Scotland - Infection Control - Supported Living
Annual review with minimal change. References and links checked and remain current. This policy will help staff and management to ensure the laundry system is efficient and safe, with signposts to guidance which can help improve practice.
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 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.
This policy will support staff to deliver specific care to each individual, to risk assess their skin and inform them on interventions to lessen the risk or deal with tissue damage. There are many best practice resources to read and develop staff knowledge. The policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect the Scottish Adapted EUPAP tool and includes reference to the Scottish Excoriation and Moisture Related Skin Damage Tool. References and links have been checked and remain current.
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 will inform staff on the strategy to follow to prevent injuries with sharps and needlesticks, the risks involved and the process to follow to keep safe and what to do if an injury occurs.
This policy will guide staff on the process to follow when dealing with clinical waste. It also includes information on COVID-19. A new reference has also been added.
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 is in relation to seeking consent from a Data Subject that is GDPR compliant. It has been reviewed and references have also been updated to ensure that they remain current.
Policy highlights how the management of medical devices should take place within a service. The policy has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.