Wales - Infection Control - Care Home
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.
This policy will support staff to ensure that needles and other sharps are managed safely within a service. It has been reviewed and updated, and now includes reference to the need to report certain sharps injuries to RIDDOR.
This policy will support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been reviewed and updated in line with the Public Health Wales Document: ‘Guidance to Prevent COVID-19 Among Care Home Residents and Manage Cases, Incidents & Outbreaks in Residential Care Settings in Wales’. References have also been added.
Policy reviewed and updated and now includes reference to COVID-19 and the implications for health and safety.
Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.
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 outlines the process a service should adopt in relation to its laundry practices. It has been reviewed and updated to include the latest information and advice regarding the management of laundry during the Covid-19 pandemic. SCIE have provided the content. The SCIE reference should be used to access further detail on best practice during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This policy details aspects of infection control that should be implemented by a service. It has been reviewed and updated to reflect current guidance in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. A new section around staff testing has also been included and references have been checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy outlines how to eliminate cross-contamination between care and catering. It has been reviewed and references updated. Policy now includes reference to COVID-19 and the increased importance of managing contacts between care and catering staff, and the need to follow the latest government guidance.
The policy will inform staff on the food hygiene process to follow to ensure care and support delivered to service users is safe and follows government best practice guidance.