CHAPS (Care Home Advanced Practitioner) Training

What is CHAP’s Training?

This programme is aimed to equip senior staff within your care practice with clinical and management skills, it adheres to many aspects of a registered nursing course.

This current national shortage of nurses is likely to last for many year, therefore the CHAPs role is a fantastic initiative in response to the problem.

The new CHAPs role allows healthcare professionals to work alongside nursing colleagues and take on additional responsibilities, creating a solution to the national shortage of nurses experienced across the care sector.

Recent reports suggest the care sector is affected by nurse shortages, with statistics reflecting the number of nurses over the age of 55 at 33 per cent in comparison with 13 per cent across the NHS, meaning a higher proportion are nearing retirement age.

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CHAPS Training Course Summary

The programme is delivered over ten consecutive weeks, with one day face to face training day per wee.

During this time, those enrolled on the programme will complete the following;

eLearning courses (including assessment) on the following subjects:

  • Diabetes
  • Infection Control Level 3
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention
  • Risk Assessment & Management in Care Level 3
  • Venepuncture
  • Wound Care Management

Ten Classroom Days covering the following subjects:

  • Clinical Observations and National Early Warning Score (NEWS)
  • Medication Administration & Management
  • T34 Syringe Driver
  • Tissue Viability, Dressings, Wounds & Pressure Relief
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteral Administration
  • Record Keeping & Communication
  • Stoma Care
  • Oral Suctioning
  • Catheter Car
  • Basic Life Support
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Insulin Administration
  • Venepuncture& Cannulation
  • Portfolio Submission and Final Exam

Workbook Assessments covering

  • Reflective Practice
  • Further Independent Study
  • Classroom Competency
  • Workplace Competency on all Subjects

Final Theory Examination – Pass/Fail

Any person who does not complete all requirements of the portfolio prior to submission date will automatically fail the programme.

This includes not attending any of the classroom sessions but excludes workplace competencies which remain the responsibility of the employer.

Classroom Breakdown

Day 1

  • Introduction to CHAPS
  • Identifying Your Learning Styles
  • Reflective Learning
  • Basic Infection Control Procedures
  • Using Your Senses
  • Communication & Dignity

Day 2

  • Clinical Observations and National Early Warning Score (NEWS)

Day 3

  • Medication Administration & Management

Day 4

  • T34 Syringe Driver
  • Oral Suctioning

Day 5

  • Tissue Viability, Dressings, Wounds & Pressure Relief
  • Half Way Review

Day 6

  • Dysphagia
  • Enteral Administration

Day 7

  • Record Keeping & Communication
  • Stoma Care
  • Catheter Care

Day 8

  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Insulin Administration
  • Basic Life Support

Day 9

  • Venepuncture & Cannulation

Day 10

  • Portfolio Submission
  • Final Exam
  • Opportunity to Re-sit failed examination

DURATION

This course lasts 60 hours split over 10 days,

CERTIFICATION

Delegate will receive a CHAPs certificate from Caring For Care

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