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Funded training

Funded training by the Eastern Care Services Team, Oral Health Team and more! The training is available to Registered Care Homes and Care Providers in Mid Devon, East Devon and Exeter.

The Eastern Care Services Team work in Care Settings. We have specialist roles in Safeguarding and Education to support the needs of these services. The whole team aim to provide positive outcomes for residents / care service users, their families and friends. We also support staff, providers and Health Professionals involved within these settings.

Eastern Care Services Team and North Devon Care Homes Team would like to invite you to the Shield the Skin Workshop

Free to Care Homes / Domiciliary Care Agencies / Supported Living / Learning Disabilities.

To be held in Tiverton on 3rd July 09:00 to 16:30. Spaces are limited to 5 per care setting. To book please complete our booking form via this link: https://forms.office.com/e/u8dnrJdkEr

Without this completed form we will be unable to book you a place. Further details and confirmation will then follow. We would appreciate your every effort to attend once you have been accepted on to this course to prevent denying someone else a place. We hope you can join us at this workshop and learn new skills and knowledge to take back to your workplace.

In attendance will be

  • Eastern Care Services Team
  • Dermal Topical Innovation
  • Medicareplus – Derma S
  • Tenna
  • Essity
  • Oral Health Team RD&E
  • Nutrition & Hydration ND RD&E
  • Plus many more

Antimicrobial Stewardship and You

Antimicrobial Stewardship and You, Prevention of Infections. Presented by Bridget Spooner from the Infection Prevention & Control. Team RDUH. 14:00 – 16:00. To attend please complete booking form via this link.

Topics under discussion:

  • Exploration of Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • The Care of People with notable antibiotic resistance organisms
  • The Importance of careful specimen collection

Continence Management

  • This covers practical and equipment solutions to support continence. Independent Living Centre offer education sessions on this topic. Please email ilc-exeter@devon.gov.uk
  • Continence Management NEW for 2023 presented by Specialist Nurse Educators with the E.C.S.T. To attend please complete booking form via this link. Topics under discussion:
  • Understand the relevance for continence assessment
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Bladder & Bowel
  • Impact & types of Incontinence 
  • Constipation

Dementia Care

Diabetes

Introduction to Diabetes – Learning the Basics for Care Settings in Mid & East Devon and Exeter.  Presentation by the Specialist Nurse Educators with the Eastern Care Services Team. 

Developing confidence and your awareness and understanding of Diabetes. Capillary Blood Glucose Monitoring Theory only

Date of session will be on booking form or on the Events page of the PEN Website

To attend please complete the booking form via this link

Topics being discussed:

  • Complications of Diabetes
  • What is Diabetes?
  • Symptoms of Diabetes
  • Treatment for residents with Diabetes- medication and diet
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring (Capillary)
  • Hypoglycaemia and Hyperglycaemia
  • Foot Care
  • Your Role

eLearning

Devon County Council have partnered with Grey Matter Learning to provide part funded social care courses for all providers in the Devon catchment area, this is 2/3 funded. The platform allows users access to over 100 social care eLearning courses, all in one place! To sign up for an account, please contact the Grey Matter Learning team. Select contact us and will in the required details and add that you would like an account under the Devon County Council funding. A member of the Grey Matter Learning team will then be in touch with you to set up an account.

End of life Care

End of Life Care including Syringe Driver training from Hospiscare. They are a charity providing specialist care to patients and their families living with life-limiting illnesses across Exeter, Mid and East Devon. We offer a range of learning opportunities to support staff of all levels to feel confident in delivering excellent end of life care. Our specialist staff come with a wealth of clinical knowledge backed up by real life experience of caring for dying people.

We offer courses in all aspects of end of life care such as Introduction to Palliative Care, Advance Care Planning, Syringe Pump Training, Verification of Expected Death and Advanced Communication.

These courses can be tailored to suit clinical and non-clinical staff in acute, community and social care settings. External colleagues can book onto our existing training programme at Searle House in the grounds of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Wonford) or we can create bespoke courses to meet the needs of your staff and patients. For more information or to book onto a course email learning@hospiscare.co.uk

Falls Prevention Training in Care Homes

The Care Home Falls Prevention Team with Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is offering free training on Falls Prevention & Awareness for Care Homes. This training will be delivered in Exeter, East & Mid Devon and will include: –

  • How to identify a resident at risk of falling
  • What actions should be taken to reduce their risk of falling
  • If someone fell, which service is appropriate?
  • Signposting to services & useful resources
  • Safe floor retrieval
  • We will also include a Falls Resource Pack for your home

The training is designed to be delivered face-to-face (whilst adhering to strict COVID-19 infection control precautions). Follow up and support sessions will be offered as part of the training.

To find out more information or to book onto the training, please contact The Care Home Falls Prevention Team: rduh.fallspreventionteam@nhs.net

Management of Skin Tears with Tissue Viability

Management of Skin Tears with Tissue Viability hosted by the Eastern Care Services Team, 14:00 – 16:00. To attend please complete booking form.

Topics under discussion:

  • Basic Skin Anatomy
  • Skin Aging
  • Risk Factors
  • Classification of Skin Tears
  • Management of Skin Tears

Nutrition and Swallowing

  • Nutrition and Swallowing ‘Live’ Education Webinar in collaboration with the Community Dietitians and Speech and Language Therapy Team from Royal Devon University Hospital. 14:00—16:00 Hosted by the Eastern Care Services Team. To attend complete the booking form.

Topics to be discussed:

Anatomy and physiology of normal swallowingMalnutritionHydration
Tips and good practice when supporting people to eat and drink

 

Signs and symptoms of swallowing difficulties

Factors contributing to the development of pneumonia

IDDSI levels and descriptors

When and how to refer to speech and language therapy

Overview

 

Causes and consequences

Screening (‘MUST’)

Treating

Oral Nutritional Supplements

The important of Good Hydration

 

Risks of Dehydration

Who is at Risk

Signs and Symptoms

How to stay well hydrated

  • Grey Matter Learning offers Dysphagia and Choking eLearning course. Available for all social care providers across Devon, find out more how you could access the eLearning platform.

Oral Health

  • The oral health improvement team are offering Free training! We provide training to care workers responsible for the oral health of both children and adults. Training takes 1-2½ hours (bespoke to suit your needs) Tooth brushing demos provided, CPD certificates are issued upon completion, contact the team to find out more information and book your training session. Tel: 01392 405705 rduh.ohesds@nhs.net
  • Eastern Care Services Team in collaboration with Oral Health Improvement team, 14:00 – 16:15. To attend please complete booking form.

Some of the topics covered in this session are:

  • Why oral health is important
  • Toothbrushing
  • Identifying tooth decay and gum disease
  • The signs and symptoms of gum disease
  • Tooth decay and oral cancer
  • Diet
  • End of life and oral care
  • Oral care plans
  • CQC requirements and accessing dental care.

Posture Care- Including Seating and Repositioning

  • Posture Care Awareness – Presented by Kathy Gray Specialist Nurse Educator with the Eastern Care Services Team. To attend please complete the booking form.

Some of the topics covered in this session are:

  • What is Posture and why it is important
  • What are the Risks
  • What can we do to prevent body shape changes?

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Pressure Ulcer Prevention incorporating recording of Seating and Posture with the Independent Living Centre. 14:00—16:00, presentation by Specialist Nurse Educators with The Eastern Care Services Team. Presentation discussing Pressure Ulcer Prevention covering the following topics. To attend please complete booking form.

  • Structure Function – Skin
  • What is a Pressure Ulcer?
  • What are Moisture Lesions?
  • Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Moisture Lesions
  • Documentation / Reporting

Prevention & Control of Infections

  • Prevention & Control of Infections within the Care Setting, presented by Kathy Gray, Specialist Nurse Educator with the Eastern Care Services Team. To attend please complete booking form.

Some of the topics covered in this session are:

  • What are Standard Precautions including all areas of PPE
  • Prevention of Spread of Infection
  • Common Infections in Care Homes and the Community, Sepsis.

The Community Infection Management Service (CIMS) has limited capacity for bespoke sessions, but Care Homes can request the following for consideration:

  • Support to Infection Prevention links
  • Leads and to new managers regarding standards
  • Systems and On-site visits to care providers to review IP&C systems in place and to provide informal clinical facilitation to staff in hand hygiene and PPE use.

The Community Infection Management Service (Eastern) has started providing WINTER PREPAREDNESS sessions every Friday afternoon from 13.30 until 14.45 via MSTeams. The session is suitable for care home settings and contains content about acute respiratory infections, like ‘flu and COVID-19, as well as Norovirus. Infection control precautions as aspects of outbreak management are discussed in this informal session. They will run every Friday until Christmas and staff can drop in and out once they have the link; there is no limit to the number that can attend. Please e-mail the team on: rduh.infectioncontrol-eastern@nhs.net to request the Link and come and join us for a catch-up.The team are also providing the session for small groups of staff in care homes as their capacity allows, so please email them if you would like to be considered for in-person training

Prevention of Moisture Associated Skin Damage

Prevention of Moisture Associated Skin Damage hosted by Eastern Care Services Team, 14.00 to 16.00. To attend complete booking form.

Some of the topics covered in this session are:

  • The Stratum Corneum & Acid Mantle
  • Moisture Associated Skin Damage
  • Incontinence Associated Dermatitis
  • Pressure Ulcers V’s Moisture Lesions
  • SMART skin moisture alert reporting tool
  • RD&E IAD treatment protocol- choosing the right skin barrier protectant and demonstration

Quality Assurance and Improvement Team

The Quality Assurance and Improvement Team at Devon County Council offers a free support service which includes:

  • Helping you to identify the reason(s) for any non-compliance following a CQC Inspection and supporting you to develop an action plan to enable you to return to compliance
  • Helping to identify where systems and processes are not effective and where improvements can be made
  • Providing you with supportive resources, advice, guidance and information on improving quality in all aspects of your service provision
  • Supporting you to develop and implement an effective quality assurance programme that will provide long term benefits in maintaining the quality of your service
  • Prioritised referrals to leadership and management development training.

Restore2

  • RESTORE2 stands for: Recognise Early Soft-signs, Take Observations, Respond, Escalate. Training to ALL Care Providers in Exeter, Mid and East Devon. The training will be offered either virtually, via MS Teams, or face to face Contact rduh.careservices@nhs.net for more information. Interested in the training? Fill in the Pre Training Assessment.
  • RESTORE2 mini – For care professionals designed to support them recognise soft signs and escalate concerns of a deteriorating patient using SBARD. Eastern Care Services Team offer sessions either virtually, via MS Teams, or face to face. Contact rduh.careservices@nhs.net for more information. Interested in the training? Fill in the Pre Training Assessment.

Swallowing – Support with any difficulties

FREE live online training webinar Swallowing in collaboration with the Speech & Language Therapy Team  RDUH, hosted by the Eastern Care Services Team. 14:00 – 15:30, to attend please complete booking form.

Tissue Viability

  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention including Tissue Viability, presented by Kathy Gray, Specialist Nurse Educator with the Eastern Care Services Team Information from the Independent Living Centre on Seating solutions and Pressure Relief. 14:00 – 16:00. To attend please complete booking form.Some of the topics covered in this session are:
    • Structure Function – Skin
    • What is a Pressure Ulcer
    • What are Moisture Lesions
    • Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Moisture Lesions
    • Documentation / Reporting
  • Prevention of Moisture Associated Skin Damage (M.A.S.D.), in collaboration with Medicareplus Limited Hosted by the Eastern Care Services Team. 14:00 – 16:00. To attend please complete booking form.Some of the topics covered in this session are:
    • The Stratum Corneum & Acid Mantle
    • Moisture Associated Skin Damage (M.A.S.D.)
    • Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (I.A.D.)
    • Pressure Ulcers V’s Moisture Lesions
    • S.M.A.R.T. Skin Moisture Alert Reporting Tool
    • RD&E IAD Treatment Protocol—Choosing the right skin barrier protectant and demonstration

Urinary Tract Infection and Catheter Care

Urinary Tract Infection & Catheter Care, Presented by Kathy Gray, Specialist Nurse Educator with the Eastern Care Services Team. 14:00 – 16:00. To attend please complete booking form.

Some of the topics covered in this session are:

  • What is a UTI
  • What are the causes of a UTI
  • How is a UTI managed
  • Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (C.A.U.T.I.)
  • What are the risks associated with C.A.U.T.I
  • Catheter Care / Care Planning.

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