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Aim(s): £175 +VAT
To gain understanding of the management of acute and chronic wounds in a clinical environment
- To develop awareness of the wound healing process and factors which may influence this
- To understand the management of acute wounds in that may present in the students clinical environment
- To understand the role of sutures in wound closure
- To practice the closure methods used in the students clinical environment (sutures, glue, staples, steristrips)
- To understand the management of chronic wound management in the students clinical environment
Aim(s): £75 +VAT
- To identify the relevant anatomy and physiology.
- To demonstrate the correct insertion principles of cannulation.
- To demonstrate the principles of safe practice in maintaining an IV site including infection control and patency.
- To provide knowledge that underpins competency and enables the Registered Nurse to be confident in the principles and practices of cannulation
Aim(s): £225 +VAT
- To enable registered community nurses to competently administer intravenous therapy and care of IV devices.
- New staff or those new to IV therapy will:
- Attend the appropriate training facilitated by a Community IV Specialist.
- Have a period of supervision.
- Have been deemed as practically competent (by a designated assessor), prior to administering IV therapy unsupervised.
- Have a responsibility for ensuring their own competency (Code of Conduct NMC 2002).
- Arrange/ask for more supervised practice should skills not be utilised frequently enough in order to maintain competence.
- Understand their responsibilities as defined in ‘Guidelines for the
- Administration of Medicines’ (NMC 2007).
- At the end of this full day theoretical session, the nurse will:
- Be aware of the variety and differences in care of IV devices used in the community.
- Know how to recognise the different types of equipment used in the community (e.g. IV devices, bungs).
- Understand how to care for IV devices in the community to minimise complications associated with IV devices and administration of IV therapy in the community.
- Be aware of the health and safety guidelines associated with the care of patients receiving continuous infusions of chemotherapy (this includes maintaining the safety of self, colleagues, patient and relatives).
- Be aware of the legal issues associated with administration of IV therapy in the community.
- Be aware of the nurse’s own limitations in knowledge regarding unfamiliar equipment, administration of therapy, complications.
- Understand what is required prior to competence to practice alone being achieved (post course plan).
Aim(s): £105 +VAT
- To provide an update session which explores the care and management of vascular access devices (VADs) and the principles of IV drug administration in the community.
- To review current IV practice and experience and discuss any relevant clinical issues.
- To provide an environment where learning, questioning and free discussion is encouraged and personal views valued.
By the end of the session the clinician should be able to:
- Demonstrate the management of vascular access devices:
how to verify and maintain patency
clean the site, select and apply an appropriate dressing
- Demonstrate how to administer IV therapy safely, confidently and aseptically.
- Understand the rationale for consistency in IV therapy practice.
- Identify infection control issues.
- Recognise and manage any potential complications associated with IV administration and vascular access devices.
- Have an understanding of the relevant legal and professional issues.
- Access and maintenance of protocaths
Aim(s): £750 +VAT
The aim of this module is to enable the learner to assess, differentially diagnose and manage patients with minor presentations, whilst identifying personal limitations within their professional practice setting. The student will develop an understanding of autonomous practice and clinical decision making within the context of managing minor injury and illness presentations.
On completion of the module, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of generic consultation skills and theoretical frameworks.
- Analyse physical signs in the context of minor presentations, and the probable significance of such signs.
- Discuss the complexity of professional judgement and decision making from a legal and ethical perspective.
- Apply an holistic approach to care delivery by encouraging user involvement.
- Act autonomously using skills learnt within guidelines of supervision.
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- Describe the effects of food on the body and general health
- Identify key minerals and nutrients required by the body
- Describe how to provide an adequate diet
- List different factors affecting food and fluid intake
- Explain malnutrition and its implications
- Understand the legal and ethical need for screening
- Use the MUST tool
- Explain adequate hydration and effects of dehydration
Aim(s): £75 +VAT
To update staff on the current guidelines on the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and serious incident reporting mechanisms
- Define the term pressure ulceration
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the skin and the changes it undergoes when there is damage
- Explain the causes of pressure ulcers and you role in prevention
- Discuss the use of the SSKIN care bundle and how it helps in managing patients
- The importance ofgood record keeping and use of risk assessment tools that help.
- Identify the range of different reports and records required in your work and why they are needed.
- Adopt practices that ensure confidentiality and comply with legal requirements
- Demonstrate recording and reporting skills
Aim(s): £75 +VAT
To enable team members to conduct telephone triage in a safe and professional manner
- Have an understanding of active listening skills.
- Understand the Legal aspects of Telephone Triage including documentation.
- Be able to determine the correct disposition for a patient depending on the patient’s needs.
- How to troubleshoot when using telephone triage
Aim(s): £150 +VAT
- To enhance understanding of the anatomy and physiology relating to obtaining venous samples
- To explore legislation, policy and good practice related to venepuncture
- To provide an opportunity to demonstrate safe and correct practice on training arm
- Raise Awareness of anatomy and physiology relevant to venepuncture
- Identify the procedure required and preparing, obtaining and transportation of blood samples
- Discuss potential complications and infection control issues relating to venepuncture
- Raise awareness around legal and professional considerations in regard to venepuncture
- Link theory to practice by demonstrating safe and correct procedure on training arm