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ADULT CARE COURSES 2013


ADULT CARE Common Induction Standards The Common Induction Standards in Health and Social Care is a series of eight standards that care workers should demonstrate if they are to provide high quality care to those they support. The standards are designed to be met within a twelve-week period during the worker's induction programme. They enable care workers to demonstrate their provision of quality care, provide recognition for their work, and prepares them for entry into further training and qualifications.

Data Protection Our course has been developed to provide a solid understanding of the issues surrounding data protection in the workplace. It covers the legal requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and suggestions for keeping data safe. Learning Outcomes: Why you need to protect data; obtaining data fairly and lawfully; processing data for a specified purpose; maintaining accurate and up-to-date data; making sure data is not kept longer than necessary; process data and data subject rights; keeping data secure; why data cannot be transferred outside the EEA; keeping data safe.

The Standards: 1. The role of the health and social care worker 2. Personal development 3. Communicate effectively 4. Equality and inclusion 5. Principles for implementing duty of care 6. Principles of safeguarding in health and social care 7. Person-centred support 8. Health and safety in an adult social care setting

Dementia Our course will provide care workers with the essential knowledge and understanding of dementia and what treatments are available. Our course raises the level of professional service required to care for people with dementia. Learning Outcomes: Understanding dementia; treatments and drugs available for people with dementia; practical help available for people with dementia; care for people with dementia; prevention and redirection techniques.

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Our course creates awareness of any abuse being inflicted on an individual that an organisation may come into contact with. Seven of the most common types of abuse are covered, including how to look for any signs. Knowledge is also provided on what to do if someone in care discloses an incident of abuse, and what procedures to follow to ensure that the incident is dealt with quickly and appropriately. The legislative framework on which their work is regulated is also covered, including how to best prevent the appointment of potential abusers into the workplace.

Epilepsy Awareness Our course covers many topics, some of which include epilepsy facts, causes of epilepsy, seizure classification, partial seizures, generalised seizures, seizure management, triggers and precipitants. Learning Outcomes: Knowing what epilepsy is; epilepsy facts; epilepsy and learning disability; possible causes and long-term prognosis; seizure classification and management; triggers and precipitants; observation and recording; need-to-know points; non-epileptic attack disorder; epilepsy and mortality; epilepsy and behaviour; psychosocial impaction.

Learning Outcomes: Understanding who is vulnerable and who can be abused; in what way they can be abused; dealing with a disclosure; getting it right: recruitment & legislation.

Basic Life Support Our course introduces the basic procedures of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO) for adults, as defined in the First Aid Manual. It is important to note that this course does not qualify its users to carry out either of these tasks without further practical training.

Equality and Diversity Our course has been updated to incorporate the Equality Act 2010. It has been developed to provide staff with an introduction to diversity in the workplace, and an understanding of how other people and cultures should be respected. This course is suitable for all levels of staff.

Learning Outcomes: Understanding adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation; nderstanding adult foreign body airway obstruction.

Learning Outcomes: Knowing the aims and objectives of equality and diversity; the law; how the affects you; what is equality and diversity; knowing the different types of diversity; knowing what is equality in the workplace; scenarios.

Caldicott Principles Our course relates to compliance within confidentiality and legal frameworks when dealing with any request for information or data. It covers all aspects of an individual's information, data and any other resources relevant to their healthcare activities.

Fire Safety at Work Fire is a major hazard that can be a risk in many places of work. Procedures need to be in place in case this emergency occurs. Our course provides knowledge to help prevent and reduce the risk of fire within the work place.

Learning Outcomes: Understanding the Caldicott principles; data protection; how it effects all employees; practical applications.

Learning Outcomes: Understanding fire safety legislation; how fire starts; how fire spreads; fire prevention; in case of fire; types of fire; using a fire extinguisher.

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ADULT CARE First Aid Our course is designed to promote the core principles of First Aid, including heart attacks, bleeding, medical conditions, breaks, sprains, poisoning, allergic reactions, respiratory problems and dealing with an unconscious casualty.

Lone Working Our course provides a solid knowledge base for any lone workers, providing the correct information and skills to ensure that the right decisions are made in a potentially hazardous situation.

Learning Outcomes: A good understanding of first aid; bleeding and burns; bone, joint and muscle problems; medical conditions; poisoning and allergic reactions; respiratory problems and resuscitation; scene of an emergency.

Learning Outcomes: Knowing the definition of lone working; recognising risks to lone workers; personal strategies for safety; organisational strategies for personal safety; legislation.

Food Safety Food borne diseases can occur at any stage of food preparation, from production to consumption. Our course demonstrates the essential requirements for dealing with food within the workplace.

Manual Handling of Objects Our course is aimed at those who carry out manual handling activities at work with regard to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved, what controls are available and what to expect from a manual handling assessment. Upon completion, employees will be able to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer methods and tasks, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.

Learning Outcomes: Safe storing of food; food safety hazards (incorporating contamination); food safety laws; managing health and safety in food premises; personal hygiene; keeping a clean working environment; taking temperatures; refrigeration (chilling and cold storage of food); cooking (hot storage and re-heating of food).

Learning Outcomes: Understanding the need for competent manual handling; physical factors; tips and techniques; legislation.

Health and Safety Awareness Health and Safety is an essential aspect of every working environment. Our course raises awareness of Health and Safety issues that can occur in the workplace. Employees will learn of risk assessments and the importance of taking responsibility to ensure a safe working environment.

Manual Handling of People Our course is aimed at meeting the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 that applies to moving and handling in the workplace. The techniques taught for patient handling are based on best practice and evidence-based research, taking into account the minimal handling directives.

Learning Outcomes: Health and Safety management; risk assessment and control; work activities; workplace hazards; taking responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes: Understanding the importance of the correct handling of people; damage caused by bad technique; good handling technique; what the legislation says; success stories.

Health and Safety Law Health and Safety is an essential aspect of every working environment. Our course will provide an understanding of the legislation and responsibilities surrounding Health and Safety in the workplace, including an understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Learning Outcomes: Understanding of the Health and Safety Act 1974; employer's duties; employee's duties; regulations; enforcement.

Infection Control It is vital that everyone in a care setting makes reducing infection and improving infection control core to their business. Our course covers all of the information and techniques required to deal with infection and how an organisation can improve knowledge of infection control, therefore significantly reducing infections. Learning Outcomes: Hand hygiene; personal protective equipment; waste and sharps; environmental cleanliness.

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ADULT CARE Medication Administration Our course provides the theoretical knowledge for competency in how to work safely with medication to meet the Health and Social Care Regulations. This course is suitable for care provider employees in residential care and home care. Learning Outcomes: Understanding medication; prescriptions; principles of medication administration; dealing with refusals and errors; promoting independence.

RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) Our course provides valuable information on the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences explaining the legal duties required, the types of incidents that must be reported, how to report such incidents and the records that must be kept. Learning Outcomes: Understanding what RIDDOR is; the ways to report; what Is reportable under RIDDOR.

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DoLS) Our course assists in the learning of Deprivation of Liberty, providing an understanding of what the term means for those who are under care, and in what circumstances it may be necessary to deprive someone of their liberty. Learning Outcomes: The Mental Capacity Act; knowing what Deprivation of Liberty is; Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and codes of practice; applying for Deprivation of Liberty authorisation.

COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous To Health) Our course is suitable for all employees who may be exposed to risk as any part of their duties. The course covers immediate and long-term health hazards, risk factors, control measures to reduce risk, safe handling techniques, basic legal requirements and what to expect from a COSHH assessment. Learning Outcomes: Basic requirements of COSHH; compliance with COSHH.

Nutrition Our course provides the basic concepts of nutrition and highlights the ways people can integrate good nutrition into their lifestyle. The course also depicts how nutritional caring is a vital component of care. Learning Outcomes: The importance of nutrition; dietary requirements; care-based nutrition.

Pressure Ulcer Prevention Our course enables a detailed knowledge of pressure ulcer management, including identifying the main causes of pressure ulcers, finding the most effective means of preventing them and, where necessary, treating them. Learning Outcomes: Knowing what a pressure ulcer is; knowing what causes a pressure ulcer; assessing pressure ulcers; repositioning techniques; managing a Grade 1 pressure ulcer.

Risk Assessment in Care The aim of our course is to contribute to the identification of actual and potential risks to patients, clients and their carers, to oneself and to others and to participate in measures to promote and ensure health and safety.

AIM Awards Our course output has received Quality Recognition by AIM Awards, the Ofqual approved Awarding Organisation, which provides the award and certification of QCF qualifications.

Learning Outcomes: Identifying risk factors; minimising risk for patients; minimising risk for everyone; reporting potential risks.

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