Scotland - Infection Control - Mental Health
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.
The policy will inform management and staff on all aspects of infection control and includes signposting to coronavirus resources.
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 guide staff on the process to follow if there is a blood spillage and signposts to best practice advice.
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.
This policy will support staff on accessing the best practice advice around maintaining service users’ pressure care and focus on better outcomes for service users. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current
This policy details the risk assessment process to ensure that any risks that may occur within a service are reduced or controlled. It has been updated to reflect the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with new sections added. References have also been added and existing ones checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy establishes the requirements regarding safe handling and disposal of waste in health care in accordance with legislation, codes of practice and best practice guidance. It has been reviewed and now includes a new procedure relating to the management of COVID-19 waste with associated references added.
This policy will guide staff on laundry processes and how to ensure that safety is paramount for both staff and Service Users. The policy has been reviewed with no significant changes and the references checked to ensure they remain current.