Our extensive Audit Tool is provided by e mail or on a Disc.
You are obliged to:
“The quality of care and experience of the residents are monitored and developed on an ongoing basis.”
This Tool conducts an audit of:
The Audit tool ensures compliance with HIQA and the law
AUDITS CURRENTLY CONTAINED IN THE TOOL
|Statement of Purpose and Function|
|Consultation and participation|
|Privacy & Dignity|
|Civil, Political and Religious rights|
|Contract of Care|
|Protection of Vulnerable Adults|
|The Residents’ Finances|
|Assessment of Resident Needs|
|Residents’ Care Plan (as required by Standards See Detailed Audit Page56)|
|Medication Monitoring & Review|
|End of Life Care of Resident|
|Autonomy & Independence of Residents|
|Routines and Expectations|
|Meals and Mealtimes|
|Social Contacts for Residents|
|Responding to behaviour that is challenging|
|The Use of Physical Restraint (See Major Audit Page 50)|
|Staffing Level & Qualifications|
|Training & Supervision|
|Health & Safety|
|Fire Safety (See Major Audit Page 93)|
|Hygiene And Control of Infection (See Major Audit Page 86)|
|Purpose and Function|
|Quality Assurance & Continual Improvement|
|Register and Residents’ Records|
|Physical Restraint of a Resident Major Audit|
|Residents’ Care Plans Major Audit|
|Risk Assessment Appendix B Clinical Risk Assessment|
|Environmental Risk Assessment General|
|Environmental Risk – Staff Training|
|Chemicals/ Blood Borne Diseases|
|Lighting / Ventilation/Windows|
|Water and Surface Temp/Electrical Safety|
|Moving & Handling of Residents|
|Nutritional Management (Major Audit)|
|Management of Skin Care and Pressure Sores (Major Audit)|
The Risk Assessment Procedures are based on HIQA requirements to carry out clinical risk assessments.
Our Clinical Risk Assessment Tool provides the carer with an indebt analysis and solution to problems with high risk residents. It takes up the care planning where the resident has been identified as being of high risk by the more commonly used assessment tools such as “Mini Mental”, “Canard” , “Waterlow” etc. Once the resident has been identified as being of high risk our tool kicks in and provides the carer with all the information they need to develop relevant and appropriate Care Plans, thus ensuring that the resident receives the maximum possible care.
This tool sets out
clear clinical definitions of the problem
the potential problems and the associated risks
It sets out how the nurse should conduct an assessment in a proper clinically correct manner ensuring that all relevant issues are explored
It provides a typical Care Plan for each of the 22 risks
Hennessy & Associates have an outstanding reputation for providing exceptional and first-rate Policies and Procedures. Procedures are essential for standardised delivery of care and service in the nursing home and is a legal requirement for maintaining centre registration.
Procedures set out the correct manner to carry out important care processes in the home. The procedure identifies who, when, what, how and where.
The need to understand your processes is core to the provision of a safe and high quality service. By documenting the processes in the form of policies and procedures staff can be trained and understand different aspects of each process.
Hennessy & Associates can provide, up to date, the “Schedule 5” Policies and procedures as required by the Health Act 2007. In addition we have a library of Policies and Procedures concerning many aspects of care and nursing home management.
We can provide procedures in a generic form or we can tailor them to your specific need. All our clinical procedures are evidence based and will be provided with a full bibliography supporting their provenance.
Apart from the Schedule 5 Policies and Procedures, Hennessy & Associates can provide, for example, the following P&P’s.