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Basic life support refers to the level of medical care used for those who may have a life-threatening illness or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital. This module looks at basic life support for adults as well as the symptoms of a heart attack and cardiac arrest. It also looks at administering CPR, putting someone in the recovery position, dealing with a choking individual and policies around resuscitation. This e-learning module meets the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines 2015
Coercive control is when a partner or family member continually behaves in a way which makes a person feel controlled, threatened, isolated or scared. People who are victims of, or are at risk of, domestic abuse are most likely to be at risk of coercive and controlling behaviour. This module will help you understand what coercive control is and how it might occur, recognise the different types of coercive control and understand who the perpetrators and victims are. This version is tailored for those who work in Health specifically
This module begins by looking at the definition of conflict in healthcare settings and the risks to healthcare workers. It then moves on to help learners understand the common causes of workplace conflict and how to use communication to help defuse situations
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 is the law that requires all employers, including NHS Trusts, to control substances that are hazardous to health. The legislation covers the control of risks to employees and other people arising from exposure to harmful substances generated out of, or in conjunction with, any work activity under the employer’s control. This module looks at why COSHH regulations are so important and who is at risk. It outlines ways to reduce the risks of exposure to hazardous substances and understanding the five-step process to implement safe working practices
The Coronavirus module presents a learner with background and facts to this new strain of virus, now known as novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have all seen the stories in the media, but do they really tell us what this virus is and how we can protect ourselves and others?
Dementia is a term used for any condition that can cause issues with brain functioning, such as confusion, memory loss, or loss of problem solving ability. This module looks at what dementia is and how it occurs, understanding the signs and symptoms and examining other conditions that share similar symptoms with dementia. It outlines the possible causes and looks at how to assess a patient’s mental capacity
This module is designed to increase your awareness of domestic abuse and looks at your responsibilities as a health professional. It looks at the possible signs and indicators of abuse, what action to take if someone discloses abuse to you and what help is available for victims of domestic abuse
This module starts by looking at the meaning of equality, diversity and human rights to help learners understand their roles and responsibilities. It also covers how to treat patients with dignity and respect, how to communicate respectfully with patients and colleagues and what to do if there are concerns
Female genital mutilation (FGM) has many names. It is often called female circumcision or ‘cutting’. Whatever name it goes under, the practice refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. We look at the scope and secrecy surrounding the global and national extent of FGM and the legal structures in place to protect girls and young women from FGM in the UK. Guidance is also provided for all professionals on the action to take if FGM is suspected or discovered. This awareness-raising module is aimed at all social care practitioners, social workers, youth and young people’s service practitioners and anyone who works with children and young people. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
This module looks at the elements that make a fire, the different types of fire and how fire can spread. It covers the ways of identifying and preventing potential causes of fire, how to identify fire safety issues and the different types of fire extinguishers and their use
This module is designed to increase your awareness of fraud in the NHS, how it is committed and what you can do to help prevent it. It looks at understanding who is responsible for fraud investigation and the consequences of fraud. It also outlines your role in identifying fraud and how to report it as well as understanding the key points in relation to the Bribery Act
This module looks at health and safety policy and the legal requirements for both employees and employers. It also covers how to implement health and safety measures while at your workstation and how to spot potential incidents, undertake risk assessments and first aid. It then moves on to spotting potential fire hazards, what to do when you discover a fire, lone working and the actions needed to ensure patient safety
Forced marriage is a form of honour based violence. It occurs when a marriage takes place without the free consent of the people getting married. This module will look at what honour means in the context of honour based violence and its underlying motives. Guidance will be provided for health professionals and those whose work brings them into contact with children or adults at risk on their roles and responsibilities. The legislation connected with honour-based violence and forced marriage will also be examined. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
This module will help learners understand what a Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) is, the basic microbiology, types of micro-organism, how they live and grow, and how infection spreads. It also covers the 10 standard precautions that you should follow to minimise infection and help them understand the most common disease threats in healthcare environments
Research has shown that one in every 16 people treated at an NHS hospital falls ill with an infection (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2014). This module looks at Healthcare Associated Infections and the risks and costs associated with them. It also examines how infections are transmitted and precautions that you show follow to minimise infection as well as giving an overview of the most common disease threats in healthcare environments. You should complete the Level 1 module before starting this course
Information governance, sometimes known as IG, is the way in which the NHS handles all of its information, in particular the personal and sensitive information relating to patients, clients and employees. This module covers the key principles of information governance, the duty of confidentiality and record keeping
Information governance refers to how organizations handle or process information, for example about patients and employees. It provides a framework for managing identifiable, confidential information to comply with statutory, mandatory and ethical standards. This course is for healthcare professionals involved in routine access to information as part of their role. It looks at the principles of information governance, the responsibilities of healthcare organizations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000, how to handle FOI requests and the principles of good record keeping
This module looks at the key aims of first aid and laws associated with health and safety at work as well as understanding how to react in an emergency situation, how and when to put someone in the recovery position and the principles of resuscitation
This module is for health and social care staff who work with people who have a learning disability. It will give you information about the core skills you need to carry out your role effectively. The course is mapped to the Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care framework
This module will help learners understand what mental health issues are, their prevalence and the stigma attached to them. It also covers the different types of mental health illness, the symptoms of psychosis and the types of treatment available. It then goes on to look at how to support people with mental health issues and how to commission services with mental health in mind
Being a healthcare professional often involves moving and handling during a normal workday. The type of task can range from moving different types of equipment, to laundry, catering supplies or waste. This module looks at employer and employee responsibilities, the impact of poor moving and handling practice in your working environment, the importance of risk assessment to reduce injury and how to take care of your back
This Level 2 course is for all patient handling staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff whose role involves patient handling activities and should be completed after Moving and Handling Level 1. It looks at legislation related to people handling, the types of injury which can occur as a result of incorrect people handling, how to avoid back problems and safe practices for people handling. The module will also look at safely dealing with a fallen patient and the correct use of hoists and slings.
This course is for qualified healthcare professionals involved in the care and delivery of a newborn baby. Make sure that you have completed the Resuscitation: Level 1 course. Newborn resuscitation is a specialist skill. Resuscitation of newborn babies is different from the resuscitation of all other age groups, therefore good knowledge and understanding of newborn physiology are essential. This module looks at why a newborn baby may need help to breathe normally as well as examining national guidelines and local policies and procedures. It outlines the steps to follow when assessing and resuscitating a baby at birth and finally what needs to be recorded and how.
This course is for qualified healthcare professionals and paediatric staff working with paediatric patients. Make sure that you have already completed the Level 1 Adult Resuscitation course. The module looks at cardiorespiratory arrest in children as well as examining national guidelines and local policies and procedures. It outlines what to do if a child or infant is choking, how to give rescue breaths and CPR, how to put an infant or child into the recovery position. It finally looks at Do Not Attempt CPR orders and recording decisions
This module looks at understanding personal safety and being aware of personal safety and security issues whilst travelling to work, developing your own personal safety strategies based on best practice, identifying who may be at risk and why and reducing the likelihood of you or your colleagues becoming victims of violence and aggression.
In this e-learning on Positive Behaviour Support, often referred to as PBS, you’ll begin with an overview of PBS and explore challenging behaviors. Next, you will find out about strategies and approaches used in PBS that can improve lives and help manage crisis incidents. Finally, we’ll look at working within the law and key legislation.
Around 180,000 patients develop a pressure ulcer in hospital each year. This module looks at the eight principles of pressure ulcer management as well as understanding the structure and function of the skin and categories of pressure ulcer. It outlines the main causes and contributory factors and the importance of risk assessments and using correct equipment. The final sections examine effective positioning of patients and identifying and managing a Category / Stage I ulcer
Radicalization is defined as the process by which someone comes to support terrorism and violent extremism and, in some cases, to participate in terrorist groups. This module looks at why some people are more susceptible and how their welfare is under threat. Guidance is provided for those working in the health sector on how to support and identify those at risk of radicalization.
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013 require the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences which arise out of, or in connection with, work activities including the healthcare sector. This module looks at the legislation requirements and what you must report as well as how to report. It finally examines the dangerous occurrences and incidents that you are required to report.
This module looks at what happens when someone has a heart attack and the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It also covers how to deal with a collapsed casualty, focusing on how to perform CPR on an adult and how to recognise cardiorespiratory arrest and what might cause it. The final section looks at how to perform CPR on a child
Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is fundamental to high-quality health and social care. In this module, we will explore how those who work in health services might spot abuse happening to an adult with care and support needs, and what they can do to safeguard them if it occurs. It also looks at the types of abuse, how to raise concerns about someone you work with and how to manage a disclosure from a vulnerable person.
Safeguarding is a term used to describe the actions needed to protect adults at risk from abuse or neglect. It is an important shared priority of all health services and a key responsibility of local authorities. This Level 1 module looks at the definition of adults at risk, the role of dignity and respectful practice in safeguarding as well as examining the different types of abuse. It will also look at what action you should take when someone discloses abuse and how and when to share that information. This module is aimed at those in healthcare who work with or come into contact with adults.
The Care Act 2014 defines adult safeguarding as protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. This module will explore how those who work in healthcare services might spot abuse happening to an adult with care and support needs, and what they can do to safeguard them if it occurs. You should complete the Level 1 module before starting this course.
All healthcare professionals who come into contact with children and young people have a responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare. This module looks at what to do if you have any worries about a child’s welfare and think that they may be in need of protection. It also covers the signs of abuse, other risks and how to make a safe environment.
Safeguarding children and young people is a fundamental goal for all health agencies. Safeguarding helps to protect children from maltreatment or having their health or development compromised through abuse or neglect. This module looks at who is involved in protecting children, how abuse impacts on a child’s development, the signs of neglect and abuse and what to do if abuse is suspected. It also covers making a referral to Children’s Social Care and preventing child abuse through serious case reviews. This module should be completed after Safeguarding Children: Level One.
Do you support people with learning disabilities and/or autism? Are you concerned about the amount of medication they are being given? Are you concerned about the long-term effects of these drugs? STOMP stands for Stop Over Medication of People with learning disabilities, autism or both. In this module, you’ll look at what the STOMP campaign is trying to achieve, why people have been over medicated, how people should be supported and what to do if you think someone is being over medicated
This module will give you a greater understanding of your role as a health or social care professional in providing positive intervention and support for people living with dementia. Before completing this module you will have undertaken the Dementia Awareness module.
Mental capacity is the ability to make a decision about a particular matter at the time the decision needs to be made. This module looks at the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) in detail and examines the Code of Practice, roles and responsibilities, data protection and the legal framework.
The thought of talking about racial inequality is often scary and daunting, which can lead to people avoiding the subject, becoming defensive or making assumptions. Following on from part 1 – ‘The Uncomfortable Truth’, this module provides learners with a toolkit to help with starting and carrying out these uncomfortable conversations in your organization.
Part 1 of a series of 2 modules, ‘The Uncomfortable Truth will take you on a journey through some real-life scenarios, as our Black friends and family discuss their experiences with racism and how it makes them feel. You’ll then look at the active steps you and your organization need to take to begin your anti-racist journey.
This module provides a general overview of trans awareness. It explains what trans awareness is and why it matters to all of us, as well as describing the definitions of gender and sexuality and how they are on a continuum. It also looks at some of the common stereotypes and ignorance around trans issues, the reality of being trans at key stages in a trans person’s life and the range of treatment and types of medical processes relevant to these people.
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