Delivering & Promoting Personal Care
Duration 1 day
The course aims to introduce delegates to Delivering and Promoting Personal Care and focuses on giving frontline care staff the knowledge and skills required to give support with personal hygiene and personal appearance. The course also focuses on the principles of care and how to actively involve the client with their own personal and intimate care.
- The legal responsibilities of the Carer and the awareness of general Health & Safety
- Employees' responsibilities, incident and accident reporting
- Effective communication for carers including barriers to communication
- The importance of giving personal care in a sensitive and dignified manner whilst upholding confidentiality
- The importance of actively involving and giving choice to all service users in their everyday personal care, promoting self-care and independence
- How to provide baths, showers according to the individual's unique needs
- How to provide mouth care, denture care, hair care, foot and nail care according to the individual's unique needs
- Knowing the importance of recording and reporting
- Why Policies and Procedures have to be followed
- The absolute need to respect confidentiality at all times
- The need for staff to immediately report any change or concern to their manager
Methods of Delivery
The trainer uses a variety of PowerPoint presentation, flipchart work, discussion and group work to ensure that all course objectives are met, while providing a safe, open forum for delegates to exchange views and best practices, in line with the appropriate company policy. There will be practical elements within the course.
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- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
By the end of the day the delegates will understand
- What is meant by Support with Personal Care
- The importance of empowering individuals to make choices regarding their personal care
- The importance of sensitivity, dignity and respect when supporting people with personal care
- The possible effects of not involving individuals in decisions about their personal care
- How background, culture and personal beliefs affect feelings and ideas about personal care
- How other cultures can differ in their approach to personal care
- The social functions of hygiene and personal appearance
Frontline care workers or care support staff.
As this is a basic level course, no prior knowledge in Personal Care is required.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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