Policy Updates

Wales - Infection Control - Care Home

Document Modified Date: 13/02/2020 17:37

Pressure Ulcer Management Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC30

This policy details how the service will support Individuals who are at risk of or present with pressure ulcers. It defines the roles and responsibilities of staff and details the clinical governance framework for reducing risk and reflection. The policy has been reviewed with changes made to the procedures to reflect the NHS improvement standards relating to definitions (specifically procedure 5.3 and 5.7). A definition has been amended to reflect the current recommended definition, and a further definition added. The term grade has been removed and replaced with Category across the procedure section.

Document Modified Date: 05/02/2020 09:50

Computer, Email and Internet Usage Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: WAB07

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 and references checked to ensure they remain current. Welsh lines of enquiry have also been added in line with current legislation.

Document Modified Date: 15/01/2020 14:21

Management of Medical Devices Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC73

This policy details the requirements of the service when supporting Individuals who require the use of medical devices. The policy has been reviewed with minor streamlining of content in the Purpose section for ease of reading. References remain current and relevant.

Document Modified Date: 19/12/2019 12:36

Water Temperature Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WME06

Policy reviewed to include reference to the new Lines of Enquiry developed by the CIW. Forms and references have been updated to support the understanding and recording of issues identified.

Document Modified Date: 11/12/2019 15:48

Health and Safety Training Policy and Procedure

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

This policy outlines the need for health and safety training to ensure that staff are competent in their roles. It highlights the importance of a training matrix system and the need to continually review training needs for all staff. The policy has been reviewed with minor content changes, additional legislation added and the references checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 29/11/2019 13:03

Wound Care Management Policy and Procedure

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

This policy sets out how staff will support individuals presenting with wounds within the service. It identifies clear roles and responsibilities and details best practice recommendations throughout. The policy has been reviewed with minor amendments only to improve readability. References checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 27/11/2019 13:09

PEG Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC27

This policy details how staff support individuals post PEG insertion, during the healing process and when providing ongoing support. Policy reviewed, the purpose has been adapted for clarity, with minor amendments to the body of the policy. References checked and remain relevant, with addition further reading resources added to aid increased knowledge and understanding.

Document Modified Date: 22/10/2019 17:28

Serious Incident Notification Policy and Procedure

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

Policy review undertaken, minor content changes made. References updated to ensure they remain current and additional resources added.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:07

Personal Hygiene Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Hygiene Region: | Reference: WKH06

Policy converted to the new QCS format, setting out the standards expected of staff in relation to personal presentation when representing the service.

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