Caring for care homes guidance sheets

A selection of guidance sheets have been produced for care homes on various topics highlighted by the Steering Group or through analysis of significant events. The purpose of the guidance sheets is to spread good practice points and learning across Devon.

Guidance Sheet Index

The index lists all our guidance sheets, including their version number, so that you can check that you have the most up to date version printed to be displayed within your home. We review each guidance sheet every two years keeping them updated and adding in new information.

Care Homes Guidance Sheet Index updated February 2019 (1)

Guidance Sheets 00 to 10

  • 00 How to report a significant incident and Form
  • 01 Fridge temperature monitoring
  • 02 Controlled drugs (CDs)
  • 03 Analgesic patches
  • 04 Warfarin
  • 05 Drugs and Falls
  • 06 Making the most of food
  • 07 Make the most of sip feeds
  • 08 Medication reviews of antipsychotics
  • 09 Oral methotrexate and other cytotoxics
  • 10 Administration dilemmas
Click here to be directed to guidance sheets 00 to 10

Guidance Sheets 11 to 21

  • 11 Topical medications
  • 12 Storage and expiry dates
  • 13 Insulin
  • 14 Meeting with a drug representative
  • 15 Accurately listing a resident’s medicines (medicines reconciliation)
  • 16 Inhaler technique and respiratory conditions
  • 17 When required medication
  • 18 Missed doses of medication 
  • 19 Using bisphosphonates: Osteoporosis medication explained
  • 20 Just in case medication (anticipatory prescribing)
  • 21 Homely remedies
Click here to be directed to guidance sheets 11 to 21

Guidance Sheets 22 to 29

  • 22 Using the Medication Administration Record (MAR) effectively
  • 23 Covert administration
  • 24 Oxygen treatment
  • 25 Parkinson's disease
  • 26 Reducing medicine waste 
  • 27 Using barrier products
  • 28 How to write a medicines policy
  • 29 Self-administration of medication 
Click here to be directed to guidance sheets 22 to 29

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