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Patient and Nurse

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.

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3 hour 
short courses

$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

Dementia Awareness

Dementia Awareness

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.

Topics include:

Understanding Dementia

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

Dysphagia and PEG

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.

Topics include:

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

Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes Awareness

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.

Topics include:

Understanding Diabetes

Physical and Nutritional Care of the diabetic client

Diabetes Medications

Diabetes Care Plans

Blood glucose monitoring and recording

Diabetic First Aid

Seizure Management (including CPR)

Seizure Management

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.

Topics include:

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.

Personal care

Pesonal Care

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.

Topics include:

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

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.

Topics include:

Urinary Tract Infections

Performing a Dipstick Test

Functions and structures of the urinary and digestive system

Good habits for urinary bowel health

Managing incontinence

Catheters pro's and cons

Bowel dysfunction and management

Observation Emergencies

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.

Pressure injuires

Topics include:

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

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