Diploma in Caregiving

This course focuses on the practical, legal and ethical issues you face while providing care to the sick and elderly. We help you develop the skills required to become an effective caregiver, which involves assisting loved ones and clients with meals, personal care, transportation and other physical and emotional needs. We explain how to deal with dementia while managing the impact of age, disease and injury to bring comfort to those in need.

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Course Type:
Online Course
Course Level:
Basic


Learning Objectives

  • Outline the fundamental roles and responsibilities of a care worker
  • Describe the various legal issues that a caregiver must consider when working with a client
  • Describe how to identify, treat and prevent the spread of a range of medical conditions
  • Identify the correct actions to take in the event of various medical emergencies

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Who is this Course for

Skills Covered in this Course

#Caregiving, #Dementia, #Care Worker Apprenticeships, #Alzheimer’s

Structure of the Course

This Free Online Course Includes:
  • 6-10 Hours of Learning
  • CPD Accreditation
  • Final Assessment

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Agenda

MODULE 1: The Fundamentals of Caregiving

4 units of interactive presentations: Roles and Responsibilities of Carers; Legal and Ethical Issues in Caregiving; Communications and the Caregiving Process; Communicating with Individuals with Disabilities. This module includes learning outcomes and lesson summary topics.

MODULE 2: Fundamental Skills in Caregiving

3 units of interactive presentations: Stress Management and Organizational Skills; Observing, Reporting and Documenting; Cultural Differences and Caregiving. This module includes learning outcomes and lesson summary topics.

MODULE 3: Infections, Nutrition & Food Safety

Four units of interactive presentations: Fighting Infection; Common Conditions: TB, Lice and Scabies; Nutrition and Hydration; Food Safety. This module includes learning outcomes and lesson summary topics.

MODULE 4: Emergencies, Falls & Fire Safety

3 units of interactive presentations: Planning for Emergencies; Medical Emergencies; Falls and Fire Safety. This module includes learning outcomes and lesson summary topics.

MODULE 5: Diploma in Caregiving - First Assessment

This assessment will test your knowledge of the following modules from the Diploma in Caregiving course: Module 1: The Fundamentals of Caregiving; Module 2: Fundamental Skills in Caregiving; Module 3: Infections, Nutrition & Food Safety; Module 4: Emergencies, Falls & Fire Safety. You can repeat this assessment in order to pass it.

MODULE 6: Understanding Dementia

4 units of interactive presentations: What is Dementia?; Defining Alzheimer's Disease; The Philosophy of Dementia Care; Working With Patients’ Families. This module includes learning outcomes and lesson summary topics.

MODULE 7: Working with Clients with Dementia

3 units of interactive presentations: Communicating with Clients with Dementia; Behavior Traits of Clients with Dementia; Planning Activities for Clients with Dementia. This module includes learning outcomes and lesson summary topics.

MODULE 8: How Ageing Effects the Body

4 units of interactive presentations: Human Body (Heart, Lungs, Brain and Nervous System); Human Body (Skin and Bones); Human Body (Stomach, Intestines, Kidneys and Bladder); Human Body (Immune System, Diabetes and Senses). This module includes learning outcomes and lesson summary topics.

MODULE 9: Traumatic Injuries & Preparing for Death

4 units of interactive presentations: Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis; Traumatic Brain Injuries and Strokes; Emotional Impact of Disease and Traumatic Injuries; Preparing for Death. This module includes learning outcomes and lesson summary topics.

MODULE 10: Diploma in Caregiving - Second Assessment

This assessment will test your knowledge of the following modules from the Diploma in Caregiving course: Module 6: Understanding Dementia; Module 7: Working with Clients with Dementia; Module 8: How Aging Affects the Body; Module 9: Traumatic Injuries & Preparing for Death. You can repeat this assessment in order to pass it.

MODULE 11: Course assessment

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