This 2-day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to care for people with a variety of complex care needs. Learners will all have the opportunity to practice skills using training aids.

Target audience: hospital, community and practice nurses; experienced health care assistants / support workers and any other health or social care staff working with people with complex care needs.

Level: suitable for those new to working with complex care needs as well as those requiring an update. Health care assistants and support workers must all have at least 6 months care experience.

Each day will include both theoretical and practical components. The broad outline of the course will be:

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘complex care.
  • Overview of principles of safe and dignified care.
  • Understand the importance of individual care plans and risk assessments.
  • Understand how to provide a variety of clinical skills including catheter and bowel care, pressure care, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) care.
  • Understand principles of caring for someone with epilepsy, spinal cord injury and acute brain injury.

Course duration: 2 days

CPD hours: 16 hours

Maximum no of delegates: 12

Cost: £204 & VAT

This can be combined with our 1-day course ‘Caring for a person with a tracheostomy’ which runs the day before this course.

Course content includes:

Day 1

  • Overview of complex care needs.
  • Catheter and bowel care.
  • Pressure care / tissue viability. 
  • Focus on spinal cord injury.
  • Recap / questions

Day 2

  • Overview of epilepsy and administering rescue medications.
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) care and principles for feeding.
  • Focus on acute brain injury.
  • Recap / questions.

We are the top ranked complex care training provider on Skills for Health’s Skills Platform.

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10th - 11th April 2019
12th & 13th June 2019

This can be combined with our 1-day course

‘caring for a person with a tracheostomy’.


Is this course accredited?

Yes, the course is accredited with the CPD Certification Service.

What materials will be provided?

All delegates will have access to a course workbook which includes relevant references and sources of further reading.

Is lunch provided?

No, teas and coffees etc are provided, however lunch is not. There are food outlets close to the venue, or feel free to bring your own lunch.

Further information

Please contact us if you would like more information about our courses, or if you would like to discuss your training needs.

Tracy Hamilton
Business Administrator & Course Co-ordinator

Tel: 01324 411 013