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Non Mandatory Training

Below you will find links to our range of training courses designed to answer the needs of healthcare professionals and carers.

Courses can be held on or off site to accomodate your needs - please get in touch to discuss your exact requirements.

If you do not see the course you require we may be able to build a bespoke course for you.

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Adult Vital Signs

Including understanding the importance of vital sign measurement

  • Normal temperature range
  • Implications of reduced conscious level
  • Normal  blood pressure
  • Normal respiratory rate
  • Normal heart rate
  • O2 saturations
  • Fluid balance

Documentation & Record Keeping

Incorporating NMC Guidance on Record Keeping (2015)

  • Record keeping & Staff responsibilities
  • Key principles  of record keeping
  • NMC Code & Record Keeping
  • What needs documenting
  • Types of documentation error Group work

Recognition of the deteriorating child

Incorporating APLS Guidelines (2011)

  • To identify the purpose of assessing children
  • Recognition of the deteriorating child
  • Why rapid assessment is important
  • Why children die
  • Cardiac arrest aetiologies in children
  • Considerations for the community
  • Primary & secondary assessment
  • Normal parameters
  • Considerations for children with tracheostomies

Loan Working

Incorporating H&S Executive & RCN Personal Safety when working Alone

  • Hazards of loan working
  • How to keep loan workers safe
  • How must employers control the risk
  • Risk Assessment
  • Why training/policy
  • What should employees do
  • Reporting of incidents
  • What can you do to help yourself

Infection Prevention

Incorporating NICE Guidelines (2011) and guidelines from RCN

  • What causes infection
  • Examples of infection
  • Supporting the prevention  of infection
  • How micro-organisms are transferred
  • Hand hygiene, causes of poor practice
  • Glove use & when infection transmission can occur
  • When to perform hand hygiene
  • Handwashing & use of PPE

O2 therapy & administration

Incorporating GOSH manual of children's nursing practice (2014)

  • Indications for O2 therapy
  • Types of therapy
  • Methods of equipment for administration of O2 therapy
  • Preparation of equipment and initial assessment  of patient
  • Setting up O2 therapy 
  • Safety considerations of setting  up O2 therapy
  • Ongoing assessment




Venepuncture & Cannulation - 1/2 day (individual) 1 Day both

  • Professional and legal issues regarding venepuncture and cannulation
  • Venous anatomy and suitable vein selection used for venepuncture and cannulation
  • Understand and demonstrate vein selection
  • Equipment for venepuncture & cannulation – butterflies, vacuumed containers etc
  • Demonstrate safe competent procedure
  • Minimising risk
  • Complications with venepuncture/cannulation



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