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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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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