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HCPA has a number of open courses running at its Academy Education Centre this year. Many are aimed at providing clinical type skills, some are designed for nurses and some are more suitable for different types of care practitioners.

We look for subject matter experts to bring this training to care staff in a way that is engaging and practical. The advantage of sending staff on open courses is that they not only learn from the education received but they also learn from their peers who may have similar challenges which they have perhaps been overcome.

The sharing of knowledge in this sector is vital and our feedback from learners who come to open courses often highlights how much more they have learned by being off-site and sharing a learning space with other organisations.
 

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September 2020

Toolkit for a New Starters’ Buddy – How to support new starters

18 September - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This remote interactive training session is for a new starters buddy to identify and understand their role and the influence it will have on the new starter. It helps to explain the importance of transferring skills, training and guiding their induction to the organisation and to their role. It also focuses on how to observe and check competency in line with the care certificate. Please note that places are limited, so please register early to secure your place. Click here…

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Falls Prevention for Care Home Managers

18 September - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Management will learn how to implement the staff’s knowledge and falls tools by developing action plans in relation to falls risk identification and assessment.  Learning Outcomes • How to risk assess for falls and carry out provider risk assessments and update policies. • Strategies that can be implemented to reduce falls. This includes reviewing environments, medication, technology, visual awareness, footwear, nutrition and hydration. • To embed falls assessment tools, including FRAT: a national wide tool used to assess an individual…

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Lone Working

21 September - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The aim of this remote interactive learning session is to educate learners in the knowledge of what lone working is and who it affects. Attendees will be able to: Identify health and Safety responsibilities of both employer and employee. Identify occasions when a risk assessment will need to be completed. Identify what actions to take if met with a difficult situation. Identify resources to support lone workers. This session is interactive and will require participation from all learners. To allow…

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Falls Prevention for Homecare Staff

22 September - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Staff will look at how to prevent falls by conducting risk assessments, self-assessments and implementing person-centred strategies to reduce falls, liaise with family and professional services. Staff will understand how to identify, assess and have an awareness on the procedures necessary to reduce the risk of falls.  Learning Outcomes • How to risk assess for falls and carry out provider risk assessments and update policies. • Strategies that can be implemented to reduce falls. This includes reviewing environments, medication, technology,…

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Medication Best Practice- Responsibilities for Managers- Homecare Cohort 1

23 September - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This course introduces organisations such as NICE, CQC, HCC and the CCG’s best practices around medication. This course specifically looks at the Local County Council Medication Policy for Homecare. Learning Outcomes To manage medicines in peoples own homes Understand the local authority medication policy The protocol for the use of homely medicines and what this should include Understand how homely medicines and over the counter medicines may be obtained, stored and administered Understand the difference between covert and overt administration…

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Chair Based exercise CPD for Instructors

29 September - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 11 spaces left

Continuing Professional Development for trained Level 2 Chair Based exercise Instructors: This half-day CPD course is for instructors trained on the level 2 chair-based exercise course. Trainers will network with other staff and be able to work together to find solutions to current barriers in exercise through discussion and practical advice. This course will allow instructors to refresh on the learnt evidence-based exercises and learn new ways to get individuals in their care setting to maintain and improve both their…

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Building an enabling culture for Care Home Managers 

29 September - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Management will be aware of the information staff get taught about enabling within care. This includes communication tools, goal setting and positive risk-taking techniques. Managers will learn how to make change with staff to adopt this new way of thinking to embed enabling and promote independence and quality of life.   Learning Outcomes To understand what enabling in care is and be able to implement it. To be aware of what we teach staff about enabling care To be aware of the benefits…

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October 2020

Nutrition – Eating for Health in Old Age – Cohort 1

1 October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 3 spaces left

This course is suitable for all levels of staff who are working in older people care services within residential, nursing or homecare environments In this course delegates will gain an understanding of how a person nutritional needs and requirements change in old age. We will discuss the risk factors that can lead to a person becoming malnourished and dehydrated and discuss preventative strategies. We will use case studies to explain and perform the nutritional screening using the Malnutrition Universal Screening…

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Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care – Cohort 1

6 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

6th and 23rd October 2020  Description It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged. Learning Outcomes: Recognising signs and symptoms of abuse Summarise how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse Identify the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse Recognise ways to reduce the likelihood…

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Nutritional Support – Food First – Cohort 1

7 October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 11 spaces left

This course is suitable for all levels of staff who are working in older people care services within residential, nursing or homecare environments. During this course delegates will gain an understanding of the different types of nutritional support and learn how to identify and treat service users who require nutritional support using a ‘Food First’ approach. Case studies will be used to develop nutritional care plans that include fortified foods and nourishing snacks and drinks. The appropriate use of oral…

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Mental Capacity Act and DOLS for Managers

8 October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 33 spaces left

Date: 8th October 2020 Description: human rights and the importance of the MCA the core principles of the MCA assessing capacity learning who can make decisions lasting power of attorney and advance decisions independent mental capacity advocates ‘best interests’ decisions authority for action, restraint DoLS (Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards) Useful resources Learning outcomes: Participants will: Identify their legal responsibilities under the MCA Apply MCA principles when managing care services Explore roles and responsibilities for making decisions under the MCA Recall…

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Frailty Identification and Management for Managers- Cohort 2

8 October - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

Managers will learn how to communicate frailty more effectively with health care professionals from the knowledge gained by staff. This will allow best practice to help prevent deterioration in individuals and be able to action plan effectively to support individuals. Learning Outcomes • To be able to communicate levels of frailty more effectively to health professionals and staff • To prevent further deterioration in individuals by embedding the correct interventions • Validated tool for identifying potential frailty and level of…

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LGBT+ Inclusion in the workplace

9 October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 12 spaces left

Description: Learners will be able to explain own roles and responsibilities in promoting equality of LGBT+ in the workplace. Learning Outcomes: Explain the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity Identify the correct language when discussing LGBT+ community Identify legislation and policies affecting LGBT+ community Explain how The Equality Act impacts LGBT+ employers and employees and those who reside at the property Identify bullying and harassment and how to report instances of discrimination bullying and harassment Explain your own role…

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Falls Prevention Care Homes- Cohort 4

12 October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

Description Staff will look at how to prevent falls by conducting risk assessments, self-assessments and implementing person-centred strategies to reduce falls, liaise with family and professional services. You will understand how to identify, assess and have an awareness on the procedures necessary to reduce the risk of falls. Learning Outcomes • How to risk assess for falls and carry out provider risk assessments and update policies. • Strategies that can be implemented to reduce falls. This includes reviewing environments, medication,…

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Dysphagia & Nutritional Problems – Cohort 1

13 October - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 9 spaces left

This course is suitable for all levels of staff who are working in older people care services within residential, nursing or homecare environments. In this course we will cover 4 main conditions that can adversely affect the nutritional status of a service user namely dysphagia, poor oral health, pressure ulcers and COVID-19. The IDDSI guidance for thickened fluids and modified texture diets will be explained and demonstrated. The impact of poor oral health on a person’s nutritional intake will be…

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Frailty – Identification and Management – Cohort 3

14 October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

This course is aimed at identifying the varying levels of frailty within adult social care. Learners will have knowledge of the assessment tools needed to determine risk of frailty, have an awareness of what intervention methods are going to help reduce the risk of falls. Learning outcomes • What is frailty and how it relates to an ageing population • What frailty looks like, what it’s made up of, and what it means to the individual • Validated tools for…

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Advanced Safeguarding – Creating a Culture of developing Professional Curiosity

16 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 27 spaces left

Description: This course covers how to create a culture of professional curiosity within your organisation, how to be a good role model, and how to support staff to take a professionally curious role approach to take appropriate and approach to take appropriate and positive action to protect someone's safety and welfare. Learning Outcomes: Explore what is professional curiosity and how it can be promoted within the organisation Analysis the barriers to professional curiosity Evaluate new ways of working and state…

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Nutritional – Special Diets – Cohort 1

20 October - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 12 spaces left

This course is suitable for all levels of staff who are working in older people care services within residential, nursing or homecare environments. During this course we will describe the special diets that are most commonly prescribed i.e weight reducing, gluten free, high fibre, lactose free. In order to adequately meet the dietary requirements of service users who are following a therapeutic diet emphasis will be on good menu planning and provision. This will ensure that diets are prepared and…

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Enablement and Independence- Care Homes- Staff Cohort 4

20 October - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

Description Delegates will be given an awareness of the importance of embedding enabling in care. Enabling education is a new way of thinking by using the correct communication and goal setting tools to be able to implement enabling day to day. Valuing independence can contribute to individuals having an increase in confidence and overall better quality of life. Learning Outcomes: • To understand what enabling in care is and be able to implement it. • To be aware of the…

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IPC and PPE Competencies for Care Home Staff

21 October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 3 spaces left

Health and Social Care providers are now preparing for a potential second wave of COVID-19 as well as influenza season, and we want to make sure we have learnt from the first wave; particularly where the correct use of PPE and IPC procedures has been a big change for most care staff. Since June the CCG and HCPA has been providing a variety of IPC and PPE training for all care staff across the county. HCPA will be running further…

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