This policy will support staff where the service user has been assessed as requiring the assistance of 2 care staff. The organisation has a duty of care to service users and to staff so it is crucial that risk assessments are completed and any actions relating to these disseminated.
This policy has been reviewed and significantly updated, including legislation and underpinning knowledge. The policy also refers to COVID-19 and requirements in relation to COSHH regulations. References have also been reviewed and updated.
New: This policy will support staff to ensure that Service Users with PEG devices receive care and support that promotes skin integrity and infection prevention. Care and support for the PEG site will only be provided if the service is commissioned to undertake the task. References to current best practice have been provided.
New: This policy outlines the measures to be taken when the use of hoists is indicated. The need for assessment and reassessment by the employer is highlighted as well as the responsibility of employees delivering care services directly to the service user. Staff training requirements are outlined.
This policy outlines the importance of promoting independence with continence and assisting service users to manage continence issues in a way that supports dignity, privacy and wellbeing. This includes the use of person-centred language relating to continence issues.