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The importance of stoma care

Nurses and health care staff will come across patients with a stoma during some point in their career. They may work in a variety of clinical settings, including the nursing home, and so it’s important that both nurses and care staff know how to manage a stoma, and that they are able to offer advice […]

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What is an OSCE?

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination or OSCE is a multipurpose evaluative tool that can be used to assess the competence of healthcare and clinical workers on a variety of skills and tasks. The OSCE uses objective based testing to assess competency through direct observation. It gives an easily reproduced and uniform way of testing multiple […]

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Why first aid training is vital for health care businesses

When it comes to health care training, first aid is one of the most important yet underestimated skills you should invest in as a care business. Health care is a varied industry, and there are many different training courses to take. From catheterisation training to complex care and clinical training, Caring for Care offers the […]

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Taking care: looking after yourself matters too

Taking care; looking after yourself matters too. Health care is one of the most rewarding careers, but it can also be one of the most challenging and stressful. We understand that your priority is your patients; but you can’t care for others unless you also care for yourself. Staying healthy and happy when you’re coping […]

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How train-the-trainer courses deliver knowledge and so much more

Many care assistants and healthcare support workers possess the potential to progress in their careers and become more knowledgeable in their current role. Many have the ability to share their skills with others but some lack the confidence and know-how to do this. A “train the trainer” approach is a cost-effective way of delivering skills […]

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The importance of medical competency for healthcare workers

Medical competency is a complicated word with many meanings in different settings, but in the world of healthcare, being trained to competently apply and use medical techniques, as well as highly specific medical skills, is a must for any care-based environment. This applies to all staff with person-to-person contact, rather than those just explicitly trained […]

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Why learning and development is a must for healthcare workers

When it comes to the training and management of staff, it might seem like once you’ve completed a course, trained in a specific subject or finished a qualification, your development is at an end. But in the field of healthcare, training doesn’t end when the course is finished. Whether it’s moving and handling training, the […]

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Why dementia training is important in health and social care

It’s estimated that around 850,000 people are currently living with dementia in the UK, and with average life expectancies continually rising, it’s important that care workers and other professionals working in health and social care have the necessary skills and knowledge to help and care for those living with the condition. Predictions show that by […]

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Moving and Handling People You Care For

One of the most challenging elements of independent care is in moving and handling people you care for. Oftentimes the patient may be larger than the carer and immobile limbs in particular can provide a real challenge when moving the individual. With the right training and practice, however, a carer can follow simple techniques to […]

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The importance of complex care training

The number of clients with complex care needs is increasing, and many patients are choosing to stay at home to receive the care they need. This requires health care workers with specialist skills, so it’s necessary for them to undertake complex care training so that they can provide the most effective care to patients. Complex […]

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