This awareness course for acquired brain injury will help those working with and supporting people living with an ABI to understand how that person experiences and manages the activities of daily living. The course is a starting point for improving communications with the person and understanding how difficult even the simplest of tasks can become.
This training course aims to help the learner understand how to identify factors that could harm the vulnerable members in our care communities and how to safeguarding them from further harm. The course is suitable for individuals, groups and allied professions working with vulnerable adults and as a component of continuous professional development.
This course aims to provide an overview of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and the implications it has for the service user and service provider. We all make decisions, every day of our lives. Most of us can make these decisions for ourselves, sometimes with advice or support for the more serious or complex ones. Others, due to illness or impairment, will need considerable assistance to make these decisions to improve or maintain their quality of life. The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act gives clear information for supporting people who lack the capacity to make decisions. This course will illustrate the processes of decision making, capacity assessments, decisions for the benefit of the individual, and bodies who work under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act.
This is a dementia course aligned with the Scottish framework for the Informed and skilled levels. It is suitable for those working or living with persons who live with dementia symptoms and should improve their knowledge and skills in determining how to improve the quality of support for the person and in turn improve their quality of life.
Diabetes is a health condition that requires strict monitoring and management. While this can usually be done by the individual, it's essential that anybody who spends time with them knows how to help should it be needed. This course teaches you about the different types of diabetes, the possible complications associated with them, and how to manage the condition to reduce the risk of these complications. By taking this training, you will have an in-depth knowledge of diabetes and be confident in offering help and support.
Difficulty eating (dysphagia) is a common consequence of many medical conditions especially neurological disorders such as: dementia, stroke, learning disability, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Dysphagia not only impacts on the quality of peoples’ lives but it can also shorten them. This course will equip you to: reduce the risk of choking, spot the signs early, deliver the essential first aid and help prevent further episodes. This course is for anybody, who wants to help those with swallowing difficulties to: stay safe, well-nourished and dignified during mealtimes.
This End of Life care course enhances the knowledge and understand of the health and social care workers by providing information on how to support an individual in their last days of life. This course is designed for care workers to feel more confident and emotionally prepared at this difficult time, to ensure that they can deliver high quality care for individuals approaching the end of their life with compassion, competency and respect.
This epilepsy awareness training course is aimed at those working with or responsible for the wellbeing and welfare of individuals living with epilepsy. This course aims to give an understanding of the causes, triggers and management of a seizure. The course will also explain seizure first aid. This course is vital for any members of care staff working with or responsible for people living with epilepsy.
The Medication course is designed for staff working within a care environment. This course is in line with the National Minimum Standards Requirements and recent government guidelines. Candidates will gain an understanding of the legislation involved with administration of medication, along with being able to follow procedures set for safe administration of medication. Candidates will also gain an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and security in all procedures of drug administration. Candidates will also obtain under-pinning knowledge of the above issues and therefore will be able to put this into practice where necessary.
In the UK, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at any one time, including in the workplace. Many employers and managers simply don’t understand enough about the topic and so can do little to help, which often results in a person’s mental health deteriorating. This training course has been designed as an introduction to mental health to raise an awareness of how important it is to the workplace. The course provides an overview of mental health problems, outlining some of the symptoms and effects, and explains what you can do to help colleagues feel supported and encouraged. The course aims to promote positive mental health and demonstrate how easy it can be for employers to make adjustments in order to encourage tolerance and understanding in the workplace.
This training course explores how person-centred care puts people and their families at the centre of any care and support decisions or intervention. Content includes assessment and support planning, through to provision of care in residential or home care settings. This course is suitable for social care and health staff working in local authorities, organisations providing care and support, voluntary organisations, housing and children’s services This includes social workers, social care officers, managers, frontline care staff, occupational therapists, nurses, clinical staff, housing officers, carers (paid, voluntary and informal).
This training course presents information and questions around the prevention and management of pressure ulcers in the form of case studies. The aim of the course is to help the learner understand pressure ulcers - how they form, how they are treated and, crucially, how they can be prevented.
This training course will offer insights towards attitudes to death, the four different phases of grief, addresses bereavement in children separately, and it examines when expressions of grief become unhealthy. This is an essential course for anyone working with anyone who is grieving. It also complements nursing training for those working on an end-of-life ward, or in hospices.
This training course will help the learner to understand what Sepsis (also known as blood poisoning) is and how it affects the system. Normally our immune system fights infection – but sometimes, it attacks our body’s own tissues and organs. If not treated immediately, sepsis can result in multiple organ failure and death. With early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics. This course aims to provide attendees with sepsis awareness and an understanding of how to recognise potential early warning signs.
Stress and distress is a course designed to support workers who support those living with different neurological conditions such as dementia. Understanding that the person experiences frustration and anxiety due to the neurological changes is key to beginning to supporting someone and understanding their needs and expectations. Sometimes behaviour and language can be difficult o make sense of and this course will help learners to look for less obvious signs that behaviours often stem from the condition the person is living with and is not simply a bad mood or the person having a bad day.
This stroke awareness training course is aimed at anyone who is caring for others. This will help them understand and recognise the signs of stoke. This will also teach them what actions to take when a stroke is identified.