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5.5d Remove or minimise any environmental factors causing pain or discomfort. These could include: Wet or soiled clothing or bed linen, Poorly positioned lighting, Noise

There are also several environmental factors that can cause an individual pain or discomfort. Here are some examples:

  • Wet or soiled clothing or bed linen
  • Poorly positioned lighting
  • Noise
  • Bad smells
  • Uncomfortable temperatures

You should follow any agreed ways of working your workplace has for disposing of and changing soiled bed linen. Also make sure to speak with the individual about what changes you are making so they understand what you are doing and why. This can reassure them and keep them involved.