Scotland - Learning Disability
This policy will supply staff with ideas on what to review to ensure they are prepared for adverse weather. It has been reviewed with reference to COVID-19 added alongside winter preparedness information from the regulator. References and links have been checked and remain current.
For staff involved in immunisation arrangements, for service users and staff, guidelines must be followed to ensure that safe practice is delivered and accountabilities clear. Policy reviewed and updated with information included on the new COVID-19 vaccine. References and links checked and remain current. The title of this policy has also been changed from ‘Staff Immunisation Policy and Procedure’ to ‘Staff Vaccination and Immunisation Policy and Procedure’.
This policy will guide staff on the process to follow to prepare for changes in temperature and how to support service users to maintain an ambient temperature. It has been reviewed with minimal changes made. References and links have been checked and remain current.
New: This is a new policy to allow a service to support service users with stoma care management. It highlights the varying types of stomas and how these should be managed, whilst acknowledging the importance of staff training and competency in stoma care. Staff should familiarise themselves with this policy before supporting in stoma care.
This policy will support staff on how to safely introduce visiting to the care home if the guidance allows, and the measures to put in place to keep everyone safe. It has been reviewed to include the Scottish guidance ‘COVID-19: Christmas and New Year guidance for Adult Care Homes and Visitors’ which give advice on various festive arrangements over Christmas and includes the pilot testing of visitors over the festive period. References updated to the new revised guidance. All links checked and remain current.
New: This new policy will support a service to manage any conflicts of interest effectively. It contains a register that must be completed by staff should any conflicts exist.
This policy will inform the relevant staff involved in influenza arrangements for service users. Guidelines must be followed to ensure that safe practice is delivered and that accountabilities are clear. The policy has been reviewed with changes to the procedural section in relation to COVID-19. The title of the policy has also been updated from ‘Immunisation Policy and Procedure’ to ‘Service User Vaccines and Immunisation Policy and Procedure’.
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 sets out the fire alarm plan for a service. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.
The safety of vulnerable residents will remain a high priority in residential care and this policy will support in the safe evacuation of those residents. It has been reviewed and a procedural point added – Section 5.8. References and links have been checked and remain current.