Personal Care Skills for Carers and HCAs
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To develop participants skills and confidence in providing personal care for clients.
- To be able to carry out a range of practical personal care skills
- To understand the importance of personal care on a client’s wellbeing
- To be able to monitor and signpost a client’s physical health
- To be able to record and report a range of physical signs and symptoms
- To pass the practical personal care assessment
This course is for staff who are required to be able to either carry out or support clients with their personal care in order to enable them to maintain independence and improve their wellbeing.
• Use of incontinence pads
• Hydration and fluids
• Overview of pressure sores
• Understanding pressure sore grading
• Use of blood pressure machine – sphygmomanometer
• Understanding blood pressure
• Be able to monitor and record blood sugar
• Catheter monitoring
• Cater sizing- foley colour chart
• Detecting urinary tract infections and their impact
• Urinary colour chart
• Use of convene sheath
• Signs of catheter infection
• Female catheters
• Types of catheters
• Washing and bed bathing
• How to wash a client
• Consent and dignity
• Dressing – dos and don’ts
• Food types
• How to feed a client
• Swallowing and dysphasia
• Nutrition risks
• Use of food supplements
• Recording and reporting
• Duty of care
• CQC assessment
This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.
This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.
Summary & Booking
This course involves a mixture of group and individual work. There are several practical assessments relating to personal care that the candidates will be required to pass. The candidates will also need to demonstrate a kind and caring manner and be able to demonstrate their fitness to practise. Candidates will also be required to complete legible care records.