[PDF] Guidelines on caring for people with a learning disability in general hospital settings. Revised June 2018

Source:
Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network - GAIN
Publisher:
Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network (GAIN)
Publication date:
01 June 2018

Abstract

These guidelines identify 12 specific areas for improvement in caring for people with a learning disability in general hospital settings. These have been prioritised as the most pressing areas of need and focus on specific areas of the person’s journey to and through the general hospital service (e.g. the journey through emergency care), transition processes (e.g. admission and discharge planning) and a number of clinical issues (e.g. nutrition and hydration)

  • Attitudes and values
  • Communication
  • Training and Education
  • Legal issues • Outpatients
  • Admission process and support during the hospital stay
  • Discharge planning
  • Emergency care
  • Support for carers
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Pain
  • Improving the experience of children with a learning disability   

Each of the guidelines includes a best practice statement and a series of best practice indicators relevant to the particular area of improvement.