Wales - Infection Control - Care Home
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.
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.
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.
This policy outlines the ways to ensure that computer, email and Internet usage are safe and secure. It has been reviewed with minor content changes to include action to take if there is suspicious activity noticed when using the device. In addition, references have been updated.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.