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The purpose of risk  Assessment and management in Healthcare

The purpose of risk Assessment and management in Healthcare

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The purpose of risk  Assessment and management in Healthcare The purpose of risk management strategies is to ensure that informed plans of intervention are in place for the individual. Risks can be both of a negative and positive nature, though the risks a person my pose to others is usually only negative. A risk could […]

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Stress and how it can affect behaviour

Stress and how it can affect behaviour

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stress and how it can affect behaviour Stress can affect behaviour in many ways and this will depend on what an individual perceives as stress as some individuals can cope with much more stress than others. Most people will perform better if under a certain level of stress but could feel completely out of their […]

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Multi-disciplinary and multi agency working in healthcare

Multi-disciplinary and multi agency working in healthcare

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Multi-disciplinary and multi agency working. Collaborative care has been at the top of the care agenda for a number of years and involves bringing a whole group of agencies together to care for and support one individual service user. An individual service user in a care home setting will not only require support from the […]

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How to Challenging discrimination and other forms of inequality and injustice in care

How to Challenging discrimination and other forms of inequality and injustice in care

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is done through following the policies and procedures of the home and current regulations and legislation. Training also plays a major part and the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults courses are of real benefit to both staff and individuals within the care home. Challenging such behaviour is vitally important. If a member of the care […]

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Guidance to support information sharing by mental health services

Guidance to support information sharing by mental health services

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

This guidance sets out some of the opportunities and constraints with regard to exchanging information between multi-agency organisations and health services, as well as between health services and individuals. It also covers Data protection issues and the safeguarding against unauthorised access to written or electronic records, which can be achieved by password protection and ensuring […]

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Health factors that might affect communication skills, abilities and wellbeing are

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Health factors that might affect communication skills, abilities and wellbeing are Stroke Dementia Parkinson’s disease Mental illness Hearing impairment Vision impairment Coma/unconsciousness All of these factors will inhibit or restrict the communication of the individuals with carers, families groups and communities. It is unlikely that most of these individuals are in employment and these health […]

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The types of records and reports you are required to complete within your work role and how to complete them

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The types of records and reports you are required to complete within your work role and how to complete them The types of records and reports that I am required to complete within my work role include: Care plans – up to date, factual, accurate information developing on a daily basis Daily handover sheets – […]

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Methods of supporting individuals to express their wishes, needs and preferences about their preferred method of communication and language

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Individuals and key people can express their needs, wishes and preferences either through the individual’s key worker, family member, friend or advocate or at a meeting with members of the care team. Having access to an interpreter, information in the individuals preferred language and listening to the individual will help them express their needs. During […]

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Why is it important to keep up-to-date records of drugs administered

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

 Why is it important to keep up-to-date records of drugs administered? It is of paramount importance that the records are kept up to date not only for the health and safety of the individuals in the home but also to safeguard the staff and the home from accusations of abuse, assault or theft etc as […]

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Why is it important to correctly Record activities when Administering Medication?

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The reason Why is it important to correctly record activities when administering medication is to ensure that the correct medication and dosage is administered to the correct individual at the correct time. Take for example Mrs Z could refuse his medication for a period of time,this could allow his condition to deteriorate and this could […]

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