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Specialist Training

ABI Training

The training is delivered by experienced therapists who have many years’ experience of brain injury rehabilitation and is derived from current best practice in the subject. The complex information is translated into functional and practical information that people can apply in their everyday practice. Areas covered include the anatomy and physiology of the brain, the effects of an acquired brain injury, the care pathway clients experience in the early stages with explanation of investigations, professionals involved and terms used. We discuss the physical, cognitive and psycho-social effects of brain injury and how these impact individuals and their families. We use a client focused approach and tailor the information to specific client needs.

Medication Administration Training

A Chance for Life Ltd currently delivers bespoke medication administration training for its support workers in order to enhance their knowledge and skills in administering medicines. A course such as this is mandatory for all support workers who administer medicines to clients as part of their role. The training is delivered by our most experienced Case Manager, a Registered General Nurse with many years of experience in administering medicines, and is derived from current best practice in the subject. Support workers face particular challenges when administering medicines in a client’s home and discussion is promoted to allow sharing of experiences and concerns as well as learning.

The following objectives are currently covered as part of the training:

• What medication is and why people take it
• The legal aspects of medication
• Different types of medication, how they work and common side effects
• Patient Information Leaflet and Pharmacist’s Labels
• Medication you are allowed to administer
• Principles of Safe Administration and completing a MAR sheet
• How to safely store and dispose of medication
• What to do if you make a drug error

A certificate of attendance is provided to those who attend the training as well as the opportunity to provide detailed feedback about the day. All training is conveyed through the use of a PowerPoint presentation in a group setting and hand-outs are provided. 

Mental Capacity Training

To give participants the knowledge, skills and attitudes to acknowledge The Mental Capacity Act (2005) in a care environment.

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

• Define what mental capacity is
• Give an overview of The Mental Capacity Act (2005)
• List the 5 principles
• Explain who the Mental Capacity Act (2005) impacts
• Outline the capacity assessment process
• Describe the role of IMCA

The information is delivered in a group setting to promote discussion using a PowerPoint presentation, with encouragement to take notes for personal reference and complete a feedback form. The basic package takes 5 hours and attendants will receive lunch and a pack with hand-outs and an attendance certificate.