Care Staff: Courses for Further Skills Development

Care staff: other courses for further skills development including care of specific clinical conditions

We train your staff at your premises (we are more than happy for small establishments to combine). Our per-hour price enables you to cost and budget our courses easily.

The modular structure of our training enables you to book courses one at a time as you acquire new staff or as existing staff need refreshers, or we can structure groups of courses to form a day of more intensive training.

ANAPHYLAXIS & EPIPEN

2 hrs  Aims to be aware of Anaphylaxis, how to safely care for the casualty with this condition & how to correctly administer the prescribed medication

ASTHMA/COPD

3 hrs  Aims to increase knowledge of Asthma and other COPD conditions, their causes, medication, & how to manage symptoms.

ALCOHOLISM AWARENESS

3 hrs  Aims to increase awareness, and how to manage alcoholic clients

CANCER AWARENESS

3 hrs   Statistics, Definition, Classification, Risk Factors, Potential signs for common Cancers e.g. breast, prostate, bowel, lung & skin cancer, Staging of cancers, Main treatment options

URINARY CATHETERISATION: MALE & FEMALE

3 hrs  The indications for urinary catheterisation, appropriate catheter type & size, understand the risks associated with the catheterisation procedure

CEREBRAL PALSY

3 hrs  Statistics, Definition, Signs & Symptoms, Risk Factors, Types, Challenging Behaviour, Prognosis

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

3 hrs  Enables staff to understand the process of supervision and its advantages for both staff and patients

CONTINENCE CARE

4 hrs  Increases knowledge of incontinence and ways of promoting continence anatomy & physiology of the urinary and bowel systems, social effects of incontinence, continence equipment Urinary tract infections, catheter & stoma procedures (opt, extra ½ hr)

DIABETES

3 hrs or 4hrs with blood monitoring & Insulin administration  Increase awareness of Diabetes Mellitus, its effects and its impact on the client, the effects, signs and symptoms, treatment, associated Conditions & complications.  Also includes Foot Care Advice / Emergency actions

END OF LIFE/CARE OF THE DYING

3 hrs  Aims to give the care worker more confidence and knowledge when caring for the dying client

EPILEPSY & ADMINISTERING RECTAL DIAZEPAM and/or BUCCAL MIDAZOLAM

3 hrs Improve the understanding of Epilepsy, triggers and types of Fits, management of Seizures plus optional training on administering Rectal Diazepam and/or Buccal Midazolam.

FOOT & NAIL CARE

2 hrs  Promote health and quality of life by providing safe care of client’s feet and toenails, a look at function & structure, disorders and diseases, and care and common treatments (does not include training for nail cutting)

GASTROSTOMY TUBE (PEG)

3 hrs  Increase knowledge of PEGs, how and when they are used, maintenance, administering medicines/food.

LEG ULCERS

3 hrs  Definition, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Complications, Prognosis, Assessment, History taking & Examination, Investigations, Management & dressings & bandages

LONE WORKER SAFETY

3 hrs  How to identify hazards when working alone and take appropriate action. Includes Lone Workers and the Law, identifying risks and hazards both in client’s homes and when on the move, communication links, and a look at personal safety items.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS/ MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE/ PARKINSONS/ ME/CEREBRAL PALSY

3 hours (each)  Gain a better understanding of the care of clients with these conditions definition of the illness, causes, signs and symptoms, treatments and care.

NEBULISER THERAPY & CARE

To gain knowledge, insight and confidence when caring for a person who requires nebuliser therapy

ORO/NASO/PHARYGEAL SUCTIONING

3 hrs  To enable staff to carry out oro/naso pharyngeal suctioning safely and effectively. Discuss What is it? Anatomy and physiology of the mouth, nose and pharynx. Indications for suctioning. The care and use of equipment The procedures  Complications

OXYGEN THERAPY

3 hrs    Increase knowledge of oxygen therapy, how and when it is used, maintenance.

PRESSURE AREA CARE

3 hrs  Essential knowledge on detection, care, treatment & prevention of pressure sores.

SLIPS, TRIPS & FALLS

3 hrs  Why people slip, trip & fall, how to prevent it. Risks at home and in the community, Assessment Clinics and rehabilitation, how to encourage their participation in prevention strategies.

SKIN CARE

3 hrs  Essential information on care of the skin, preventing damage, wound care, different skin conditions and how to look after them

STROKES (CVA)

3 hrs.  Increase skills in caring for a client with a CVA, including causes, signs & symptoms treatment and care, and a look at complications.

TRACHEOSTOMY CARE

3 hrs  The use of, insertion, suction, care and maintenance of equipment, and care of the client

UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

3 hrs  a look at  types of learning difficulties (eg ADD/ADHD, Downs’ Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum disorders, Klinefelters’ and Prader-Willi syndromes), symptoms, methods of diagnosis, possible treatments and approaches to care and support.

VENEPUNCTURE UPDATE

3hrs Definition & rationale, Legal and professional considerations, Anatomy & Physiology, Vein & Device selection, complications, Safe systems of work, Good practice & Venepunture systems