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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
Duration: 5 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time
Status: Elective Minor component
Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339
Some of the areas the learner will be proficient in at the end of the course:
- 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
- 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
- Summarise the principles of maintaining a safe and hygienic environment to include knowledge of infection, accident , fire and problems with sensory deprivation
- 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
- Practise skills involved in pressure area care, personal hygiene, foot care, patient temperature, mobilization and urinalysis
- 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
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