Wales - Infection Control - Learning Disability
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Policy review undertaken, minor content changes made. References updated to ensure they remain current and additional resources added.
Policy converted to the new QCS format, setting out the standards expected of staff in relation to personal presentation when representing the service.
NEW: This is a new version of the Food Hygiene Policy that is more focused on involving service users with Learning Disabilities in preparation of food and drink. This new policy has the same name, but a new reference code, it replaces the WKH04.