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 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 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 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 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 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.
Epilepsy and Buccal
This course is aimed at those who care for people with epilepsy.
To be able to apply HACCP to your workplaceLearning Outcomes
- Understand the necessity of HACCP
- Know what a Critical Control Point is
- Understand the seven principles that underpin HACCP
- Know the HACCP approach
- Recognise types of forms that can be part of a HACCP policy
This course is aimed at those who are responsible for food safety in the workplace.
To gain a greater understanding of LGBT+ identities and be able to recognise LGBT+ discrimination in the workplace and beyondLearning Outcomes
- Be aware of important moments in British LGBT+ history
- Be aware of key LGBT+ people in history
- Understand the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
- Recognise key terms which describe sexual orientation and gender identity
- Be aware of other common LGBT+ terms
- Understand the difference between gender and sex
- Recognise the difference between transgender and transsexual
- Be aware of the legislation underpinning LGBT+ rights
- Understand how people can be prejudiced and discriminate against LGBT+ people
- Know where to find LGBT+ resources
This course is aimed at all those who require greater understanding and awareness of the LGBT+ community.
To be able to have a basic understanding of MakatonLearning Outcomes
- Know what Makaton is
- Understand what it is used for
- Be aware of the groups that use Makaton
- Recognise the difference between Makaton and British Sign Language
- Understand how Makaton works
- Recognise the importance of concrete signs in Makaton
- Be aware of the different conditions that can be supported by using Makaton
- Recognise and use some basic Makaton signs
This course is aimed at people who care for those who use Makaton to support communication.
To be able to provide effective care for those with narcolepsy.Learning Outcomes
- Understand what narcolepsy is
- Be aware of the causes of narcolepsy
- Recognise the common symptoms of narcolepsy
- Be aware of how they present
- Know which actions to take in the event of symptoms presenting
- Be aware of the medication used to treat narcolepsy
- Know how lifestyle changes can help with symptoms
- Be aware of the support needs of those with narcolepsy
- Recognise some of the daily challenges of those with narcolepsy
This course is aimed at anyone working with people with Narcolepsy.
To be able to provide effective care for those with Parkinson’sLearning Outcomes
- Understand the biological causes of Parkinson’s
- Recognise the physical and cognitive symptoms of Parkinson’s
- Be aware of the various types of Parkinson’s, and their indications
- Recognise the medication used to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s
- Understand how supportive therapies can support those with Parkinson’s
- Know how to provide effective care for those with Parkinson’s
This course is aimed at anyone who works with people with Parkinson's disease.
To be able to implement SBAR effectively.Learning Outcomes
- Understand what the SBAR format is
- Recognise situations when it is suitable for use
- Know how to implement it successfully in communication
- Be aware of tips for its successful implementation
- Know common symptoms that may need to be communicated using SBAR
- Recognise a standard SBAR form.
This course is aimed at those who must communicate using SBAR as part of their role.
To be able to care and support those recovering from sepsisLearning Outcomes
- Understand how sepsis develops
- Be aware of the impact of sepsis in healthcare
- Recognise the common causes of sepsis
- Recognise the symptoms of sepsis
- Be aware of Septic Shock
- Understand how sepsis is treated in hospital
- Be aware of the long-term complications of sepsis
- Know how to support physical and psychological healing for those recovering from sepsis
- Be aware of how PTSD can develop in sepsis survivors
This course is aimed at anyone providing care for people with sepsis.
To be able to care for those with sexual health issues, with focus on HIV infection.Learning Outcomes
- Understand what an STI is.
- Gain an overview of the most common STIs
- Recognise important features of the anatomy of male and female urinary anatomy/genitals
- Know the common symptoms of STIs, and how they are treated
- Know the symptoms and treatment of non-sexually transmitted diseases.
- Know how the virus is transmitted between hosts
- Understand how it is tested and treated
- Know statistics about HIV within the context of Sexual Health
Sexual Health and HIV
This course is aimed at anyone who works with people with STIs.
This course is aimed at anyone providing care to those recovering from a stroke.
To be able to provide care for residents with skin conditions.Learning Outcomes
- Understand the skin’s function.
- Be aware of some of the causes of dry skin.
- Recognise the importance of medical consent.
- Know how consent can be given or revoked
- Understand how topical creams are applied
- Recognise the importance of PPE in these circumstances
- Gain an understanding of the most common skin conditions.
This course is aimed at those caring for people prescribed topical creams.
To gain greater understanding of Tourette's SyndromeLearning Outcomes
- Be aware of the causes of Tourette Syndrome
- Be aware of the disorders that may present alongside Tourette Syndrome
- Recognise common simple and complex tics
- Understand how tics are proceeded by premonitory urge
- Know how tics may be suppressed
- Understand how Tourette Syndrome is diagnosed and treated
- Be aware of how Tourette Syndrome can progress
- Recognise how Tourette Syndrome can be considered a disability
- Know ways to support those with Tourette Syndrome through interviews and employment
- Understand how to make reasonable adjustments for those with Tourette Syndrome
This course is aimed at anyone who works with individuals with Tourette's Syndrome.
To be able to care for those with visual impairmentsLearning Outcomes
- Know what is meant by Visual Impairment
- Understand the difficulties people with visual impairments might have in their day-to-day activities
- Be aware of the need for effective risk assessments.
- Know of factors to consider when providing care for those with visual impairment.
- Understand what issues can occur when a person with dementia also has a visual impairment
- Recognise activities that can be engaging for those with a visual impairment.
- Recognise some of the common medical causes for visual impairment?
- Know how vision is tested
- Understand the readings of a Snellen test.
- Be aware of what counts as severely sight impaired, and sight impaired.
- Be aware for the technology and equipment available for those living with impaired vision