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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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August 2020

Pressure Ulcer – Prevention & Treatment Cohort 2

12 August - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Course Description This course covers understanding pressure sores and how to help prevent them, the main structures and functions of skin, pressure ulcers and common sites for pressure ulcers, and managing pressure ulcers. Learning Outcomes • Identify patients/clients at risk of developing pressure ulcers • Describe the physiology of the skin and the process of wound healing • Describe the equipment and interventions, which can contribute to the prevention of pressure ulcers • Assess the degree of tissue damage Requirements…

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Falls Prevention for Care Homes- Cohort 2

13 August - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

For all staff working in Older People Care Homes in Hertfordshire 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…

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

13 August - 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…

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Frailty- Identification and Management- Cohort 2

18 August - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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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Oral Health Management Cohort 1

19 August - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Course Description Older people are much more likely to suffer from an oral health condition that will affect their overall health and wellbeing. The benefits of good oral health can be highly effective. Learning Objectives • What can make a difference when providing oral care • Common Oral Health Conditions • Brushing Natural Teeth • Individuals with Dentures • Labelling Dentures • Dementia and Oral Care • Palliative Oral Care • Swallowing Problems and Oral Care • Oral Cancer •…

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Falls Prevention for Homecare- Cohort 2

20 August - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

For all staff working in Homecare in Hertfordshire 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…

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Professional Boundaries Session 1 of 2

20 August - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

These sessions will be delivered in 2 x 2.5 hour sessions over the day (please note both sessions must be registered for and completed). Description This remote interactive training session will raise awareness and enable staff to promote professional boundaries and ensure this is built within the day to day culture This session is interactive and will require participation from all learners. To allow for maximum engagement having your camera and audio switched on is highly recommended. Please note that…

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Professional Boundaries 2 of 2

20 August - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

These sessions will be delivered in 2 x 2.5 hour sessions over the day (please note both sessions must be registered for and completed). Description This remote interactive training session will raise awareness and enable staff to promote professional boundaries and ensure this is built within the day to day culture This session is interactive and will require participation from all learners. To allow for maximum engagement having your camera and audio switched on is highly recommended. Please note that…

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Dignity in Care

24 August - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Description During this session, attendees will learn what dignity in care looks like and learn how to support service users and others in a dignified manner. Learning Outcomes: • Explain what good customer care looks like and how to promote this • Identify how legislation guides our practices • Explain 7 principles of care • Identify practices that promote Privacy, Dignity and Inclusion Some learners will also be able to: • Implement good customer care in care settings • Implement…

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Enablement and Independence- Care Homes- Staff Cohort 2

25 August - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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 benefits…

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

25 August - 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…

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Medication Best Practice: Leadership Responsibilities in Residential Settings- Cohort 1

26 August - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Description This course introduces organisations such as NICE, CQC, HCC and the CCG’s best practices around medication. This course specifically looks at the guidance and policies for residential services. Learning Outcomes • Policies, and Guidelines • Competencies • Refusal of medication • Side effects of medication • Medication errors: Local findings and Root Cause Analysis • Infection Control Measures • Medication Wastage • Over the Counter Medication • Homely Remedies • Covert/Overt Administration • Crushing Medication • Polypharmacy Requirements…

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Falls Prevention for Homecare Managers- Reducing Falls risk in your service- Cohort 1

27 August - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course is suitable for management working in older people care services. 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…

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September 2020

Building an enabling culture for Care Home Managers 

1 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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Oral Health Management Cohort 2

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

Course Description Older people are much more likely to suffer from an oral health condition that will affect their overall health and wellbeing. The benefits of good oral health can be highly effective. Learning Objectives • What can make a difference when providing oral care • Common Oral Health Conditions • Brushing Natural Teeth • Individuals with Dentures • Labelling Dentures • Dementia and Oral Care • Palliative Oral Care • Swallowing Problems and Oral Care • Oral Cancer •…

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Dignity in Care

7 September - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Description During this session, attendees will learn what dignity in care looks like and learn how to support service users and others in a dignified manner. Learning Outcomes: • Explain what good customer care looks like and how to promote this • Identify how legislation guides our practices • Explain 7 principles of care • Identify practices that promote Privacy, Dignity and Inclusion Some learners will also be able to: • Implement good customer care in care settings • Implement…

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Professional Boundaries Session 1 of 2

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

These sessions will be delivered in 2 x 2.5 hour sessions over the day (please note both sessions must be registered for and completed). Description This remote interactive training session will raise awareness and enable staff to promote professional boundaries and ensure this is built within the day to day culture This session is interactive and will require participation from all learners. To allow for maximum engagement having your camera and audio switched on is highly recommended. Please note that…

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Enablement and Independence for Care Home Staff

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

Enablement and Independence for Care Home Staff 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…

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Professional Boundaries Session 2 of 2

8 September - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

These sessions will be delivered in 2 x 2.5 hour sessions over the day (please note both sessions must be registered for and completed). Description This remote interactive training session will raise awareness and enable staff to promote professional boundaries and ensure this is built within the day to day culture This session is interactive and will require participation from all learners. To allow for maximum engagement having your camera and audio switched on is highly recommended. Please note that…

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Diabetes Awareness and Management for Care Staff

9 September - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course Description The course aims to teach learners how to recognise the symptoms of diabetes, the signs of complications, to raise awareness of treatments, and to build confidence in staff who support and care for people living with diabetes. Learning Outcomes All aspects of what diabetes is The short- and long-term effects of diabetes Diet (food & diabetes) Weight management and physical activity Insulin administration, blood testing, and medication Legal aspects of giving or supervising injections Monitoring the impact of…

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