Bite-sized Learning - Patients requiring 1-2-1 supervision

Individualised care plans should be in drawn up for patients requiring one-to-one supervision - and will help you understand what level of supervision is required when patients need to use the bathroom.

Recently a patient was in a bathroom alone and it wasn't clear if they should have been accompanied. One to one care was in place yet a lack of a detailed plan meant it wasn't clear whether it needed to continue when using the bathroom or when visitors are present.

The individualised care plan will include what level of supervision is required whilst using the bathroom, or in other circumstances, such as during patient visits.