This day is developed for nurses who wish to have an insight as to the adolescent’s development and the key issues around, body image, developing sexuality, the use of contraception, sexually transmitted infection, teenage pregnancy and abortion.
This introductory course will support nurses and healthcare assistants in understanding swallowing difficulties. The hands on workshop will also highlight common approaches to managing swallowing difficulties, both in acute and community settings. This course is tailored to healthcare staff working in elderly care or neurology specialties.
These two days have been developed for staff who has started in primary care and who are required to give care to women in relation to pill checks and depo injections and who have not had training before. It will also give an overview of all methods so staff can give information, so women have understanding to enable them to give consent about the method chosen.
The day covers all methods of contraception and introduces sexual health screening in practice.
This 2 day course is also useful for anyone who has completed their contraception/ sexual course in the past and who have not practiced in this field for a while and want a full update.
Contraceptive (Family Planning) and Sexual Health Update Days are suitable for nurses and other health professionals working in women's health, family planning, contraception or sexual health. They provide updates on timely and topical issues in the field.
This course will cover basic statistical principles such as distribution curves, probability, and research design. It is aimed at people who want a gentle introduction or refresher to the world of stats so that they can apply these better in their workplace or understanding academic papers and presentations more fully. The course will be workshop based and customised according to the participants.
Contraception training for health care assistants.
This unit is for nurses involved in advising patients on contraceptive methods. Covering: different methods of contraception and their advantages and disadvantages, How to confidently advise on contraceptive options in individual clinical cases, How to explain to patients how each contraceptive method should be used, The ethical and legal aspects of contraceptives and their prescription in various scenarios.
Cervical Screening Programmes, Annual Reviews and the outcomes of taking smears. What is normal and what do we need to know when taking a cervical sample? HPV testing and the impact on cytology.
This course has been designed to meet the needs of nurses requiring an introduction to ear care in addition to nurses requring an update. The course is available as follows:
Ear Care - Foundations for Practice (CS6034a)
An overview of the anatomy and physiology of the ear. The correct method to perform ear examination using an otoscope. Client assessment and integration of the national ear care guidelines. Practical sessions will include ear examination using otoscopes and the use of a recommended ear irrigator.
Ear Care - Updates for Nurses (CS6034b)
Revision of the anatomy and physiology of the ear. Review of client assessment and common presenting conditions including infection and cerumen impaction. Best practice update, including NICE and national ear care guidelines. Review of the correct method to perform ear examination using an otoscope, undertake ear irrigation, and perform aural toilet. Practical sessions will include ear examination using otoscopes and the use of a recommended ear irrigator.
This one day course is for practitioners who wish to review their knowledge and skills in wound healing, wound assessment and wound management for acute wounds.
The day is structured around primary care requirements such as QOF and enhanced services, including an overview of patients that primary care nurses would see in practice and an update on heart failure, hypercholesterolemia and prevention of heart disease.
This one-day immunisation course will cover the following crucial areas:
This half-day workshop provides practitioners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to safely insert peripheral vascular access devices (a cannula). The theoretical underpinning includes: awareness of professional conduct and accountability in the context of this skill, site selection, cannula gauge selection, potential complications during insertion, and care of the indwelling device. After the theoretical overview, students will be provided with a demonstration of the skill before having the opportunity to practice under direct supervision, on an appropriate training manikin. Following successful completion of this workshop students should undergo a period of supervised practice, by clinicians trained and experienced in this procedure, according to their own employers’ local policy.
The course aims to prepare practitioners for safe and effective administration of medications/fluids via the intravenous route. Principles in the care of both peripheral and central vascular access devices are explored. The theoretical component of the study-day focuses on: basic pharmacology of the IV route; the indications for IV therapy; a review of relevant drug calculations; care of both peripheral and central vascular access devices; principles of aseptic non-touch technique in IV practice; and potential complications of IV therapy. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice re-constitution of drug for IV administration and the preparation of both a bolus and an intermittent infusion.
This flexible study day has been designed to meet the needs of registered practitioners who work in clinical settings where continuous cardiac monitoring is performed and/or 12-lead ECG interpretation skills are required.
This study day will ensure that you are up to date in understanding the assessment and management of patients with minor injuries and ailments in primary care. It will enhance the care you are able to deliver by ensuring your skills and knowledge is maintained, developed and up to date.
It will enable further clinical skills progression and allow you to move on to other programmes of education if desired. You will receive a certificate of attendance from City, University of London.
This one day course is intended to be an update in minor injuries and ailments for school nurses. It covers the following:
This flexible study day has been designed to meet the needs of registered practitioners who work in clinical settings where continuous cardiac monitoring is performed.
This stand-alone study day is for qualified nurses and is designed to enable practitioners to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform male urethral catheterisation & catheter-management. The workshop allows candidates the opportunity to practice on anatomical models, but it does not include an assessment of competence. The practitioner will require a period of supervised practice and formal assessment of competence in his/her own clinical work setting.
This course will use a number of different activities to explore our reactions to organisational change, and will enable managers to identify factors that help and hinder the change process as well as examine practical steps that line managers can take to facilitate change, manage staff morale and expectations.
This one day course will cover the following areas:
This one day course is designed to train neonatal health professionals in the practical and theoretical principles of Neonatal IV Cannulation & Blood Sampling.
This course is Level 1, Core Foundation training for professionals working with children with Selective Mutism in nurseries or schools.
This study day will ensure that you are up to date in the principles of tissue viability, and the principles of assessment and management of acute and chronic wounds. It will enhance the care you are able to deliver by ensuring your skills and knowledge is maintained, developed and up to date.
This two day course will improve your knowledge of common respiratory disorders and some understanding of spirometry. It will cover:
This study day will cover issues such as PCOS, HPV, FGM, Menopause, STI's and Contraception for nurses.