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COURSE INFORMATION:

Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide holistic care for older people in a variety of care settings working under the direction and supervision of nursing staff

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting

Classroom – 5 days (usually 1 day per week) in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time

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Online  – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

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Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES:

Some of the areas the learner will be proficient in at the end of the course:

  1. Discuss a range of work practices in the provision of individualised holistic care for clients to include knowledge of the factors influencing the activities of living
  2. Analyse the activities of living to include the 5 main concepts of the model of living and the role of a healthcare assistant in utilising the activities of living
  3. Summarise the principles of maintaining a safe and hygienic environment to include knowledge of infection, accident , fire and problems with sensory deprivation
  4. Employ the skills of a healthcare assistant in providing care for patients to include an awareness of the importance of nutrition, elimination, fluid balance, weight reporting and correct technique for catheter bag use
  5. Practise skills involved in pressure area care, personal hygiene, foot care, patient temperature, mobilization and urinalysis
  6. Demonstrate competence in a range of care techniques to include observations, manual and electronic counting, recording and reporting of pulse rate, breathing habit and blood pressure

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Project 40% Skills Demonstration 70%. Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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