Health & Social Care

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SUBSTANCE MISUSE AWARENESS

Course Background
Many employees in today’s society have to deal with individuals involved with or under the influence of illegal drugs/legal highs or other forms of substance misuse in the workplace.

As a direct consequence, the employer may well experience the negative effects of such engagement, presenting challenging situations for all concerned. This Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training session will assist staff manage their work safely and effectively.

Purpose
This one day Substance Misuse Awareness Training Course is designed to provide staff with the necessary skills to recognise and effectively deal with individuals who are engaging in the use of illegal substances. Acquired skills will enable course participants to take control of and deal effectively with situations, and provide assistance when required.

Training Delivery
Training is delivered in a relaxed, informal and flexible manner, with emphasis on the opportunity for questions and discussion. The learning process is very interactive and involves a variety of exercises designed to educate and motivate participants.

Professionals who can benefit from this training
Hostel and housing staff, social workers, health workers, GPs and nurses, A & E staff, probation workers, mental health workers, youth workers, family and carers, primary care, pharmacies and community groups.

Suitable for Doctors, Dentists, Nurses and Care Assistants / Support Workers. This course is ideal for all those providing vaccinations throughout the year.

This 2-3hr course covers similar topics to that of the course above but is designed to meet the needs of Medical and Dental Practitioners and Nurses.

This course can be run at your practice for group bookings and will be delivered by Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic.

• Management and monitoring of an Anaphylactic patient
• Use of Auto Injectors / Adrenaline
• Extended skill resuscitation and the use of your practice Oxygen, resuscitation equipment and drugs.

Dementia Awareness

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for all healthcare professionals who need to refresh or improve upon their current understanding of Dementia.

WHY DO YOU NEED THIS COURSE?
There are over 850,000 people living with Dementia in the UK. The continued increase in life expectancy mean this figure is expected to rise annually.

This Dementia Awareness Training Course will refresh your existing knowledge of Dementia and ensure you have the latest updates on advancements and treatments.

OBJECTIVES
By the end of this course, delegates will be able to understand:
• The main diseases which cause dementia
• How to recognise the early and later signs of dementia
• The importance of early diagnosis
• The stigma around Dementia
• The theory of person-centred dementia care and how to put this into practice
• The importance of involving family members and offering support
• How to communicate appropriately with someone with dementia
• How to care for someone who is displaying challenging behaviour
• The role of medication
• The key principles of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

COURSE CONTENT
• Dementia Facts
• Anatomy of the Brain
• Main Types of Dementia
• Early Diagnosis
• Later Symptoms + Behaviours
• Changing Attitudes
• Person-Centred Dementia Care
• Person-Centred Care in Practice
• Challenging Behaviours
• The Mental Capacity Act

OVERALL COURSE BENEFITS
Dementia Awareness is a 1-day training course which has been designed to refresh, update and reinforce confidence when looking after patients suffering from Dementia. It will ensure you are able to provide the best support and care to dementia sufferers and their families.