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COURSES FOR HOSPITALS 2013


HOSPITALS 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 it's 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: 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.

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

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

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

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.

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: 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: 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.

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.

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: 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 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.

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.

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

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. 2


HOSPITALS 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.

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: Understanding of the Health and Safety Act 1974; employer's duties; employee's duties; regulations; enforcement.

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.

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.

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.

Learning Outcomes: Hand hygiene; personal protective equipment; waste and sharps; environmental cleanliness.

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.

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

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.

Managing Violence and Aggression in the Workplace Our course raises the understanding of the background and risks associated with dealing with potentially violent conflict. Employees will learn skills to manage personal safety risks and to handle their own verbal and non-verbal behaviour in order to calm aggressive patients.

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.

Learning Outcomes: Recognising aggression; defusing aggression; when aggression turns violent; assessing the risk; case studies; the effects of violence and aggression; legislation.

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

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

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.

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.

Safe Blood Transfusion Level 1 The main aim of our course is to ensure that all practitioners can participate in the transfusion process safely, adhering to local policies and national guidelines. Not adhering to the correct procedures for sampling, storage, collection and administration has been shown to contribute to errors in transfusion. Learning Outcomes: The transfusion process; basic ABO serology; taking a blood sample for pre-transfusion testing; collecting blood components; administering a blood transfusion; managing a transfusion adverse event .

Safe Blood Transfusion Level 2 Our course focuses on the constituents of blood components and plasma derivatives and summarises the indications for use, therapeutic risks and benefits and management of adverse events. It has been designed for practitioners for who regularly use blood and blood components in their day-to-day practice. Learning Outcomes: Safe and appropriate transfusion practice; pre-transfusion testing; red blood cells; platelets; plasma components; plasma derivatives; massive transfusion; management of transfusion reactions .

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