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Care of dying adults in the last days of life

Date: 12/2015 Category: Good Practice

NICE guidelines which aim to improve care for people at the end of their life. The guidelines “aim to put the dying person at the heart of decisions about their care, so that they can be supported in their final days in accordance with their wishes.” The guidelines include advice on how to manage common symptoms without causing “unacceptable side effects and maintain hydration in the last days of life.”
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Promoting continence for people living with dementia and long term conditions

Date: 12/2015 Category: Good Practice

Care Inspectorate resource highlighting the fundamental and essential care and support required to give people the opportunity to remain continent and maximise their quality of life. Its production involved people living with dementia and their families and carers as well as staff from across the health and social care sector.
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Decisions about technology: Principles and guidance on good practice when considering the use of telecare and assistive technology for people with dementia, learning disability and related disorders

Date: 10/2015 Category: Good Practice

Mental Welfare Guidance on good practice when considering the use of telecare and assistive technology for people with dementia, learning disabilities and related disorders.
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Example of inspection report contents, which take account of the Winterbourne View recommendations and the Keys to Life national strategy

Date: 10/2015 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate example inspection reports taking account of the Winterbourne View recommendations and the Scottish Government's Keys to Life national strategy. Applicable to adult care home services for people with learning disabilities.
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Practice guide: Supporting professionals to meet the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation

Date: 09/2015 Category: Good Practice

Barnado's research study and practice guide on the needs of children and young people with learning disabilities in relation to child sexual exploitation (CSE).
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Norovirus Outbreak Guidance

Date: 09/2015 Category: Good Practice

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) guidance, providing background information on norovirus outbreaks in hospitals and details how to minimise the risk of norovirus outbreaks becoming widespread throughout a hospital by specifying the control measures required. It provides the rationale for the required control measures.
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RCN Pain Knowledge and Skills Framework for the Nursing Team

Date: 09/2015 Category: Good Practice

The Royal College of Nursing framework contains the eight aspects of care, such as pain assessment and interventions as well as seven dimensions, for example, nursing responsibility. The document, ‘RCN Pain Knowledge and Skills Framework for the Nursing Team’ has been launched in all four UK countries and the content has been endorsed by the British Pain Society (BPS).
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Scottish Excoriation and Moisture Related Skin Damage Tool

Date: 07/2015 Category: Good Practice

This guidance will support staff to identify skin damage which is not pressure related and will therefore facilitate accurate reporting of pressure damage. Developed by the National Association of Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists (NATVNS), further information can be found on the NATVNS (Scotland) website http://www.tissueviabilityscotland.org/
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