Home Care 10 Course Bundle

As part of your six month membership with Altura Learning you will also have access to ten specially selected courses. These courses have been chosen to help you train your team with minimal stress during these turbulent times.

These courses have been chosen by our experienced Learning and Development team to ensure your team continue to develop their skills and work to best practice. With the courses selected here, you can be assured that your team will be prepared for all aspects of Home care, even during the current global pandemic

Infection Control: An Introduction

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

Learning Outcomes

• Describe the different types of infectious agents (micro-organisms) and the harm they can cause
• Explain why older people are at an increased risk from infections
• Outline considerations when promoting infection control in a home care environment
• Distinguish the links in the chain of infection and identify the role of standard precautions in breaking those links

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the different types of elder abuse
  • How to recognise the signs of elder abuse
  • Understand staff roles and responsibilities if abuse is suspected

Maintaining Professional Roles and Boundaries

Discuss how to maintain a professional relationship and review positive examples of maintaining roles and boundaries.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define what a professional relationship is
  • Understand the power imbalance in relationships and the benefits of a therapeutic relationship
  • Recognise behaviours that lead to professional boundaries being crossed
  • Identify effective methods for maintaining boundaries within professional relationships

Dementia: An Introduction

Describe common forms of dementia and the symptoms that a person may display. Acknowledge the unique needs of each person with dementia in order to deliver effective care.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the different types and causes of dementia
  • Explore the impact dementia has on the individual’s ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Discover how to support and assist people with dementia participate in everyday activities in meaningful ways

 

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles of manual handling and the importance of risk assessment
  • Recognise how dignity and independence should be maintained
  • Identify different types of manual handling equipment and when each one is required
  • Safely supporting a person to move

Fire Safety in the Home

Explain the fire risks that may be encountered in a home care setting and describe fire prevention strategies. Know how to respond in a fire emergency.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify fire dynamics including the start and spreading of fire
  • Identify the fire risks within the home environment
  • Explain fire prevention strategies that can be adopted for the home environment
  • Discuss how to respond in a fire emergency

Safe Food Handling in the Home

Appropriate hygiene, safe handling and storage of food can prevent serious health hazards. Learn how to safely prepare and serve food in someone’s home.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles of manual handling and the importance of risk assessment
  • Recognise how dignity and independence should be maintained
  • Identify different types of manual handling equipment and when each one is required
  • Safely supporting a person to move in a variety of ways

Confidentiality & Information Handling

All social care services are required to have robust confidentiality and information handling processes. This course explains the importance of maintaining confidentiality and the principles of information handling.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define confidentiality and the key principles of effective information handling in relation to legislative requirements
  • Recognise the types of confidential information that may be encountered within care organisations.
  • Explain the strategies and policies care providers should have in place to protect privacy and confidentiality.
  • Describe potential breaches of confidentiality and outline responsibilities when a breach has occurred

Risk Assessment in the Home

Explain how to identify common hazards and assess and report risks. Employ strategies to minimise risks in a client’s home.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the importance of assessing risk when providing care to a client in the home environment
  • Explain how to identify, assess and report common hazards and risks
  • Discuss strategies to minimise risks in a client’s home

Assisting a Person to Shower

One of the key roles of care staff is the maintenance of people’s personal hygiene. Through this course you will discover how provide full assistance with showering a person in your care.

Learning Outcomes

Understand the importance of maintaining personal hygiene Assist the person to shower safely whilst maintaining their dignity Assess and monitor the person and report any changes in their condition

Free Course: COVID-19 and Aged Care

COVID-19 is the new coronavirus disease that was first diagnosed in China in December 2019. Since then, an outbreak has occurred that has been declared a pandemic.

This course explains the virus and the symptoms of the disease. It includes an interview with a Microbiologist, who educates in infection control, and will discuss the potential impact to adult social care.

The course also provides practical demonstrations of hand hygiene, application and removal of PPE and practical strategies that can be taken to protect the people in our care.

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Our purpose is to inspire learners to improve the quality of their life and the lives of others.

We’re passionate about engaging, informing and inspiring learners. By using innovative, blended learning approaches we can better impart knowledge, insight and experience to empower our learners to raise industry standards and ultimately enhance and improve the quality of care they provide.

This limited time offer grants you full access to the Bridge LMS and the ten highly effective training courses from Altura Learning. There’s no implementation fee, so you can simply join and get straight down to the business of learning.