FAW – First Aid at Work

  • Health And Safety
  • Roles of The First aider
  • Responsibilities
  • First Aid Kits
  • Checking Breathing
  • CPR Adult/Child/Infant
  • Choking Adult
  • Choking Child/Infant
  • Recovery Position
  • Shock
  • Bleeding
  • Eye Injury
  • Burns
  • Broken Bones
  • Spinal Injury
  • Heart Attack
  • Asthma
  • AED
  • Anaphylaxis
  • First Aid Crash Bag
  • Practical/Theory Test

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EFAW – Emergency First Aid at Work

  • Role of the First Aider
  • Equipment
  • Recording Incidents and Actions
  • Importance of Basic Hygiene
  • Act Safety, Promptly and Effectively in an Emergency
  • Unconscious and/or in seizure
  • Administrator Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Wounded or Bleeding and/or in Shock
  • Choking
  • Minor Injuries

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EFAW – Emergency First Aid at Work – Paediatric

  • Aims and Priorities of First Aid
  • Allergies
  • Baby and Child CPR
  • Burns
  • Causes and Treatment of an Unconscious Baby or Child
  • Choking and Asphyxia
  • Croup
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Foreign Objects
  • Infantile Convulsions
  • Meningitis
  • Paediatric and Adult Recovery Position
  • Poisons, Drugs and Toxins
  • Wounds and Bleeding

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First Aid Awareness

  • Legislations
  • First Aid Kit
  • Recovery position
  • CPR - Adults
  • CPR - Children
  • Bag Valve Mask
  • Emergency procedure
  • Choking
  • Recovery
  • Serious Bleeding
  • Injuries
  • Illnesses

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BLS – Basic Life Support

  • DRSABCD
  • CPR Practical - Adults
  • CPR Practical - Children (if required)
  • Recovery position
  • Choking
  • Defib
  • Emergency procedure scenario

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Life Support & Defib

  • Health And Safety
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Bag Valve Mask
  • Responsibilities
  • Emergency Procedure
  • Defib

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Anaphylaxis

  • What is Anaphylaxis?
  • Why does Anaphylactic Shock Occur?
  • Common Triggers
  • Incidence of Anaphylaxis
  • Our Immune System
  • Allergens
  • Components of the Allergic Response System
  • How does it occur?
  • Clinical Features
  • Recognising an Anaphylactic Reaction
  • Recognition and treatment, adrenaline doses

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Bowel Care

  • Aims of Bowel Management
  • Complications
  • Avoiding Constipation
  • Signs of Constipation
  • Objectives of Bowel Management
  • Manual Evacuation

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BiPAP

  • What is BiPAP?
  • Differences between BiPAP and CPAP
  • How it works
  • Who might benefit?

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Brain Injury

  • Brain Injury
  • The Brain Anatomy
  • Types of Brain Injuries
  • Symptoms
  • Support for Family and Carers
  • Oral Suctioning Yanker Suckera
  • Gastrostomy Care / PEG Feeding (including practical demonstration)
  • Flushing – connecting/ disconnecting
  • Understanding signs and symptoms of a site infection
  • Medication
  • Bolus Feed
  • Hand Washing (including practical demonstration)
  • Understanding of CPAP (including practical demonstration of CPAP)
  • Convene Care

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CPAP

  • What is CPAP?
  • How does it work ?
  • What is ventilation
  • Quality of life
  • Planning
  • Fitting the mask
  • Who benefits
  • The difference between CPAP and BIPAP

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Catheter Care

  • What catheter care involves
  • Catheter hygiene
  • Infections
  • Reasons for catheterisation
  • Short-term catheterisation
  • Long-term catheterisation
  • Types of catheters

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Dysphagia

  • The Structures Involved in Swallowing
  • First to Fourth Phases
  • Classification of Dysphagia
  • Frequent Causes
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Diagnosis Management
  • Medication
  • Management
  • How to Prevent Choking
  • Action to Take in The Event of Choking (Abdominal Thrusts)

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Dysreflexia

  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • What is AD
  • Care Givers' Responsibility
  • Symptoms
  • Signs and Tests
  • Prevention
  • Treatments
  • Identify Causes

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Male and Female Catheterisation

  • Hand washing
  • What is a suprapubic catheter?
  • Catheterisation
  • Equipment
  • Procedure
  • Possible complications
  • Emptying and changing the bag
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Reasons for Catheterisation
  • Practical exercise (with simulators)
  • Catheter Care

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Motor Neurone Disease

  • Motor Neurones
  • What is MND?
  • Diagnosis of MND
  • Treatment for MND
  • Prognosis for MND
  • Oral Suctioning Yankauer Sucker
  • Gastrostomy Care / PEG Feeding (including practical demonstration)
  • Flushing & Connecting/ Disconnecting
  • Understanding signs and symptoms of a site infection
  • Medication
  • Bolus Feed
  • Hand Washing (including practical demonstration)
  • Understanding of CPAP/BIPAP

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NG Tube

  • Feeding by Nasogastric Tubes
  • Contra-Indications
  • Equipment
  • Inserting A Nasogastric Tube
  • Checking Tube Position
  • Securing and Monitoring the Tube
  • Medications

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Observations

  • BP Monitoring
  • Temperature Checks
  • Pulse
  • Respirations
  • Oxygen Saturation
  • Blood Sugar
  • Fluid Balance

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PEG Feeding

  • Gastrostomy Care / PEG Feeding
  • Flushing & Connecting/Disconnecting
  • Understanding signs and symptoms of a site infection
  • Administration of Medication
  • Bolus Feed
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Feeding for Children
  • Skin Infections
  • Blockages
  • Hygiene

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Phlebotomy

  • What is phlebotomy?
  • Roles and responsibility
  • The Laboratory
  • Limitation of Duties
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Site for venepuncture
  • Anatomical considerations
  • The clinical status of the patient
  • Physiological factors
  • Skin preparation
  • Hand washing
  • Personal Safety
  • The Practical
  • Equipment
  • Disposal of used equipment
  • Technique and aftercare of puncture site
  • Care of samples-storage and transport
  • Trouble shooting
  • Urea and electrolytes
  • Accountability
  • Competency (which is not achieved in training)

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Spinal Injury

  • Spinal Injury
  • Autonomic Dysrephlexia
  • Pressure Sore Care
  • Supra Pubic Catheter
  • Bowel Management
  • Manual Evacuation
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cough Assist

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Stroke

  • What is a stroke?
  • Immediate treatment
  • The anatomy of the brain
  • ABI
  • Symptoms
  • Causes
  • Tests and investigations
  • Treatments
  • Recovery
  • Reducing the risk of a stroke
  • Medication
  • Stroke facts/statistics

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Suctioning

  • Why do we use suctioning?
  • Oral Suctioning Legislation
  • Managing Excess Saliva
  • Saliva Build Up
  • Treatment of Thick Mucus
  • Problems
  • The Procedure

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Tracheostomy

  • Legislation
  • Managing Excessive Saliva
  • Help Treating Thick Mucus
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Problems
  • The Procedure
  • Cleaning the Cannula
  • Cleaning the Stoma

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Venepuncture and Cannulation

  • What is Cannulation?
  • Purposes
  • Differences Between Veins and Arteries
  • Choosing the Right Place
  • Places to avoid
  • Infection control
  • Potential complications

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Wound Care

  • Wound Care Facts
  • Wound Causes
  • Anatomy of the skin
  • Wound Signs & Symptoms
  • Cleaning & Bandaging Wounds
  • Stop the Bleeding
  • Pressure Sores
  • Types and Stages
  • Healing Times
  • Common Sites
  • Causes
  • Risk Factors
  • Complications
  • Treatment Team
  • Relieving Pressure
  • Wound Classification
  • Healing Times
  • Risk Factors
  • Alternative Treatment
  • Complications

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Anti-Bullying and Harassment

  • Statistics and Legislation
  • Harassment
    • Types of Harassment
    • Effects on the victim
    • Effects on the Business
  • Bullying
    • Types of Bullying
    • Effects on the victim
    • Effects on the Business
    • How to deal with Bullying and/or Harassment

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Care Planning

  • What is a care plan?
  • Sections of the Care Plan
  • Reviewing
  • Meetings
  • DNACPR
  • Who is involved in the Care Plan
  • Responsibilities
  • Risk Assessment
  • Dementia Care

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Communication, Documentation and Reporting

  • Identify all types of documents used within the home
  • Usage and Interpretation of all documentation
  • Recording and reporting
  • Accident and Incident Reporting
  • Staff Communication
  • Service User Communication
  • Outside Agency Communication
  • Types of Communication
  • Best Communication Practice
  • Minimum Standards
  • Data Protection
  • Caldicott Protocols

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Institutionalisation

  • What is institutionalization?
  • Why institutionalize?
  • Types of institutions
  • History of institutions
  • Size of institutions
  • Dangers of institutions
  • Closure of institutions
  • Impact of growing up in institutions

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Key Working

  • What is a Key Worker
  • Principals of Key Working
  • Communication
  • Relationships
  • Confidentiality

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Management Motivation and Communication

  • Communication
    • Definition
    • Types
    • Breakdowns
    • Improving
    • Effective Meetings
    • Appraisals
  • Management
    • Management Functions
    • Training
    • Monitoring Performance
    • Stress
    • Criticism (Constructive)
    • Praise
  • Motivation
    • Effects of De-Motivation
    • Reasons
    • Motivators
    • Knowing your staff
    • Cross Training
    • Team Motivation

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Person Centred Care

  • The 8 Person Centred Values
  • Health Foundation 4 Principles of PCC
  • Benefits of Person Centred Care
  • The Six Values – 6 C’s
  • Common Features of Person Centred Care
  • Approaches to Person Centred Planning
  • Person Centred Plan
  • Recording and Reporting
  • The Service User Perspectives
  • The Facilitators of Pchc

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Staff Resilience and Self Awareness

  • What is resilience?
  • Why do we need resilience at work?
  • Resilient people
  • Resilience is a mindset
  • Human nature
  • Developing resilience
  • Self assurance
  • Personal vision/purpose
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Organisation
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal competence
  • Social connection
  • Pro activity
  • Strengthening your resilience
  • Strengthening the resilience of others

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Managing Challenging Behaviour

  • What is challenging behaviour
  • Types of challenging behaviour
  • Behaviour management plans
  • Person centred approach
  • Reasonable force
  • Staff communication techniques
  • Impacts of challenging behaviour
  • Breakaway techniques

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MVA Control & Restraint

  • Legalities
  • Mental health act
  • Health & Safety & DOLS
  • Types of Behaviours
  • Behaviour Management
  • Reasonable Force
  • Self-Awareness / communication
  • First aid & positional asphyxiation
  • De-escalation and last resort
  • Understanding Behaviour with Mental Health including Dignity
  • Behaviours Surrounding Medication
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Lone Working
  • standing holding levels
  • Standing to Sitting (De-escalation)
  • Confined Spaces
  • Breakaway Techniques
  • Holding Safely whilst Escorting
  • Safe Holds teams of three standing
  • Safe Holds standing to sitting teams of three
  • Safe hold on the floor face up including legs and head
  • Safe holds face down to turn face up ( risks of supine)
  • Floor to standing if necessary
  • Dis-engagement from the floor
  • Rapid tranquil
  • Safe Seclusion techniques
  • Ligature knife

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De-escalation and Assault Cycle

  • Reasonable Force
  • Good Staffing
  • Communication
  • Self Awareness
  • Assault Cycle
  • Breakaway Techniques
  • Room Safety
  • De-escalation

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Safe Holds

  • Behaviour & Management Planning
  • Later Stages of Dementia
  • Unusual Behaviour
  • Helping to Minimize Discomfort and Distress
  • Behavioural Staging of Dementia
  • Diverse or Challenging Behaviour
  • Legislation
  • Reasonable force
  • Communication
  • De-escalation
  • Breakaway techniques
  • Safe hold techniques
  • Assisted standing
  • Assisted walking two people
  • Safer ways to apply equipment
  • Safe holds whilst toileting
  • Safe hold whilst changing
  • Dignity
  • DoLS

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Active Care – Customer Care

  • Communication
  • Knowing your client
  • De-escalation
  • Client loyalty
  • Problem-solving
  • worth and Value

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Equality and Diversity

  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Victimisation
  • Harassment
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Bullying
  • Colour/Race
  • Stereotype
  • Alternative Phrases
  • Legal Framework
  • Reporting Responsibilities
  • Action Plans
  • What is Dignity
  • Choice
  • Person Centred Care

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Falls Management

  • CMO Physical Activity Guidelines
  • Sedentary Behaviour
  • Risk Factors
  • Fear of Falling
  • Interventions in the community
  • Home Safety & Pacemakers
  • Vision
  • Visual Impairment
  • CBT & Medical Withdrawl
  • Feet
  • Education

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Fire Safety – Awareness

  • Fire Safety Law
  • Responsible Person
  • Fire Triangle
  • Fire Precautions
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Do’s
  • Fire Don’ts
  • Sweep of the door
  • Smoke
  • Fire Plan (Bespoke to your home or service)
  • Temperature of a Fire
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Fire Safety 10 Commandments

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Food Safety

  • Legislations
  • Due Diligence
  • Hazards
  • High Risk Foods
  • Low Risk Foods
  • Cooking Temperatures
  • Storage Temperatures
  • Types of Bacteria
  • How Bacteria Multiplies
  • Pathogenic Bacteria
  • Sources of Bacteria
  • Danger Zone
  • Pest Control
  • Kitchen Access
  • PPEs
  • Allergens

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Health and Safety

  • HASAW 1974
  • Responsibilities
  • Risk Assessment
  • COSHH
  • RIDDOR
  • Fire Awareness
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Electricity including PAT
  • PPE`s
  • Ergonomics
  • Legislation around health and safety

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Infection Control

  • The aims of infection control
  • Food-borne infection
  • Airborne infection
  • Insect-borne infection
  • Person to person
  • Controlling infection
  • Legislation
  • COSHH
  • RIDDOR
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Hand washing
  • Food Hygiene
  • MRSA
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Prevention and Control

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Manual Handling

  • Legislations
  • Back Care
  • The Spine
  • Ergonomics
  • Correct Lifting Techniques
  • Visual Risk Assessment

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Safer People Handling

  • Legislations
  • Back Care
  • The Spine
  • Ergonomics
  • Correct Lifting Techniques
  • Visual Risk Assessment
  • Lifting Aids
  • The Hoist
  • Practical Exercise

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Risk Assessment

  • Legislation
  • 5 Step Approach
  • Responsibility of Employer
  • Controlling Risks
  • Detailed Report
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Legal Duties on PPE’s
  • Electricity
  • Ventilation
  • Temperatures
  • Space
  • Substances and Categories
  • COSHH Regulations
  • Hazards

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Safeguarding Children

  • Legislation
  • DBS
  • Types of abuse
  • Signs of abuse
  • Recent case studies
  • CSE
  • Disclosure
  • Whistleblowing
  • Reporting to safeguards procedure

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk

  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk
  • Legislation
  • Types of Abuse
  • The Abuser
  • Signs Of Abuse
  • Disclosure
  • Whistleblowing
  • Documentation
  • Who`s at Risk
  • Recent Case Studies
  • Local policies and procedures regarding reporting

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Autism & ADHD Awareness

  • What is Autism?
  • Brain function,learning and memories
  • Instructions and questioning for autistic understanding
  • Male and female brain
  • Learnt behaviors
  • Literal understanding
  • Family trait imprinting
  • IQ levels and Aspergers
  • ADD/ADHD,Tourette's,Dyslexia,Dyspraxia,Dyscalculia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Early diagnosis and support
  • Family pressures
  • Timeline and lifeline
  • Medications-v- behavior management
  • Mainstream education or supported alternatives
  • Mainstream employment/volunteering or supported alternatives
  • Access to work
  • Statistics

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Adults with Incapacity

  • Adults with Incapacity 2000
  • Mental Health Act 2003
  • Mental health welfare commission
  • 5 core principles
  • Advanced Decisions
  • Role of the Proxy
  • LPA
  • Assessment of Capacity
  • DoLS People

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Care for the Dying

  • What is Palliative care?
  • Who is Palliative care for?
  • Questions and worries
  • Four main areas of care
  • Pain Management
  • Medication
  • Complimentary Therapies
  • Syringe Drivers
  • Physical well-being
  • Constipation
  • Dysponea (Breathlessness)
  • Oedema
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Communication
  • Relationships (Friends and Family)
  • Anticipatory Loss
  • The Five Stages of Grief
  • The Terminal Phase
  • Signs that Death has occurred
  • Safeguarding (Financial Abuse)
  • Supporting the bereaved
  • Religious beliefs

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • What is CBT
  • How does negative thinking start
  • Triggers
  • What problems can CBT help with
  • How effective is CBT
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Redirective Techniques

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Continuing Healthcare

  • What is continuing care?
  • How people are assessed and identified as eligible
  • The benefits and burdens to individuals accessing this provision
  • Fully funded cases
  • Joint funded cases

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Dementia Care

  • Types of Dementia
  • Aggressive Behaviour (including Triggers)
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Impact factors
  • Person centred approaches and care planning
  • Reasons for walking around and wandering
  • Medication
  • Related problems
  • Communication

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)

  • Legislations
  • MCA & DOLS 2005
  • Human Rights
  • Restrictions
  • Assessment of Capacity
  • DOLS National Framwork
  • Advanced Decisions
  • LPA

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Diabetes

  • Symptoms and Diagnosis
  • Types of Diabetes
  • Healthy Eating Principles
  • Weight and Diabetes
  • Physical Activity
  • Blood Sugar/Glucose
  • The Hypo and Hyperglycaemia
  • Living with Diabetes
  • When People Become ill
  • Possible Long Term Complications
  • Monitoring and Equipment
  • Using and Responding to Test Results
  • Controlling Blood Sugar
  • Insulin Regimes and Doses
  • How to Inject
  • Insulin Equipment Care
  • Characteristics of Insulin
  • Foot Care

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Drugs and Alcohol Misuse Awareness

  • Understanding Drug Addiction
  • Drug Addiction: The Brain
  • How Addiction Develops
  • Why do some become addicts and some don’t?
  • Drugs and Mental Health
  • HIV and Drugs
  • Drugs Types and Classification
  • Legal Highs
  • Signs of Drug Abuse
  • Signs of Drug Addiction
  • Teen Drug Abuse: Warning Signs
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Addiction Recovery: How you can Help
  • Understanding Alcoholism
  • Signs of a Drink Problem
  • Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism
  • Signs of Alcohol Abuse/ alcoholism
  • Effects  of Alcoholism/Alcohol Abuse
  • Denial/Getting Help
  • Safe Recommended Limits of Alcohol

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Epilepsy

  • What is a Seizure?
  • Anatomy of the brain
  • Triggers
  • Types of Seizures
  • First Aid
  • Diagnosis
  • Medication
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Buccal Midazolam
  • Rectal Diazepam

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Loss and Bereavement

  • What is Bereavement?
  • Communicating
  • Understanding a child’s loss
  • Feelings surrounding a loss
  • How you can help
  • Understanding death
  • The 5 stages of grief
  • Danger Signals
  • Funeral service
  • Effects on children
  • Effects on teenagers
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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Makaton

  • What is Makaton?
  • Aims of using Makaton
  • Essential features of Makaton
  • Core Vocabulary
  • Basic Makaton
  • Who uses Makaton?

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Mental Capacity Act & DOLS

  • Awareness of MCA
  • Lasting Power of Attorney
  • 5 Principles of Capacity
  • Capacity Test
  • Advanced Decisions
  • New Legal Framework
  • Mental Health Act
  • Deprivation
  • How capacity is put into practice
  • Best interests decisions
  • IMCA

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Mental Health Awareness

  • The Mental Health Act and Amendments to Act
  • Compulsory admission to hospital
  • Sections
  • Supervised Community Treatment
  • Tribunals
  • Care Programme Approach (CPA)
  • Types of Mental Disorders
  • Causes of Mental Health
  • Mental Capacity
  • Lack Of Capacity
  • Assessments
  • Best Interests
  • Deprivation Of Liberty
  • Lasting Powers Of Attorney
  • Independent Mental Health Advocates
  • Advance Decision
  • CAMHS
  • GILLICK Competency

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Nutrition for the Elderly

  • Illnesses and Diseases
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Food Groups
  • Meal Planning
  • Eat Well Plate
  • Hydration
  • BMI
  • MUST
  • Impacts from lack of nutrition & hydration
  • Care Planning

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Nutrition In Mental Health

  • What is Nutrition?
  • Illnesses &Diseases
  • Other effects of aging
  • Depression & diet
  • Eating Well
  • Food that can stimulate mood swings/Food Sensitivities
  • Fluid Intake
  • Alcohol Intake
  • The best diet for schizophrenia
  • The best diet for mood disorders

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Patient Training (Mental Health)

  • First Aid
  • Food Safety
  • Health & Safety and Fire
  • Nutrition, Diet and Exercise
  • Social & Communication
  • Preparing for Independence
  • Basic IT Skills

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Safe Handling of Medication

  • Legislation
  • Medication Related Tasks
  • Misuse of Drugs Act
  • Administering Drugs
  • Types of Medication
  • Adverse Reactions
  • Missed doses of Medication
  • Monitored Dosage System (MDS)
  • Medication Chart
  • Abbreviations

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Self Harm

  • Reasons why people self harm
  • Types of self harm
  • Types of people that self harm
  • Coping strategies
  • Underlying issues
  • Self harm and first aid
  • Impact factors
  • Alternatives to self harm

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Tissue Viability

  • Anatomy of the skin
  • Skin Assessment
  • Waterlow
  • Prevention
  • Moving and turning

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Value Base – Principles of Care

  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Outcomes
  • Removing Barriers
  • Encouraging Participants
  • Goals

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