Personal Care Training Course

This short course in personal care is geared towards Social Care workers in a community setting. As an in-house programme this course will be tailored to suit the needs of the particular care setting. NB Training Serves will contact the service in advance to ensure that this course is client focused and will meet the needs of the individual clients that are being cared for. 

Course Content: 

The importance of person centred care

  • Philosophy of care/values 
  • Overview of Activities of Daily living
  • Assessment of hygiene needs
  • Guidelines for assisting clients to manage own hygiene, bathing, assisted bathing, showering, oral hygiene, grooming, nail & hair care, dressing etc

Basic  Principles of Infection Control

  • The chain of infection. 
  • Understanding how infection is spread. 
  • The correct procedure for hand washing. 
  • Understanding the rational for Standard Precautions.

Assessment of elimination 

  • Mobility/dexterity/facilities available/privacy etc.
  • Causes of incontinence 
  • How to assist clients who are incontinent
  • Steps to improve continence  (Toileting plan in operation)
  • Incontinent aids
  • Disposal of material

Pressure Sore Development

  • Understanding pressure sore development,
  • Identifying the risk factors involved
  • The preventive measures that can be implemented.

Course Duration: Half Day tailored programme

NB: Available in-house only

This Personal Care Training course and can be delivered onsite nationwide and in all counties and surrounding areas including:

Meath | Louth | Longford | Leitrim | Laois Kildare | Dublin Cavan | Carlow |  Roscommon | Offaly | Monaghan | Wexford | Westmeath | Cork | Kerry |


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