This course provides the underpinning knowledge and practical applications in how to establish and maintain a healthy bowel in a person with healthcare needs. The course covers both the theory and practical application of rectal medicines.
This short course provides a basic understand of the pathology, maintenance and care of both type one and type two diabetes.
Gives an awareness of the uses of PEG and how to care for a person who has a tube placed. It includes different feeding regimes and the importance of following protocols.
The course can cover either, or both Buccal and Rectal administration. Taught delivery on why we administer these medicines, the precautions and safe management of a person receiving this medication and the importance of following protocols.
This course can be combined with the epilepsy awareness course
Anatomy of the urinary system both male and female and the problems encountered including their disordered pathology. We look at the care and maintenance of a catheter by following appropriate professional guidelines.
Anatomy of the skin and tissues, what to look for whilst involved in personal care and how to check for pressure damage to a person. Predisposing factors, risk assessments and management strategies.
What is Dysphagia, normal swallowing actions and disordered pathology, predisposing factors for swallowing problems, the importance of oral and respiratory care within this area and exploring modified diets.
An in depth look at what is involved in undertaking palliative care and the physiology of approaching death. Looking at grief, its differing presentations and the feelings encountered and how we can help a person through this time.
Looking at when PEC tubes are used, their uses and maintenance.
The onset of disease, stages of progression and how to care for person through their illness.
Checking of understanding and observation of clinical practcie are completed by a registered Qualified Nurse. Competencies checks require a minimum of three observations (or simulations if this is the only possibility).
Competencies are bespoke to the person being cared for and are prepared in conjunction with protocols from the appropriate Health Authority and individual care/support plans. Staff are observed individually and questioned regarding the clinical process being assessed. Please be aware if staff do not meet the required standards they will not be passed on assessment.