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Education & Learning - Clinical Skills Programme

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Urinary Catheterisation

Half day training on urinary catheterisation, at venues across Cumbria and bespoke sessions on request.

This course will help staff develop, support and/or update their:

§  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

 

Training for all staff working in Cumbria wide services that have urinary catheterisation as part of their role.

Book via CLIC website.

 

 

 

 

 

Venepuncture and Peripheral Cannulation

Half day training on Venepuncture and Peripheral Cannulation at venues across Cumbria and bespoke sessions on request.

This course will help staff:

§  To develop a knowledge and understanding of Venepuncture and Peripheral IV Cannulation

§  An Introduction to VIP Score and documentation associated with Venepuncture and 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

Training for all staff working in Cumbria wide services who have cannulation or venepuncture as part of their role.

 

Please note for this training there are sessions available to book for both skills – this is a 3 hour workshop, in addition there are workshops available for each individual skill – these are 1.5 hour workshops.

 

Book via CLIC website.

 

 

Intravenous Therapy and Management of Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD)

Half day training workshop at venues across Cumbria.

This course will help staff:

§  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

 

Training for all registered staff working in Cumbria wide services who require this skill as part of their role.

Book via CLIC website.

 

 

STOP AND WATCH

Workshops lasting 1.5 hours 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.

 

§  This workshop aims to help enable you to spot the early signs of deterioration and will introduce a useful reporting mechanism

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

 

Workshops for staff, carers, and volunteers of Cumbria health care system.

Book via CLIC website.

Physiological Observations

Half a day training on physiological observations at venues across Cumbria and bespoke sessions 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

 

Training for all staff working in Cumbria wide services that require this skill as part of their role.

Book via CLIC website.

Verification of Expected Death

A 2 hour training session at venues across Cumbria and bespoke sessions on request.

This course will help staff:

§  Understand what constitutes an expected death

§  Identify and recognize 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

 

Training for all registered staff working in Cumbria wide services who may be required to verify expected death.

Book via CLIC website.

 

Ear Care Training

A 2.5 hour workshop on ear care. Ran twice a year and bespoke sessions on request.

This course will help staff:

§  Increase their knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the ear

§  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

 

Training for all staff working in Cumbria wide services who will undertake ear care as part of their role.

Book via CLIC website.

Roles and Responsibilities in the Administration of Insulin

A 3 hour workshop with bespoke sessions on request.

 

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 CPFT staff - Health Care Assistant and Assistant Practitioners who have administration of insulin within their role.

 

 

 

 

Book via CLIC website.

Nasogastric Tubes Insertion and/or Management

A 2 hour training session on insertion and management of nasogastric tubes for NCUH staff.

 

Bespoke sessions for on request for training on management for CPFT 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 NCUHT

§  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.

 

Training for all registered staff working in Cumbria wide services who will be managing and using nasogastric tubes.

Contact CLIC direct for bespoke training

SAGE & THYME Communication Skills

A level 1, half day training course designed to give you the tools to effectively communicate with patients, relatives and carers. It is relevant to all staff engaged in face to face communication and delivered by SAGE & THYME accredited facilitators from the palliative care team. 

 

The transferable skills gained by attending this workshop can be applied to any situation where individuals may be emotional, distressed or concerned. 

The knowledge and skills learned in this course are fundamental to most roles in the NHS and other care organisations.

Training for any in CPFT and NCUH.

Book via CLIC website.