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A 2 day course giving candidates the required skills to start work or maintain work within the care industry. Course includes the following:

Client Moving & Handling

Aims :-
Provide the student with a sound knowledge of the issues involved in Client Moving & Handling
To introduce the relevant legislation
Objectives :- By the end of the course the student will

Be aware of their employers obligations
Be aware of their own obligations
Understand why a good handling technique is important
Undertake a basic risk assessment by yourself
Have practised safe methods of moving and assisting clients
Classroom instruction on the following : -

Legislation
Injuries associated with manual handling
Correct handling techniques
Risk assessments
Practical instruction and student participation on : -

Assessment in relation to a client
Handling techniques – Chair to stand. Bed to chair. Wheelchair to car etc.
Mechanical aids – Use of slide sheets, handling belts, towels, canvas slings, turntables and banana boards etc.

Medication Awareness

You will cover:
Different forms of medication
Methods of entry into the body
Different dispensing methods
Procedures for supervision of medication and records
Awareness when collecting prescriptions on behalf of others
Disposal of expired or no longer required medication

By the end of this course you will:

Gain an understanding of the different forms of medication
Be informed of correct dispensing and administering methods
Be aware of the precautions and procedures that must be adhered to

Infection Control

Covering:

• Definition of Infection Control
• How individuals become infected through the chain of infection
• Different types of germs and infection
• Health Care Associated Infections
• The importance of infection control and the management of HCAI
• How to wash hands effectively and appropriately
• Personal protective equipment
• Prevention of infection
• The importance of policy and legislation regarding infection control
• Care Inspectorate awareness

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (P.O.V.G.)

Covering:

Duty of care – from Employer / Employee’s perspective
Definitions of the terms “vulnerable groups” and “Protection of groups”
Explain the concept of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups in a care setting
Define the term “abuse” distinguishing between the various patterns of abuse
Confidentiality
Risk assessment (incorporating into Care Plans)
Rights and responsibilities of vulnerable groups (including their understanding)
Emotional health and safety
Physical health and safety
How to report suspected abuse including who to report suspected abuse to
Dignity and respect
Boundaries
Listening skills
Working within the No Secrets Act and POVG /SOVA legislation
Working within the organisation’s relevant policies

The course will help participants to:

Provide a service that protects vulnerable adults
Explain the concepts of protection and vulnerability
Recognise the types of abuse and their related signs
Describe the key points of government legislation and regulations to protect vulnerable adults
Work with appropriate, explicit confidentiality
Explain the risk management process and its importance
Explain the importance of reporting and whistle-blowing on actual or potential abuse
Take personal action to safeguard vulnerable adults in your care

On going assessment throughout the 2 days, a portfolio of certificates provided to successful candidates. 

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements, the desire to work in the care sector or maintain work in the care sector is beneficial.

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