Care Home with Nursing
Policy has been updated and two new procedural sections added, in light of recent updates to the ‘Admission and Care of Residents in a Care Home During COVID-19’ guidance, these are:
– Conducting a test on admission
– Urgent admissions
References have also been updated to ensure they remain current.
This policy has been reviewed and now includes reference from NHS England and the specified number of pulse oximeters that should be available in care homes for safe management of service users during COVID-19. This is now discussed in section 4.2 and 5.7. Additional further reading resources also added.
New: This is a new policy that details how ‘Resident Of The Day’ can be used to ensure that service users are offered a meaningful opportunity for a care review and to feedback on the service provided. This policy includes a form that can be used to evidence completion of the ‘Resident Of The Day’.
This policy outlines how to support a service user with an Advance Care Plan, detailing their wishes and preferences. It has been updated in light of Max and Keira’s Law in relation to organ donation and a new ‘Further Reading’ reference has been added that staff should familiarise themselves with.
Policy reviewed and updated to include new references. Policy now includes section on COVID-19 and raises issues that are relevant to the storage of medication during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Managing the impact of COVID-19 and making sure you continue to provide Safe, Caring, Effective, Responsive and Well-led services is challenging. In response to the recognition that there are multiple demands on your time, we have created a mini mock inspection to help you evidence that your services are still compliant with the CQC requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This policy updates the Social Networking Policy and Procedure and converts it into the new policy format. The policy has been tightened up to make sure the sanctions for non-compliance are clear.
Policy re-written in the new QCS Policy format, more detail included on first aid qualifications and the responsibilities of the service.
A new policy and procedure in the event of a sudden or unexpected death. This policy should be read alongside the Resuscitation Policy and Verification of Death Policy.