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Training

Health and Social Care Training

Damson Trust is a small friendly training company based in Cumbria providing training for employed care workers, micro-employers, self-employed carers and informal carers.

We are dedicated to delivering high quality training courses and are passionate about what we do.

We can provide all the mandatory and short course care training needed to meet the new Care Certificate for support workers across health and social care or ensure continuous professional development.

Our care courses can be tailored specifically for the needs of your organisation and delivered in your workplace at a time convenient to you.

We work hard to deliver courses that develop skills, knowledge and confidence, which in turn will have a direct impact on the attendees performance at work and the lives of the people they support.

The courses are competitively priced, please click on each link for more details of some of the training availalbe. Courses are for up to 12 attendees.

Please contact Sally to discuss any specific training needs you may have for yourself or your team.

Assisting Service Users with Medicines in their own home

This 6 hour in-depth course is aimed at care staff and support workers within the care industry and involves both theoretical and practical aspects of administration of medication. A practical demonstration on administration techniques is also included within this course.

Course content:

Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings

Know about common types of medicines and their use

Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medicines in care settings

Understand techniques for administering medication

Be able to receive, store and dispose of medicine supplies safely

Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medicines

Be able to support use of medication

Be able to record and report on use of medication-use of MAR charts

Category 1,2,3 level of support

Administering medication including eye drops, ear drops, nose drops, inhalers, patch based medicine, emollient and barrier products

Application of medicated creams –where skin is unbroken

Assisting service users who use oxygen

Assisting service users who use nebulisers/spacers

Applying prescribed Support stockings

DVT & PE- signs and symptoms

Monitoring of the service user

Practical demonstration

Assisting Residents with Medicines in care home settings

This 6 hour in-depth course is aimed at care staff and support workers within the residential care setting and involves both theoretical and practical aspects of administration of medication. A practical demonstration on administration techniques is also included within this course.

Course content:

Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings

Know about common types of medicines and their use

Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medicines in care settings

Understand techniques for administering medication

Be able to receive, store and dispose of medicine supplies safely

Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medicines

Be able to support use of medication

Be able to record and report on use of medication

Medication Administration Records

Reviews and monitoring

Reporting & recording of medication incidents

Safety and compliance during the drugs round

Timing of dispensing

Ensuring medication is taken

Managing medicine stocks

Storage of medication/Locked cabinets

Record keeping

Administering medication including eye drops, ear drops, nose drops, inhalers, patch based medicine, emollient and barrier products

Application of medicated creams –where skin is unbroken

Assisting service users who use oxygen

Assisting service users who use nebulisers/spacers

Applying prescribed Support stockings

DVT & PE- signs and symptoms

Practical demonstrations

Theory assessment

Dementia Awareness

This course can be 3.5 hours or 6 hours and is aimed at staff working in the care environment who work with people with dementia.

Course content:
Signs and symptoms of dementia
Different types of dementia
Important early indicators
The stages of dementia
Communication and behaviour

Person-centred care

Infection Control

This 3.5 hours course is designed for staff working in any care environment.

Course content:
Definition of infection control
Chain of infection
Infection control measures
Demonstrate and explain hand-washing techniques
Personal protective equipment
Maintaining a clean environment
Prevention of infection
Policies and legislation regarding infection

Nutrition & Hydration

This 3.5 hours course is aimed at staff working in the care environment.

Course content:

What is good nutrition?

Healthy eating and balanced nutrition

Factors that may prevent service users from achieving balanced and adequate nutrition

Monitoring and reporting observed and shared problems and concerns of the service user in relation to food and feeding, e.g. swallowing problems and loss of appetite.

Dysphagia and swallowing problems-underpinning knowledge.

How to effectively assist the service user with feeding.

 

Falls Awareness

This 2 hours course is specifically designed for those who support or work with vulnerable groups who are liable to fall.

Course content:

What is a fall?

The risks and causes of falls.

The potential effects of medication.

Consequences of falls.

Assessing the risk.

Managing the risks and promoting health and safety.

Skin Care & Pressure Ulcers

This 3 hours course is aimed at staff working within the care environment.

Course content:

What is healthy skin

Causes of skin breakdown

Monitoring skin condition

Pressure ulcers

Factors contributing to the occurrence of pressure ulcers

Reporting and documentation

Continence Care

This 3 hours course is aimed at staff working within the care environment.

Course content:

What is incontinence?

Causes of incontinence.

Effects of incontinence on the service user.

Maintaining dignity, self respect and privacy.

Appearance of normal body waste.

Different types of continence aids.

Catheter care including supra pubic catheters

Correct procedure for disposal of body waste.

Safeguarding Adults at Risk

This 3.5 hours course is designed to provide all care employees with the knowledge and understanding of the different forms of abuse and neglect; an awareness of the signs and symptoms of both abuse and neglect to aid in its recognition and identifies what to do if abuse or neglect is suspected.

Care Certificate

This training course covers the 15 Care Certificte Standards.The new Care Certificate provides an excellent foundation for care staff in their role in providing care and support to individuals in both domiciliary and residential settings. The training course is essential induction training for all new care staff and should be completed within 12 weeks of starting employment. It provides the underpinning knowledge required for RQF qualifications and all Social Care training.

This course runs over a number of days, these can be delivered consecutively or one day, two days or several days per week.