CLIC Clinical Skills Awareness Programme (Phase 2)

CLIC Clinical Skills Training for Health and Care Support Workers

 

 The CLIC Clinical Skills Team has been shortlisted for the 2017 Healthcare Professionals Management Association Awards in the Cross Sector Working category. Toni and Sue Gallagher, a CCG lay representative, attended a judging panel in London on Friday 5 May 2017 to present the CLIC Clinical Awareness Programme which delivered Clinical Skills training for non-registered health and care support workers to all sectors across Cumbria during 2016-2017.  The judging panel were particularly impressed with the emphasis on involving service users in the design and delivery of the programme and Sue's experience of being part of the process. Toni, Sue and the CLIC team have now been invited to the awards ceremony in London on 22 June 2017 to find out if they have won.

 

Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC) have delivered a transformational programme of Clinical Skills for registered (Phase 1) and non-registered (Phase 2) health and care support workers (H&SCW) across Cumbria (2015-2017). The programme focused on eight clinical areas that were considered to be of most benefit for the improvement of patient care across Cumbria and was funded by the Health Education England (NW) 'Forerunner Funds'.  The programme and funding will end in March 2017. Common themes have emerged from these transformational programmes which we believe constitute 'key principles' for successful collaboration in cross-organisational education and learning regardless of staff group.  We recommend that these principles are recognised and incorporated into future developments for Clinical Skills Training programmes across the system.

 

Key principles for successful learning across health and care systems:

  1. Learning together across organisations
  2. Embedding learning through a reflective model
  3. Regular and ongoing high quality training
  4. Encourage and promote collective leadership at all levels
  5. The importance of building networks
  6. Involve the people who use our services

 


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CLIC Clinical Skills Programme (Phase 1)

Due to the continued demand for high quality training for Registered Nurses across all sectors we are pleased to confirm that we have scheduled some additional workshops, details of the dates and locations are available below.

The formal Evaluation Report from Phase 1 of the programme from the University of Cumbria, together with a summary of delivery and case studies are available to download below.

All supporting material from Phase 1 workshops can also be found here. Please be aware that this information is not updated. Unfortunately the Clinical Skills Nurse Educators are no longer able to offer one-to-one follow-up visits for Registered Nurses. Nurses requiring further information on revalidation can access additional resources at http://revalidation.nmc.org.uk/ 

CLIC also offers a wide variety of non-clinical training and resources, so please take a few minutes to look at the other opportunities open to you at CLIC events.

CLIC offers a wide variety of non-clinical training and resources, so please take a few minutes to look at the other opportunities open to you at CLIC events.

 


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Training:

1.  Sage & Thyme Enhanced Communication Skills

Communication skills are the foundation of everything we do in health and social care. Sage & Thyme is a Level 1 half-day training course designed to give staff the tools to effectively communicate with patients, relatives and carers. It is relevant to staff engaged in face to face communication. The transferable skills gained by attending this workshop can be applied to any situation where an individual may be emotional, distressed or concerned. The knowledge and skills learned in this course are fundamental to the NHS and other care organisations.

Bookings via the CLIC website are now available - please visit our events page to register.


2.  Diabetes Management

This is a FREE course aimed at Registered Nurses across all health and care sectors - Acute and Community Hospitals; GP Practices; Private Nursing and Care Homes; Hospices; District, Practice and Community Nurses.

This course aims to develop, support and/or update you with skills and knowledge regarding diabetes:

  • Review of diabetes
  • Implications on lifestyle
  • Psychological impact
  • Patient education
  • Review of patient management
  • Medications
  • Acute complications

Please note lunch is not provided.

Bookings via the CLIC website are now available - please visit our events page to register.


3.  Pain Management

This is a FREE course aimed at Registered Nurses across all health sectors - Acute and Community Hospitals; GP Practices; Private Nursing and Care Homes; Hospices; District, Practice and Community Nurses.

This course aims to support and update you with skills and knowledge to care for patients in pain:

  • Differentiate between types of pain
  • Identify the underpinning principles requiring the assessment of pain
  • Discuss some commonly used assessment tools and their use in practice
  • Use the WHO pain ladder

Please note lunch is not provided.

Bookings via the CLIC website are now available - please visit our events page to register.


4.  Female, Male & Suprapubic Catheterisation

This is a FREE course aimed at Registered Nurses and associated staff who catheterise patients across all health and care sectors - Acute and Community Hospitals; GP Practices; Private Nursing and Care Homes; Hospices; District, Practice and Community Nurses.

This course aims to develop, support and/or update you with skills and knowledge requiring male, female and supra pubic catheterisation:

  • Revision of anatomy of genito urinary system
  • Awareness of the complications and contraindications of catheterisation
  • Knowledge of the procedures of urethal and supra pubic catheterisation
  • Catheter maintenance

If possible, please could you bring with you the following:

  • Sterile catheter pack
  • Examples of catheters you use in your area
  • The lubricating jelly you use

Bookings via the CLIC website are now available - please visit our events page to register.


5.  Verification of Expected Death

This is a FREE course aimed at Registered Nurses across all health and care sectors - Acute and Community Hospitals; GP Practices; Private Nursing and Care Homes; Hospices; District, Practice and Community Nurses. 

This course aims to develop, support and/or update you with skills and knowledge to verify expected death:

  • Understand what constitutes an "expected death"
  • Identify and recognise the clinical signs of death
  • Perform a relevant clinical examination
  • Provide bereaved families with supporting and appropriate information
  • Record the fact of death correctly
  • Understanding of the legal and professionals framework in relation to the verification of expected death
  • Understand the role of the Coroner and the related legal issues

If possible, please could you bring with you the form for recording Verification of Expected Death which will normally be found in your organisation's policy.

Bookings via the CLIC website are now available - please visit our events page to register.


Clinical Awareness Training for Health and Social Care Support Staff (Phase 2)

The second phase of the CLIC Clinical Skills Awareness Training for health and social care support staff is now complete. Thank you to everyone who has supported the programme.

An Evaluation Report and Case Studies will be available to download shortly.

 

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