RCN have guidelines on pressure area prevention. NICE also have guidelines.
The safe guarding of vulnerable adults looks at our responsibility and accountability of keeping people safe and would include risk assessments to identify the skin break down.
The care standards act reinforces the importance of policies and procedures put in place by our organisations to protect the service users and this includes again skin care and prevention of pressure sores.
The social care code of practice also identifies roles and responsibility of the care worker.
Nhs guidelines on wound care, tissue viability, relevant protocols should be included in your organisations policies and procedures.
Manual handling policy
Health and safety act
Control of substance hazardous to health
Human rights act
Service user choice
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