Advanced Clinical Skills Training
Course Name: Diabetes Awareness
To enable nurses, support workers and care staff to meet their mandatory training requirements whether induction training, refresher training or annual updates.
To be able to carry out blood glucose monitoring checks safely and understanding the use of the equipment.
The Diabetes Awareness course aims to give individuals an overview of what diabetes is, the implications of diabetes and the treatments.
The Training course is intended for individuals who require a knowledge of diabetes, for example Nursing Staff, care home workers, health care assistants or people who work with people with diabetes.
- Defining diabetes
- The complications
- Medications and treatments
- Food and weight management
- The impact of diabetes
- Using Blood Glucose Monitors
- Calibrating Blood Glucose Monitors
- Records keeping
- Clients’ physical assessments
Half a day.
Course Name: Breakaway Techniques
It’s a system based on safe and sound physical and psychological principles that are used when a service user poses challenging behavior, taking into account the safety of both the care giver and the client.
Mandatory for Clinical Managers and Deputies ~ Team Leaders ~ All Clinically Based Staff. It is highly recommended for all staff with patient contact, especially CPNs, A&E, and Liaison Equivalent. It’s not martial arts, there is no opponent but instead there is a client of whom you wish to safeguard. Breakaway Training is based on skills that can be learnt in a single day, as they are simple and naturally intuitive movements. If you are unsure if this course is relevant to you, refer to your line manager.
This course will enable you to:
- Develop staff members’ knowledge and understanding of personal safety issues in their working environments
- To provide staff with the skills to enable them to maintain a safe and therapeutic working environment
You will be able to-
- Understand the definition of violence and legal issues relating to the use of breakaway techniques in the working environment.
- Understand the need to continually assess and evaluate the levels of risk posed by difficult and challenging people
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills
- Demonstrate how to escape safely from a variety of grabs and holds
- Learn self-Preservation techniques.
- The importance of disengagement
- How to keep a safe distance between you and the client
- Understanding the threat level
- Wear loose fitting clothes such as a track suit and T shirt (no jeans, no sleeveless or low cut tops please) and wear trainers or plimsolls. Candidates may not be able to complete this training unless suitably dressed
- This is a physical course and you will be asked to sign a disclaimer form in relation to your fitness. This form will be sent to you with your invitation letter and should be read before attending the course, to ensure any questions over fitness to attend can be addressed before the day of the course if necessary. The form can returned when attending the course. Any concerns over fitness can be addressed with the PMVA department directly or your Occupational Health department.
- This course must be updated yearly.
This is a half-day course on inserting and managing catheters, which is specifically focused on topics that have been identified as being a priority, in respect of service area needs.
For qualified nurses and Health Care Assistants who need to perform catheterisation as part of their role who have not previously attended any formal training.
This course will prepare staff to perform:
- Intermittent catheterisation
- Urethral catheterisation
- Supra-pubic catheterisation, changing only.
You will be able to:
- To apply infection control principles in relation to catheterisation
- To assess the need for catheterisation and re-catheterisation
- Understand Legal and professional issues, to identify the criteria for valid consent
- To recognise, prevent and manage the complications of catheterisation
- To review the alternatives to catheterisation
- To gain competence in bladder scanning
Topics covered include:
- Altered Urinary Elimination.
- Anatomy and physiology of the urogenital systems
- Assessment of a patient for an indwelling catheter urethral and suprapubic
- Equipment and catheter selection, catheter sizes, tip design and catheter material
- Process and procedure for insertion of catheters
- Closed drainage systems and their care, including obtaining specimens and hourly urine output records.
- Pharmacological support, anaesthetic lubricating gels
- Assessment for complications and possible treatments, trauma, infection and antibiotics.
- Bladder flushing, Irrigation and use of taps.
- Catheter removal and Trial without catcher, (TWOC)
Topics covered include:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Evidence-based approaches
- Choosing a vein, visual inspection and palpation
- Methods of improving venous access
- Insertion methods
- Health and safety risks
- Equipment selection
- Pharmacological support.
Legal and professional issues
- Record Keeping
- Infection control, asepsis, cleaning techniques
- Complications and addressing them.
- Practical Session using manikin arms.
This is a half day course
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