Medical Conditions & Awareness

on Wednesday, 27 January 2016. Posted in e-Learning

Our Medical Conditions & Awareness category covers training on Mental Health & Disabilities, Health Conditions and Dementia. Click the blue button to book your online course.

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Stress awareness

Stress awareness

Overview

We’ve designed this Stress Awareness course to help individuals recognise stress and the different possible signs and causes behind this.

This course will help to raise awareness of how stress can affect a workplace and will help to promote ways in reducing and relieving this.

Candidates will explore;

  • The causes of stress
  • How to identify common signs
  • How it can affect your workplace atmosphere
  • Different ways of combating stress

Duration

Half day or 60-minute online course 

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Self harm

Self harm

Overview

This subject is an extremely complex and emotional issue for both the individuals and the professionals involved with helping them. As well as raising awareness to this delicate subject, this course will explore understanding the issues of those who self harm and how you can provide them with support.

This course covers;

An in-depth look at what is defined as self harm and the facts surrounding this. Learners will gain an understanding of how victims of self harm act upon their emotions, as well as dispelling myths and covering the importance of this subject and how you can help.

This course also includes multiple references to further reading of this topic.

Course Duration

Half day or 60-minute online course 

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Learning disabilities

Learning disabilities

Overview

This course is designed to give learners a better understanding of learning disabilities and the different types of learning disabilities.

Learners on this course will also have the opportunity to explore techniques in dealing with difficult behaviours or situations often seen with learning disabilities. This will give candidates a better awareness of learning disabilities and the potential challenges surrounding this.

This course also includes;

  • An overview of what a learning disability is
  • How a learning disability is caused
  • Diagnosis and disability
  • Learning disabilities and other conditions

Course Duration

Half day or 30-minute online course

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Mental health awareness

Mental health awareness

Overview

A course designed to assist those working within a care environment, this course will help learners to understand the requirements to those receiving care so they can effectively respond to their needs.

Recognising the symptoms of mental disorders will help give candidates a broader understanding of the unique requirements of those suffering from a mental health issue, this allows for more knowledgeable staff and allows them to administer the best and most appropriate care possible.

This course will also cover;

  • Mental Health – a definition
  • The symptoms of a Mental Health Disorder and how to recognise them
  • How to respond effectively
  • Referral of a person with a Mental Health disorder
  • Support and caring for a person with a Mental Health Disorder
  • Discrimination and stigma
  • Medication and potential side effects from this

Course Duration

Half day or 30-minute online course

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Mental capacity act and deprivation of liberty safeguards

Mental capacity act and deprivation of liberty safeguards

Overview

Designed initially in 2007, the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) was created to strengthen the protection of vulnerable adults. This was then followed by The Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DOLS) further implemented in 2009.

From this course, learners will gain an understanding of the MCA, its background and relationship with DOLS. In addition to this, this will help candidates working within the care sector can ensure procedures are followed whilst fulfilling their role as a care giver.

This course also explores;

  • The fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • When to assess
  • The definition of “capacity”
  • Principles of assessment
  • Carer liability
  • Recording your practice
  • Advance decision
  • What is Deprivation of Liberty?
  • Deprivation of Liberty Assessment
  • Helpful scenario discussions – including how to keep the best interests of those receiving care who may or not be able to consent

Duration

Half day or a 30-minute online course 

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Disability awareness

Disability awareness

Overview

This course provides learners with helpful guidance for workplaces and businesses, to help ensure compliance with the services, policies and procedures against the equality legislation – this allows organisations to have their services open to a wider range of users.

Completing this course will provide candidates with an awareness of where changes may need to be made to allow services to be more accessible for disabled people, allowing for a more positive and comfortable interaction.

Course-goers will explore;

  • Understanding your rights and responsibilities in regards to disability under the Equality Act 2010
  • Understanding different approaches to disability and how this can affect the services provided
  • How you can make your workplace/business accessible to all
  • Using appropriate language when interacting with disabled people

 

Course Duration

Half day or 60-minute online course

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Aspergers syndrome

Aspergers syndrome

Overview

Aspergers Syndrome affects people very differently; this course aims to provide an understanding of this to help learners have a better knowledge of this and how it may differ with each client.

People with this diagnosis may present core difficulties with social interaction and repetitive behaviours; this course explores how these symptoms may vary and is beneficial for learners to gain a wider understanding on.

Modules covered;

  • The main characteristics of Aspergers Syndrome
  • Its place on The Autistic Spectrum
  • Supporting individuals with Aspergers

Course Duration

Half day or 60-minute online course 

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Autism awareness

Autism awareness

Overview

We have developed this care-based training course primarily for care workers who often interact with individuals with autism.

This course aims to provide its learners with a better understanding of Autism and how it affects those which have it. We have designed this particular course to follow either Child development and Autism Awareness or Adult Mental Health and Autism.

This course will include;

  • An introduction to autism in children
  • The core characteristics of autism
  • Child development
  • Social interactions
  • Social communication
  • The potential sensory difficulties in autism

Duration

Half-day or a 60-minute online course

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Drugs and Alcohol awareness

Drugs and Alcohol awareness

Overview

Having an awareness of drug and alcohol abuse within your workplace can help for employees to recognise warning signs to prevent a possible incident occurring within your workplace.

Covering a widespread of modules from drug classification to effects of drug use, this course explores the common indications and behaviours which are related with drug use and dealing.

Providing your employees with this training and providing an awareness of the above will help to reduce risk to your business providing a safer environment.

This course will cover;

  • Drugs classification
  • Drugs legislation
  • Drugs most commonly used on licensed premises
  • The drugs debate
  • Anti-drugs policy
  • Assessing risks
  • Control strategies
  • Spotting and stopping drug use and dealing
  • Environment planning
  • Information exchange
  • How to deal with drug-related medical emergencies

Course Duration

Half day or 60-minute online course 

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Legionnaires

Legionnaires

Overview

This course provides learners with a wider understanding of Legionnaires’ disease, including symptoms linked with the disease and the potential implications following an outbreak.

In addition to this, learners will gain knowledge on the relevant legislation and requirements for compliance.

Key elements of this course include;

  • Recognising the consequences of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease
  • An awareness of how Legionnaires’ outbreaks can occur in water handling systems
  • Being able to identify relevant legislation and compliance requirements
  • Understanding the role of water handling system owners
  • Understanding the role of water handling systems safety providers
  • Identify higher risk water handling system

Course Duration

Half day or 60-minute online course 

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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis

Overview

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction which can be potentially fatal if not treated. Anaphylaxis is a reaction which attacks the immune system, affecting the whole of the body; typically within minutes of having contact with the allergen however sometimes a reaction can have a delayed effect and can occur hours later.

Learners on this course will explore

  • What is anaphylaxis
  • Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • Who is affected by anaphylaxis
  • Causes and triggers
  • Diagnosis of anaphylaxis
  • Treatment of anaphylaxis
  • The recovery position
  • What does recovery do?
  • The influenza vaccination

Course Duration

Half day or a 30-minute online course 

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Epilepsy Awareness

Epilepsy Awareness

Overview

Our epilepsy awareness course has been created to provide training to care workers who interact with clients who suffer with epilepsy.

Providing with learners a better understanding of epilepsy, its main effects, how the symptoms of this are controlled by prescribed medication and the importance surrounding this.

In addition to the learning outcomes below, candidates will also discover the behavioural differences and the seizures a person with epilepsy may suffer from as a result of their condition.

On this course, learners will explore;

  • An overview of Epilepsy, what it is and how it is caused
  • Recognising the different types of seizures
  • What action to take and how to safely care for someone having a seizure
  • Documenting and reporting after a seizure

Duration

A half-day or 60-minute online course

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Stroke awareness

Stroke awareness

Overview

Our Stroke Awareness training course provides a helpful insight and understanding of strokes to those working within a care environment.

Such things as recognising symptoms and side effects will help learners to provide the best care possible and the most effective treatment.

This course also covers;

  • Who is at risk of strokes
  • Understanding the symptoms of strokes
  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation methods

Course Duration

Half day or 60-minute online course

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Dementia - interventions for cognitive and non-cognitive

Dementia - interventions for cognitive and non-cognitive

Dementia - interventions for cognitive and non-cognitive

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Dementia - clinical guidelines

Dementia - clinical guidelines

Dementia - clinical guidelines

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Dementia - dealing with challenging behaviour

Dementia - dealing with challenging behaviour

Dementia - dealing with challenging behaviour

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Dementia - types of dementia

Dementia - types of dementia

Dementia - types of dementia

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Dementia - an understanding

Dementia - an understanding

Dementia - an understanding

Overview

We have designed this course to benefit those working with people with dementia within a care environment.

Taking part in this course, candidates will;

  • Learn what is meant by the term “dementia”
  • The different types you may encounter
  • Be taught how to support those suffering from dementia
  • Be shown how to provide care to manage their change in behaviour
  • Learn strategies which will provide both the carer and the individual a way to manage their symptoms

The above will provide learners with skills in which to support carers and persons suffering from dementia, as well as establishing a general understanding of dementia and the issues which universally surround this.

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