Wales - Infection Control - Mental Health
This policy outlines the use of clothes protectors to reduce the risk of cross-contamination and promotes hand washing. It has been reviewed with minor content changes. Resources updated to ensure they remain current.
This policy outlines the laundry processes that providers must follow to ensure that they adhere to infection control practices. Minor content changes have taken place during the scheduled review of this policy and references have been updated to ensure they remain current.
This policy has been converted to the new QCS format with additional information and references added. Links have also been provided to clarify the legal stance and business reasons for training.
Policy converted to the new QCS format, setting out the standards expected of staff in relation to personal presentation when representing the service.
Policy reviewed in line with changes to legislation and stakeholder requirement and updated to the new QCS format.
Policy converted to the new QCS format with new enhanced procedures and references in place to support best practice when using medical devices.
This policy has been reviewed and converted to the new QCS format. It sets out to detail best practice and standards for the management of outbreaks of infection. It includes the need to ensure that the Individual is monitored and risk assessed for social isolation in the event of the need for quarantine or barrier nursing. References, further reading, and outstanding elements have been added.
Policy converted to new QCS format. Reviewed and updated to meet current guidance and now includes the addition of a procedure for large catering events and training requirements in relation to the Care Certificate. Further reading resources added.
This policy has been developed to ensure compliance:
The Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017
The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016
Changes made to ensure the policy and procedure meet the requirements of the National Infection Control Policies for Wales [Public Health Wales, 2014]: Standard Infection Prevention and Control Precautions (SICPs), regarding the prevention and control of infection.
Changes made to ensure compliance with Regulation 56 of The Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017.
Reviewed. Additional stakeholders included. Reference to Royal Marsden Manual Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures included