Suprapubic Catheterisation Training

Suprapubic Catheterisation Training is a specialised program designed for healthcare professionals, such as nurses and medical practitioners, to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge for performing suprapubic catheterisation procedures. Suprapubic catheterisation is a medical procedure involving the insertion of a catheter into the bladder through the abdominal wall, providing an alternative method for urinary drainage. This course aims to equip participants with the expertise to perform suprapubic catheter changes safely and effectively.

Successful completion of the Suprapubic Catheterisation Training, along with separate recorded workplace competency assessment, will equip healthcare professionals with the necessary skills and confidence to perform suprapubic catheter changes and care safely and efficiently. Participants will be better prepared to manage urinary retention and drainage needs, providing optimal care to patients who require this procedure.

Syringe Driver Training

Syringe drivers are used for the delivery of drugs into patients for whom oral administration is inappropriate or problematic. This course is primarily for healthcare staff and will provide attending delegates with a solid understanding of the use and operation of syringe drivers.

Tracheostomy Care Training

Attending delegates will consider indications for tracheostomies and gain an
understanding of the care of tracheostomy tubes. They will gain awareness of potential complications and an understanding of the need for regular suction therapy.

Venepuncture Training

This course is for staff who are required to collect venous blood samples. The training will enable delegates to update their knowledge and practice with artificial limbs. After successful completion of the course, five mentored practices will be required within a clinical setting.

This course will suit those who are new to venepuncture and those who would like to refresh their training prior to undertaking with patients in a clinical setting.

Verification of Expected Death Training

Verification of Expected Death Training is a specialised programme designed for healthcare professionals and individuals involved in end-of-life care to develop the skills and knowledge required to verify the expected death of a patient. Verifying an expected death is a crucial aspect of providing dignified and compassionate care to individuals at the end of their life journey. This course aims to equip participants with the expertise to verify deaths accurately, sensitively, and in accordance with legal and ethical guidelines.

Successful completion of the Verification of Expected Death Training will enable healthcare professionals to perform this critical task with accuracy, empathy, and professionalism. By ensuring that the verification process is conducted sensitively and in line with legal and ethical standards, participants contribute to providing compassionate end-of-life care to patients and support for their families.

Wound Care & Tissue Viability Training

This course is for qualified staff who already have a basic understanding of wounds including pressure sores and require further training in their practical management. Attending delegates will learn about wound etiology, phases & assessment, exudate, debridement and the choice of dressings and their application. The course is titled Wound Care when booked as a half day and Tissue Viability when the more in-depth full-day variant is selected.

Delegates attending this course will benefit from having previously attended our SC0107 Pressure Area Care course.

IV Drug Therapy Training

Intravenous (IV) Drug Therapy Training is a comprehensive program designed for healthcare professionals, such as nurses to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for safe and effective administration of intravenous medications. IV drug therapy plays a crucial role in patient care, requiring precision and adherence to best practices. This course aims to equip participants with the expertise to deliver IV medications with confidence and minimise the risks associated with IV drug administration.

Successful completion of the IV Drug Therapy Training, along with separate competency assessment records completed in the work setting, will enable healthcare professionals to deliver IV medications safely, efficiently, and with precision. Participants will be equipped to handle various challenges and complications associated with IV drug therapy, ensuring high-quality patient care and improved outcomes.

Pressure Area Care Training

Pressure ulcers occur when a localised area of skin and underlying tissue becomes damaged due to pressure, friction, or shear. Most sores can be prevented. Attending delegates will gain a thorough understanding of the subject to help them minimise opportunity for ulcer formation and optimise any required treatment for the persons in their care.

80-95% of pressure sores are avoidable. 700,000 people are affected annually. (N.H.S)

Basic Observations Training

Basic Observations Training is a comprehensive program designed to equip healthcare professionals with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to perform accurate and critical observations. These observations are crucial for monitoring patients' health, detecting changes in their condition, and providing timely and appropriate care. This course aims to enhance participants' observation abilities, enabling them to deliver high-quality and patient-centered care.

Successful completion of the Basic Observations Training for Care Workers and Nurses will equip healthcare professionals with the essential skills to monitor patients effectively, identify early signs of deterioration, and provide timely interventions. These observations are crucial in delivering safe and patient-centered care in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and home care environments.

Cannulation Training

Cannulation Training is an advanced program designed for qualified healthcare workers, such as nurses and paramedics, to enhance their skills in performing peripheral intravenous cannulation. Cannulation is a critical procedure that involves inserting a cannula into a patient's vein to administer medications, fluids, or obtain blood samples. This course aims to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, techniques, and confidence to perform safe and efficient cannulation procedures.

Successful completion of the Cannulation Training alongside additional competency sign off in the workplace will equip qualified healthcare workers with the expertise to perform cannulation safely and effectively. Participants will be prepared to apply these skills in various clinical settings, contributing to improved patient care and positive patient experiences.