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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 20 January 2011 and 20 January 2012
Date of Publication: 22 February 2011
Inspection Report published 22 February 2011 PDF

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People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection (outcome 8)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Providers of services comply with the requirements of regulation 12, with regard to the Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.

How this check was done

Our judgement

Staff at The Koppers have received training and instructions to ensure they follow safe procedures that protect people from the risk of infection or illness.

User experience

We did not talk to people about this outcome area.

Other evidence

During our visit to the home a member of staff who has been employed to do the cleaning was working in the home. All rooms were clean, tidy and free from unpleasant odours.

The home told us about the procedures they have in place to minimise the risk of infection -

• Infection control policy that has been reviewed at least annually.

• Clinical waste, sharps policy and procedure.

• Induction and ongoing training on infection control. Six members of staff have attended Health and Safety/ Infection Control training provided by East Devon Council. Also, in house training to all staff. Hand washing has been covered as a separate subject. Information and training has also been provided from other health professionals.

• Close supervision and monitoring of staff.

• Protective clothing, hand gel and other equipment stored at various points throughout the home.

• Machine for disposal of continence products.

•Care plans have been reviewed whenever people have been assessed as at risk of infection.

We talked to the cook about kitchen and food storage areas. We saw records that provided evidence of routine cleaning tasks that had been carried out regularly. The home had followed national guidance on food hygiene and safety and all checks and safeguards had been followed as required..