Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care Training Courses

Safe Working with Sharps

  Introduction :- This half day course raises awareness of the health risks from contaminated sharps and teaches how to handle and dispose of such items safely and legally. It includes practical training in the safe methods of handling sharps and emergency procedures for minimizing risk following needlestick injury.   Content :-   Discuss types of health and safety risks caused by sharps to users, the public and people at work Explain legal issues when handling and disposing of sharps Correct method of picking up, storing and disposing of sharps Correct response in the event of needlestick injury  Who should attend? :-   Any persons who may in the course of their work encounter syringes, discarded needs etc should attend this training.   Duration :- Half Day Minimum   Maximum attendees :- 15 delegates...

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Protection of Vulnerable Adults

  Introduction :- This one day course ensures that staff can recognise and respond to abuse and neglect and are aware of their responsibilities with regard to the protection of vulnerable adults. Content :- Understanding when and how to respond to abuse and neglect Define the terms of “vulnerable adult” and “abuse” Describe the different forms of abuse, mistreatment and neglect Describe the factors associated with the abuse/mistreatment of vulnerable adults Relevant legislation and guidance Who should attend? :- Duration :- Maximum attendees...

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Pressure Area Care

  Introduction :- Patients of reduced mobility concerning Osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease and stroke victims etc have a high risk of developing pressure sores Aims :-: . This course is aimed at providing a general awareness on the causes and prevention of pressure sores. Content :- What are pressure sores? How to recognise the development of a pressure sore Who is at risk? How to prevent pressure sores Advice for carers Who should attend? :- Duration :- Maximum attendees...

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Nutrition in Practice

  Introduction :- Consumers have become increasingly aware of the effect of poor diet and businesses are keen to understand the links between diet and health to meet changing customer demands. Aims:- The aim of the course for the student to understand basic nutrition concepts, including metabolism, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and life cycle. Content :- Introduction to Nutrition Current policy, legislation and voluntary guidelines The Balance of Good Health The relationship between nutrition, diet and health Nutritional Requirements of the Elderly The effects of food processing on nutrient content Food labelling Who should attend? :- Duration :-  1 day Maximum attendees...

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Mental Health Awareness

  Introduction :- It is important to raise general awareness about mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness. This is a practice-based course aimed at helping participants to work more effectively and appropriately with people who experience a range of mental health problems. Aims :-: On completion of this course delegates will have an awareness of the skills and confidence necessary for working or dealing with people experiencing a wide range of emotional and mental health problems. Content :- Care and responsibility Dealing with inappropriate behaviour Priorities of treatment Role play Powers of sectioning The Mental Health Act Voluntary confinement Who should attend? :- Duration :- Maximum attendees...

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Infection Control

  Introduction :- This course raises awareness regarding risks, how to minimise risks, how to prevent cross contamination and how to understand the implications surrounding the maintenance of a hygienic environment. Content :- What is Infection Control Sources of Infection Care Activities and Spread of Infection Breaking the Chain of Transmission Risks, Hazards and Risk Assessment Infections and Infestations Microbiological Hazards Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Sterilisation, Disinfection and Cleaning Procedures Hand Hygiene and Washing Equipment (PPE)  Blood and Body Fluids (including sharps injuries etc.)  Procedures for Waste Disposal Who should attend? :- This course has been designed for those delegates who work within the care sector and who need to be aware of the issues surrounding infection Duration :- Maximum attendees...

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HIV and Aids Awareness

  Introduction :- This course covers the transmission of HIV and Social Implications which will enable participants to explore personal and professional issues. Content :- HIV/AIDS – the basics – establishing the facts and dispelling myths concerning the difference between HIV and AIDS, the HIV antibody test Discuss and develop awareness on the affects of HIV and AIDS Consider attitudes and prejudices which may affect practice Developing a resource pack of information Who should attend? :- Duration :- Maximum attendees...

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Health & Safety in Catering Services

Aims :- To make selected staff more aware of the need for Health and Safety in all aspects of Catering Services and their personal responsibilities for safety at work. To enable them to apply the Organisations Code of Practice so that so far as is reasonably practicable they reduce risks to themselves and others. Understand the division of responsibility for safety between Management and Staff and accept their personal responsibility for the safety of themselves and others. Recognise and give effective and appropriate first aid treatment for the most common injuries sustained in catering services. These will include various forms of bleeding, burns and scalds and unconsciousness. Recognise the day to day hazards, understand the difference between hazard and risk, and take appropriate action to reduce the risks. Understand the need for care in the use of substances and apply the correct procedures for their storage and use. Recognise hazardous manual handling situations, state the actions which increase the risk of injury and implement basic principles to reduce the risk of injury. State the elements necessary for fire to happen, implement the precautions to reduce the risk of fire in everyday work situations. Be able to select and use the correct fire fighting equipment for various types of fire and state the correct procedure to be followed in the event of a fire occuring. Who should attend? :- Duration :- Maximum attendees...

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Food Hygiene

  Introduction :- Food Safety is an important issue in any food business and many food safety problems, such as food poisoning or contamination, can be attributed to lack of training and poor understanding of food safety. Food legislation requires that all food handlers undertake training and keep their knowledge up-to-date with a refresher course at least every three years. Aims :- On completion, delegates will understand: The principles of food safety and how applied in the workplace Hazards and control of food safety risks Content :- What is food safety? Food safety law Food safety hazards and food borne illness Temperature control and storage Personal hygiene Effective cleaning and disinfection Pests and their control Who should attend? :- Anyone involved in handling food, in catering, care, retail and manufacturing Duration :- Maximum attendees...

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CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety

FUNDAMENTAL FOOD HYGIENE KNOWLEDGE FOR ALL FOOD HANDLERS Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail Introduction :- Training providers have identified a growing need to make learning more relevant to specific business environments to increase effectiveness. These new qualifications are required to address new National Occupational Standards reflecting sector-specific needs. In line with this demand, the CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety have been designed to address the food safety needs of the catering, manufacturing and retail sectors. Aims :- For all delegates to receive a  Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene. Content :- Legislation Food safety hazards Temperature control Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding Cooking, hot holding and reheating Food handling Principles of safe food storage Cleaning Food premises and equipment Who should attend? :-  All  staff from catering, manufacturing and retail sectors Duration :- One day programme Maximum attendees :- ...

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Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene

  Introduction :- This course meets the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Food Hygiene Regulations. Content :- Food hygiene Food and disease Food contamination Preventing food poisoning Cleaning the workplace Personal hygiene Food storage Design of premises Food preparation Who should attend? :- This training is essential to those who work in the catering and hospitality industry and also all other places where food for public consumption is handled. Duration :- Maximum attendees...

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Elder Abuse

  Introduction :- Elder abuse is a serious problem that is still under acknowledged and largely unreported. Cases that do come to light are often dismissed as a domestic issue, in a way that domestic violence and child abuse once were rather than being related to wider issues of discrimination requiring action at all levels. Aims :-: This course aims to raise awareness of elder abuse and how it can be prevented and reported. Content :- What is abuse Who is abused Who abuses Different types of abuse Where does it happen Why does it happen Who should attend? :- Duration :- Maximum attendees...

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Disability Awareness in Action

  Introduction :- This one day course is practical and hands on for delegates participating. The course offers an insight into many forms of disability through simulation and is led by two disabled tutors. The workshop aims to answer the 2 questions people want to ask about disability issues 1. How would I know a person has a disability? e.g. identifying specific disabilities. 2. How do I enable disabled people to access my services? e.g. encouraging  a‘can-do’ approach. Aims :-: Explore five areas of disability – i.e. blind and partial sight, learning difficulties/disabilities, deaf issues, mental health and mobility. Encourage participants to recognise barriers towards disabled people that exist in their organisation and working practices, and to look for ways to remove them. Introduce good manners and best practice to ensure an equal service is provided for disabled people. Help organisations comply with legislation. Content :- Statistics and terminology for specific groups of disabled people. Lively and interactive debates, games and quizzes. An opportunity for participants to ask specific questions on disability issues. Who should attend? :- Duration :- Maximum attendees...

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Diabetes Awareness

  Introduction :- This half day course is designed for carers or care teams who need to gain an understanding of this topic. The course is designed to clarify varying causes of diabetes. Delegates will develop their skills and gain a basic knowledge in this topic, whilst exploring self help, care interventions and multidisciplinary guidance. Content :- Discuss the courses of diabetes Understand how diabetes affects the body Recognise the signs and symptoms of poorly controlled diabetes. Consider the range and variety of problems experienced by people with diabetes Who should attend? :- carers or care teams Duration :- Maximum attendees...

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COPING WITH DEMENTIA

  Introduction :- This course is designed for care staff to increase their understanding of Dementia and to develop appropriate communication skills for Dementia clients. Aims :-: By the end of the course delegates will be able to: Understand what Dementia is and what its common features are Understand the changes in client communication during the progression of the illness Adapt their communication style to meet individual client needs Empathies with those who have Dementia Content :- What is Dementia? The Stages of Dementia The practicalities of working with Dementia Changes in client communication as the illness progresses How to adapt your own communication skills to work with Dementia clients How to focus on the person and not just their Dementia Who should attend? :- Anyone who works with the elderly. Duration :- Maximum attendees :- 12...

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COPING WITH BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS

  Introduction :- This course covers the phenomenon of death, with a special emphasis on implications for older people. Issues such as the meaning of death, the dying process, and supporting clients, families, and care staff through the bereavement process, are examined. Aims :- By the end of the course delegates will have a greater understanding of the issues relating to ageing, death and bereavement, as well as the skills to positively support their clients and colleagues through the bereavement process Content :- Understanding the ageing process The effects of death  on the lives or older persons, their families and carers Death in context Theories of the bereavement process Developing the skills to positively support clients, families and colleagues through the bereavement process Who should attend? :- Anyone working with the elderly Duration :- ½ Day or Fullday. Maximum attendees...

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Challenging Behaviour/ Managing Violence & Aggression

  Content :- What is appropriate behaviour Why boundaries and goals are important The link between stages of development and settings The importance of behaviour policies involving parents and carers Realistic boundaries and achievable goals within Who should attend? :- Duration :- This is a 3 Day course but can be condensed into 1 day Maximum attendees...

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Care Planning

  Introduction :- A one-day course that is designed to give participants the knowledge of how to develop and implement the care planning system. Participants will learn how to assist in the development of working within the care planning system in line with the organizations policies, and how to understand and implement the care planning system of practice. Content :- To give the historical context as to why the care planning system was introduced. To look at the positive outcomes of using the care planning system To look at the potential barriers which may exist to the successful implementation of care planning. To examine how to overcome barriers which could hamper the implementation of care planning, from individual members of staff, to the team, through to the organizations point of view. To recognize how implementing the care plans will be beneficial to the clients. Who should attend? :- Duration :- Maximum...

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Administration of Medication

  Introduction :- A three hour course that raises awareness and teaches delegates the guidelines for administration of medication for adults in residential or day care community settings   Aims :- Content :- Company Policy Legislation Drug administration for care staff Routes of drug administration Drug interaction Misused drugs Dispensing drugs in the home Prevention of misuse Who should attend? :- Duration :- Maximum...

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Challenging Behavior and De-escalation Techniques

  Introduction :- The course will deliver an introduction to challenging behavior, which explores the reasons why people behave in certain ways, the types of behavior and methods of diffusing and de-escalating aggressive incidences. Aims :- The aim of this course is to make delegates aware of the need to:promote a non-aversive approach and respectful intervention when people are distressed Content :- Understanding challenging behavior  Identify features of it and reasons behind it  De-escalation skills  Managing positive outcomes  Trigger points  Physical Intervention Who should attend? :- Support staff working in the Health and Social Care sector with people who have challenging behavior. Duration :- One day. Maximum...

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EPILEPSY AWARENESS

  Overview The aim of this course is to help students develop an appreciation of different seizure types and their appropriate management.  All students will develop a greater understanding of risk assessment and be able to recognise the signs of Epilepsy and treat accordingly. Outline On completion of the course, delegates will understand:   The main effects of epilepsy as experienced by the service users groups The importance of supporting service users to take medication as directed by their doctor That service users may have unpredictable moods and behaviours from epilepsy   The syllabus includes:   What Epilepsy is and how it is caused. How to recognise at least three types of seizure and how they present Know how to safely care for someone having a seizure What documentation is required following a...

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Epilepsy and Buccal/ Midazolam Awareness

Course Content: Definition of epilepsy Epilepsy the facts Causes and diagnosis Classification and management of seizures When to call an ambulance Triggers and precipitants Need to know points Observing and recording Epilepsy and mortality SUDEP Anti-epileptic drug therapy The Theory of the Administration of Buccal Midazolam Status epilepticus What is Midazolam Uses in epilepsy, and other conditions Appropriate doses DVD demonstration Side effects Possible difficulties in administration Overdose identification / action Action if midazolam is ineffective Health and Safety Organisational policy/protocols Individual care planning and recording Risk assessment/promotion of safety Duty of care issues Ethical and legal responsibilities Recap question and answer session Evaluations Learning Outcomes: Students will gain understanding of and confidence in the management and accurate recording of different seizure types All will be able to recognise the emergency situation and act as appropriate All will develop an understanding of the theory of administering buccal midazolam,   Training will ensure that all  delegates will have the  knowledge to provide a safe, effective environment for people with epilepsy Core Components: Epilepsy awareness The administration of buccal midazolam Awareness Health and safety issues Opportunity for discussion All Delegates will receive a certificate of...

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