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Health and Safety for Caregiving

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The free online course Health and Safety for Caregiving is designed to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to keep both yourself and your clients safe while you perform your duties as a caregiver. A client may suffer a serious fall, seizure or even a diabetic emergency and carers need to be able to deal with any emergencies that they encounter in a calm manner. This course will help you develop the skills necessary to deal with a range of medical and physical emergencies, allowing you to provide care to your client with greater peace of mind. The course begins by introducing you to a variety of medical conditions that carers may encounter when working with clients. You will learn how to identify their symptoms, prevent their spread and, if necessary, treat them. You will then study the role that nutrition and hydration play in keeping your clients healthy. You will learn how to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for a wide range of diets including diabetic, celiac and lactose intolerant. You will also develop an ability to prevent foodborne illness by preparing meals in a safe environment. The course then continues to examine a further range of emergencies that you may encounter when working with a client. You will learn how to identify a range of medical emergencies including anaphylactic shock, diabetic attacks and strokes. You will then examine the correct actions to be taken and how to protect your client in each case. You will then examine other risks, including falls and fire safety. You will learn how to treat your client in the event of a fall and prevent or extinguish a fire should one occur when you are with a client. The course will be of great interest to all professionals working in the caregiving profession, who wish to ensure that their skills are kept to the highest standard possible. This free course will also be of great interest to any learner considering pursuing a career in the caregiving industry.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Describe how to identify, treat and prevent the spread of a range of medical conditions;
    - Describe the components of a nutritious diet and discuss the importance of hydration;
    - Describe how to prepare meals for a wide range of diets in a sanitized manner;
    - Discuss the correct actions to be taken in the event of a range of medical emergencies;
    - Describe how to deal with a range of emergency situations including falls and fires.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 3 )
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR CAREGIVING
  • Module 1: Identifying and Treating Infections
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Fighting Infection
    • Common Conditions: TB, Lice and Scabies
    • Nutrition and Hydration
    • Food Safety
    • Module Summary
  • Module 2: Preparing for and Dealing with Emergencies
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Planning for Emergencies
    • Medical Emergencies
    • Falls and Fire Safety
    • Module Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 3: Health and Safety for Caregiving Assessment
    • Health and Safety for Caregiving ? Assessment
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 1: Identifying and Treating Infections
Learn more about identifying and treating infections such as tuberculosis (TB), lice and scabies, and the importance of providing nutrition and hydration to your clients.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 2: Preparing for and Dealing with Emergencies
Learn how to prepare for and deal with a range of emergencies such as dealing with falls and fire safety, and how to protect both the carer and the client.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 3: Health and Safety for Caregiving Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours

  • Publisher

    Advance Learning Academy

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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