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Health and Safety for Caregiving - Revised

Caregiving
Free Course
Caregivers make a valuable contribution to the health organizations they work for, and are highly valued and in demand professionals. In this free online course learn about preventing and treating falls and infections, proper food safety and nutrition, how to respond to various medical emergencies and fire safety protocols. Give your caregiving career a real boost today by studying this short course today.
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  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this course you will learn about sources of infections, how they are and are not spread, how the human body deals with infections and how to minimise them. You will learn about common bloodborne pathogens, such as Hepatitis and HIV; how to identify symptoms and implement preventative measures. The course also introduces you to a range of infectious health conditions that care workers may encounter at work. In addition, you will learn why good nutrition and hydration is so important - especially for people in care.

Also in this course, you will learn how carers must use adequate planning, in order to be able to respond to medical emergencies and to prevent them. You will study different risks, hazards and medical emergencies, as well as guidelines on what to do in the case of certain accidents. You will learn what to do when faced with various medical emergencies such as stroke, anaphylaxis, diabetic shock, seizures, heat exhaustion and fractures, as well as techniques and solutions for treating patients. Finally, in this course, you will learn how to prevent falls by clients in care settings, as well as the common reasons for falls and how to respond to and treat victims.

If you’re interested in caregiving as a future career, or if you’re a health professional seeking to improve your skills, then this clear and simple course is the one for you. Learn about preventing and treating falls and infections, proper food safety and nutrition, how to respond to various medical emergencies and fire safety protocols. With this free course, you’ll learn these vital skills in just 3 hours. So start this course today, and by the end of the week you’ll have developed an excellent new set of skills.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Define the symptoms of a range of illnesses and describe how to prevent and treat them.
  • Discuss the universal precautions that a care worker must take when working with a client.
  • Describe the importance of clients receiving sufficient nutrition and hydration.
  • Develop the ability to prepare meals for clients with special dietary requirements.
  • Recognize and prevent all forms of foodborne illnesses.
  • List the actions that should be taken in an emergency with a client.
  • Call for emergency assistance in a calm and professional manner.
  • Develop the ability to prepare meals for clients with special dietary requirements.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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