Identify and list legislation and notational guidance affecting pressure area. -The Safeguarding of vulnerable adults looks at our responsibility and accountability of keeping people safe and would include risk assessment to identify the breakdown of the skin.
-The Safeguarding Act –ensures the importance of policies and procedures are put into place to protect the service user.
-The Social Care Code of Practice, identifies roles of the care worker.
-The NHS Guidelines on wound care, tissue visability relevant protocols that shoud be included in the sand procedures. -Also to take into consideration :
- Manual Handling Policy
- Health and Safety Act
- Control of substances that are hazardous to health - Service User
- Human rights
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