The social care sector covers all of the professions that support people with issues related to their physical and mental health as well as those that are related to general lifestyle-related issues.  Adult social care is the fastest growing part of the sector and it is predicted to continue to grow, as the population ages.

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Medication Awareness and Administration - 1 Day
£79 

This course is designed for staff who work a care setting and follows National Minimum Standards Requirements and recent CQC guidelines and will provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to support clients in the use of medication within

the health and social care setting. Candidates will gain an understanding of the

legislation in relation to the administration of medication, and be able to follow

set procedures for the safe administration of medication. 

Syllabus

  • Introduction to medication

  • Storage and dispensing

  • Documentation, confidentiality and record keeping

  • Administration of medication

  • Reducing and eliminating medication errors

  • Accountability and responsibility

  • Legislation and requirements

  • Regulating bodies

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Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Midazolam - 1 Day
£79 

This course is for anyone with an interest or a need to understand epilepsy to better support a person who suffers with the condition. It highlights the different ways that epilepsy may affect a person and the various treatments that are available. It identifies the appropriate procedures for supporting individuals during a seizure and outlines the use and administration of emergency medication where appropriate. 

Syllabus

  • What is epilepsy?

  • Causes of epilepsy

  • Types of Seizure  

  • Treatment with anti-epileptic medication/side effects

  • First aid for seizures

  • Status Epilepticus

  • Psycho-social and cultural issues

  • What is Midazolam?

  • Indications for use in epilepsy 

  • Appropriate doses

  • Practical demonstration 

  • Potential difficulties and overdose recognition

  • What to do if ineffective

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Basic Airway Awareness and Suctioning - 1/2 Day
£49 

Health and care workers are sometimes required to carry out oral suctioning for their service users who require assistance to clear secretions from the airways when unable to do so for themselves. This can be due to weakness, fatigue or the volume of secretions to be cleared.

Using both practical and theoretical training methods, students will learn how to undertake the procedure of oral &/or nasopharyngeal suctioning safely and effectively, while also gaining a basic awareness of the anatomy of the upper airway

 

Syllabus

  • What is suctioning - Definition

  • Basic anatomy of the upper airway

  • Indications / contraindications for suctioning

  • Equipment use in oral suctioning

  • Technique of suctioning

  • Trouble shooting whilst suctioning

  • Practical practice

  • Demonstration of safe suctioning technique (OSCE)

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Falls Awareness & Prevention - 1/2 Day
£49 

This course covers all the theoretical aspects in relation to falls awareness and prevention. It will equip students with the knowledge and understanding essential to  know what contributes to a fall, what risk factors are associated with older people falling and the injuries they are at risk of from having a fall.

Syllabus

  • Definition of a fall

  • Statistics relating to falls

  • What causes individuals to fall

  • Risk factors for falls

  • Medication and falls

  • Mobility and balance

  • Sensory deficit

  • Injury risk

  • Falls prevention

  • Falls Risk Assessments

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Diabetes Awareness - 1/2 Day
£49 

This course is aimed at health care assistants and social care workers who wish to develop there knowledge and understanding in the care and management of patient's with diabetes

Syllabus

  • What is diabetes, its causes and symptoms

  • Weight, BMI, waist circumference ratio

  • Nutrition, exercise and obesity

  • QOF indicators and diabetes

  • NICE guidelines

  • Blood results and what they can show

  • Blood glucose control and measurement

  • How to recognise signs of vascular disease and neuropathic conditions

  • Essential foot care

  • Medication how it works and side effects

  • Recognising hypoglycaemia and its treatment and management

  • The impact of diabetes on clients and their families Lifestyle choices and giving correct advice

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