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Education & Learning - Clinical Skills

Programme Title What is it Outcomes Who is it for

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Blood Glucose Monitoring: Roles & Responsibilities in the Administration of Insulin A full day workshop split into two, delivered at venues across Cumbria (bespoke sessions available on request).

 

Each session can be booked as a separate workshop.

This course will:

  • Explore policy and engaging with a competency framework.
  • Determine the role of the community nurse supervisor.

 

And will cover:

  • Blood glucose and monitoring
  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Different insulins and pens
  • Understand development of competence in sub cutaneous injection technique and administration of insulin
  • Why errors occur in practice
Training for NCIC staff only who have administration of insulin within their role. Book via the CLIC website
Ear Care Training A 2.5 hour workshop on ear care, ran twice a year (bespoke sessions available on request).

Increased knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the ear.

Understand how ear problems can be prevented.

Clinical decision making in relation to treatment required e.g. ear care, ear irrigation and aural toilet.

Documentation in relation to performing ear care.

Undertaking ear care within the boundaries of their own professional competency, responsibility and accountability.

All registered staff working in Cumbria-wide services who will undertake ear care as part of their role. Book via the CLIC website

Male/Female & Supra Pubic Catheterisation

A 3 hour workshop on urinary catheterisation (bespoke sessions available on request).

Develop, support and/or update skills and knowledge.

Revision of anatomy.

Awareness of the complications and contraindications of catheterisation.

Knowledge of the procedures of urethral and suprapubic catheterisation.

Catheter maintenance.

All staff working in Cumbria-wide services that have urinary catheterisation as part of their role. Book via the CLIC website

Management of Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD)

A 2 hour workshop delivered at venues across Cumbria.

Develop an understanding of the different Central Venous Access Devices and insertion sites.

Understand asepsis principles and the importance of a closed system.

Understand correct drug administration technique.

Understand correct blood sampling technique.

Understand correct maintenance of site/line including dressing change.

Removal of PICC.

All registered staff working in Cumbria-wide services who require this skill as part of their role. Book via the CLIC website

Nasogastric Tubes

A 2 hour session on insertion and management of nasogastric tubes for NCIC staff (bespoke sessions available on request for training on management for NCIC staff to support discharge and wrap around care).

Full understanding and demonstrate competence in inserting an NG tube.

Have an awareness of NPSA alerts and guidelines and Serious incidents in NCIC.

Understand professional accountability and responsibility when caring for a patient with a nasogastric tube, before and after insertion.

Have a full understanding of the ongoing checks required to confirm day to day  nasogastric tube placement.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of procedures if gastric aspirate not obtained.

State professional duties and responsibilities for full and complete documentation.

Know when to STOP THE LINE if documentation incomplete and patient safety compromised.

Know how to achieve and maintain competence through continued training and completion of the competency framework.

All registered staff working in Cumbria-wide services who will be managing and using nasogastric tubes. Book via the CLIC website

Physiological Observations and NEWS2

A 6 hour workshop on physiological observations and accurate use of NEWS2 recording delivered at venues across Cumbria (bespoke sessions available on request). 

This course will help staff develop knowledge of:

  • Anatomy and physiology of cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
  • Informed consent.
  • Accurate measurement of vital signs.
  • Normal and abnormal readings.
  • Recording and reporting.
  • National Early Warning Scores and Sepsis screening/ action tools.
  • Assessment documentation.
All staff working in Cumbria-wide services that require this skill as part of their role. Book via the CLIC website

STOP AND WATCH Train the Trainer

A full day workshop delivered at venues across Cumbria. STOP AND WATCH is part of a National development to improve the early recognition of deteriorating health in adults who are residents of Care Homes and clients of Support Agencies. The day will support you to deliver training on the tool within your own Care Home. 

STOP AND WATCH gives a concise and easy to follow format that can be used by anybody to identify these early warning signs.

Introduce some teaching and learning styles.

Develop presentation skills.

Effectively plan a workshop.

Workshops for staff of Cumbria health and care system. Book via the CLIC website

Venepuncture and Peripheral IV Cannulation

Please note for this training there are sessions available to book for both skills – this is a 2.5 hour workshop. In addition there are workshops available for each individual skill – these are 1.5 hour workshops.

Training on Venepuncture and Peripheral IV Cannulation delivered at venues across Cumbria (bespoke sessions available on request).

Develop a knowledge and understanding of Venepuncture and Peripheral IV Cannulation.

An introduction to VIP Score and documentation associated with Venepuncture and Peripheral IV Cannulation.

Identify and control potential risks associated with each procedure.

Provide a safe learning environment to practice Venepuncture and Peripheral IV Cannulation using realistic practice arms in preparation for supervised practice in the workplace.

All staff working in Cumbria-wide services who have Venepuncture and/or Peripheral IV Cannulation as part of their role. For cannulation staff need to be a minimum of a band 3. Book via the CLIC website

Verification of Expected Death

A 2 hour session delivered at venues across Cumbria (bespoke sessions available on request).

Understand what constitutes an expected death.

Identify and recognise the clinical signs of death.

Perform a relevant clinical examination. 

Provide bereaved families with supporting information.

Record the fact of death correctly.

Understand the legal and professionals framework.

Understand the role of the Coroner and related legal issues.

All registered staff working in Cumbria-wide services who may be required to verify expected death. Book via the CLIC website