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 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 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 scoring system and how to record the levels of consciousness in a person after a brain injury.Learning Outcomes
- Understand the Glasgow Coma Scale
- Carry out a full structured Assessment
- Know how to record Observations
- Have knowledge when using the scale for children
Glasgow Coma Scale
This course is aimed at people who care for those with reduced consciousness.
To be able to provide nutrition and support for those with PEGs.Learning Outcomes
- Be aware of the factors that can affect the prescription of PEG feeds
- Recognise who might require additional nutritional support
- Understand how to administer feed using a pump
- Know how to administer feed using a bolus
- Be aware of issues surrounding administering medication through PEGs
- Know when and how to flush a PEG tube
- Understand how to deal with a blocked tube.
PEG – Feeding
This course is aimed at professionals who care for those with PEGs.
To be able to safely conduct venepuncture and draw blood for testingLearning Outcomes
- Know the roles and responsibilities of phlebotomists
- Understand the limitation of duties
- Recognise the importance of communication
- Know the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system of the lower arm
- Be aware of the criteria of selecting a suitable site
- Know how to prepare the site ready for venepuncture
- Be aware of proper handwashing techniques
- Be aware of the procedure of collecting blood samples
- Recognise common problems that can occur in blood collection
- Understand how to label samples correctly
- Know two common devices used in phlebotomy, and how to use them
- Be aware of needle gauges, and how their indications
- Understand how to correctly dispose of used equipment
- Know how to deal with a needle stick injury
This course is aimed at professionals required to conduct venepuncture.
To be able to prevent pressure ulcers, and to care for those who have them.Learning Outcomes
- Know what the layers of skin are and their purposes
- Recognise the warning signs of pressure soresN
- Be aware of the most common places they occur
- Understand how they are graded
- Know the process of how wounds heal
- Identify risk factors that may compromise healing
- Understand the clinical responsibilities regarding reporting and safeguarding
- Be aware of the costs of pressure ulcers to the patient, and to the medical industry
- Know the correct forms and records surrounding pressure ulcers, and how to complete them effectively
- Understand the primary treatment given to a resident with a pressure ulcer
Pressure Ulcer Care (Tissue Viability)
This course is aimed at professionals who care for people at risk of developing pressure ulcers.
To be understand the necessity and process of suctioningLearning Outcomes
- Understand the importance of suctioning
- Be aware of the legislation surrounding it
- Understand the process of nasopharyngeal suction
- Know when and how suctions through tracheostomies are performed
- Be aware of the common risks and complications in Thracheostomies
- Understand how to manage excess saliva and phlegm that may occur
- Gain knowledge in the importance of humidification, and the treatment of thick mucus
- Know how to maintain and clean cannulas, stomas, and how to dress them
This course is aimed at professionals responsible for suctioning.
To be able to provide effective care and correct use of Syringe Drivers.Learning Outcomes
- Understand what a syringe driver is
- Know why it might be prescribed
- Be aware of breakthrough pain, and how to alleviate it
- Know how to use a syringe driver
- Recognise the common alerts and alarms, and their meanings
This course is aimed at professionals who must administer medication using a syringe driver.
To be able to provide effective care for people with tracheostomiesLearning Outcomes
- Understand what tracheostomy is
- Know why they are used in practice
- Be aware of the possible complications, and how to deal with them
- Understand the relevance of the legislation that covers tracheostomies
- Recognise the steps and equipment for the procedure
- Understand how to keep the stoma and cannula clean and aseptic
- Know how and when to use suctioning to keep the airway clear
- Be aware of the dangers of thickened mucus, and how to treat it
This course is aimed at professionals who care for adults with tracheotomies.
To be able to provide effective care for those on ventilation.Learning Outcomes
- Be aware of the indications for ventilation
- Know of the anatomy of the respiratory system
- Understand the process of breathing
- Understand the indications for invasive ventilation
- Be aware of the possible complication of weaning off ventilation
- Recognise the indications for non-invasive ventilation
- Understand the difference between CPAP and BiPAP
- Be aware of common problems with ventilation machines
- Know how to care for ventilation machines
- Recognise the symptoms of common complications caused by ventilation
- Understand how to deal with machine malfunctions
This course is aimed at professionals who care for people who use ventilators.
To be able to understand the process of verifying death, and the responsibilities and roles of people involved.Learning Outcomes
- Understand the procedure and law for verifying death.
- Know what happens when a death is unexpected.
- Recognise the lessons that can be learned from the shipman inquiry.
- Know who can verify death, and the pre-procedure
- Recognise the signs that death has occurred, and how to check for these.
- Understand your role after the death of a patient.
- Be aware of the wide range of religious practices surrounding the death of a loved one.
- Know how to support the staff in the event of the death of a patient.
Verification of Death
This course is aimed at professionals who are required to verify death.
To be able to assess and care for wounds.Learning Outcomes
- Know the different layers of skin, and their importance
- Know the warning signs, and common sites for pressure sores
- Understand how wounds heal
- Be aware of safeguarding issues, and how wounds are assessed
- Know how to correctly document wounds
- Understand the necessity for debridement in wound care
- Be aware of the different methods of debridement