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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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Medical Device Alert - Automatic external defibrillator (AED) LIFEPAK CR Plus and LIFEPAK EXPRESS – risk of failure to deliver a shock

Date: 10/2016 Category: Good Practice

A Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Medical Device Alert for Automatic external defibrillator (AED) LIFEPAK CR Plus and LIFEPAK EXPRESS – risk of failure to deliver a shock. Manufactured by Physio-Control – risk of delay to defibrillation due to an intermittent component failure. Specific serial numbers are affected.
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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 standards for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers as part of a review of tissue viability services. The 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 Health and Social Care Standards.
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General information and infection prevention and control precautions to prepare for and manage norovirus in care homes

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 homes. Although the document has been written for care home settings, it could be used in other non-hospital settings where care accommodation services are provided.
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SIGN 145 Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders

Date: 07/2016 Category: Good Practice

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) and Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) guidelines on the assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The guideline provides recommendations based on the assessment, diagnosis and interventions for children, young people, adults and older adults with ASD.
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Adults with Incapacity - Sexual Relationships and the Criminal Law

Date: 07/2016 Category: Good Practice

Mental Welfare Commission advice note which looks at cases where the adult’s capacity to consent to a sexual relationship is doubtful. For professionals with concerns about the position of staff supporting people with mild learning disabilities where there is uncertainty about their capacity to consent to sexual relationships but there is no concern about the relationship being exploitative, and the position of the person engaging in sexual relations with the adult in the same circumstances.
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Indicators of Good Practice in Drug and Alcohol Services

Date: 07/2016 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland tool for inspectors in regulating substance use services. The document has been developed based on national policy, legislation and good practice in the health, social care and substance use fields. This is not designed to act as a checklist but as a guide for inspectors in assessing good and poor practice in services.
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Managing Falls and Fractures in Care Homes for Older People: Good Practice Resource

Date: 06/2016 Category: Good Practice

This resource, produced by the Care Inspectorate and NHS Scotland, provides the direction, advice and support that staff in a care home need to make a difference in this area of care. The resource which is research based not only gives the guidance required, but offers tools which can be downloaded and used in a care home to help improve or change practice. This resource was updated in June 2016.
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