Wales - Infection Control - Learning Disability
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 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.
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.