This drugs and alcohol awareness course is aimed at managers and staff in all industries who play a role in reducing drug, alcohol and substance misuse in the UK. You’ll learn in detail about commonly used drugs, including cannabis, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy and some new designer drugs.
Health and Social Care
This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be suffering with dementia.
This course describes in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act. This includes who the act affects, when it applies, how to assess capacity and the procedures that can be put in place in the home or workplace to ensure best practices are followed and people are treated fairly at all times.
If you work in a health or social care setting and have to care for people who are in the final stage of their life, then this course will help you to provide better care to them and ensure you are ready to deal with the difficult and emotional process. This course will provide you with information about what to expect, how to handle some of the emotions associated with this time, and working with the other professionals involved in end of life care.
This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.
This principles of communication course is aimed at anyone working in an adult social care setting and covers some of the different ways of communication, how to identify barriers to communication and how to reduce these, making sure the person you are communicating with understands what you are communicating, how to get help with communication issues and much more.
This stroke awareness course covers the types of strokes, the symptoms, and risk factors. It also covers the treatment options and the longer term impact of the condition. It is aimed at those working in care settings as they are likely to be working closely with people that are most at risk of having a stroke.
This Epilepsy awareness course will give you an overview of epilepsy. It lists the methods of diagnosis, what a seizure is and how the brain can be affected. It will introduce some possible seizure triggers and describe what to do when someone has a seizure. It will also discuss some of the treatments offered to people with epilepsy and provide practical advice on what you can do if you witness someone having a seizure.
This course starts by defining dignity and privacy within the healthcare sector, and will explain how the two are quite often linked. It then goes on to give you a range of useful professional tips about setting up the right working relationship with your service users, and discuss some of the issues that can arise when dignity and privacy are not respected.