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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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Finance Guidance: Integrated Resources Advisory Group guidance and advice on financial matters for Health Boards and Local Authorities

Date: 07/2015 Category: Good Practice

Scottish Government guidance and advice which aims to address the financial implications of integrating health and social care. Both models of integration – delegation to an integration joint board, and delegation to a lead agency – are covered.
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Scottish Adapted European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) Grading Tool

Date: 07/2015 Category: Good Practice

Scottish Pressure Ulcer Grading tool to support clinical staff to assess skin and make appropriate decisions to inform care decisions. It will also be useful in supporting clinical teams to understand and use local data to support improved outcomes for patients. There is also a covering letter which accompanies this tool about how to use and apply the guidance in the care setting.
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Caring for Smiles: A guide to dental services, treatment charges and exemptions for care home residents

Date: 06/2015 Category: Good Practice

Care Inspectorate and NHS Health Scotland guide to dental services, treatment charges and exemptions for care home residents. This guide is intended to give care home managers, staff and residents’ families the essential information to help them ensure residents receive the most appropriate and timely dental treatment from the dental service that is best suited to their needs.
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Care of Older People in Hospital

Date: 06/2015 Category: Good Practice

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) standards of care for older people in hospital. The updated guidance incorporates recent changes relating to the integration of health and social care services, and the learning points are applicable to social care settings. The guidance outlines 16 standards which include maintaining patient dignity and privacy.
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