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

AIMS

  • To gain awareness and knowledge of first aid, and the ability to apply it within care home settings
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the aims of the first aider
  • Recognise the importance of documenting incidents of documenting incidents that required first aid
  • Be aware of DNACPR orders
  • Understand the importance of RIDDOR
  • Know how to control the spread of infection
  • Be aware of the necessary equipment in a first aid box
  • To be able to execute a first aid action plan using DRSABCD
  • Understand the procedures for a conscious and an unconscious casualty
  • Be aware of the procedures for dealing with common first aid scenarios.

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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

AIMS

  • To recognise and appreciate the differences of the people we care for and provide care that is fair and gives equal opportunity to everyone.

LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course you will:
  • Know the responsibilities of employees and employers
  • Know what beliefs, values, and attitudes are
  • Understand what is meant by Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Discrimination
  • Know the legislation in place covering Equality & Diversity
  • Identify each of the Protected characteristics
  • Understand the different forms of discrimination, and how they can occur

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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

AIMS

  • To be able to care for adults at risk, keeping them safe from abuse.
LEARNING OUTCOMES  By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Understand who needs safeguarding
  • Know who an adult at risk is
  • Know whose responsibility it is to safeguard
  • Understand risk factors for abuse
  • Know the relevant legislation
  • Be aware of all the different types of abuse
  • Recognise signs of abuse
  • Recognise a potential abuser
  • Understand disclosure and whistleblowing procedures

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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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