Blended learning

Theory & Practical Competency Workshops

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This course is aimed at L2 and L3 practitioners who want to gain additional knowledge, skills and behaviours to support their development in the health and social care sector, this could be additional responsibilities or a higher-level role within the area of health and social care they currently work or employment within a different area of the health and social care sector.

Course details

Course provider: Medex

Eligibility - You must be aged 19+ and live in West Yorkshire

Industry: Health 

Dates: Dates TBC

Duration: 5 individual days dependent on modules

Venue: Blended learning

Course overview

The course will take place over 5 days with 1 day of online modules and 4 days classroom training covering knowledge, practical training and associated assessments.

You will learn clinical skills to benefit you within your role and the content of the course will change dependent on your need. On completion you will be able to provide higher level care and support to service users within the health and social care sector.

Available modules include:

Chronic heart failure, Chronic kidney disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Diabetes management including medication and monitoring, Epilepsy including buccal medication administration, Male and female catheterisation, Intramuscular injections, Intravenous drug administration, Oxygen and nebuliser therapy, PEG feeding, Stoma care, Suction, Syringe driver, Tracheostomy care, Venepuncture, Verification of expected death, Vital signs and Wound care.

What next?

Following the training you will be able to seek additional responsibilities relating to clinical skills, this could relate to supporting service users who require specialist care or need clinical procedures completing to manage or monitor their health condition.

Dependant on the modules completed this could relate to supporting service users with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, and epilepsy.

You may develop skills to enable you to monitor blood glucose levels, administer buccal and rectal and intravenous medications to manage epilepsy, provide care for individuals with catheters and stomas, including tracheostomy’s, nephrostomy’s or gastrostomy’s.

You may develop the skills to administer intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, provide oxygen therapy, use suction, complete venepuncture and cannulation and provide care for an individual requiring a syringe driver. Other skills you may choose to develop could be verification of expected death, wound care and management and being able to identify and gain treatment for sepsis.

After the training you will be better prepared to take on additional clinical responsibilities to enable you to progress in your chosen career, this could be to an advanced care assistant role or a higher-level registered nurse.

Gaining this training will allow you to offer additional support to service users / clients within your organisation.

This training will increase your technical knowledge and expertise allowing you to apply for higher level roles.

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