Project Description

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge skill and competence to provide holistic care for older people in a variety of care settings working under the direction and supervision of nursing and or midwifery staff.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss a range of work practices in the provision of individualised holistic care for clients to include knowledge of the factors influencing the activities of living
  • Analyse the activities of living to include the five main concepts of the model of living and the role of a healthcare assistant in utilising the activities of living
  • Summarise the principles of maintaining a safe and hygienic environment to include knowledge of infection, accident , fire and problems with sensory deprivation
  • Implement a range of tasks carried out when caring for a patient in a safe environment to include effective communication skills
  • Employ the skills of a healthcare assistant in providing care for patients to include an awareness of the importance of nutrition, elimination, fluid balance, weight reporting and correct technique for catheter bag use
  • Practise skills involved in pressure area care, personal hygiene, foot care, patient temperature, mobilization and urinalysis
  • Demonstrate competence in a range of care techniques to include observations, manual and electronic counting, recording and reporting of pulse rate, breathing habit and blood pressure
  • Work independently and as part of a healthcare team to respond appropriately to the needs of a client in a care setting.

Preferred Entry Level: Relevant work/life experiences, QQI level 4 equivalent or Leaving Certificate.

Preferred Entry Level: Relevant work/life experiences, QQI level 4 equivalent or Leaving Certificate.

Garda Vetting is required for this course.

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