Care Courses

AUTISM AWARENESS

For those working with children or adults on the Autistic Spectrum.  

Aims: To understand the Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Associated Challenging Behaviour

Objectives: At the end of the session students will have had the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding ASD and Challenging Behaviour
  • Gain an insight into the difficulties people with ASD face
  • Look at strategies to cope with these difficulties

Content

  • Autism – common misconceptions
  • ASD – what is it?
  • Theory of Mind
  • Triad of Impairments – Social, Communication, Imagination
  • Sensory Sensitivity
  • Autism and Self-Harming
  • Understanding Challenging Behaviour
  • Strategies to Help

 

One day  Epilepsy with Buccal Midazolam & Rectal Diazepam  training is aimed at those working with or responsible for the welfare and well being of individuals with epilepsy.

The course is designed to ensure that practitioners are provided with relevant theoretical knowledge and skills, whilst supported with a simulated practical based assessment.

Please note: Competency is achieved in the workplace following the training using a competency framework. Each procedure needs to be signed off by a qualified, senior member of staff. Theory certificates will be issued initially, once completed competency forms are returned to us (within six months of training) a competency certificate can then be issued.

Course Summary The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Definition of & facts about epilepsy
  • Classification and management of seizures
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Triggers and precipitants
  • Person centred care planning and recording
  • Epilepsy, mortality and SUDEP
  • Impact of rescue medication and anti-epileptic drug therapy
  • Buccal Midazolam: what is it, uses in epilepsy, side effects
  • Rectal Diazepam: uses in epilepsy, side effects, administration
  • Emergency care plan and when to call an ambulance
  • Risk assessment/promotion of safeguarding and dignity
  • Access to local and national support network
  • Applied practical workstation and simulated practical assessment
  • Competency framework and theory test

 

Care & Administration of Medication

This is 6 hour combined course designed for healthcare professional, who in the course of their duties may have to administer medicine and need to either refresh their skills or wish to learn more about medication.

Moving & Handling of People & Objects: This 6 hour moving and handling training programme is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and understanding of the safe process of moving people to prevent injury to themselves or the person being moved, whilst also covering the legal requirements regarding the handling of people and objects.

Dementia Training: This 6 hour course aimed at staff who have little or no knowledge or experience of working with people who have dementia, and those looking to refresh their knowledge and skills. The session aims to help participants develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and ways of communicating with and providing practical care and support to people who have dementia. Participants will be introduced to the key messages in the Dementia Strategy –Understand what the term dementia means Know about the different causes of dementia, signs and symptoms Understand what it means to have dementia from the perspective of someone who has dementia Know about the factors that can make life difficult for people with dementia Learn ways of communicating effectively with people who have dementia Understand what person-centred care for people with dementia means in practice Learn practical ways of providing care and support to people with dementia in their care setting Build and maintain relationships with the individual, their family and other carers Establish good communication with family carers of people with dementia and involve them in their care

Recognition of Medical Conditions:  This 6 hour course will give staff working in the care sector an understanding of the signs and symptoms associated with various medical conditions and the actions that need to be taken.  Conditions covered include Diabetes, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Stroke, TIA’s, Infections, Falls, Pressure Sores, Oral Hygiene, Catheter Management, Nutrition, Skin Care and Record Keeping.

 Emergency First Aid at Work: This 6 hour course is appropriate for nominated emergency first aiders, or anyone requiring a comprehensive one day first aid course.  This course can be adapted to suit a particular audience and is ideal for lower risk businesses, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations. The course is run over one day and includes both theory and practical sessions, in a relaxed atmosphere, designed to boost a candidate’s confidence. The Emergency First Aid at Work course replaced the First Aid Appointed Person course in October 2009.

½ day / 3 hour courses

Health and Safety Awareness:   This course ensures that your employees are aware of their responsibilities under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Under Health and Safety Legislation, employers are required to provide appropriate health and Safety training for themselves and/or their employees. This training course will ensure that you and your employees comply with legislation and raise awareness of the need to provide a healthy, safe working environment ensuring the welfare of everyone.

Risk Assessment Awareness: This course is ideal for anybody involved in providing health and social care. It provides useful information on assessing risks to service users and those providing their care. Links to care plans are explained along with practical measure to reduce the risks identified.

Infection Control Awareness: This Infection Control course is aimed at all staff working in the care environment. Individuals will understand the importance of why we need to have infection control measures implemented in the workplace. At the end of this Infection Control training course the candidate will be able to state the obligations and responsibilities that should be performed when dealing with infection control issues. In addition, they will be able to demonstrate and explain hand washing techniques along with having an understanding of maintaining a clean environment

Pressure area care and tissue viability

This 3 hour course is designed for all qualified and non-qualified staff who may need to update their skills and knowledge on the topics of pressure area care and tissue viability (prevention & management of wounds) including aspects of skin and soft tissue wounds.

COSHH: The COSHH Regulations (2002) are designed to protect people against risks to their health when dealing with or being exposed to hazardous substances. The course is designed for candidates who handle chemicals as part of their daily work. The course is ideal for induction or refresher training to the new regulations.

Fire Safety Awareness:  Following the introduction of the new Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005 all companies are obliged to ensure that employees receive adequate training in fire safety on a yearly basis, as well as having a full risk assessment carried out on their premises. The following course will ensure that you meet the above national guidelines. This course allows companies to keep employees aware of all the key information regarding fire safety in the workplace.

Falls Prevention: This session will provide the candidate with a greater understanding of the principles required for the assessment and prevention of falls in older people and knowledge of how to promote a safe environment and minimise risk of falls.

Food Safety Awareness: This course is designed to provide care employees that handle open food the essential knowledge and understanding of good Food Safety Practice. The aim of this training course is to provide individuals with a fundamental knowledge of food hygiene and to enable them to apply this knowledge to essential practical skills in order to prevent food poisoning.  The course is in-line with the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995

Nutrition & Hydration Awareness:  This session will explore the principles for maintaining and promoting adequate nutrition and hydration and will cover areas including:

Importance of nutrition and hydration, safe nutritional practice, reasons why individuals may not eat or drink, feeding preparation and technique, nutritional supplements, feeding aids, equipment and resources, special diets and preferences, religious and cultural influences, documentation and record keeping – fluid balance and food charts.

Eating Disorders:  This training course is aimed at professionals in any sector, wanting to learn more about eating disorders. It is particularly useful to those new to eating disorder settings or those wishing to update their understanding of eating disorder. A general understanding of the issues associated with eating disorder will be established.

Tracheostomy Care

This 3 hour course is designed to educate and train healthcare professionals to perform tracheostomy care safely and competently.  For nurses new to the country it can be used towards part of their NMC pin number towards personal development.

Half Day -Urinary catheterisation is a medical procedure used to drain and collect urine from the bladder. Our Catheterisation Course, designed for RGN’s & Care Staff, covers both theoretical and practical elements.

By the end of the course attendees will be familiar with reasons for catheterisation, the equipment selection and the processes involved.

Please note: Competency must be achieved within the workplace within 6 months of attending the course.

Course Summary The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Definitions & methods of catheterisation
  • Differences between supra-pubic & urethra catheters
  • Advantages/disadvantages of urinary catheters
  • Reasons for catheterisation
  • Male/female anatomy
  • Male catheterisation procedure (theory & practical session)
  • Female catheterisation procedure (theory & practical session)
  • Post procedure catheter positioning
  • Post procedure check list
  • Record keeping

Continence Promotion: This course will provide candidates with a greater awareness in relation to the causes, prevention and management of continence issues and will cover various areas including urinary incontinence and contributing factors, catheter care, infection control, skin care and promoting dignity and respecting personal preferences.

Half day –  Venepuncture Training course is designed for all RGNs, enrolled nurses & qualified staff or NON QUALIFIED STAFF may have not conducted venepuncture before or require a refresher to update their skill set.

Attending this course will update your theory skills and provide the opportunity for practice before carrying out the procedure in a work environment. Following the theory of venepuncture there will be a pratical session designed to offer all participants to put their skillsinto practice in a controlled environment.

Please note: Competency must be achieved within the workplace within 6 months of attending the course.

Course Summary The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Venepuncture introduction
  • Patient identification
  • Patient consent
  • Professional approach
  • Basic universal precautions
  • Selecting a site
  • Order of draw
  • Post venepuncture care
  • Specimen labelling
  • Special specimen handling
  • Trouble shooting and problems
  • Practical

 

SOVA Awareness:  This course is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of Safeguarding Vulnerable People. Staff completing this course will be in a better position to implement their company adult protection policy and the procedures they should follow.

Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberties:  The Mental Capacity Act came into force in 2007 and was designed to strengthen the protection of vulnerable adults. This course enables candidates to understand the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how those working within the Care Sector can ensure compliance whilst carrying out their job role.

Confidentiality Awareness: The aim of this course is to provide the theory and introduce moral/ethical and philosophical issues relating to confidentiality. Candidates will gain awareness of why confidentiality is important, how to keep information confidential and situations when information might need to be shared. Candidates will gain an understanding on how confidentiality can be breached and how to deal with enquiries without breaching confidentiality.

Equality & Diversity:  This session aims to raise awareness of Equality & Diversity and encourage candidates to take a proactive approach within the workplace. Equality and Diversity can be compromised by candidates own values, opinions, and prejudices, this course explores how prejudices develop and how they may influence people. Candidates gain awareness of discriminatory practice and gain knowledge on how to promote equal opportunities for all and recognise the value of diversity.

Lone Working Awareness:  The aim of this lone worker training session is to raise awareness and build confidence of lone workers within an organisation. The personal safety of a lone worker is extremely important as they are at high risk. The lone worker training courses will identify what the risks are to their personal safety and what good working practices can be used to keep them safe.

Care Planning: This care planning training course enables participants to understand the importance of Care Planning, working with other professionals and making the initial assessment need of the individual.

Person Centred Care:  The course enables participants to understand the importance of seeing people as unique individuals who require unique interventions designed to meet their unique needs. This course enables participants to help create care plans for service users.

Communication and Record Keeping: This training course provides an awareness of the principles of good communication and record keeping within a care environment, to ensure effective communication skills, and good practice when recording information.

Common Induction Standards and Overview of Essential Standards for Quality & Safety: This session will provide a good understanding for any carer who supports individuals in a social care or domestic setting.

Observation Skills for Carers: This course is designed to provide an introduction into the responsibilities in observation and the legal requirements of accurate reporting. It is relevant to people who provide personal care to clients in care settings

Wound Assessment: This course is aimed at anyone currently or seeking to work within the health care sector. Candidates will benefit from having knowledge of wound assessment and an understanding of causes, stages, treatment and risk factors

Pressure Sore Awareness:  This course is aimed at anyone currently or seeking to work within the health care sector. Candidates will benefit from having knowledge of pressure sore care and an understanding of risks leading to development, signs of infection and prevention methods

The Ageing Process: This course is aimed at all staff working in the care environment who works with older people. A general understanding of the ageing process will be established. Attendees will gain under-pinning knowledge of myths and reality, awareness, what it is and what it isn’t.

Palliative Care: This course is for anyone working within a caring role for those who have a life-limiting illness, enabling them to undertake the carer’s role with confidence applying understanding of palliative care, providing dignity, comfort and empathy.

Loss and Bereavement: This course enables candidates to form a better understanding of how to deal with death, dying and bereavement issues professionally and sensitively.

Epilepsy Awareness: This course is aimed at care workers who are involved with clients who suffer from seizures due to Epilepsy and covers causes, recognition, care, treatment and record keeping.

Stroke Awareness: This course is aimed at anyone currently or seeking to work within the health care sector. Candidates will benefit from having knowledge of symptoms, treatments and side effects of Stroke or TIA’s.

Stress Awareness: This awareness course is designed to enable participants to recognise the different signs and causes of stress, what affects it can have on the work place and different ways to relieve stress.

Diabetes Awareness:  This course will give staff a greater understanding of Diabetes, what it is, the risk factors, lifestyle changes, diet, medication and the need for regular monitoring.

Parkinson’s Awareness: This course is aimed at anyone currently or seeking to work within the health care sector. The aim of this training session is to raise awareness and a general understanding of the issues associated with Parkinson’s. The session will identify symptoms, causes and treatment of Parkinson’s.

Dementia Awareness: This dementia training course is aimed at all staff working in the care environment who work with older people with dementia. A general understanding of the issues associated with Dementia will be established. Attendees of this dementia course will gain under-pinning knowledge of the below issues and therefore will be able to put this into practice where necessary.

 OCD Awareness: This course is aimed at all staff working in the care environment who work with older people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). A general understanding of the issues associated with OCD will be established and attendees will gain knowledge of the assessment procedure and treatments

Autism Awareness:  This course is aimed at care workers who are involved with clients who have autism. The course can follow two different pathways. One of the pathways looks at child development and autism and the other covers adult mental health as a result of autism

Schizophrenia Awareness: This course is aimed at anyone currently or seeking to work within the health care sector. The aim of this training session is to raise awareness and a general understanding of the issues associated with Schizophrenia. The session will identify symptoms, causes and treatment of Schizophrenia.

Personality Disorders: This session is for all staff working in the care environment who work with older people with personality disorders. A general understanding of the issues associated with personality disorders will be established. Attendees will gain under-pinning knowledge of the below issues and therefore will be able to put this into practice where necessary.

Self Harm: This understanding self harm training course is aimed at professionals in any sector, wanting to learn more about self harm. Self-harm is a complex subject encompassing many different forms of behaviour but basically it is a means of coping with intense emotional distress or pain by the infliction of injury to one’s own body. A general understanding of the issues associated will be established and attendees will cover areas including: what self harm is, statistics, types, concepts, causes and risk management.

Challenging Behaviour and Conflict Management:  This training course enables candidates to have an understanding of how to deal effectively with a situation where someone is presenting with challenging behaviour. Candidates will benefit from having knowledge of how to recognise signs and symptoms of challenging behaviour within their working environment, identify causes and deal with situations using simple interventions to diffuse difficult and potentially aggressive situations, how to manage conflict effectively, how to deal with workplace violence, how to respond to difficult situations and understand what should be done after an incident has occurred

SPECIAL OFFER- If two, three hour care sector courses are run on the same day at the same there will be a discount of 10%.  These could be two of the same courses or a combination of two different ones.

As added value, we will run an Emergency First Aid at Work course at 25% discount if 2 or more other courses are booked.

 

All training can be used as recognition of learning and competence within NVQ’s and hours towards CPD.

 

 

 

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