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Authoring Courses with Bridge
26/11/2019

Technology can enable us to deliver on many of the…

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PCS and Altura Learning Partnership
31/10/2019

We are excited to announce the new strategic partnership between…

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Becoming Colleen – A Documentary by Ian W Thomson
30/10/2019

For LGBTI people, the prospect of having to ‘come out’…

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Change behaviours by reflecting back on what you do
03/10/2019

As learning and development professionals we know that there are a variety of ways that adults learn and there are a multitude of learning theories to support this.

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Learn more about our Extension Assessment
03/10/2019

The extension assessment can be given to all staff and it’s particularly useful for advanced practice nurses such as RNs who are required to reflect on their professional practice.

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Recognising Changes in Client Needs
02/10/2019

When you’re working in the home care setting as a care/support worker, you may be the only person who sees a client on a regular basis. It’s expected that older people will have changes in their care or support requirements as they age or as their condition deteriorates so, as a home care worker, you are in the perfect position to recognise and act on these changes to ensure the person is supported appropriately.

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Update on the Annual Provider Information Return (PIR)
25/09/2019

New information has recently been released from the CQC. As most people are aware, there has been significant talk about changing the Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a document all CQC providers have always had to complete, which usually comes around the time an inspection is due.

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IT and information management in care
Documenting in a Care Environment
23/09/2019

Thorough and appropriate documentation is a fundamental requirement when delivering care or support to a person. Not only does poor documentation impact on resident care, it could also impact you personally and your organisation if your notes are examined in a court or during an inspection.

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Essential Assessment: What is it and how can you use it?
23/09/2019

Our essential assessment is generally comprised of 15 questions. Usually they are true or false, multiple choice, fill the gap, or if the course allows, sorting/sequencing questions. The questions reflect the content of the video and are designed to ascertain if the learner has understood the content presented in the video.

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Essential Assessment – The theory behind it
23/09/2019

There are a range of learning theories that come and go from popularity and the more we research the topic we realise that there are many different ways to explain how adults learn and how to best support them.

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Altura’s Learning Resources available to our members
26/08/2019

All of the resources are available as pdf resources for all courses released from 2019 onwards.

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How to personalise Altura’s Learning delivery?
26/08/2019

Altura Learning have a range of learning resources that supports you to customise or individualise the delivery of your education.

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Supporting Learning Resources with Bridge
26/08/2019

In our previous blog we discussed Altura’s resources, and how they support different methods of content delivery including self-learning and face-to-face training. How can Bridge complement these resources?

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Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
20/08/2019

In our new course Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion we discuss the characteristics such as age, race, religion or sexual orientation that are protected against discrimination and how we can celebrate these characteristics.

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The theory behind the practice – Altura Learning’s Learning Pathway
07/08/2019

Altua Learning developed a Learning Pathway which is underpinned by adult learning theory and reflective of contemporary practice to support and improve adult learning.

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The theory behind the practice – Altura Learning’s Learning Pathway
02/08/2019

Altua Learning developed a Learning Pathway which is underpinned by adult learning theory and reflective of contemporary practice to support and improve adult learning.

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TEAMWORK: Communication, Resolving Conflict and Time Management
02/08/2019

Altura Learning is releasing three Teamwork titles; Communication, Resolving Conflict and Time Management. You will find these on Bridge or the Content Portal as three separate new courses.

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Altura Learning’s Learning Pathway and Organisation of courses
01/08/2019

You’ll notice all of Altura Learning’s courses have one of four levels of a Learning Pathway assigned to them. This is what each level means.

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Altura Learning partners with care sector recruitment specialists Cohesion
30/07/2019

Altura Learning has been working with care sector recruitment specialists Cohesion and Neil Eastwood from Care Friends to develop a best practice model for recruiting, training and retaining an engaged workforce.

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Basic Life Support
04/07/2019

First Aiders can provide basic life support to people with life threatening illnesses or injuries, in order to maintain their airway, breathing or circulation until they can receive full medical care.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship
03/07/2019

In this Altura Talks segment, Margaret Jennings who is a Microbiologist and specialises in providing training to the aged care industry, provides an overview of anti-microbial stewardship and suggestions of strategies on how you may meet the new requirements.

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