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:
- Overview of complex care needs.
- Catheter and bowel care.
- Pressure care / tissue viability.
- Focus on spinal cord injury.
- Recap / questions
- Overview of epilepsy and administering rescue medications.
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) care and principles for feeding.
- Focus on acute brain injury.
- Recap / questions.