Scotland - Infection Control - Mental Health
Infection Control is an important aspect in the delivery of safe care and this policy has
been updated to include reference to not wearing uniforms outside of the care home.
References also checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy will support in ensuring that water temperatures remain within recommended requirements to avoid Service Users being affected by burns and scalding. All staff need to be aware of the severity of burns and scalding as such an incident would be an Adult Support and Protection issue. The policy has been reviewed and updated to include information about radiator temperatures in the procedural section.
This policy sets out the safe practice that must be followed when dealing with a blood spillage. It has been reviewed with minor changes and an additional resource has been added to the procedure section to guide staff.
The regulation became law in Scotland on 01/04/2018 and all staff need to know the process of identifying and reporting any incidents which may be reportable under the Act. This policy was reviewed with a new duty of candour checklist added, references and links checked and remain current.
Given this is a central policy for all social care providers, it has a significant impact on effective service delivery. It will signpost management and staff to best practice and guide them on their responsibilities within the Health and Safety Act. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links have been checked and a new reference added.
This policy will inform staff on the training considerations they must undertake to give them the knowledge required in Health and Safety. References and links checked and remain current.
This policy has been updated to incorporate the challenges experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. It guides staff on how to care for people who are at risk of contracting infection or who may be infected and at risk of spreading the disease. New procedural points have been added and references to Scottish Government and Care Inspectorate guidance.
This policy will inform staff on Legionella. Whilst it is not known to transfer from person to person, nonetheless can have an impact on business operations in that resources are diverted to the risk at hand. Staff who get legionella impact the business due to their unavailability. From a customer/resident relationship is the blame culture in which the client has a duty of care.
This policy will guide staff on the process to follow if a serious incident occurs and advises on which organisations must be contacted.
This policy will advise staff on how to care for service users who have a PEG tube and guides staff on best practice to follow to ensure safe outcomes for service users. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.