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The Importance of PMVA Training in a Health and Social Care Setting

Improving safety and care in health and social settings is really important. One key part of this is PMVA training. This article tells you why PMVA training is essential for healthcare workers, including the laws and steps involved. PMVA means Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression. It’s training that helps healthcare workers stop and

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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults: Advocating for Their Protection

One in every five adults experience abuse, neglect, and harm in their lifetime in the UK according to Domestic Abuse Statistics UK. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable adults is a cornerstone of a compassionate, ethical society. However, abuse, exploitation and neglect of at-risk groups still persists. Effective safeguarding is essential to protect the

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Moving and Handling Techniques: Essential Safer Handling of People

Moving and handling technique refers to the correct and safe way of lifting, carrying, and supporting individuals to prevent injury for both the caregiver and the person being moved. Moving and handling safety is one of the most important skills for people working in the health and social care sector. It’s something that carers will

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Exploring Confined Spaces: Understanding Hazards and Safety Measures

Are you aware of the dangers that lurk in confined spaces? It’s important to know that these areas can be extremely risky for those who enter them. Surprising statistics show that every year, a significant number of accidents and even deaths occur in these confined environments. It’s shocking to think that a lack of awareness

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Taking care: looking after yourself matters too

Taking care; looking after yourself matters too. Today we look at healthcare worker self-care strategies. 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

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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. This is what dignity in care is all about, improving lives. It starts with carefully studying and noticing what is in the individual’s care plan. Individuals in care home are different and as such reviewing their care plan and following

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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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A guide to NMC Revalidation: everything you need to know

What is NMC Revalidation? Nursing and Midwifery Council Revalidation, NMC is a process that all nurses and midwives based in the UK have to do if they wish to still work in the UK and want to stay registered with the Nursery and Midwife Council (NMC). So you can continue to grow and develop in

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Asbestos Awareness Course: Essential Knowledge for a Safe Environment

Unseen and silent, lurking within our surroundings, lies a hidden danger that demands our attention. Asbestos, a once widely used material known for its fire-resistant properties, now reveals its sinister side. That’s where asbestos awareness courses step in, shedding light on this hazardous substance and providing us with the knowledge and tools to navigate its

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Gaining healthcare and nursing competencies

As healthcare professionals, it’s essential to continuously improve our skills and knowledge to provide the best possible care to our patients.

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NMC Standards for Medicines Management: Ensuring Safe and Effective Patient Care

The management of medicines is a crucial aspect of healthcare delivery, as it directly impacts patient safety and the effectiveness of treatments. Nurses, as key members of the healthcare team, play a vital role in the administration, monitoring, and documentation of medication. To ensure high standards of care, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has

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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. Therefore, 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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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 care 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 care employees or seek it out yourself. So, here are some tips to help you

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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 aging 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 organizations 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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Conflict management and the aggression continuum

The challenges that face healthcare professionals are numerous and constant, and conflict management is one of them. 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

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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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The importance of Moving and Handling training

Each person’s care needs are unique to that individual and can be as different as a person’s personality, with requirements differing even between two people with the same condition. This is where the importance of moving and handling training in care comes in when handling people and objects. Some patients require assistance with even the

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The importance of medical competency for healthcare workers

Medical competency is a complicated word with many meanings in different settings. Any care-based environment in the world of healthcare must train its staff. This training should focus on competently applying and using medical techniques, as well as highly specific medical skills. To avoid dangers, continuous learning, and development are essential for healthcare workers to

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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. Completing a course can provide healthcare staff

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Why dementia awareness training is important in health and social care

With approximately 850,000 individuals grappling with dementia in the UK, the importance of dementia awareness training for care workers and professionals in health and social care cannot be overstated, as well as friends and families cannot be overstated. As life expectancies rise, equipping oneself with the necessary skills to support those living with dementia becomes

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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. The patient’s size may sometimes be larger than the carer, making it difficult to move them. Immobility of limbs can further add to the challenge of moving the patient. With the right training and practice, a carer

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