Home Care Course Library

COURSE LIBRARY FOR HOME CARE IRELAND

Infection Control: An Introduction

Discover how infectious agents spread and identify simple precautions that can be taken to reduce the risk of infection.

Wound Care: An Overview

Describe the common types of wounds that may be seen in a home care setting, preventative strategies and your role in supporting a client who has a dressing.

Falls: Minimising the Risk

Falls are one of the major causes of injury amongst older people and can have devastating consequences. We explore ways of minimising the risk of falls while promoting independence.

Communication: Supporting Individuals

Effective communication is essential to ensure safe, quality care. This course identifies the potential barriers to communication and explores strategies that can promote positive communication with those you support, based on their individual needs.

Recognising and Responding to Abuse

Develops greater awareness of common types of abuse and examines the role of the carer in recognising and reporting the signs of possible abuse.

Dementia: How to Respond to Behaviours

Unmet needs often result in changes in behaviour. This course identifies practical approaches that will assist care staff in responding to the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Fire Safety in the Home

House fires can start inadvertently and spread quickly. This course reveals fire risks that may be encountered in a home care setting. It describes fire prevention strategies and explains how to respond in a fire emergency.

Activities of Daily Living: Hydration and Nutrition

Recognise the importance of good hydration and nutrition for older people and identify approaches to encourage healthy eating and drinking.

H&S: Supporting People to Move

Safe manual handling protects both the person being supported and the staff. This course explores various manual handling manoeuvres that are seen in a care and support setting.

Recognising Changes in Client Needs

Staff play a vital role in monitoring the needs of people they support. This course describes how to recognise changes in client needs and how this supports effective care planning.

Lone Working & Personal Safety

Home care staff may encounter a variety of risks to their personal safety in the course of their work, particularly as they often work alone. We explore strategies that staff can employ to help maintain safety and minimise risk.

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