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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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October 2020

Falls Prevention for Homecare Managers- Reducing Falls risk in your service- Cohort 2

28 October - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fully funded

Description 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…

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Enablement and Independence- ADS- Staff Cohort 1

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

Description Learners will have 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 of…

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End of Life Symptom Management for Qualified Nurses

29 October - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fully funded 2 spaces left

Learning Outcomes: To identify pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to symptom control To identify the requirements of anticipatory prescribing and tools used To identify rationale for the use of syringe pumps To be able to assess and  identify symptoms at the end of life and the management of them To be able to state the process of re-use of medication

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Safeguarding: Route Cause Analysis – Cohort 1

30 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 28 spaces left

Description: This course covers how to promote and develop robust route cause analysis practice within your organisation. It will support staff to take appropriate and positive action to protect someone's safety and welfare and wellbeing. Learning Outcomes: Explore what is route cause analysis Evaluate new ways of working and state how these practices will be implemented Explore appropriate tools and techniques to identify and document the root causes of incidents and recurring problems in their organisation Explore new ways of…

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November 2020

Nutrition and diabetes – Cohort 1

2 November - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 2 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 focus on the importance of taking a person-centred approach when supporting a service user with diabetes. An understanding of the different medical therapies and treatments is important, in addition to appreciating the differing dietary approaches that are necessary in order to provide personalised care and support. Learning Outcomes 1. Differentiate between Type…

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Recognising Signs of Dying

3 November - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

Learning Outcomes: To identify different terminology used at the end of life To identify the 5 priorities of care for the dying person To identify the signs and symptoms of the dying process To be able to identify tools used  during the dying process Consider resources to support the dying person and their family and carers To differentiate between deterioration and dying.

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Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care – Cohort 2

4 November - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 2 spaces left

4th and 20th November 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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Nutrition and Dementia – Cohort 1

6 November - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 2 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 the nutritional impact of dementia from the early to late stages of the condition will be explored. Case studies will be used to consider how the different behavioural strategies and nutritional tools can be applied in order to take a person-centred approach to providing good nutritional care and support for a service user with…

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Duty of Candour

9 November - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 22 spaces left

Description: During this course attendees will learn what Duty of Candour means and how to embed a transparent culture within their organisation. Learners will be taught the skills needed to report mistakes and who they should report to. Through sharing their experiences and troubleshooting with others, delegates will be able to analyse the current trends and culture of their organisation to help them make improvements. Learning Outcomes: Recognise where a transparent culture is required and why Describe the impact that…

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Frailty Identification and Management- Cohort 4

10 November - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 13 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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IPC and PPE train the trainer: For Care Home Staff

11 November - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

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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Nutrition and Oral Health at the End of Life

11 November - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 2 spaces left

Learning Outcomes: To state factors that impact on oral health and nutrition To state the benefits of regular effective mouth care To be able to identify swallowing difficulties and when to report/refer To recognise the changes that occur with appetite at the end of life Consider the individual needs of the person at the end of life Identify tools/resources to assist in monitoring changes and planning care

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IPC and PPE train the trainer: For Community Staff

11 November - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

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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Enablement and Independence for Homecare Staff

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

DescriptionLearners will have 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 of enabling in care…

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Urinary Tract Infection and Hydration

12 November - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fully funded 11 spaces left

Description This course will teach delegates the definition of hydration, while exploring the causes, prevention, and management of dehydration. This course will also explore what is meant by a ‘urinary tract infection’, its causes, and how to prevent and manage the infection. Learning Outcomes Know what hydration and dehydration mean and how they link with a person’s health Understand why the elderly are more vulnerable to dehydration Be aware of types of illnesses that can cause dehydration Be able to…

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Nutrition and Learning Disabilities – Cohort 1

13 November - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 7 spaces left

This course is suitable for staff who are working with and supporting service users with Learning Disabilities in Residential, Nursing or Supportive Living environments. During this course delegates will gain knowledge and an appreciation of the importance of providing and assisting in the provision of a healthy balanced diet through effective meal planning and nutrition related engagement activities. Appropriate strategies will be discussed and explored in order to promote healthier eating patterns in order to encourage weight loss and maintenance…

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Falls Prevention Care Homes- Cohort 5

17 November - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 9 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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Urinary Tract Infections and Hydration

23 November - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

This course will teach delegates the definition of hydration, while exploring the causes, prevention, and management of dehydration. This course will also explore what is meant by a ‘urinary tract infection’, its causes, and how to prevent and manage the infection. Learning Outcomes Know what hydration and dehydration mean and how they link with a person’s health Understand why the elderly are more vulnerable to dehydration Be aware of types of illnesses that can cause dehydration Be able to describe…

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Falls Prevention for Homecare Cohort 5

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

Description You 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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Building an enabling culture- Managers- Care Homes- Cohort 2

25 November - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

Description This course is suitable for management working in older people care services. 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: What enabling in care is and be able to implement it. To be aware of…

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