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Skills Training for HCAs Working in Hospital

Duration: 2 Days - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

Practical core skills training based course underpinned with essential theory and knowledge. Training delivered by clinicians who have day to day and up to date working experience.

Course Content

Medical terminology:

  • Basic word structure
  • Common suffixes
  • Prefixes
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols

Medical in confidence, confidentiality and correct record keeping

Diagnostic tests and procedures

Communication and patient management skills

Communication and observation skills

Admitting, transferring and discharging patients

Creating a comfortable and safe patient environment

Dignity and respect in care

Essential knowledge and skills:

  • Infection control and general safety measures
  • How infection is spread
  • Hospital acquired infection
  • Universal precautions including hand-washing technique

Personal care of the patient and everyday procedures

Effective pressure area care

Anatomy and physiology of the human body

Understanding and correct measurement of vital signs

Why people in care settings can become dehydrated and undernourished

How to promote good hydration and nutrition of clients

The digestive system and related care

The urinary system, incontinence and catheter care

Procedures for specimen collection

Emergency care guidelines

Specialist care skills:

  • Caring for the surgical patient
  • Long term conditions - COPD, stroke, diabetes, heart failure, arthritis

Cardiac and high dependency care

The older patient, rehabilitation and return to self care

End of life care, the terminally ill patient and post-mortem care

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • To enhance knowledge and skills to develop safe and effective care provision.

Course Attended By

Course Venues and Prices

    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

Back Catalogue

Professionals training professionals

M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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