Health & Medication

on Thursday, 21 January 2016. Posted in e-Learning

The Health & Medication category features First Aid, Control of Medicines and Nursing Practices. Book an e-Learning course by clicking the blue button.

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Basic Life Support

Overview

A beneficial course for anyone wanting to gain life skills, BLS Training provides learners with a valuable ability to apply life-saving resuscitation to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

This training course not only provides vital skills to learners, but will also increase confidence and their ability to take quick action in an emergency situation.

Please note that this course requires hands-on practical training which is essential alongside the online course if chosen.

Learners will be able to;

  • Assess and perform DRAB on a collapsed victim
  • Perform effective chest compressions and rescue breaths
  • Know how to help a victim who is choking
  • Place an unconscious victim into the recovery position
  • Understand the legal obligations under the first aid regulations

Course Duration

Half day or 30-minute online course 

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First Aid

Overview

We’ve designed this course to provide learners with life-saving first aid skills which can help to reduce implications of injuries or even save a life.

It is important to have at least one member of staff within the workplace appointed as an official first aider, this is to ensure there is always someone on site to administer first aid in an emergency situation; having a member of staff trained also meets the needs of those supporting a qualified First Aid at Work (FAW) practitioner.

This course also embodies the requirements needed should you need to take part in a FAW annual refresher.

Candidates on this course will learn;

  • How to deal with an unconscious casualty (including seizures)
  • Dealing with an unconscious casualty who is not breathing normally (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • How to treat shock
  • Treating a severe bleed
  • The correct procedure to help a casualty choking
  • Actions to take when a casualty is suffering from a heart attack

Course Duration

Half day or 30-minute online course

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ControlofMedicinesControl of Medicines

Control and administration of medicines (level 3)

Overview

The e-learning course provides learners with an understanding of the safe control, handling and administration of medication in both a social and domiciliary care environment. Designed specifically for managers or senior care workers, this course allows candidates to supervise or to administrate medicines directly in accordance with current legal requirements.

Within this course, you’ll also find the “Knowledge Set for Medication” course modules covered as defined by Skills for Care and Development in 2005. Upon successful completion, learners will require to be observed to competently administer a range of medication.

Following a successful completion of both the practical and theoretical aspects of this course, candidates may be recognised by managers as an administrator of medicines.

Learners will cover; 

  • How to describe the key legislation and guidance relating to the safe handling of medicines
  • How to identify the policies and procedures of the safe handling of medicines
  • The  range of support and guidance available of medicines
  • The importance of confidentiality regarding the disclosure of an individual’s medication
  • How to identify the types, purpose and classification of medicines commonly administered
  • The process for the prescribing, dispensing, obtaining and checking of medicines
  • The different ways medicines may be administered, the related rules for administration and level of competence required
  • The importance of checking for, recognising and reporting effect which may occur as a result of an adverse reaction, a contraindication or an interaction between medicines
  • The importance of gaining consent and undertaking a risk assessment prior to the self or secondary administration of medicines
  • The importance of accuracy in the preparation and administration of medicines
  • Identifying the importance of accurate recording when administrating and the refusal of medication and administration errors.
  • Recognising the requirements needed to validate the accuracy of safe storage and recording medicines for their safe disposal

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Drug Calculations

Overview

This course is designed to benefit those working within a care environment, or for healthcare practitioners who administer medicine to patients.

This course will cover;

  • Basic arithmetic
  • SI Units – Converting between units
  • Drug calculation formula – worked examples

Course Duration

Half day of 60-minute course 

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Medication Mangement

Overview

Our Medication Management course has been created to benefit those working within a care-based environment. Learners will be taught the correct procedures involved with administrating medication safely whilst keeping in line with the National Minimum Standards Requirements and recent CQC guidelines.

In addition to this, the course aims to promote an understanding of the importance of both confidentiality and security so that candidates can safely practice administering drugs and are confident with all necessary procedures.

Learners will also explore;

  • An introduction to medication
  • Storage and dispensing procedures
  • Documentation, confidentiality and record keeping
  • Administering medication
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • How to reduce the chance of medication errors
  • Legislation and requirements
  • Regulating bodies

Course Duration

Half day course

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NursingPracticesNursing Practices

Catheterisation

Catheterisation

Overview

This Catheterisation course is aimed at RGN’s and Care Staff to provide an understanding of catheterisation, the reasons for it and the equipment used in this process.

Urinary catheterisation is a medical procedure used to drain the bladder and collect urine using a tube called a catheter. From this course learners will obtain a better understanding of this procedure and will explore the practice in depth.

This course will cover;

  • Definitions and methods of catheterisation
  • Differences between supra-pubic and urethra catheters
  • Advantages of urinary catheters
  • Disadvantages of catheters
  • Reasons for catheterisation
  • Male/female anatomy
  • The theory of male/female catheterisation procedure
  • Post procedure catheter positioning
  • Post procedure check list
  • Record keeping

Course Duration

Half day or 60-minute online course 

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Pressure ulcer prevention (community settings)

Pressure ulcer prevention (community settings)

Overview

This course provides candidates with an in-depth look into ulcer management, providing them with knowledge to allow them to identify the main causes of pressure ulcers.

Learners will also explore the most effective ways of preventing ulcers including how to treat them if required. Acute and Community versions of this course are available.

Modules covered include;

  • What a “pressure ulcer” is
  • The cause of pressure ulcers
  • Assessing pressure ulcers
  • Repositioning techniques
  • Managing a grade 1 pressure ulcer

Course Duration

Half day or 60-minute online course

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Tissue viability - an introduction

Overview

This course is directed for those working within a health care role. Candidates undertaking this introduction to tissue viability course with wound assessment training will benefit from understanding the causes, stages, treatment and risk factors surrounding wounds inflicted on a service user.

Learners will cover;

  • An introduction to wound assessment
  • Wound definition
  • Wound management
  • Composition of the skin and its functions
  • Wound assessments
  • Ulcers
  • Treatment of wounds
  • Deep tissue injuries
  • Risk factors
  • Healing
  • Document and record keeping

Course Duration

Full day

(This course is also available online.)

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Tissue viability - assessment & treatment of wounds

Tissue viability - assessment & treatment of wounds

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Tissue viability - dressings, wounds, & pressure relieving equipment

Tissue viability - dressings, wounds, & pressure relieving equipment

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Tissue viability - wound bed preperation

Tissue viability - wound bed preparation

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Tissue viability - wound types

Tissue viability - wound types

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Venipuncture

Venipuncture

Overview

This course provides learners with an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of veins and the procedures required for venipuncture to safely extract blood for sampling.

Candidates will gain;

  • An understanding of the safe procedure of venipuncture
  • The ability to describe the anatomy and physiology of veins
  • Guidelines for a safe and effect venipuncture
  • Knowledge of the potential complications when performing venipuncture
  • How to recognise best practice for performing this procedure

Course Duration

Half day or 60-minute online course

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