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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