Sliding Sheets For Patients: How to Use, Don’ts and UK Regulations.
Moving and positioning patients in healthcare facilities is a daily necessity, yet poses substantial risks of injury to both caregivers and care recipients. Knowing how to use a sliding sheet is important for better patient care. Sliding sheet injuries are a common occurrence in healthcare settings. Studies have found that the incidence of sliding sheet
The 7 Golden Rules for Safe Information Sharing in Safeguarding
When handling private information about individuals, particularly children, safeguarding professionals must strike a balance between protection and privacy. These 7 fundamental rules provide ethical guidance to ensure necessary sharing is done lawfully to prevent abuse. Real-world case examples illustrate how to apply each principle correctly. What we covered: Rule 1: Data Protection Laws Are Not
Why is choking more common in care homes?
Choking incidents in care homes raise important questions: Why is choking more common in care homes? What steps could be taken to lower the occurrence of choking in care homes? How can training enhance care home staff to respond effectively in such situations? In this blog post, we’ll give you answers to these important questions,
10 Ways and Examples to Promote Dignity, Privacy and Respect in Care
Dignity in care matters greatly, and it is a sensitive area that should be considered by everyone. Allow me to share a heartwarming story that highlights what dignity, privacy, and respect in care means. In a small town nestled among rolling hills, there lived an elderly lady named Linda. With her silver hair and twinkling
The Importance of PMVA Training in a Health and Social Care Setting
Improving safety and care in health and social settings is really important. One key part of this is PMVA training. This article tells you why PMVA training is essential for healthcare workers, including the laws and steps involved. PMVA means Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression. It’s training that helps healthcare workers stop and
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults: Advocating for Their Protection
One in every five adults experience abuse, neglect, and harm in their lifetime in the UK according to Domestic Abuse Statistics UK. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable adults is a cornerstone of a compassionate, ethical society. However, abuse, exploitation and neglect of at-risk groups still persists. Effective safeguarding is essential to protect the
Moving and Handling Techniques: Essential Safer Handling of People
Moving and handling safety is one of the most important skills for people working in the health and social care sector. It’s something that carers will come across most days at work and that’s why it’s crucial that the right moving and handling training is put in place to avoid any injury. Luckily, there are
Gaining healthcare and nursing competencies
As healthcare professionals, it’s essential to continuously improve our skills and knowledge to provide the best possible care to our patients.
NMC Standards for Medicines Management: Ensuring Safe and Effective Patient Care
The management of medicines is a crucial aspect of healthcare delivery, as it directly impacts patient safety and the effectiveness of treatments. Nurses, as key members of the healthcare team, play a vital role in the administration, monitoring, and documentation of medication. To ensure high standards of care, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has