HEALTH AND SAFETY
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- To be aware of legislation related to health and safety
- To be able to take necessary precautions when dealing with hazardous equipment and environments
- To be aware of personal safety and others.
- To be able to minimise injuries and incidence where.
- Legislation-including HASAWA-explanation, including employer and employee's responsibilities. NMC code of conduct and scope of practise
- Importance of training – implications (prevents compliance, promote competence and people's safety).
- Importance of being competent with whatever diagnosis you are looking after.
- Electrical equipment –6 principles of safety- hospital policies.
- Spillages and preventing injuries
- Importance of orientation induction.
- Importance of training and competence with procedures and handling machines
- CPD, NMC PREP and importance of appraisals. Importance of being competent
- Assertiveness and accountability
- Reflection and self-evaluation
- Policies: importance and implication adhering to them, including legal implications
- Fire- importance policy awareness.
- Security- including lone worker policy
- Responsibilities of employers and employees
- Chemicals-including medication NMC drug policy, policies maintaining health and safety including BNF and MIMMS, CDs and IVI, machines for drugs infusion)
- Risks and avoidance including radiation, biohazard waste, cytotoxics-handling and disposal
- Chemicals-including medication, accountability and risk assessment-controlled drugs handling, and administration, intravenous infusion and policies regarding these.
- Managing aggressions and violence-causes, avoidance and handling
- Bomb scare policy-How to handle any calls and suspicious objects
- Record keeping-importance and implications
- Teamwork, importance in relationships
- Policies, job descriptions care plans, handovers, induction and orientation
- Risk assessment-procedure and the importance.
- Team work-importance and implications (including MDT)
- Delegation, skill mix and importance of effective management
- RIDDOR, COSHH-importance and implications (including accident forms)
- Equipment –principles, risk assessment, infection control
- Lone worker policy- in different settings and who is at risk and risk factors
- Importance of cares plans and record keeping (NMC)
- Communication and escalating concerns (NMC) and SBAR
- Using all the 5 senses and implications
- Importance of promptly attending to patients, call buzzers, no assumptions
ADULT ABUSE (Safe Guarding children and adults)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- To be aware of legislation relating to adult abuse
- To be able to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse
- To be able to take necessary steps to prevent and report abuse
- Implications of being on POVA and POCA list
- Legislation- Equality act and Mental Health Capacity Act
- Various definitions of abuse
- Human rights-definition, implications and application. Equal opportunities respect and dignity, privacy, advocacy, holistic care, individuality, choice ( Mental Act Capacity Act), independence, diversity (Equality Act 2010), consent, communication, confidentiality Caldicott principles including data protection-patient's note, handovers, telephones, computers, who to discuss patients and where.
- Who is at risk of being abused?
- Who can abuse: looking at various individuals and groups?
- Reasons why people abuse
- Types of abuse
- Signs and symptoms of abuse-physical and psychological
- Identifying and preventing abuse- including whistle blowing
- POVA/POCA (SOVA/SOCA) and its implications
- Referring and reporting to various agencies
- Conflict/complaints-resolution/handling-cause, preventing and handling-(personal complaints, client's complaints, public's complains, colleagues and employer's) policies
- The course includes case studies.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- To be able to detect signs and symptoms of infections
- To be able to prevent, contain and minimise infections
- To be aware of risk related to infection and be able to prevent them
- Symptoms and signs of common infections
- Definitions-when, rational, demonstration
- Micro-organisms including mode of spreads
- Gloves-when to wear and other principles
- Universal precautions
- Different receptacles including sharps boxes, and maintenance
- Collecting specimens including follow up storage
- Body fluids on membranes policy
- Body fluids spillages- cleaning and disposal (body spillage policy)
- Needle sticks injuries- prevention and accidents
- Immunisations-rational and policy
- Principles of isolation-source and protective
- MRSA, C.DIFF, Norovirus-notifiable diseases
- Care of equipment and environments
- Maintaining sterility
- Sluice versus clinical room
- Personal hygiene including uniform and sickness policy
- Preventing hospital acquired infections
- Uniforms-where to wear and how to maintain them
- Receptacles for rubbish, waste and preventing injuries
- Isolation policy and importance of various disinfectants
- Sharps bins- when to use, how to prevent injuries
- Specimens- collections, storage and following up
- Care of catheters and bags-insertion and maintenance
- Policies-why know and adhere including spillage, body fluids on membrane
- Needle sticks injury policy, body fluid on membranes policy, explanation and importance
- Uniforms, keeping clinical environment clean
- Patient's immunosuppression and not going to work with infections
MOVING AND HANDLING
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- To be aware of legislation related and moving and handling
- To be able to move clients without causing any injuries
- To be aware of moving and handling equipment available
- Legislation-HASAWA, LOLER, moving and handling, young persons, young women's, RIDDOR, COSHH
- Statistics and research
- Anatomy and physiology-spine
- Risk assessment-rational and procedure
- Ergonomics-definition and procedure
- Perception-impact on people with changes in the brain
- Principles of moving and handling
- Unsafe moving and handling techniques and implications
- Self care
- Practical using various equipment
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- To be able to perform first aid and basic life support to the casualty while waiting for the professionals to arrive
- Duty of care including NMC
- Importance of orientation-including being shown resuscitation trolley, emergency buzzers
- When to perform CPR
- Why should we perform CPR including physiology of breathing and circulation?
- Causes of unconsciousness
- Warning signs of impending heart attack
- Algorithms (as per UK resuscitation council)
- Checking environment,
- Checking response
- Calling for help checking breathing, calling the professionals, 30 compressions two breathes and when to stop-see UK resuscitation council
- Demonstrating the procedure till candidates, using a manikin
- Bleeding burns-prevention and treatment
- Poisoning-prevention and treatment
- Chocking-prevention and treatment
- Epilepsy treatment
- Foreign bodies in the eyes- treatment
- Anaphylactic shock
- How to identify those at risk
- Prevention and treatment
- Consummation of hazardous chemicals
Dee Mophosho (the principal tutor/trainer) is an experienced nurse and nurse teacher.
She has the following qualifications-Registered Nurse, Oncology nursing, Diploma in Health promotion, BSC Honours in Health Studies, Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education, Moving and Handling course instructor.
What make our training different from the rest - effective face- face training and being able to relate theory with practice, as we are experience qualified nurses and teachers? Our relationship with candidates is also superb since we can empathies with their needs (nurses talking nursing). Our training is current, relevant; research based and relates theory with practice. Our sessions are interactive and we endeavour to meet to answer all queries and issues raised by the candidates. We operate in a safe, user-friendly environment.
We do holistic training- we look after our candidates' general welfare. We do not cut corners. Prospective and current employers are guaranteed a work force, which has been thoroughly updated and well equipped. Rates are competitive, and our venue is accessible to transport.
ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION
We provide Health Care Assistant (HCA) Training, Mandatory Training, updated for Nurses training, NVQ levels 2&3 in Health and Social Care to be started soon.
All staff members are qualified nurses and nurse teachers with lots of experience in the UK, spanning different organisations and specialities. We therefore ensure that we bridge theory with practice and promote awareness of health care issues.
HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT/SUPPORT WORKER TRAINING:
This two (2) weeks course is designed with strong theory and practical elements. Candidates spend the week in the classroom receiving lectures, watching and discussing videos, demonstrating procedures and writing tests. The second week is spent in care setting, usually a residential/nursing home, where they undertake a 30 hours supervised practical placement working alongside mentors, who send us an evaluation of each candidate's performance at the end of the period. We have trained several hundred carers and support workers who competently work in various care settings including hospitals.
All our candidates receive mandatory training in moving and handling as well as basic first aid to reinforce safe, professional practice and subsequently sit for assessment test to demonstrate competence before they are awarded certificates. Our training is relevant, current and valid. NB: We aim to produce well-equipped careers.
We do Basic Life Support, Moving and Handling, Infection control, Health and safety, Abuse, Food Hygiene and all courses as indicated by PASA.
- Refreshments and lunch Courses run every Monday Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00am to 18:30pm
FEEDBACK FROM SOME OF THE COURSE CANDIDATES
- The course was informative. The tutor was perfect and excellent
- Knowledgeable instructor I would recommend it to all my colleagues
- Excellent teaching
- The course was marvellous
- I enjoyed the practical; the jokes in between reduce the stress. I enjoyed the training immense
- Everything was informative, exciting-well done
- I have attended this course before but this was superb, I understand basic life support better