People who live, visit, and work within the home must be protected against any risks associated with infection. Cleaning is an essential step in preventing and controlling the spread of infection – and a clean and tidy environment is a good indicator that the highest possible quality of care is being provided.
This video resource documents procedures for keeping care environments clean and how to comply with regulations.
There are many items of equipment within the care home that require regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent and control the risk of infection.
This video resource documents how to maintain equipment in care homes.
Staff in care homes have a responsibility to provide the best possible level of care and support to all who live, work and visit the care home. When an individual is found to be or thought to be suffering from an infection, it is necessary to consider the possible source and route of transmission in order to institute appropriate control measures – this may include separating an individual.
This video resource documents infection control procedures, including separation.
Incorrect handling, laundering and storage of clean, used and infectious linen can pose as an infection hazard, therefore it is essential that all linen and laundry is adequately washed, dried and stored correctly in order to prevent and control the spread of infection.
This video resource documents the correct management of various types of linen.
Care homes for older people produce many different types of waste some of which requires special handling and disposal. This would include waste such as sharps, used continence products, wound dressings from individuals and waste generated from people who have or may have an infection, particularly during an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.
This video resource documents the safe disposal of all waste by those involved in the handling, transporting and processing of it.
Recovery films and video clips from the Scottish Recovery Network. In February 2011 SRN hosted their sixth national conference, the National Gathering. The aim of the conference was to provide an opportunity for Network members to come together to share information and consider next steps for the promotion and support of recovery in Scotland. Delegates represented all groups with an interest in recovery and mental health, including those with lived experience, family and friends, and professionals.
Resource containing videos on the subject of dementia, including best practice, staff training, support for older people and the importance of dementia research.
The Dementia Services Development Centre is recognised as a model for converting world-leading dementia research into everyday good practice in caring for people with dementia.
Gill McIvor, Professor of Criminology, SCCJR; Mary Belgan, Service Manager, 218 Centre; Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive, Families Outside; and Margaret Malloch, Research Fellow, SCCJR, discuss whether women's imprisonment is the best way to deal with female offenders and the possible alternatives.
Film that illustrates the steps involved in supporting a person with dementia to die well, through the experience of Mairead Smart and her family. It is crucial to recognise when a person with dementia enters the final weeks and days of their life and to respond with support that avoids unnecessary interventions and reflects the wishes of the individual and their family.
Having been diagnosed with dementia at the age of 70, Brian and his wife June now actively participate in planning dementia care services in Gloucestershire.
This film illustrates the range of activities they are involved in - developing a ‘Living Well Handbook’, giving talks and helping shape training tools. It also highlights how commissioners, support organisations and carers all have a role to play in enabling the person with dementia to share their knowledge and experience for the benefit of others.