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Tissue Viability Evidence Gathering Tool

Date: 04/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate care trigger/evidence gathering tool designed to assist Inspectors in identifying appropriate tissue viability practice whilst carrying out inspection or complaint visits. The tool in its entirety does not have to be completed to establish good practice. The tool can also be used by service providers to benchmark their practice against national best and expected practice.
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Inspection Handbook - Joint inspection of services for children and young people

Date: 04/2017 Category: Good Practice, Care Inspectorate Publications

This handbook, updated in April 2017, gives details of the process for joint inspection of services for children in community planning partnership (CPP) areas. It is aimed at community planning partners and their staff as participants to the inspection process and members of inspection teams undertaking the inspections. It is complementary to How well are we improving the lives of children and young people? - the framework of quality indicators for self-evaluation of services for children and young people used for joint inspections. It will therefore be of most interest and value to those areas that have not yet been inspected. The handbook is intended to be a helpful summary of the core and common elements of the process and includes the Care Inspectorate guidance and template for file reading.
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Fife Wide - Foot Protection and Offloading Guidance Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Date: 03/2017 Category: Good Practice

NHS Fife’s Foot Protection and Offloading Guidance, produced by the Podiatry team. This guideline aims to assist practitioners in the assessment, management and prevention of pressure ulcers. It encourages rational and cost-effective supply of offloading and pressure relieving products. All products reported on have been trialled and tested by NHS Fife Podiatry for offloading abilities in a number of patients, in a variety of positions and for a variety of anatomical locations, however it should be noted that this is not definitive research and each individual case must be assessed for its own merit and suitable judgments made.
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Practice Guide to Chronologies 2017

Date: 01/2017 Category: Good Practice, Care Inspectorate Publications

A revised version of the Practice Guide to Chronologies has been published by the Care Inspectorate. The guide defines chronologies, explaining their uses and limitations and aims to help professionals address the variation in the quality and application of chronologies that our inspection work continues to identify. This revised guide recognises the significant developments in approaches to multi-disciplinary working and service delivery that have taken place since 2010, for example, Getting it Right for Every Child.
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Getting ready to read

Date: 01/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance for providers and inspectors on supporting early language development. This document highlights some of the key aspects of early learning and childcare services provision that make a difference to children having good early language skills and sets out what we will consider when we inspect. It is for our inspectors to use as part of their inspection toolkit, but we also encourage service providers to use it to help develop their service and meet the needs of children and parents using their service.
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Safer Recruitment through Better Recruitment

Date: 11/2016 Category: Good Practice

Guidance in relation to the recruitment of staff working in social care, early education and childcare and social work settings. This resource is good practice guidance intended to help employers, especially those in social care, early education and childcare and social work to meet existing legislative and regulatory requirements in relation to the safer recruitment and selection of people who work with individuals who receive support and care from social services in Scotland. This guidance replaces the Scottish Government’s national guidance Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment (2007).
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Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection - Five year strategic framework

Date: 10/2016 Category: Good Practice, Educational Resources

The Scottish Government has set out its commitment to controlling healthcare associated infections and containing antimicrobial resistance and published a five year strategic plan to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI). The five-year strategic framework seeks to ensure the safety of patients, the public and all healthcare staff and to make hospitals and communities a safer place.
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Infection prevention and control in childcare settings (Daycare and Childminding Settings)

Date: 10/2016 Category: Good Practice

Health Protection Scotland guidance on infection prevention and control for staff working within nurseries, day-care centres, playgroups, crèches, children’s centres, childminders, after-school clubs and holiday clubs. This guidance should also be used by these staff involved in all outdoor activities for children.
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General information to prepare for and manage norovirus in care settings

Date: 09/2016 Category: Good Practice

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) guidance, providing general information and infection prevention and control precautions to prepare for and manage norovirus in care settings. Although the document has been written for care settings, it could be used in other non-hospital settings where care accommodation services are provided. The guidance has been reviewed and updated for 2016.
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Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Standards

Date: 09/2016 Category: Good Practice

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has developed standards for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers as part of a review of tissue viability services. The new NHS Scotland Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Standards will apply to any person at risk of, or identified with, pressure ulcers regardless of age (including babies and children) and apply to services and organisations responsible for pressure ulcer care across health and social care. They take into account the national health and wellbeing outcomes and revised National Health and Social Care Standards.
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Vaccination programmes in residential care services 2016 to 2017

Date: 09/2016 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

This Care Inspectorate guidance tells you how vaccines should be supplied and administered to children and adults in residential care services. Scottish Government recommendations on who should be offered influenza vaccine include people living in long-stay residential care homes, or other long-stay care facilities, where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection.
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