CHAPS Training

What is CHAP’s Training?

This CHAPs (care home assistant practitioner) training 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.

The current national shortage of nurses is likely to last for a number of years, 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.

Nat, CHAPs Delegate “I found the course actually fun which made the learning easier to do, despite hiccups due to covid. It was brilliant to learn new skills and how to better ourselves in our roles. I’ve found I can now help the nurses more, taking some of the load off them and working alongside them to ensure smooth running and care for our service users”

Hannah, CHAPs Delegate – “I found the course very interesting and not boring like some. What I learned I feel has made me able to support the nurses a lot more confidently knowing that my training was only done recently it’s all very fresh info. Also, being able to take some of their jobs to do myself eg blood taking has been good .”

Nicola, Registered Manager – “We have upskilled our team and bridge the gap between our nurses and care staff. Allowing them to support and assist the nurses. The care team really enjoyed the course and it has added value to our team. We chose Caring For Care because of their great service and they took the stress out of the issues COVID raised, by adapting the way the course was delivered where needed.”

A fantastic program that has helped us bridge the gap between our carers and nurses.

CHAPS Training Course Summary

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

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 Care
  • 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.

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Classroom Breakdown

The CHAPs Training program is delivered over a 10 week period.

Below is the breakdown of what is covered on each day.

Day 1

  • Introduction to CHAPS Training
  • 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

Delegates will receive a CHAPs certificate from Caring For Care

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