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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 13 June 2013
Date of Publication: 5 September 2013
Inspection Report published 05 September 2013 PDF | 68.12 KB

People should get safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights (outcome 4)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 13 June 2013, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People experienced care, treatment and support that met their needs and protected their rights.

Reasons for our judgement

Care and treatment was planned and delivered in a way that was intended to ensure people's safety and welfare. We looked at six records of patients registered with this practice. We saw they all contained information about the treatment provided and what information and advice had been given.

The dentist told us that the information they held about the person's medical history was checked on every visit to make sure it was still correct, people we spoke with confirmed that this happened. When we looked at the records we saw that any medical alerts, such as allergies or specific medical conditions were contained within the notes. This meant that the dentist was quickly alerted to any potential problems.

There were arrangements in place to deal with foreseeable medical emergencies and resuscitation. Resuscitation drugs and equipment for airway management and an automated external defibrillator (AED) were available for use at the practice. Staff employed at the practice had received training in basic life support, medical emergencies and oxygen therapy. However, the provider may wish to note that this training needed to be updated.