FAST Healthcare

ELDERLY CARE

FAST Healthcare
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Typology Short course
Level Intermediate
Methodology Online
Class hours 2h
Duration Flexible
Online campus Yes
  • Short course
  • Intermediate
  • Online
  • 2h
  • Duration:
    Flexible
  • Online campus
Description

Appreciate the context in which single assessment has been developed, with emphasis on the National Service Framework for Older People Understand what is meant by the single assessment process Appreciate the cultural and organisational changes that successful implementation of single assessment requires Gain knowledge of the four types of assessment and their usage Examine the use of the assessment documentation Explain care co-ordination arrangements.
Suitable for: All those caring for older people and ensuring that different agencies work together and co-operatively, employing good communication skills with the service users and fellow professionals and family. Nurses, community care, social workers, social care and all those involved in the care of older people will derive valuable information from this course.

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Access to a PC / internet

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What you'll learn on the course

Understading needs of elderly
Elderly home care
Elderly-people support assistant

Teachers and trainers (1)

Jane Taylor PhD, RN, RHV, BSc (Hons), Dip Nursing (Lond
Jane Taylor PhD, RN, RHV, BSc (Hons), Dip Nursing (Lond
+ Glenda KING Nursing Team Leader

Mini Biography The original Subject Matter Expert was Dr Jayne Taylor PhD, RN, RHV, BSc (Hons), Dip Nursing (Lond), Cert Ed., RNT, MBA. who was part of the Education Strategy group developing the training for the roll-out of Single Assessment in Hertfordshire. She has written and contributed to fifteen books in the field of health and research and has been an active researcher for a number of years. Currently the Subject Matter Advisor is Glenda King, with long experience as District Nurse, working as a Community Nursing Team Leader in Stevenage. Having completed a recent 6-month secondment as a Clinical Governance Facilitator, Glenda worked on Privacy and Dignity with Essence of Care. She has now returned as Clinical Leader with Community Nurses in Hertfordshire.

Course programme

Care of the Older People – The Single Assessment Process

Enabling personnel to understand their responsibilities for safeguarding the welfare of the elderly
How this course can help you: With a background of reports of abuse, neglect and malnutrition,
and with “Age Concern” estimating 500,000 older people being subjected to abuse at any one time, mostly in healthcare settings this is an important topic (Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Report, 2007). This interactive e-learning course is designed to enable personnel from a range of organisations to understand their responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of older people.

This course will enable you to understand the single assessment process and its application in Health and Social Care, according to the standards set out in the National Service Framework for Older People. The course is work-based and very flexible, accessed via the Web, with a book-marking facility allowing users to work through the courses at their own pace, breaking-off when and where they wish. Completion of the course is recognised with a Certificate - valuable for annual appraisals and/or CPD.

Course content

Single assessment process – the context

The single assessment process

Care pathways

An outcome-centred approach

The vision and shared values*

Care co-ordination arrangements*

Protocols on information sharing* (*To be adapted to incorporate organisation-specific information).
The legal position

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Appreciate the context in which single assessment has been developed, with emphasis on the National Service Framework for Older People

Understand what is meant by the single assessment process

Appreciate the cultural and organisational changes that successful

implementation of single assessment requires

Gain knowledge of the four types of assessment and their usage

Examine the use of the assessment documentation

Explain care co-ordination arrangements.

Benefits of the Course

This course will benefit the organisation by having trained health and social care professionals who have a deeper understanding of the Single Assessment Process. The course provides all the background information required by professionals and can be used as a prerequisite for joint interactive learning events that focus on single assessment documentation. Users who successfully complete the e-learning course will have gained skills in understanding assessment types, the domains to consider within assessment and how to overcome some of the challenges inherent in single assessment. Health and social care professionals will be aware of best practice and be able to make recommendations for improving practice within the organisation. Not only serving as an invaluable tool for blended learning strategies, the e-learning approach is especially suitable for service groups who may have difficulties releasing staff to attend training sessions, or where local capacity to deliver sessions is not sufficient.

Additional information

Important training for all who are involved in care of older people, recognising the importance of sharing information with other professionals and agencies and treating older people with respect .

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