon space clean and sanitary

    3.assume everyone’s infected with something!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.lots of notes in this one!

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      Penny

      Well done on the quiz! 😀

  38. Claire Penharwood

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The Quiz
    2. Learning about the PPE
    3. The blood spill drill
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Organising a First aid kit and remembering everything i need in there
    2. The risks of biohazards
    3. Remembering each step of exposure
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. HIV is the least likely virus to be spread through blood
    2. Hep B is curable
    3. The amount of biohazards we come into contact with each day!! have stopped closing my water bottle with my hands!!
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Sanitisation and disinfecting everywhere the client comes in contact with
    2. To let the client treat their own open wounds
    3. When to stop working on a clients nails
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. NOTES NOTES NOTES!!!

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      Penny

      Yessss, love that water bottle anecdote!

  39. Jayde Kruskopf

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    – what a biological substance is
    – highest risk to lowest risk diseases from blood-born pathogens
    – how to deal with a blood spill

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    – steps for what to do if exposed to bodily fluids
    – risk of infection order
    – deciding when and when not to wear gloves

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    – Hepatitis B is the most easiest disease to contract
    – how many biohazards there are!
    – how many risks there are when dealing with biohazards!

    What are three things you will never forget?
    – order of risk of infection
    – most likely diseases to least likely diseases to contract
    – biohazards don’t just impact you through infection but also allergies and poisoning

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    – notes and flashcards all the way!!

  40. Hayley Tasker

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.learning abt what is a biohazard

    2.remembering what they are

    3.the quiz

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.just need to try and do some work every few days

    2.time management with this study really struggling so busy at work and life

    3.be patient with technique issues with my iPad

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.that it’s stil fine to work on hiv clients

    2.how important it is to hav a excellent hygiene standards in your work place

    3.that i fine this quiet hard to answering as everything to me is new

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.people with virus’s are fine to work on as long as u hav great hygiene standards

    2.how to discard and clean blood if your client does hav a open wound or does bleed

    3.what to do if your client does bleed

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Don’t have any distractions around when you are doing these as there is a lot to take in
    1.

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      Penny

      Everything is new to everyone, you’re doing great!

  41. Louisa Timai

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. What to do when there’s blood spillage
    2. High and low risk biohazards
    3. Learning what a biohazard is
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
1. When to re-sanitise a clients hands e.g after they have touched their keys
    2. More research on HIV, HEP C & B
    3. Having good relationships with clients so they feel comfortable enough to let you know of any health conditions or whether they have particular diseases
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Types of biohazards
    2. How we can breath in or ingest them unknowingly
    3. HIV is low risk
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. What to do when there’s blood spill
    2. The client needs to tend to their open wound and contain blood spill
    3. Disinfect!!!
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take lots of notes.

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      Penny

      Awesome 🙂

  42. Corne van Zyl

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Learning what a biohazard is and what biological substances are
    2. Highest to lowest risk of spreading
    3. Steps when dealing with a cut or blood/bodily fluid spill
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Checking clients hands and feet for any cuts or broken skin
    2. Recognising all the potential biohazards
    3. Promptly and affectively dealing with hazardous situations
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. The amount of biohazards that there are around us
    2. That Hepatitis B has a higher risk of spreading than HIV
    3. PEP – I did not know that something like Post-exposure prophylaxis existed
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Wash hands before and after each client
    2. Being attentive to cuts and broken skin on hands or feet
    3. If exposed on open or broken skin, to encourage wound to bleed but never scrub or suck.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take notes

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      Penny

      Awesome work 🙂

  43. Mihiata Morgan

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The difference between biohazard and chemical hazard

    2. The risks of Biohazards and how serious they are

    3. Preventing infection or contact of biohazards

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Making time to study!! So important at the moment more then anything else.

    2. Not being distracted

    3. Taking more notes and remembering

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Hep B being the most likley to spread through blood and not HIV

    2. That HIV is the least likley to spread through bloood

    3. Understanding what a biohazard actually is

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. What a biohazard is

    2. The difference between a biohazard and chemical hazard

    3. The ways a biohazard can enter the body

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Make time to study, and always take notes to reflect on, they help so much!

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      Penny

      It’s so nice to see your name pop up again! You’ve got this!

  44. Chaitali Tailor

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Knowing about the bio-hazards
    2. How to deal with blood spill
    3. Difference between high risk and low risk bio-hazards

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. wear gloves and marks and after covid-19 wear PPE during the treatment.
    2. If the skin is broken so bandage it to avoid contact with blood or other infection.
    3.Always wash the hands before and after every client and if its busy time so keep a baby wipes to clean.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Amount of bio-hazards in our daily routine.
    2. HIV and Hepatitis B will be spread with a blood spill.
    3. Some harmful effect to human health by the bio-hazards. e.g. infections, allergy, poisoning.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. If u cut the client skin apply antiseptic with the disposable implement and put the items in double bag and throw it out side bin. Disinfect multi use and non-porous tools.
    2. You can still work on HIV client but you must be careful when u work on.
    3. To encourage the client to bandage their own cut and if it is not possible so advise to see GP.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Watch the video carefully and take note. Don’t forget to bandage our cut for our own safety and also your clients.

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      Penny

      Well done! You shouldn’t need to be extra careful with an HIV+ client as you should assume everyone has something contagious for best hygiene practices 🙂

  45. Martine Kelly

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Correct handwashing
    2. How to deal with blood spill and other bodily fluids
    3. What is a biohazard

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Revise, revise and revise there is so much to remember
    2. Put together a first aid kit
    3. Correct PPE

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That surgical masks trap fumes
    2. how many everyday items are potential contaminants. I never even considered my keys or a drink bottle as contaminated
    3. How easily we can contract Hep B

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Disinfect everything before each client
    2. Clients should clean their own wounds
    3. Double bag Bio hazards and dispose in an outdoor receptacle

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      Penny

      One day it will all be second nature and you won’t remember a time you had to try and remember it all 🙂

  46. Suzie Beckley

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. When to wear PPE
    2. The quiz
    3. What to do if i’m exposed to bodily fluids
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Treating everyone as if they could be infectious
    2. Wearing gloves while treating a client
    3. To work on my entrance and make it appealing
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That it’s safe to treat someone with HIV
    2. The 3 ways microorganisms can enter the body
    3. That a dust mask is more effective than a medical mask
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. The blood spill procedure
    2. The correct procedure of disposing of biohazards
    3. That as long as you have good procedures in place, the risks are low
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. The activities are helpful

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      Penny

      Glad you liked the activities!

  47. Kat Jamieson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. What to do if there is a blood spill
    2. When to wear ppe
    3. Washing hands correctly

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Creating a first aid kit
    2.Treating all clients as if they could be infected
    3. Working with gloves

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. A dust mask is more effective than a medical mask
    2. You’re more likely to get Hep B than HIV
    3. That breathing normally could infect you without your knowledge

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. the 3 ways of entry
    2.taking contacts out first if there is potentially contamination
    3. encouraging wounds to bleed if you have a wound that has been contaminated with other blood

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take lots of notes!

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      Penny

      Awesome retention, well done!

  48. Alisha Holden

    3 things you’ve nailed:
    1. The optional quiz with 100% first try!
    2. What to do in the emergency of a blood spill
    3. What a biohazard is
    3 things to work on:
    1. thinking as if all clients could be infectious
    2. creating a frist aid kit even just for when I’m practicing
    3. getting my immunisation!
    3 things that suprised you:
    1. that a medical mask could bring dust and debris closer to your breathing zone
    2. That keys or a water bottle could be contaminated
    3. That HIV is least likely to spread through blood
    3 things you won’t forget:
    1. that you should allow your wounds to bleed
    2. that clients should clean their own wounds for your safety
    3. To double bag your contaminated porous tools
    Advice:
    Watch the video carefully and pause if you need, to take in as much information as you can

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      Penny

      Smashing those quizzes, well done!

  49. Ninette Muller

    -Nailed:
    1. Have always been a germaphobe. so big on not sharing any kind of biological hazards with anyone! Even wearing shoes inside, as you dont know what poop you cant see but are walking into the house.
    2. the quiz!
    3.defining and understanding a biohazard
    – Need to work on/Remember:
    1. remembering that all clients could infectious
    2. that HiV is a lower risk than HepB
    3. how many biohazards we can encounter
    wont forget:
    1. the different biohazards
    2. offer a client a class of water and discourage own bottles ( less outside biological mechanisms and client wont have to touch top with hand)
    3. letting your infected wound bleed
    -things that surprised me:
    1. that surgical masks are not actually really beneficial

    1. Admin bar avatar
      Penny

      I’d be cautious with open glasses as it’s a product contamination risk – maybe look at small Pump bottles that you could supply?

  50. Mandira Singh

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The quiz, I really enjoy using this as a learning tool to prepare myself for the assessment.
    2. Understanding what a biohazard is.
    3. The blood spill drill.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Thinking about my home based salon and where I can setup my work station.
    2. Thinking of every client as being infectious.
    3. Being aware of biohazards in my work environment.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Transmission of Hep B through blood is more likely than transmission of HIV.
    2. The amount of biohazards that there could be in our work environment.
    3. Encouraging wounds to bleed.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. The blood spill procedure.
    2. Always wash and sanitise hands before and after appointments and be aware of what you and your clients are touching e.g bottle mouth piece.
    3. Avoid working on nails with cut/broken skin around.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Take your time when watching the video and reading material. There is loads of good information and pointers.

    1. Admin bar avatar
      Penny

      So glad you’re enjoying the quizzes!

  51. Maddison Whitcher

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The quiz

    2. Understanding biohazards

    3. Spill drill

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. My surroundings

    2. Getting a first aid kit

    3. Treating everybody as if they were infectious

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Hep B is more infectious than HIV

    2. Dust masks are better

    3. Encouraging a wound to bleed

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Avoid working on people with broken skin

    2. My risks as a nail tech

    3. Blood spill procedure

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take your time to retain all of the information so you can confidently keep yourself and your clients safe

    1. Admin bar avatar
      Penny

      Well done 🙂

  52. Kellie Brown

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Knowing what Biohazards are.
    2. The spill drill.
    3. Knowing how to keep myself and my client safe.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remembering to treat everyone as infectious.
    2. To remind clients that once hands are clean to not touch anything else.
    3. To have a nice area set up for my clients and make sure to keep all areas they see presentable – once I get set up.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. The amount of Biohazards in our environment.
    2. Hep B is more infectious than HIV.
    3. Making sure we wear the correct mask if we decide to use one.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Try to not work on people with broken skin.
    2. Blood spill procedure.
    3. The risks involved in our work environment.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Take all the notes – this is an important part.

    1. Admin bar avatar
      Penny

      Well done on nailing the blood spill drill!

  53. Taz Johar

    What are the three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module ?
    1 Biohazard ☣️
    2 blood spill procedure
    3 high risk infection

    What are the three things you really need to work on?
    1 sterilised equipment and clean surface at all time.
    2 quiz
    3 looks for signs of infection

    What are the three things you never forget?
    1 dangers of biohazard
    2 get important information from the client if you see a need.
    3 Assume clients try to lie at times.

    For Newby take notes.
    1

  54. Hannah Casson

    3 things I nailed: the 3 routes of infection, look for signs of infection always to be safe, hepatitis B is more infectious than HIV
    3 things I need to work on: testing myself on blood spill scenarios so I have the process down, more research into possible biohazards I might encounter, ensuring I have the correct gear in my first aid kit to cover all possibilities.
    3 things I will never forget: the 3 effects of biohazards (infections, allergy, and poisoning), to wash out eyes with cold water and dispose of contact lenses if needed, PPE may make the client be unsettled so how to have that conversion with them if needed,
    Newbie: Notes, notes, and more notes!

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Nice work Hannah – making notes on this content will definitely be useful as you will have something to refer to in future 🙂 so great advice!

  55. Jordie Thompson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The quiz
    2. Blood spill drill
    3. Knowing what a biohazard is
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Telling clients once their hands are clean/sanitised not to touch anything / to resanitise if they do
    2. My setup and how clients see my space
    3. That HIV is less likely to be spread by blood than Hepatitis B
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Clients should clean up their own wounds
    2. Encouraging a wound to bleed!
    3. A medical mask isn’t best as it traps fumes!
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. The blood spill procedure
    2. The 3 main routes of entry for microorganisms to enter our body
    3. What to do if exposed to blood/bodily fluids
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Lots of notes, make a flash card dedicated to the blood spill drill

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Great to hear you really engaging with the importance of this part of the module 🙂

  56. Michelle Kleynhans

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.this module wasnt easy for me and i dont think i nailed anything but felt confident in the for Blood Spill Drill

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. understanding the risk high to low

    2. set up, I want to be a mobile nail technician that I am making sure to have all my t crossed and i dotted

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. encouraging a cut to bleed

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. good practice regarding potential risk from the get go is important that it is never done in a panic

    2. stick to the blood spill drill

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. notes notes and more notes

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Definitely consider coming back to this content in a couple weeks. Seeing it for a second time might help those confidence levels! But awesome that you are diligently taking notes – I’m sure these will also help! 🙂

    2. Mala Alexander

      Hi Michelle, I am wanting to be a mobile technician too. It has made me think of the procedures I will need to have in place and items I will need to carry with me. All the best 🙂

  57. Mala Alexander

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Knowing what a biohazard is.

    2. Already a trained first aider which will be very useful for a nail tech.

    3. Being prepared and having more than a few tools.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Having dust masks.

    2. Practice working on clients with gloves.

    3. Remembering to check the expiration date of the antiseptic cream

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That I misread the last question of the quiz and choose eczema as the lowest risk as I didn’t read the answers properly.

    2. Working as a Nail Technician can put you at risk of catching infections.

    3. That proteins is a biohazard.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Double bagging.

    2. To be very careful with new files and cuticle pushers.

    3. To bandage my cuts or open wounds.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Read the questions of the quiz properly 🙂

  58. Hope Wilson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Blood spill procedure

    2. Understanding the risks between different hazards

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Purchasing more tools so i am prepared for any accidents that may occur

    2. Purchasing first aid supplies

    3. Re reading my notes to have a sound knowledge of everything i have learnt so far

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The hazards from blood bourne pathogens

    2. The risk’s from high to low

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The different biological substances

    2. blood spill procedure

    3. steps to prevent exposure

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. This course has good knowledge! and is very easy to pick up!

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Being prepared for when accidents happen is such an important part of our jobs 🙂 so awesome that you are resonating with this

  59. Parehuia

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Knowing what a biohazard is
    2. Washing hands correctly when you come into contact with blood.
    3. The quiz

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    1. Identifying the differences Hep B, Hep C and HIV
    2. Practice working with gloves
    3. Having a dust mask to work with instead of a surgical mask

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That a surgical mask will keep the toxins inside of the mask rather than out.
    2. Clients to clean up their own wounds.
    3. We’re at risks with Biohazards everyday.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Blood spill procedure
    2. Disposing of gloves after every client
    3. Keep calm when you come into contact with blood but also seek medical help if needed.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Taking notes are your bestfriend.

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Awesome stuff – and you’re so right, taking notes while you’re learning will provide you not only a great resource for now, but also in the future if you want to remind yourself of specific details, or things you found particularly interesting 🙂

  60. Elise van Polanen Petel

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The quiz.
    2. The order of most to least likely to be passed on through blood (Hep B – Hep C – HIV).
    3. Correct PPE.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Making sure clients clean up and bandage their own wounds if bleeding.
    2. Getting a first aid kit.
    3. Need to consider my set up and how I want to eventually offer services.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That surgical masks keep the strong chemical smells inside but dust masks filter them out.
    2. How easily diseases/illnesses can be spread on a day-to-day basis.
    3. To encourage a cut to bleed under running water.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Blood spill drill.
    2. Infections, allergic reactions, poisoning.
    3. The importance of thorough sanitisation and disinfection all the time in your salon.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take heaps of notes.

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Hey Elise!
      There is definitely a bunch of great things to learn in this chapter, so notes are such a great idea! not only can you refer back to them for the assessment, but also in the future when you want to brush up on a few things!

  61. Jade Gosling

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Wearing gloves while working
    2. The Quiz
    3. The definition of a bio-hazard

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Re-disinfecting after clients touch their keys, water bottle etc
    2. Updating our first aid kit
    3. Avoiding clients that have blisters, cuts, visibly infected skin

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. What the highest – lowest risk situations are
    2. That surgical masks keep toxins inside the mask rather than out
    3. That band-aids on your hands need to be changed between clients as well to prevent a potential bio-hazard

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Blood Spill Procedure
    2. The steps to prevent exposure
    3. Disinfect carefully between clients

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Watch the video and take notes

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Great work Jade 🙂 and making sure to keep an updated first aid kit can be something we sometimes forget about, but future us will be so grateful to have it, should we ever need to use it!!

  62. Samantha

    What are three things you absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Learning about biohazards
    2. The risks and steps for exposure
    3. Spill Drill
    What are three things you need to work on?
    1. Routes of entry for each microorganisms
    2. Remembering the three main biological hazards types.
    3. First Aid Kit
    What are three things that surprised you?
    1. What Biohazards are
    2. The risks and steps for exposure
    3. Bloodborne Pathogens
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Biohazards
    2. The risk and step of exposure
    3. Spill Drill
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Notes for future references.

  63. Amanda Jefferson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Bloody spill procedure

    2. Quiz

    3. PPE options

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Need to complete HIV Hep C and B task

    2. Making sure running water is available in my space

    3. Getting a biohazard bin

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Hep B is most transmissible via blood

    2. HIV is least transmissible

    3. The water bottle theory of the hand closing the bottle. Such a simple thing that people do ALL the time that I didn’t think of.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Blood spill procedure

    2. Proceed and complete services as if every client is infectious

    3. Procedure if exposed

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    It’s less scary than it seems

  64. Nicky

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    > What a biohazard is

    > The quiz! YAY

    > The risks/ Chances of infection

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    > Keep in mind the steps to prevent exposure

    > Remember the 3 routes of entry into the body esp. swallowing

    > Work on completing homework tasks

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    > HIV is least likely to spread through blood

    > swallowing isn’t just “swallowing”

    > The risk of infection is low if contact is made on unbroken skin

    What are three things you will never forget?

    > Treat all contact with blood or bodily fluids as potentially infectious

    > If a client is actively bleeding, ask THEM to wipe/stop bleeding and dispose of wipe safely. Do not do it yourself.

    > Properly cover your own open cuts/ broken skin and wear appropriate PPE.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    >>> Take notes.

    1. Admin bar avatar
      Nicole Leatham

      Hi Nicky! Well done on getting through this part of the course. So glad you are enjoying it and feeling confident in what you’re learning & have clear goals on what you want to keep working on. I totally agree notes come in so handy during and also after study! They’re invaluable and can be forever referred to. ^Nicole

  65. Bridie Burnnand

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?1. The quiz which i think is every number 1 answer so far. 2. Preventing exposure 3. What a biohazard is. What are three things you really need to continue to work on?1. Educating myself 2. Keeping my area clean of all used wipes etc 3. Wearing gloves and a mask more often What are three things that really surprised you?1. The blood spill drill as I never thought to double bag. 2. How biohazards could be spread. I guess yiu never think of that. 3. How high the risks actually are. What are three things you will never forget?1. To double bag and take to the wheelie bin. 2. Disinfect between clients. 3. Have them properly wash their hands and sanitize. What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?1. Keep reading its interesting.

  66. Bridie Burnnand

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?1. The quiz which i think is every number 1 answer so far. 2. Preventing exposure 3. What a biohazard is. What are three things you really need to continue to work on?1. Educating myself 2. Keeping my area clean of all used wipes etc 3. Wearing gloves and a mask more often What are three things that really surprised you?1. The blood spill drill as I never thought to double bag. 2. How biohazards could be spread. I guess yiu never think of that. 3. How high the risks actually are. What are three things you will never forget?1. To double bag and take to the wheelie bin. 2. Disinfect between clients. 3. Have them properly wash their hands and sanitize. What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?1. Keep reading its interesting

  67. Jade Winton-lowe

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The quiz

    2. I felt like it all made a lot of sense so it really soaked in and I felt like I really paid a lot of attention to it all!!

    3. Making sure I wasn’t too overwhelmed and was taking enough breaks

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Making sure people around me know when I’m studying so I can have alone time to concentrate fully!

    2. Start putting theory into practise

    3. Looking into other products MSDS
    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How much I enjoyed MSDS

    2.how much information is listed on MSDS

    3. How much safety protocol Monacco has compared to other salons I’ve been to

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. How to read a MSDS I really enjoyed these

    2. Breathing, broken skin(through the blood stream) and swallowing is how biological substances get into the body

    3. Your more likely to get Hepatitis B than HIV if exposed to blood borne pathogens

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. It’s really interesting a-lot of things that surprised me but I felt like made a-lot of sense. I liked this module a lot.

    1. Jade Winton-lowe

      I obviously liked msds way too much because I’m doing my review for biohazard but they were in chemical hazard 🤦🏼‍♀️
      What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
      1. The quiz
      2. Taking time to study
      3. Making sure I wasn’t too overwhelmed and was taking enough breaks
      What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
      1. Making sure people around me know when I’m studying so I can have alone time to concentrate fully!
      2. Start putting theory into practise get a first aid kit
      3. Do blood spill drills to see if I know the procedure
      What are three things that really surprised you?
      1. That if blood comes into exposure with already broken skin like eczema it’s only medium risk of infection this surprised me
      2.how thorough the blood spill drill is
      3. How much safety protocol Monacco has compared to other salons I’ve been to
      What are three things you will never forget?
      1. Swallowing includes wiping your lips that one surprised me but made sense
      2. Breathing, broken skin(through the blood stream) and swallowing is how biological substances get into the body
      3. Your more likely to get Hepatitis B than HIV if exposed to blood borne pathogens
      What advice would you give to a newbie
      1. It’s really interesting a-lot of things that surprised me but I felt like made a-lot of sense. I liked this module a lot

      1. Becca

        Well done Jade, this is super thorough (for both chapters haha). Glad it’s making sense to you!

  68. Courtney Callaghan-Pope

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Blood spills procedure!

    2. The quiz!

    3. Note taking.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Making the time for learning.

    2. Print out charts

    3. First aid certificate

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Likeliness of contracting HEP B/C – HIV

    2. Thinking about how much bacteria on items client is touching during service, phone, water bottle etc.

    3. Masks keeping toxins in rather than out.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Blood spill procedure (drilled in)

    2. Likeliness of contracting HEP B/C – HIV

    3. How easily you can breathe in or what you can contract from hands touching face (i always wipe my eyes!)

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Plan – take breaks.

    1. Becca

      Awesome work Courtney! It’s so interesting once you start taking stock of your own and your clients’ movements eh. But luckily there’s lots of ways to keep everyone safe 🙂

  69. Caitlyn

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Keeping focus and taking breaks when needed.
    2. The quiz
    3. Note taking

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Blood Spill Drill
    2. Remembering the definition of a biohazard
    3. Being aware of what/where I touch when working on a client, eg touching my face.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Out of Hep B, Hep C, and HIV, HIV is the least likeliest to be spread through blood.
    2. You can possibly spread infection from rubbing your eyes – I never would have thought of that.
    3. Being aware of your contact with your co-workers is just as important as with your clients.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Highest risk of transmission is when both you and client are bleeding.
    2. Treat every client as if they are infectious.
    3. It is always acceptable to wear gloves and mask if you want to.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take breaks when you feel you need to, don’t push yourself too hard.

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Hey Caitlyn
      It’s kind of amazing in itself how much health information we need to be aware of to keep our clients AND ourselves safe!
      I am super impressed by your advice too – there is so much info packed into the Theory module, that breaks can really help it to sink in and not be too overwhelming!

  70. Kate Hambling

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. I am confident with biohazard procedures.
    2. Correct PPE
    3. I am confident I understand the infectious risks a nail technician can be exposed to.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I do get a little muddled up with different infectious human diseases, just need to do some revision,
    2. I must remember to be mindful not to touch a client if they began to bleed or something, I feel like my first instinct would be to wipe them which is a huge no-no!
    3. I do need to do a first aid course.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Hep C has a 90% cure rate.
    2. In NZ it’s up to the nail technician to decide if they want to work on a client with obvious cuts/sores etc.
    3. That you should encourage a cut to actively bleed under a running tap.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Always treat blood and bodily fluids as potentially infectious.
    2. The routes of e ntry into the body.
    3. Have a first aid kit availablee.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. NOTES

    1. Becca

      Great to hear you’re feeling confident Kate.

  71. Lilly Robinson-Bates

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    -The biohazards quiz.
    -The risks and what you should do to prevent them.
    -Knowing what to do if I am exposed to bodily fluids.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    -I need to re take my first aid certificate.
    -Remember to stay calm if someone tells you about a medical condition they might have. Even if you aren’t scared of getting what they have, I -need to remember to stay calm and respond respectfully.
    -I need to remember the different viruses/biohazards that I could potentially come into contact with.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    -How easy it is for infection and things like that to affect your nail, potentially permanently.
    -That water is actually the most common salon chemical!
    -Biohazards are literally everywhere!
    What are three things you will never forget?
    -Biohazards are literally everywhere!!!!!!
    -if you’re questioning something you should properly say no/throw it out or whatever the situation is.
    -Never ever touch a client’s bodily fluids, like blood or puss.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    -I saw someone else say they had written flashcards! This honesty is really helpful especially for when you’re doing the test!

    1. Becca

      Great to hear you’re doing well with the quizzes! You’ll be on to the assessment before you know it.

  72. Ayunda Lubis

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The blood spill drill – I think I know this pretty well now!

    2. Understanding how to prevent myself to the exposure of any biohazards.

    3. Being able to recognise a biohazard and what that can mean for me and/or the client.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remembering all of the risks associated with biohazards.

    2. Remembering the types of blood borne viruses and their effects.

    3. Not being complacent with the mindset of ‘it wont happen to me’.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How even the smallest, insignificant things like the client touching the top of their bottle and then me touching their hands can pose a biohazard risk.

    2. That there are so many follow up steps to when you’ve been exposed to blood – like to the extent of having to get tests.

    3. That their are so many allergies out there to different substances – that may not just affect me but my client or vice versa.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. That if I don’t follow the correct procedures when it comes to biohazards, they can have a life changing effect on me.

    2. That there are so many types of biohazards and they can surround you at any place/any time.

    3. That there are risks with doing nails not just on myself but on other people and I need to be aware of them and how to minimise/stop the effects.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Make sure you know your blood spill procedure, and know the difference between porous, non-porous and disposable items.

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