A care home run by Royal Star & Garter in Solihull has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in all five areas in a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report.
The home earned the top rating across all five tested areas – Safety, Effectiveness, Care, Responsiveness and Leadership – following an inspection.
In the report inspectors noted the use of the Dechoker equipment, which is also deployed across all of eh provider’s homes, to manage the risk of choking.
‘The service had a very proactive approach to managing [choking] risk. Some people were at risk of choking and to mitigate this risk Dechoker suction equipment had been purchasedThe Royal Star & Garter Homes – Solihull Inspection report 04 March 2020
Inspectors also took the opportunity to speak to individual carers and staff regarding the providers approach to managing the risk of choking noting:
‘Staff had been trained to use the devices and told us having the equipment available had increased their confidence to manage a choking risk.’The Royal Star & Garter Homes – Solihull Inspection report 04 March 2020
Royal Star & Garter are just one of the many providers who have deployed Dechoker across their services in the last 3 years and which has already resulted in multiple lives saved in the sector.
Dechoker UK recently launched their CPD Certified device training course on multiple 3rd party platforms from the care sector’s leading training platforms.
The include eLearning For You (eLFY), My Learning Cloud, Altura’s Bridge LMS and Myrus from Care Shield making it even easier to deploy Dechoker across small and large providers.
The full CQC report can be found here.