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Thinking of a career in elderly care? Here’s what you should know

There’s no doubt about it, the UK has an ageing population. In Britain, there are more than 15m individuals over the age of 60, so it’s no surprise there’s an ever-growing demand for quality elderly care. If you’re interested in providing care for the elderly, the good news is that you’ll rarely struggle to find […]

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About PEG feeding training in the health care sector

What is a PEG tube? A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feed tube consists of a narrow, flexible tube which is inserted through the skin and directly into the stomach. PEG feeding allows direct administration of foods, medicines and fluids into the user’s stomach and is much more comfortable than tube feeding via the nose (nasogastric feeding). […]

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What you need to know about leg ulcers

It’s important that you continually update and learn new skills during your working practice as a nurse or health care assistant. Ongoing training is not only important for CPD needs, but it’s also beneficial for the welfare of your patients. One vital part of training for all health care staff is that of tissue viability […]

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When should care staff refresh their training?

Ensuring that your staff members are fully trained is an essential part of any caregiving service. While this should include any new starts within your organisation, it is vitally important to know when to conduct refresher training for long-serving employees or seek it out yourself. So, here are some tips to help you understand when […]

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The importance of autism awareness training at your healthcare practice

With active organisations such as the National Autistic Society working to break down barriers, and campaigns like World Autism Awareness Week seeking to provide information about the condition, the world has become much more willing to adapt to the needs and unique perspectives of autistic individuals. This kind of flexibility has never been more relevant […]

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Healthcare retention and recruitment: challenges and tips

Recruitment is a key concern for the NHS and private practices today. This is because our ageing population is putting added pressure on the industry, as there are more people to look after for longer periods of time. As such, it’s important for NHS organisations as well as private establishments to have the right recruitment […]

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The importance of continuous medical training for elderly care practitioners

Although elderly care homes are not treated as health institutions, most of the people in these homes need special medical care. While it is paramount to create a home-like environment, it is also important to understand the medical needs of the elderly. The duty of every health care practitioner is to ensure that the patient […]

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Dignity in care, and why it matters

Care workers provide high-quality support to many people so that they can live fulfilled lives. Specific knowledge and skills, of course, are needed to carry out this work, and at the heart of it is a commitment to ensure the dignity of those that they care for, and work with. What is dignity in care? […]

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Conflict management and the aggression continuum

The challenges that face healthcare professionals are numerous and constant. Time and available resources are far too often extremely limited, adding further pressure to an already high-pressure profession. This type of environment, where all workers are under considerable stress, can easily lead to a rise in tension and anxiety. If these issues are not resolved […]

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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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