Wales - Infection Control - Mental Health
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.
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 details how staff must respond to an infection outbreak and defines the purpose of barrier care/isolation. It has been reviewed and updated with some minor changes made. References have been updated to ensure that they are in line with best practice. Please note the name change of this policy from ‘Quarantine and Barrier Nursing Policy and Procedure’ to ‘Outbreak Management and Barrier Nursing Policy and Procedure’.