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Assessment and Care Planning in Residential care settings for Older People

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Assessment and Care Planning in Residential care settings for Older People

This full day workshop is aimed at providing nurses working in this sector with the most up to date information regarding policy and standards in older person care. It focuses on the need for comprehensive assessment, including risk assessment and care planning for older people in residential care settings.

Course Content

Information on how to conduct a comprehensive assessment

How to write person-centred care plans identifying review schedules for interventions

How assessments and care plans can be communicated to the rest of the care team

Effective handovers

Keeping care plans updated in accordance with the resident’s changing needs

Conducting reviews

Medication Management

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Medication Management

This study day is aimed at nursing staff.

Course Content

An overview of the main issues associated with medication errors and near misses

Evidence-based approaches to promote and implement safe medication practice

The ‘risk management’ approach to safe medication management practice

Legislation and by NMBI Guidelines

The scope of nursing and midwifery practice

Key principles of medication management

The medication management cycle

The management of controlled drugs

Policy and laws in medication management

Medication safety

Activity Provision for Individuals with Dementia

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Activity Provision for Individuals with Dementia

This one day course aims to help people working with individuals with dementia/ cognitive impairment to understand the vital importance of supporting the well-being and occupation of people.

Course Content

Person-centred meal-times

To explore the connection between individual well-being and occupation

To consider the view that people in our care should be provided with opportunity for occupation and stimulation throughout their waking hours

To explore psycho-social interventions including reminiscence and doll therapy

To facilitate staff in decisions about future person-centred interventions

Maintaining Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia

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Maintaining Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia

This one-day programme is aimed to help staff gain a basic understanding of dementia from the resident’s perspective and to highlight the need for a person-centred approach.

Course Content

Exploration of the biological components of dementia care (anatomy/physiology of the brain and differing dementias)

Discussion around person-centred approach in dementia care

Exploration of changing communication needs along the continuum of the dementia journey

Understanding of why behaviour that is challenging to staff may occur

Assessment, interventions and documentation in this area of care

Effective Management of Nutrition in Older Adults

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NMBI approved- 4 CEU’s

Effective Management of Nutrition in Older Adults

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

Course Content

The nutritional needs of older adults

Dangers of malnutrition and risk factors

Screening for malnutrition

Managing poor intake in a care setting (food fortification, recording etc)

Balancing quality of life and nutritional needs

Documentation and recording

Caring for people toward the End of Life

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NMBI approved- 4 CEU’s

Caring for people toward the End of Life

This half-day workshop is aimed at Healthcare professionals/ employees. It offers participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the palliative care approach. It is a shortened version of the Understanding and Applying the Principles of Palliative Care study day.

Course Content

An overview of palliative care

Communication skills and strategies

Symptom recognition, assessment and control.

Practical End of life care

Ensuring Quality of Life towards the end of life

Helping people to live until they die

Understanding and Applying the Principles of Palliative Care

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Understanding and Applying the Principles of Palliative Care

This one day workshop is aimed at Healthcare professionals/ employees. It offers participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the palliative care approach.

Course Content

An overview of palliative care

Palliative care from a holistic perspective

The importance of effective communication with patients and their families

Various useful communication skills and strategies

Symptom recognition, assessment and control

Loss, grief and bereavement

End of life care

Ensuring Quality of Life towards the end of life

Helping people to live until they die

How to apply the palliative approach in practice.

Dementia & Associated Behavioural Symptoms Workshop

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NMBI approved- 4 CEU’s

Dementia & Associated Behavioural Symptoms Workshop

This half-day course (NMBI approved) is a shortened version of the dementia course providing an overview of dementia but focusing on behavioural symptoms in particular. It provides staff with the information they need to understand dementia and how its’ symptoms manifest themselves through behaviours.

Course Content

Overview of Dementia- causes, main types, stages etc.

Understanding the effects of dementia.

The experience of having dementia- what it is like for the resident?

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

Interpreting behaviours to identify needs – what is behaviour communicating? .

Associated behaviours/ symptoms and coping with these in a nursing home setting -positive behaviour supports & plans.

Reducing or eliminating the need for restrictive practices.

Caring for residents with Dementia & Associated Behavioural Symptoms

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NMBI approved- 7 CEU’s

Caring for residents with Dementia & Associated Behavioural Symptoms

This one day course (NMBI approved) is a really valuable overview of dementia- its’ symptoms and associated behaviours.

It advises staff on how they can improve the care that they deliver by helping them to understand dementia, its’ signs, symptoms and associated behaviours. We examine what behaviour is communicating and how staff should handle behaviours. We address how staff can develop positive behaviour support plans which should reduce or eliminate the need for restrictive practices. It also focuses on concepts such as person-centredness, knowing the person and strategies to maintain quality of life.

Course Content

Overview of Dementia- causes, main types, stages etc.

Understanding the effects of dementia.

The experience of having dementia- what it is like for the resident?

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

Interpreting behaviours to identify needs- what is behaviour communicating?

Associated behaviours/ symptoms and coping with these in a nursing home setting- positive behaviour supports & plans.

Person Centred Care made simple.

Ensuring the delivery of quality care that helps maintain quality of life.

Reducing or eliminating the need for restrictive practices.

Understanding and Implementing Person Centred Care

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Understanding and Implementing Person Centred Care

This one day course (awaiting NMBI approval) is for those organisations who wish to be able to give their staff the opportunity to understand and implement a person centred approach to caring. At a time of huge demand on services, our care services can find themselves imposing routine, structure and systems that serve the organisation, but which might not respect the core values of respect, inclusion, independence and choice for services users.

Course Content

What does ‘person centred’ actually mean?

The knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and judgements required to provide PCC

Treating people as individuals

The quality of relationships

Knowing and understanding people’s rights

The culture change from care to support

Empowerment versus disempowerment

Actions not words- the right approach

Overcoming the challenges of providing person centred care

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