Scotland - Infection Control - Supported Living
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.
Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will help those staff who may support people in their own homes with ensuring safety when dealing with food with good hygiene measures implemented.
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.
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 is a central policy for all social care providers, it has a significant impact on effective and safe service delivery. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.
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 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.