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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

This one day BLS for Healthcare Providers (HCP) course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (Adult, Child & Infant) including ventilation with a barrier device, a pocket facemask, and a bag valve mask device.

It also teaches the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO). This is the only Irish Heart Foundation/American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) course that certifies successful completion for healthcare professionals.

The BLS (HCP) course is the recommended Basic Life Support course for all Healthcare Professionals.

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – CPR, use an Automated External Defibrillator – AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner and in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

The course participants are evaluated by skills testing and multiple choice questions (MCQ). This is the only Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) course that certifies successful completion for healthcare professionals.

The BLS (HCP) course is the recommended Basic Life Support course for all Healthcare Professionals.

Course Content

One and two rescuer Adult CPR

One and two rescuer Child CPR

Adult, Child and Infant recovery position

Adult, Child and Infant choking (conscious and unconscious)

Adult, Child and Infant choking (conscious and unconscious)

Safe and effective use of an AED

Special considerations when using an AED

Use of face masks & bag-valve-mask devices

Skills group practice

Peer group practice

Heartsaver CPR AED

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Heartsaver CPR AED

This half day course teaches you the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants.

An AED is a computerised defibrillator which analyses the heart rhythm of a person in cardiac arrest and uses voice prompts to advise you if a shock is needed. The AED is an important link in the chain of survival and this course teaches you how to use them effectively. The Heartsaver CPR AED Course takes approximately 3½ hours to complete and you will receive an Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart Association course completion card upon successfully completing the course. This is valid for 2 years.

The Heartsaver CPR AED course is recommended for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

Features:
  • Video based course ensures consistency<l/i>
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • In the classroom, students participate in simulated scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an Irish Heart Foundation Instructor to complete skills practice.

Course Content

Adult CPR

Child CPR

Infant CPR (Optional)

Use of Face Mask Barrier Devices

Dangers of careless and unskilled methods

Adult CPR

Infant Choking – Conscious and Unconscious (Optional)

Safe and effective use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Special considerations when using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Skills Group Practice

People Moving & Handling

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People Moving & Handling

This one day course trains employees in the theory and practical aspects of moving and handling patients. This course is interactive with participants practicing the techniques of manual and patient handling.

This course is delivered in accordance with the Safety Health and Welfare Act, 2005 (& subsequent amendments) that apply to moving and handling in the workplace. This course adheres to the Health & Safety Authority’s guidelines to relating to competent manual handling.

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Lift and handle patients and loads in a safer manner.
    Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
    Assess the relative safety or danger of manual handling task
  • This course combines theory with ‘hands-on’ practical work.

Course Content

Dangers of careless and unskilled methods

Legislation

Principles of levers and laws of motion

Anatomy of the spine and muscular system

How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques

Importance of physical fitness

Personal Protective equipment

How to handle loads safely

Practice in safe handling of loads

Manual Handling Training

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Manual Handling Training

This half-day course, instructs employees in the theory and practice of safe manual handling. To comply with the 2007 Manual Handling Regulations, staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in the safe handling of loads.

 

Course structure

 

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Lift and handle loads safely.

 

Course Content

Dangers of careless and unskilled methods

Legislation

Principles of levers and laws of motion

Anatomy of the spine and muscular system

How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques

Importance of physical fitness

Personal Protective equipment

How to handle loads safely

Practice in safe handling of loads

Lifting to and from ground level

Lifting to and from a height

Pushing

Pulling

Lifting bags/sacks or other loads appropriate to the workplace

Communicating With Older Adults in the Advancing Stages of Dementia

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Communicating With Older Adults in the Advancing Stages of Dementia

This half day course (awaiting NMBI approval)  provides an overview of dementia but focuses on communicative difficulties in particular especially in the advancing stages of the illness.

Course Content

The importance of communication.

The effects of dementia on communication.

The communicative needs of people living with dementia.

Verbal & Non-verbal communicating with people who have dementia.

Environmental considerations.

Mindfulness, Empathy, Kindness, Caring and Compassion.

Behaviours associated with dementia and understanding behaviours as a means of communication.

Person centred caring & communication.

Falls Prevention and Management Training

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Falls Prevention and Management Training

This half day workshop is aimed at Healthcare professionals/ employees.

It aims to enable staff to be aware of falls prevention strategies and to be able to take appropriate action to reduce the incidence and manage falls appropriately.

Course Content

To understand causes, risk points and environmental risks.

Falls risk assessments.

To be aware of risk reduction measures for residents.

Managing a Falling Resident

Organisational policies.

Falls Prevention Programmes

Developing a Falls Care Plan

Restrictive Practice (Restraint)

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Restrictive Practice (Restraint)

This NMBI approved half-day course is aimed at Healthcare professionals/ employees. Whilst a basic definition of restraint might be ‘restricting movement’ or ‘restricting liberty’, many care interventions unintentionally restrict the movement of people. Some interventions can be viewed at providing protection for residents. This program encourages participants to reflect on interventions that could be seen as restraining residents if viewed from a resident’s perspective.

Course Content

Understanding the types and effects of restrictive practices & restraints

Protection V’s Abuse- balancing risks and rights

Assessment and Consent when using Restraint- Resident Inclusion

Managing Restraints – keeping the intervention person-centered

Alternatives & Creative Ways to avoid Physical Restraint

Policies & Standards

Most appropriate and safe use of Physical Restraint

Most appropriate and safe use of Chemical Restraint

Evaluating Restraint Policy and Care Plans

Eliminating/ Reducing the need for restrictive practices.

Dealing With Responsive Behavior

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NMBI approved- 6 CEU’s

Dealing With Responsive Behavior

This training course contains all the relevant & essential information provided in competitor’s courses, but it has also been designed to deliver a focus on understanding behaviors as a means of communication. There is a strong person-centered focus and it gives participants the understanding of what is expected in the management of behaviour, from a best practice and a HIQA standards perspective. We show what Positive Behaviour Supports are, how to develop positive behavior support plans and encourage staff to think about how they can reduce or eliminate the need for restrictive practices.

The course will also make participants aware of the importance of knowing the content of care plans and risk assessments, in order to keep themselves safe in the workplace. It has been developed using research and evidence-based best practice, and is regularly reviewed by our training panel to ensure the most up to date information is provided.

Course Content

Overview of legislation and development of policies in relation to managing workplace violence and aggression.

Understanding the process that contributes to the development of a crisis (stages of escalating behavior).

Recognizing and assessing an escalation in behavior.

Risk assessment of the individual and the environment.

Staff communication- verbal/ non-verbal/ paraverbal and exploring the effects of our non-verbal behavior.

Responding to verbal aggression.

Techniques to de-escalate behavior,

Personal and professional impact of violence and aggression (staff concerns, support, and detachment).

Tips and techniques for ensuring professionalism and ensuring dignity and respect for service users.

Exploring the reasons for behaviors– precipitating factors- What is the message behind the behavior?

Positive Behaviour Supports, positive behavior support plans and reducing or eliminating the need for restrictive practices.

Personal safety techniques to prevent injury to the staff member and resident if behavior escalates to a physical level.

Post-crisis intervention (staff and service user support, reflecting, incident reporting, documentation, and learning).

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