Policy Updates

Wales - Infection Control - Care Home with Nursing

Document Modified Date: 02/03/2021 16:00

Serious Incident Notification Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS06

This policy provides detail for staff on how and who to report serious incidents to. It has been reviewed and minor changes to wording for enhanced clarity have been made throughout. There is an update to section 5.4 Health and Safety Executive to reflect requirements for online reporting. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 24/02/2021 15:33

Infection Control Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC18

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.

Document Modified Date: 12/02/2021 17:10

Pressure Ulcer Management Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC30

The policy has been reviewed with further detail added in relation to risk management and pressure ulcer prevention. Also included is the requirement to ensure that reddening and marks/ulcers are recorded on a body map. ‘React to Red’ guidance for staff when carrying out personal care has been added as well as a section describing the role of the Tissue Viability Nurse.

Document Modified Date: 10/12/2020 16:19

Management of Medical Devices Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC73

This policy will support a service in ensuring that medical devices are safe and fit for the purpose intended. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 08/12/2020 16:55

Blood Spillage Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WCC02

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.

Document Modified Date: 29/10/2020 15:52

Wound Care Management Policy and Procedure

Care Planning Risk Assessment & Care Planning Region: | Reference: WCP16

This policy will support those who provide wound care management to individuals to ensure care is delivered with the best outcomes and in line with national best practice guidance and recommendations. The policy has been reviewed and updated to include reference to the relevant Care Inspectorate Wales lines of enquiry.

Document Modified Date: 14/10/2020 13:06

Water Temperature Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WME06

This policy will support in ensuring water temperatures remain within recommended requirements to avoid individuals being affected by burns and scalding, which could have a significant impact on them and the home through adverse publicity. All staff need to be aware of the severity of burns and scalding as such an incident would be a safeguarding issue. This policy has been reviewed with new forms added that staff should familiarise themselves with. References also checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 13/10/2020 16:50

PEG Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC27

This policy details the care of the PEG site post insertion. It has been reviewed and updated and now includes reference to the Care Inspectorate Wales Lines of Enquiry.

Document Modified Date: 08/10/2020 14:43

Health and Safety Training Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS05

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 16/09/2020 15:45

Legionella Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WME02

Policy reviewed and updated. Now includes reference to COVID-19 and the risks associated with legionella, also added the relevant CIW line of enquiry to support understanding of how policy can inform inspections.

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