Health Short Courses
ATC Work Smart's short courses have been developed by healthcare professionals with recent hands-on industry experience, the courses align with NDIS Practice Standards. Our courses are designed to up-skill support and health care staff working in the aged care and disability sectors. Below are details of our most popular courses. Our team of experienced health professionals can also develop health courses to suit your company needs.
$95 per participant (Minimum 5 participants)
This course can also be tailored to meet the needs and requirements of your organisation
3 hours face to face training
This course will enable the participant to develop the knowledge and skills to use a person-centred approach in the care and support of individuals with dementia. The course provides an overview of the most common types of dementia and their causes. It also covers the factors relating to an individual's experience of dementia, behaviours and how to communicate effectively. It can be tailored for all sectors, from health and social care to local authorities and businesses.
Using appropriate communication techniques
Caring for someone with Dementia
Using a problem solving approach to behaviours
Activities that promote wellness
Dysphagia and Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Feeding
This course is recommended for workers in the Healthcare and Community Service industries that frequently work with people who depend on enteral feeding. Dysphagia and Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) training is designed to provide support workers with the skills and knowledge to effectively care for clients, recognise complications and take action.
The course also covers safe handling of formulas, types of equipment used, set-up, water flush, medication administration and the importance of oral hygiene.
Identify signs and symptoms of dysphagia
Recognise and take apprpriate actions for aspiration and choking
Understand the importance of oral hygiene
Understand different diet consistencies
Identify strategies to assist residents and clients with meals and drinks
This course prepares support workers to work in the community as direct care staff. The support worker will learn about the administration of Insulin and practice how to test a clients blood sugar, treat hyper and hypoglycaemia including emergency administration of glycogen.
Physical and Nutritional Care of the diabetic client
Diabetes Care Plans
Blood glucose monitoring and recording
Diabetic First Aid
Seizure Management (including CPR)
This course has been designed to give the Support Worker a greater understanding of seizures, including potential triggers, how seizures affect an individual, and how to support and manage those with the condition, including the administration of emergency medication. This course includes CPR training as it it vital that support workers administering Midazolam can perform effective rescusitation.
Types of Seizure, causes and triggers
How does medication regulate and treat this condition
What should support workers monitor and be aware of
When to ring for an ambulance
Administration of Midazolam
HLTAID009 Provide CPR is included in this course.
This course has been designed to give Support Workers the confidence to perform personal care tasks such as bathing/showering, toileting, perineal care, oral hygience and grooming. The course teaches support workers to apply professional ethics when assisting and supporting an individual with personal care, why client participation in self-care is important and how to identify changes in the clients health status. This course is particularly useful for carers and domestic assistants who's roles have developed into providing hands-on care.
Understanding the support workers role
Providing personal care and its impact on clients
Applying professional ethics when providing personal care
Recognising and reporting changes in health status
Performing practical care tasks
Urinary and Bowel Care
This course gives Support Workers the confidence to care for clients with continence issues. The course provides an overview of the urinary and bowel systems, urinary tract infections, health effects, quality of life and ways of managing incontinence.
The training covers different types of catheters, hygiene, infection control, urine specimen collection, performing a urine dipstick test, attaching and emptying a stoma bag and nutritional health.
Urinary Tract Infections
Performing a Dipstick Test
Functions and structures of the urinary and digestive system
Good habits for urinary bowel health
Catheters pro's and cons
Bowel dysfunction and management
Pressure Injury and Wound Care
This course has been designed to give Support Workers the confidence to care for frail, aged and disabled clients that are at risk of developing pressure injuries. The course teaches support workers to identify the areas most at risk of pressure injuries, ways of preventing and treating pressure injuries including performing a skin integrity assessement.
What is a pressure injury?
Areas most at risk of pressure injuries
Stages of pressure sores
Factors that increase the risk
Pressure area care and prevention
Wound care plan