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Aim(s):                                                         £125 +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).

 Learning outcomes:

  •  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):                                                         £35 +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.

 Learning outcomes:

 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

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Learning Outcomes:                                   £175 +VAT

 

  • 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

Learning outcomes:

  • 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.

Learning Outcomes:                                   £75 +VAT

 

  • 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

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Aim(s):                                                        £75 +VAT

To enable team members to conduct telephone triage in a safe and professional manner

 Learning Outcomes:

  • 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):                                                       £35 +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

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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

This course is suitable for HCA's and Associate Practitioners

Aim(s):                                                          £75 +VAT

  • Anatomy of the skin
  • Discuss the types of wounds and wound healing 
  • Have knowledge of the policies and procedures around dressing technique including infection control
  • Identifying wound infection and action
  • Have an overview of dressings and their role in wound care.
  • An understanding of good skin care and the use of emollients
  • Understand accountability and delegation

You must attend Wound Care - Part 1 - Basic Wound Care before you can attend this course

Aim(s):                                                          £75 +VAT

To gain competency in compression bandaging

Learning Outcomes:                

  • To understand the rational for using compression bandaging
  • To understand the pathophysiological processes requiring compression bandaging
  • To understand the correct patient assessment processes

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