Working in a care home, people may on occasion be exposed to items or substances that have the potential to be harmful.
This video resource looks at the steps that can be taken to minimise and deal with the exposure.
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.
Annual report and accounts for the period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.
Report on care and support in older people's services in the UK - what has caused the current crisis and possible solutions to the problems.
The Care Commission began operating in April 2002 and this report presents what has been learned over the eight years of regulating care services in Scotland. It sets out the context for the Care Commission's work, examines the impact its regulation work has had on outcomes for the people who use care services, and makes strong statements about where the care sector needs to improve.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is pleased to submit the following response to the Department of Health’s consultation on a national dementia strategy. This submission is structured to answer, in order, the questions set by the consultation paper, Transforming the quality of dementia care: Consultation on a national dementia strategy.
The final section covers some areas not directly mentioned in the paper that the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) thinks warrant the government’s consideration in relation to a national dementia strategy.
This podcast is taken from the 'GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services' Conference held in Glasgow on the 24-26 September. Session 5 - Changing Children's Services. Netta Maciver, Principal Reporter, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration talks about care system for children in Scotland.