Training Courses


Moving and Handling

The Importance of Back Care, What the Law Says about Moving and Handling, The Causes of Back Pain, Efficient Moving Principles, Lying to Sitting, Sitting to Standing to Seated, Moving and Handling Equipment, Dealing with a Fall and Dangerous Techniques

Moving and Handling Practical

Safe handling access, Commands and instructions ,Team handling , Eye contact, Bed heights, Using body weight and balance (ergonomic handling), Turning someone in bed (various methods), Sitting someone up in bed (various methods), Profile beds, Moving up the bed (various methods), Using slide sheets, Sitting to the edge of a bed, Preparing people to stand, Standing up (various methods), Correct sitting position, Sitting down (various methods), Slide boards, Sitting to sitting transfers,”Clever” techniques and tips!, Wheelchair moves, Wheelchair safety, Wheelchairs and vehicles, Walking, Walking sticks and frames, Falling, Assisted falls, Helping people up from the floor, Repositioning people in chairs, Hoists and slings, Fitting slings, Hoist lifts, Hoist transfers, Hoist myths and misunderstandings addressed, 9 dangerous techniques analysed, Dangerous methods v. safe techniques & Handling aids.


Food Hygiene

Importance of good food hygiene, Legal duties, Food policy, Poor food hygiene, Good food hygiene, At risk groups, Food hazards, Bacteria, Pathogenic bacteria, How bacteria multiply, The Danger Zone, Types of contamination, How to prevent bacteria multiplying, Keeping out of the Danger Zone, Food deliveries, Food storage, Food preparation, Food cooking, Temperature probes, Food cooling, Food holding, Food re-heating, Food serving, Personal hygiene, Hand washing, Tackling pests, Food premises, Food equipment, Food boards, Cleaning, Disinfecting & Managing waste.


Mental Capacity

How the Mental Capacity Act Affects our Day-today Work, The 5 Metal Capacity Act Principles , Principle 1 – Presuming Capacity, Principle 2 – Supporting People to Make their Own Choices, Principle 3 -An Unwise Decision is Still A Decision, Principle 4 – How do we Act in Someone’s Best Interest, Principle 5 – Choosing the Least Restrictive Option, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards—DOLS, Making Capacity Assessments, Putting it All Together, The Broader Legal Context and Conclusion


Safeguarding

Role of the Domiciliary Care Worker in Maintaining a Culture which Safeguards the Individual, Legislation and Policy, Concept and Definition of Abuse Signs and Symptoms of Abusive Behaviour Responding to Abuse.


Health and Safety

The Law, Risk Assessment and the Care Plan, Slips, Trips and Falls, Moving and Handling, COSHH, Infection Control, Equipment and Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Injury and Disease, Personal Safety


Basic Life Support

Assess the Situation, Assess the Casualty, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Recovery Position, Calling the Ambulance, Heart Attack, Stroke, Severe External Bleeding, Shock, Choking, Broken and Fractured Bones, Back Injury, Burns, Diabetes, Eye Injury, Allergic Reactions, Swallowed Poisons, The First Aid Box, Records.

Basic Life Support Practical

Basic Life Support Introduction, Optional basic Life support practical or video link evaluation, Fears of First Aid, Asking Permission to Help, Scene Safety, Chain of Survival, DRAB and the ABCD’s, Initial Assessment, Stop Think Act, Differences in Child Size, Barriers, Face Shields, Hand washing and hand gels, Adult Bag Valve Mask, Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack, Heart Attack Position, Aspirin and the Aspod, Adult CPR, Adult, Child, Infant CPR, Adult CPR Hand Over, Compression-Only CPR, AED Introduction , Child CPR Breakdown, Infant CPR, Drowning, Choking, Adult Choking, Child Choking, Infant Choking.


Infection Control

Causes of Infection, Agreed ways of working and responsibilities, How infections are spread, Personal protective equipment (PPE), Cleaning, preventing exposures to blood and body fluids, Laundry, Personal Hygiene, Safe handling of off, Waste disposal, Managing heath and reporting infections.


Medication

Legislation, Policies and Procedures, Classification of Medication, Types of Medication, Working with other Professionals, Maintaining Medication Records, Collection, Storage & Disposal , Principles of Safe Medication Handling, Supporting Self Administration, Administering Medication, Reporting Mistakes, Recognising & Reporting Changes to the individual.


Fire Safety

Fire Triangle, Heat Sources, Prevention, Smoking, Kitchens, Safety Awareness, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Situations


Understanding your Role

Describe their main duties and responsibilities, List the standards and codes of conduct and practice that relate to their role, Demonstrate that they are working in accordance with the agreed ways of working with their employer, Explain how their previous experiences, attitudes and beliefs may affect the way they work