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February 28, 2011

Practical Home Care Skills Course - Begins Apr 4th

Practical Home Care Skills is a 4-day course beginning April 4th - Cost €220 per person.

Fetac Level 5 component certificate.  Can be used as one of the 8 modules required to attain a Fetac Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support.

Course Code:  N22940

Who is this course for? 

Any persons currently or intending to provide care to persons in their own home including family carers, home helps, respite workers, and people wishing to pursue a career in healthcare

Course Overview

  • Communications and Listening Skills
  • Safe Caring
  • Practical Care Skills
  • Carer Support

Duration: 4 Days (9:30am – 4:30pm)

Course Fees: €220pp

Next Course: Kilcullen, County Kildare (Just outside Naas)

Dates: Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th, Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th April 2011

Contact: Joanne Woodlock, FRS Training, 0505-31583



Unit 1 Communication and Listening Skills

Learners should be able to:

10.1.1 Understand how people communicate e.g. verbal and non-verbal communication

10.1.2 Outline the key skills necessary for effective communication by practicing these in a learning environment for e.g. retrieving information, using gestures and relating information to different client groups

10.1.3 Demonstrate active listening skills by practicing simulated situations to ensure that learners have a full understanding of how to communicate verbally and non- verbally

10.1.4 Explain that there are different ways in which communication can be difficult for different client groups. These difficulties include physical and mental impairments and also include challenges from an environment and/or family situations where people are being cared for

10.1.5 Identify aids to communication in a care setting

10.1.6 Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with the Person being cared for, their family and the multi-disciplinary team caring for the person and their family

10.1.7 Discuss possible ways of handling minor complaints, preventing and reporting accidents to the relevant person in their working environment whether verbally or in writing

Unit 2 Safe Caring

Learners should be able to:

10.2.1 Identify the different ways that a Carer's personal standard of Hygiene assists in the prevention of infection

10.2.2 Understand how infection can be transmitted in a care environment

10.2.3 Outline how to prevent cross- infection. This prevention includes the correct and appropriate use of cleaning procedures and the use Of protective equipment

10.2.4 Explain how food should be stored hygienically, safely and free From hazards

10.2.5 Recognise the importance of fire prevention, accident prevention And to learn the different ways that fire and accidents are prevented In the home and caring environment

Unit 3 Practical Care Skills

Learners should be able to:

10.3.1 Understand the importance of dignity, privacy and confidentiality in providing care to vulnerable people

10.3.2 Respect the right of the person being cared for to autonomy, Independence and choice

10.3.3 Discuss the normal ageing process and the limitations of age related Conditions

10.3.4 Explain how to provide support with nutrition and feeding of the Person being cared for

10.3.5 Recognise the importance of a well-balanced diet for people who Need care

10.3.6 Discuss how important it is to assist the person being cared for in Maintaining personal hygiene routines in the care of hair, teeth and Personal grooming, bathing and dressing

10.3.7 Outline how to manage the personal hygiene routines for Elimination and continence for a person in their care

10.3.8 Outline how to manage moving a person safely who has limited Mobility with proper moving and handling techniques

10.3.9 Identify how to make a bed which is occupied and unoccupied with The use of the particular aids for the process

10.3.10 Explain how pressure areas occur and know what measures to put in place to prevent them

Unit 4 Carer Support

Learners should be able to:

10.4.1 Outline practical and financial supports available to Carers

10.4.2 Recognise the demands of caring on Carers

10.4.3 Identify practical ways of coping with the stress involved in Providing care to vulnerable people