To be able to provide effective care for those with Acquired Brain InjuriesLearning Outcomes
- Recognise the impact of Acquired Brain Injuries
- Understand how ABIs are defined
- Know how ABIs are categorised
- Be aware of Post Traumatic Amnesia
- Understand the different forms of reduced awareness states
- Be aware of the symptoms of concussion
- Know the signs of complications of concussions
- Be aware of the types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Know how TBIs can progress
- Be aware of common forms of ABIs
- Know the first aid steps for a head injury
- Understand what to do in the event of a conscious casualty
- Know what to do in the event of an unconscious casualty
- Be aware of the common long-lasting effects of an ABI
- Know how those with ABIs are rehabilitated
- Know how to support those with ABIs
Acquired Brain Injury
This course is aimed at anyone who cares for individuals with acquired brain injuries.
To be able to provide stimulating activities for those in care.Learning Outcomes
- Understand how quality of life is assessed
- Recognise the factors that can impact resident life satisfaction
- Be aware of the effect that social isolation can have on mental and physical health
- Recognise the factors that can cause feelings of loneliness and isolation
- Recognise the barriers that can prevent socialisation and inclusion
- Be aware of methods to overcome these barriers
- Recognise the benefits of social activities
- Be aware of the different forms of group and one-to-one activities
- Recognise the importance of exercise for elderly people
- Know how to adapt activities using the STEP Model
- Understand how continued learning opportunities are beneficial for elderly people
- Know how to provide effective learning activities
- Be aware of organisations and resources to support social inclusion and activities
Activity and Inclusion
This course is aimed at those who wish to provide stimulating activities for those in residential care.
To be able to care for adults at risk, keeping them safe from abuse.Learning Outcomes
- 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
Adult Support and Protection
This course is aimed at anyone involved in caring for adults at risk.
To apply the Adults with Incapacity Act into the care you provide to those with a mental health condition or those living with Dementia.Learning Outcomes
- Be aware of the key facts and statistics surrounding mental capacity
- Know what the Adults with Incapacity Act is, why it’s important and who it affects
- Know how to identify someone with a lack of capacity
- Be aware of the key legislations surrounding mental capacity
- Know the boundaries involved when caring for someone with a lack of capacity
- Recognise how to help individuals make informed choices
- How to risk assess a person’s choices
- Know the 5 key principles of the AWI Act
- Know how and when to assess capacity
- Recognise your responsibility when caring for those lacking capacity
Adults with Incapacity
This course is aimed at anyone caring for those who lack capacity to make decisions.
To be able to recognise and treat anaphylaxis.Learning Outcomes
- Know what anaphylaxis is
- Understand who can be at risk
- Be aware of the legislation relating to allergies and anaphylaxis
- Know of the common allergens that can trigger reactions
- Recognise the symptoms of anaphylaxis
- Know how to administer first aid to someone with anaphylaxis
- Understand how adrenaline injectors work
- Know how to use the most commonly used adrenaline injectors
- Be aware of the roles and responsibilities surrounding anaphylaxis
This course is aimed at anyone caring for individuals who have severe allergies.
To be promote and apply a positive, happy and conscientious attitude within the workplace.Learning Outcomes
- Understand what a negative attitude is and its effects in the workplace
- Understand what a positive attitude is and how to demonstrate this in the workplace
- Know how to avoid bad culture within the organisation
- Recognise disruptive behaviour and its effects in the workplace
- Knowing the signs of demotivation
- The benefits of motivation and the techniques
Approach and Attitude
This course is aimed at team leaders who wish to wish to create motivated teams and a positive workplace.
To be able to complete a care audit effectively.Learning Outcomes
- Understand the importance of auditing in care
- Be aware of the legislation which underpins audits
- Know the Audit Cycle
- Be aware of the challenges and misconceptions of the audit process
- Understand how to prepare and plan an audit
- Be aware of methods of collecting data, and how to do so ethically
- Know how to use your findings to improve practice
- Recognise the importance of sustaining improvement, and how to do so.
This course is aimed at anyone responsible for auditing in their workplace.
To be able to provide effective care for those with Autism.Learning Outcomes
- Understand what Autism is
- Recognise the common social impairments caused by autism
- Be aware of the common characteristics shared by those with Autism
- Know how Asperger’s syndrome presents
- Recognise the commonly prescribe medication, and the rationale behind them
- Understand how Autism can impact individuals and families
- Know how to support those with Autism
This course is aimed at anyone involved in caring for people with autism.
To be able to make accurate observations and assessments of residents in your care.Learning Outcomes
- Be aware of the importance of observations and assessments
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of carers and employers
- Understand the importance of Oximetry
- Be aware of the consequences of low oxygen levels
- Know how to take an oximetry reading
- Understand what a blood pressure reading means
- Be aware of the consequences of low and high blood pressure
- Know how to take a blood pressure reading
- Be aware of the number of ways to assess a resident’s temperature
- Understand the consequences of low and high blood body temperature
- Know how to take a resident’s pulse
- Be aware of the medical conditions a low or high pule rate could indicate
- Know how to assess respiration
- Be aware of the medical conditions an abnormal respiration rate could indicate
This course is aimed at anyone responsible for the clinical observation and assessment of those in care.
To be able to care for those who have undergone colostomy surgery.Learning Outcomes
- Know what colostomy surgery is
- Be aware of the indications for the procedure
- Recognise the different types of colostomy
- Know how to care for people immediately post-surgery
- Know how to replace a colostomy bag
- Understand how to irrigate a stoma
- Recognise the nutritional needs of those with stomas
- Be aware of the medication needs of those with stomas
- Know how to care for the stoma site
- Understand how colostomy surgery can affect mental health
- Be aware of common complications of colostomy surgery
Bowel Care and Colostomy
This course is aimed at anyone involved in the care of those who have undergone colostomy surgery.
To have a theoretical understanding of the process and necessity of catheterisationLearning Outcomes
- nderstand the anatomy of the male and female urinary systems.
- Know who can perform it, and when.
- Be aware of the conditions that would necessitate catheterisation.
- Know the different forms of catheterisation
- Be aware of the different materials used in catheters
- Understand how catheterisation is performed upon both the male and female anatomy
- Recognise the dangers of catheterisation
- Be aware of the symptoms of infections and haematuria
- Understand which documents will need to be filled
- Know how to correctly assess and notate the fluid balances of residents.
- Understand the procedure to take a urinalysis test.
This course is aimed at personnel responsible for catheterising those in their care.
To have a grounding in common chronic conditions, their causes, and their health risks.Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand what a chronic condition is
- Know the causes and symptoms of diabetes.
- Be aware of the causes and symptoms of COPD.
- Know the causes and symptoms of Heart Disease and Heart Failure.
- Know the types, causes, and symptoms of a stroke.
- Understand what counts as obesity, what may cause it, and related illnesses
- Know the 2 key forms of arthritis, and their symptoms.
- Know what it is, and its symptoms.
- Understand what counts as Hypertension, and the associated health risks
- Know the common forms of treatment and what they do for many of the chronic conditions￼
This course is aimed at those caring for adults who suffer from chronic conditions.
To be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, and document and report your actions clearly and effectivelyLearning Outcomes
- Recognise the importance of communication
- Know the different types of communication
- Be able to apply effective listening skills
- Know how to keep data safe
- Be able to write defensible documentation
- Document person-centred care plans and reports
- Be aware of the legislation that underpins communication, documentation, and reporting
Communication, Documentation and Reporting
This course is aimed at those who wish to improve their communication and documentation skills.
To be able to care for those with catheters.Learning Outcomes
- Understand when catheterisation takes place
- Know who can perform it
- Be aware of the male and female urinary systems
- Understand what justifies catheters
- Be aware of the different forms of catheterisation
- Recognise the signs of infection
- Understand ways of preventing infections and complications
- Be aware of the different forms of documentation surrounding catheters
- Understand how to correctly document fluid balance
- Recognise the dangers of dehydration
- Know when to document a fluid balance
- Know why urine is tested
- Understand the proper procedure for testing urine
- Know how to report findings
- Understand why incontinence happens
- Know ways to deal with incontinence
- Be aware of methods and aids to aid with incontinence
Continence and Catheter Care
This course is aimed at at those who provide care for people with urinary catheters.
To understand the importance of COSHH, and how it effects workplace practice within a care settingLearning Outcomes
- Understand the importance of the Legislation
- Recognise which substances are covered by COSH
- Know how to undertake a COSHH Assessment
- Recognise ways that control the risk of hazardous substances
- Understand how to substitute substances
- Be aware of Workplace Exposure Limits
- Know how to use PPE effectively
- Understand the importance of Health Surveillance
- Know which training and information should be available to you
- Understand how to prepare for an adverse event involving Hazardous Substances
- Know basic first aid in relation to hazardous substances
- Recognise the steps for effective evacuation.
This course is aimed at anyone who may encounter hazardous substances as part of their role.
To be able to provide effective care for those with dementiaLearning Outcomes
- Recognise the common symptoms of dementia
- Be aware of the impact of dementia in the UK
- Be aware of the causes of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Understand how it is treated
- Recognise the factors that can cause vascular dementia
- Know how it is treated
- Recognise the specific symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia
- Be aware of the treatment for it
- Understand how frontotemporal dementia develops
- Recognise the key symptoms
- Be aware of the symptoms of an acute confusional state
- Know how to treat it
- Understand how to provide effective care for those with dementia
- Recognise the causes of aggression in those with dementia
- Know how to respond to incidents of aggression
- Understand methods of reducing and preventing aggression
- Know how to undertake dementia care mapping
This course is aimed at anyone caring for people living with dementia, who has previous experience or training.
To understand your obligations to Duty of CareLearning Outcomes
- Know what your duty of care is and with who
- Understand the definitions used in Duty of Care
- Know which legislations relate to Duty of Care and why
- Be aware of your responsibilities and your employers
- Understand the importance of an individual’s right to live independently whist keeping them safe from harm
- Know how to deal with comments and complaints
- Understand that mistakes happen and follow procedure to prevent further mistakes
- Recognise why conflict happens and how to deal with the individual and situation
Duty of Care
This course is aimed at anyone who is responsible for caring for vulnerable individuals.
To implement the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) whilst caring for people with Dysphagia.Learning Outcomes
- Be aware of the fatal effects choking can have on the elderly
- Know some common causes of Dysphagia
- Recognise the symptoms of Dysphagia
- Understand what IDDSI is and its purpose
- Learn how to use the IDDSI framework effectively
- Know how to administer first aid in the event of someone choking
- Acknowledge the responsibilities of care managers
- Be aware of the employee’s responsibilities
- Pay close attention to care plans in order to provide care effectively
Dysphagia and the IDDSI Framework
This course is aimed at anyone caring for people living with Dysphagia.
To be able to care for adults approaching the end of their lives.Learning Outcomes
- Know the 5 Priorities of care.
- Understand your role and responsibilities surrounding end of life.
- Recognise the importance of listening skills.
- Know different techniques of effective communication.
- Be aware of the symptoms that indicate that death is likely.
- Be aware of all the different types of abuse
- Recognise signs of abuse
- Know different ways to assess and monitor pain.
- Know the relevant documentation regarding the end of life.
- Understand the responsibilities of the different professionals involved in end of life care.
- Recognise the impact that religious and cultural beliefs may have of the dying and their loved ones.
- Understand your role after a patient has died.
- Be aware of ways to support family and colleagues.
End of Life Care
This course is aimed at those caring for people reaching the end of their lives.