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Sheila will try to answer as many of your English Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Changing position for elderly patients

Hello. I was trying to find a guidance about changing position to elderly residents every 2 hours during the night. Is it right to disturb them every 2 hours even they are on end of life care plans. All of them are on the airflow matresses. Thank you Anna

Dear Anna,

You will, I expect, be required by your contract of employment to adhere to the policies and procedures of your employer.

The best guidance I have seen on the prevention of pressure is to be found on the NICE website at http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg179/resources/guidance-pressure-ulcers-prevention-and-management-of-pressure-ulcers-pdf

I hope that you find it helpful.

Sheila


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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.







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