Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Time required: Up to 2 hour per module
Target Audience: Support Workers
About the Care and Support Worker Training
As a Support Worker, you perform various functions to ensure that the different needs of patients are always met. To secure the provision of quality care and patient safety, it is important to learn the essential skills to support individuals in the final stages of their life and care for patients with dementia or neurological diseases.
The Care and Support Worker Training Course provides a full range of knowledge and skills, from communication to medication administration, needed to support individuals with neurological conditions and who require help to ensure the quality of life.
Recommended for Support Workers
The course consists of 5 modules with virtual patient cases, with an intermediate level of complexity.
Average Time to practice (per module)
• Clinical Scenario: 20 minutes per attempt (3 attempts: 60 minutes)
• Final attempt (if applicable): 20 minutes
• Multiple Choice Question: 5 minutes
• Feedback Area: 10 minutes
• Learning Objectives and Scientific References: 10 minutes
• Debriefing Videos: 6 minutes
• CPD Hours: 9
You have up to 2 months to complete the 5 modules at your own pace.
Certificate of Completion
After completing the course, you will be given a personalized CPD certificate with a confirmation of attendance in an accredited course by the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).
What you will learn:
By undertaking this course, Support Workers will be able to:
• Know how to provide person-centered care to meet clients’ individual needs;
• Identify the different types of health issues, causes, and symptoms;
• Understand how to administer medication and handle medicines in compliance with UK regulations;
• Demonstrate a solid understanding of Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Motor Neuron Disease, Dementia, Parkinson, Alzheimer and Type 2 Diabetes;
• Learn how to provide quality care for patients with several clinical conditions;
• Follow best practices when performing duties to prevent the risk of complications and ensure a safe working environment
Competencies you will achieve:
• Universal safety measures procedures
• Promote patient safety
• Collect patients clinical information
• Establish drug dosing for common medications
Airway and Breathing
• Basic airway management
• Airway suctioning
• Respiratory rate and rhythm assessment and interpretation
• Oximetry interpretation
• Assess and interpret pulse and blood pressure
• Mental status assessment (level of arousal, response to auditory stimuli, to visual stimuli, noxious stimuli)
• Assess and interpret temperature
• Hand and foot examination
• Wound care and lesion qualities assessment (petechiae, urticaria, jaundice, vesicles, etc)
• Handle and position the patient body
• Refer to healthcare/ medical specialties
• Contribute to the implementation of physiotherapy interventions.
Body Interact has developed this course based on National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, utilizing advanced medical simulation technology with virtual patients
Module 1 - Clinical Consequence of Cerebral Palsy
Context: The term cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that permanently affect body movement, muscle coordination, and balance. The cause of brain damage, which affects body movement, can also be the cause of epilepsy.
Virtual Scenario: Ms. Anand has cerebral palsy. Therefore, she requires full-time care: personal care, support with food and fluids, seizure monitor and management, moving and handling, catheter and bowel care, participation in social activities.
Module 2 - Motor neuron disease complications
Context: Motor neuron diseases are a group of progressive neurological disorders that destroy motor neurons, the cells that control skeletal muscle activity such as walking, breathing, speaking, and swallowing.
Virtual Scenario: Mrs. Martin was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, and her symptoms are progressively worsening. She now needs 24-hour care to support her normal daily activities.
Module 3 - Dementia Awareness
Context: Dementia is not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions.
Virtual Scenario: Mrs. Jarvis has been diagnosed with dementia for some years. Her symptoms of memory loss, confusion, and mood change are progressively worsening with the need for full-time care and supervision.
Module 4 - Parkinson's disease complications at home
Context: Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative disease of the central nervous system that primarily affects the motor system. It is a disease that involves the brain and leads to movement and non-movement symptoms in patients.
Virtual Scenario: Mrs. Murray was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease some years ago, and her symptoms have progressively worsening requiring support for personal care, meal preparation, medication management, and household duties.
Module 5 - Type 2 Diabetes management in the nursing home
Context: Type 2 diabetes appears to be associated with cognitive dysfunction and a higher risk of developing neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Virtual Scenario: Mr. Fisher feels tired and hungry. He has a past medical history of type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
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