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Infection Prevention and Control for Residential Care Centres

Aug 9, 2019

Introduction A national survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial medication use in long-term care facilities in 2016 found that at any point in time about 1 in 25…

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Practical tips to prepare for Statutory Licensing

Jun 18, 2019

Introduction At present there are no regulations governing the homecare sector, but we know from the Sláinetecare Implementation Strategy that statutory licensing is coming. The Sláintecare Implementation Strategy…

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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Nursing Homes completed during November 2018 to February 2019

May 29, 2019

Introduction This report by HCI highlights the trends in inspection findings, those being ‘Compliant’ and ‘Not Compliant’ as detailed by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in…

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Key Points from the Guidance relating to Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacterales for Care Facilities for Older People

May 10, 2019

Introduction The Health Service Executive (HSE) and Health Protection Surveillance Centre published ‘Guidance relating to Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacterales (CPE) for Long-Term Care Facilities for Older People’ to provide…

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Key Points to Note from the HIQA Restrictive Practices Thematic Inspection Guidance Documents

Apr 4, 2019

Are you aware that the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) will be conducting thematic inspections of restrictive practices in residential homes across Ireland this year? Is your…

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Practical Application of the HIQA Restrictive Practices Thematic Inspection Guidance Documents

Apr 4, 2019

Is your residential home prepared for a HIQA thematic inspection of restrictive practices? If you are not sure, then read below for an insight on the practical application…

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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Designated Centres for Older People completed during August to October 2018

Jan 31, 2019

Introduction This report by HCI highlights the trends in inspection findings, those being ‘Compliant’ and ‘Not Compliant’ as detailed by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in…

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Understanding and Applying Individual Rights of the Service User in a Disability Service

Dec 3, 2018

People with disabilities, both adults and children, have the right to be safe, to receive person-centred, high quality services and supports and to have access to the services…

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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Designated Centres for Older People completed during May to July 2018

Nov 21, 2018

Introduction This report by HCI highlights the trends in inspection findings, those being ‘Compliant’ and ‘Not Compliant’ as detailed by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in reports for residential…

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How can Policies and Procedures help your organisation operate more efficiently?

Nov 1, 2018

Policies and procedures are core to the provision of a safe and high-quality service in all healthcare organisations. Having well-documented policies and procedures in place allows individuals involved…

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