Managing and Documenting Infection Outbreaks

Managing and Documenting Infection Outbreaks

Managing Infection Outbreaks  Elderly care providers must maintain rigorous infection prevention and control policies. Policies should allow staff to implement the necessary precautions quickly once an outbreak is confirmed.   Precautions to take during an...
Infection Control

Infection Control

Last week we held a webinar on antimicrobial stewardship and infection control. We published a summary of what we talked about in relation to antimicrobial stewardship here. This week we're covering the key points we discussed surrounding infection control. For a PDF...
Digital strategies mapped out in client visits

Digital strategies mapped out in client visits

Last month we spent some time conducting on-site visits with our clients. We do this at regular intervals allowing us to catch up with Management and care staff to touch base on current business operations.  We are particularly interested to hear their most pressing...
Coronavirus closes Brighton nursing home

Coronavirus closes Brighton nursing home

A Brighton nursing home was shutdown yesterday due to a coronavirus threat.  The threat was identified when a healthcare worker that had visited the home was diagnosed with coronavirus. Staff and residents are being monitored with nobody showing any symptoms at this...
Antimicrobial stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship

This week we hosted a webinar on antimicrobial stewardship and infection control. Here we will cover some background information on antimicrobial stewardship as well as key discussion points from the event.   What are microbials? Antimicrobial medicines are used...
Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning

According to the NHS Improving Quality data, around half a million people die each year and 75% of these are expected deaths. This means that in most cases people should have the opportunity to think about their wishes and the care that they would like at the end of...
Future of Ageing Award Winners

Future of Ageing Award Winners

In case you missed it..... The winners of the Future of Ageing Awards 2019 were announced in late November.  We'd like to acknowledge the nominees and award winners and their contributions to the care sector. We would also like to give a special mention to our clients...
Advance Care Planning

Claire’s Nursing Update

I am really enjoying my return to nursing. I nurse at a local care home one long day per month, working alongside another Registered Nurse. Using AutumnCare in a real life setting is proving invaluable at helping me to better understand the needs of our clients. Also,...
Technical Support over Christmas

Technical Support over Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner we wanted to remind our customers about how to access Technical Support over the Christmas period. AutumnCare will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Technical Support will be available throughout the...
Claire makes her return to the front lines of nursing

Claire makes her return to the front lines of nursing

For quite a while I have been thinking about returning to hands on nursing.  I love my role at AutumnCare, but I really miss working in a care home and using my caring and nursing skills. Furthermore, I have always thought it would be really useful for me to use...