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HEALTH CARE COURSES

FIRST AID FOR THE CARE ENVIRONMENT

OVERVIEW

Our 6 hour First Aid Course can be tailored to those that work in the care sector from the young to the elderly and meets the minimum requirements for First Aid in the Care Environment, equivalent to the Appointed Person First Aid Course.

This first aid course will meet the requirements of employers ‘duty of care’ to staff, clients and visitors in providing adequate first aid training. However it may be necessary for at least one member of staff to attend an Emergency First Aid at Work course.

If you are unsure of the appropriate level of first aid training for you and your staff please contact us. For further information about HSE regulations on First Aid in the Workplace download our First Aid at Work fact sheet.

OUTLINE OF PROGRAMME

This first aid course includes the essential skills required to assess & treat a casualty until further help arrives with particular attention to high risk injuries associated with the elderly or very young.

Assessing vital signs: Brain Activity, Breathing & Circulation

Approaching and assessing a casualty: The A.B.C. of first aid

Treating immediately life threatening conditions: Heart attack, bleeding, shock & choking

Basic Life Support : Performing CPR, use of face masks & junior CPR

Recognising & treating common conditions: Asthma, epilepsy, anaphylaxis, diabetes & angina

Taking action to prevent further deterioration: Ensuring a safe airway, stabilising & bandaging

Current regulations & record keeping

Scenarios tailored to the care environment

ASSESSMENT

This course is certificated and valid for 3 years.

COST

Please contact us for course costs.


CARE CERTIFICATE

OVERVIEW

What is the Care Certificate?

The Care Certificate was introduced in April 2015 to replace both the Common Induction Standards and the National Minimum Training Standards for all staff new to the healthcare and social care sectors. It came about as a result of the Francis Inquiry which looked into the serious failings at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust. Following this report, Camilla Cavendish was asked to review the recruitment, training and support of care workers within both the healthcare and social care sectors. One of the recommendations of the Cavendish Review (July 2013) was to standardise the approach to induction training across the sectors with the development of the Care Certificate.

Who needs to complete the Care Certificate?

All staff new to care need to complete the Care Certificate within the first 12 weeks in their role. Staff who have previously completed the Common Induction Standards do not need to complete the Care Certificate, although some employers may wish to “top up” their learning and competency assessments in order to award the Care Certificate.

Employers have 6 months from the 1st April launch date to ensure that all of their training and induction procedures are in line with the new standards.

  • Here at First Aid + Care Training we offer tailored training to meet the needs of your company, covering all 15 standards or just the elements you require.
  • Our Care Certificate is designed to meet the needs of all care staff covering; the training elements, the knowledge areas and also the competencies.
  • The Care Certificate is a set of standards that social care and health workers stick to in their daily working life.
  • It is the new minimum standards that should be covered as part of induction training of new care workers.
  • The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health.
  • The Care Certificate is the start of the career and is only one element of the training and education that will make staff ready to practice within their specific sector.

Although the Care Certificate is designed for new staff, it also offers opportunities for existing staff to refresh or improve their knowledge.

HOW TO BOOK

For full course description, course dates, availability and bookings please contact us at: info@FACTrain.co.uk


INFECTION CONTROL

OVERVIEW

This infection control course is aimed at all staff working in the care environment. Individuals will understand the importance of why we need to have infection control measures implemented in the workplace. At the end of this infection control training course the candidate will be able to state the obligations and responsibilities that should be performed when dealing with infection control issues. In addition, they will be able to demonstrate and explain hand washing techniques along with having an understanding of maintaining a clean environment

OUTLINE OF PROGRAMME

The meaning and importance of infection control

Legislation and management of infection control in the UK

Practising infection control

Universal precautions

Infection and its causes

How infection spreads

How to fight infection

Making and breaking the chain of infection

Keeping a clean working environment

ASSESSMENT

The infection control training course is delivered in 2 hours and candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn along with interaction of group activities.

COST

Our infection control training courses are competitively priced and we guarantee to beat any equivalent training quote.

Special offer – if three, two hour care sector courses are run on the same day at the same venue the third course is free of charge. This could be three of the same courses or a combination of three different ones.

£35


DIABETES CARE

ASSESSMENT

If you have diabetes, you are not alone. Millions of people today have diabetes. Diabetes cannot yet be cured, but it can be managed. It is possible to lead a full and active life with diabetes. The first step is learning how to take care of yourself.

When you have diabetes, there are 2 parts to learning how to take care of yourself. The first part is to get information about diabetes so you can make good choices. The second part is to develop the skills to put your diabetes information to use in your daily life.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where the glucose (sugar) level in the blood is too high. It develops when your body can not make enough of a hormone called insulin or cannot use the insulin your body produces.

Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the body makes little to no insulin. Treatment involves daily insulin injections, in conjunction with healthy eating and regular exercise.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. It can be treated with a combination of healthy eating, regular exercise, tablets and/or insulin injections.

HOW TO BOOK

For full course description, course dates, availability and bookings please contact us at: info@FACTrain.co.uk


DEMENTIA AWARENESS

OVERVIEW

This dementia training course is aimed at all staff working in the care environment who work with older people with dementia. A general understanding of the issues associated with dementia will be established. Attendees of this dementia course will gain under-pinning knowledge of the below issues and therefore will be able to put this into practice where necessary.

OUTLINE OF PROGRAMME

Overview of dementia, including prevalence and causes

The signs and symptoms of dementia

Important early indicators

The three stages of dementia

Diagnosis and treatment of dementia

ASSESSMENT

The dementia training course is delivered in 3 hours and candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn along interaction of group activities.

COST

Our dementia training courses are competitively priced and we guarantee to beat any equivalent training quote.

£35


SAFEGUARDING OF VULNERABLE ADULTS (SOVA)

OVERVIEW

This SOVA (formerly POVA) training course is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding vulnerable people including elderly. Staff completing this course will be in a better position to implement their company adult protection policy and the procedures they should follow.

The training is in line with the current legislation and guidelines and can be adapted to suit the particular client group.

OUTLINE OF PROGRAMME

On completion of the course, delegates will understand:

The different types of abuse they may come across

The definition of a vulnerable adult and an abuser

Sign and symptoms relating to abuse

How to deal with abuse

Legislation relating to abuse

How to report cases of abuse

The syllabus includes:

Types of abuse

Who is a vulnerable adult?

Who is an abuser?

Recognising abuse: signs & symptoms

Guidelines for dealing with abuse

Dealing with disclosure

ASSESSMENT

The training course is delivered in 6 hours and candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn along with interaction of group activities.

We offer this course at our training centre, in-house at your premises or at a local centre of your choosing.

COST

Our training courses are competitively priced and we guarantee to beat any equivalent training quote.

£70