Physical Care Skills for Staff / Carers during the Corona Virus Pandemic
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To develop participants skills and confidence in providing physical care and assessments to reduce need for A&E attendance during the corona virus pandemic.
• To be able to carry out a range of practical physical care and assessment skills
• To understand role of NHS 111 service
• 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 review the current COVID-19: guidance for residential care, supported living and home care
This course is for staff who are required to be able to either carry out or support clients with their physical care in order to reduce the need to access A&E during the current corona virus with the associated increased risk.
• Head injuries – assessment
• Glasgow coma scale
• Neurological exam
• Cerebellar examination
• Examination of normal pupils – PERL (use of light pen)
• Use of Haemostatic dressings
• Use of 111
• Steri strips usage and skin flaps
• Bandaging and splints
• Sprain or break- how to assess- 5 key signs and symptoms
• Soft tissue injuries- use of ice packs
• Correct use of PPE – including Putting on PPE, Removing PPE i.e. Gloves, Aprons, Gowns, fluid repellent surgical masks, eye protection and Footwear
• The PPE ‘buddy’ system
• hand hygiene
• Risk of transmission of micro-organisms to the patient or carer.
• Risk of contamination of the health professional’s clothing or skin by the patient’s blood or body fluid or respired aerosols or droplets;
• Hydration and fluids
• Blood sugar monitoring- Be able to monitor and record blood sugar
• Use of blood pressure machine – sphygmomanometer- be able to monitor
• Use of Oxygen
• Detecting urinary tract infections and their impact
• Urinary colour chart
• Signs of catheter infection
• Swallowing and dysphasia
• 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
Drawing on the COVID-19: guidance for residential care, supported living and home care –19th March 2020, this course involves a mixture of separated group and individual work. The skills taught are to enhance their ability to carry out practical physical care and assessment during the corona virus crisis.