Drug & Alcohol Test
Unique Health Care seeks to be part of a progressive Health and Safety Policy for Drug and Alcohol misuse within your organisation with the express aim to ensure that a business can be seen to be fulfilling its duty to act as a good employer and to conduct its business activities in a way which will achieve the highest possible standard of health and safety for its employees, visitors and members of the public.
Unique Health Care aims to contribute to a safe, healthy and productive work environment for your company and its employees by:
Preventing drugs and alcohol problems through awareness by;
Identifying problems at the earliest stage;
Offering support to those who have a problem.
Promoting company procedures that will ensure that all employees are aware of the drugs and alcohol policy, its aims and safeguards;
When an issue is brought forward the matter will be discussed with confidentiality and all discussions with an employee in connection with drugs or alcohol will be strictly confidential. This will also be the case with counselling or other treatment which the employee undertakes.
While appropriate personnel records will be kept, it is accepted that any record of treatment will be the property of the person administering that treatment. No discussion about the employee will take place with another party without the permission of that employee.
Unique Health Care can undertake the Drug and Alcohol Testing regime as part of the chain of custody.
Taking the Measurements
The site nurse will explain the procedure for the test and gain the patient’s consent to proceed.
A relative small volume of capillary whole blood, taken directly from a finger stick and placed onto the test strip. This will give an immediate result through the compact desktop analyser.
If the patient is found to have raised blood sugar reading they will be asked to return for a further fasting test.
When to Refer
If the result, again, is found to be raised they will be referred to the care of a GP, within the primary care settings.
The site nurse will be able to recognise warning signs of acute complications of Hyperglycaemia / Hypoglycaemia with newly or ongoing diabetic patients, and refer onto the appropriate services, for example, Diabetes UK or a specialist diabetic nurse.
Leaflets and further structured education training can be implemented into the care plan provided.