30 January 2019

5 Courses you can take to up-skill with Newcross

Whether you're starting out in your career, or if you've worked in the profession for years, there is always room for improvement. It is for this reason that we actively encourage our healthcare team to take advantage of all the fantastic clinical training courses we offer.  

With us, you'll earn training credits while you work. Five training credits are accrued per hour worked with our clients. 

Did you know? Training credits never expire. 

If you're unsure as to where to start, here are five suggestions for you, along with some essential information to get the ball rolling...

1.) End of Life Care

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £30.00 or 3000 Newcross training credits

Course content:

  • Understand the key principles of palliative care and end of life care
  • Understand good practice within the process of advanced care planning
  • Understand the purpose of holistic assessment in end of life care to identify symptoms
  • Understand how to manage symptoms in end of life
  • Understand the principles of good communication in end of life care
  • Understand the importance of family support and dealing with own feelings

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2.) Epilepsy Awareness

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £30.00 or 3000 Newcross training credits

Course content:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of what Epilepsy is and recognise different seizure types
  • Be able to support patients experiencing seizures, ensuring their safety and dignity
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of observing and recording seizure activity
  • Recognise possible trigger factors
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Emergency Management Plan
  • Be able to demonstrate prolonged and serial seizures and respond appropriately
  • Be able to demonstrate through simulation the procedure for administering Buccal Midazolam

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3.) Safeguarding Adults 

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £30.00 or 3000 Newcross training credits

This course is designed for all staff working in caring roles with adults.  This course will give the healthcare worker an understanding of safeguarding. Ensuring they know the categories of abuse, signs and symptoms along with legislation, reporting procedures and the role of CQC/Ofsted.

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4.) Peg Training – Theory Based

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £30.00 or 3000 Newcross training credits

Course content:

  • To gain an understanding of dysphagia and why gastrostomies are sometimes required
  • Gain an understanding of P.E.G. feeding and administering medication through a PEG
  • Gain an understanding of local policy and procedure in relation to P.E.G. feeding and gastrostomy care
  • Be able to identify the range of equipment available and how it is used effectively
  • Gain an understanding of how to identify problems, including aspiration, and how to manage them
  • Identify when a medical referral is required

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5.) Speech, Signs and Symbols

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £30.00 or 3000 Newcross training credits

For many people we support, they experience the frustration of being unable to communicate meaningfully or effectively, Speech Signs & Symbols really can help. This course will help take away that frustration and enables individuals to connect with other people and the world around them. This opens up all kinds of possibilities.

This course uses Makaton - a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.

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If you are looking to progress in your role and expand your knowledge, speak to your branch manager about upcoming training opportunities in your area.