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Training Hub – articles for training

Posted: September 8th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

We are shortly retiring all content from this section of the site. A new section Training Hub is now available.  All relevant content is being moved here and will have the latest up to date articles regarding training programmes and platforms tha Tutorcare offers.  Comments have now been disabled in this blog but are available from the Training Hub. New articles in the tutorcare training hub include;   Abuse: Vulnerable adults and common signs Personal skills – what do health… Read more »

Child Care – What to do if a baby is choking

Posted: June 17th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Like adults, children and babies also are at risk from choking. A choking baby is every parent’s biggest fear but it is also a serious risk to those that work in child care.  At TutorCare we offer courses covering a wide range of First Aid topics including Basic Paediatric First Aid Training that includes training on how to deal with a child choking. Depending upon the childs age there are two different approaches to choking. The following is a guide… Read more »

Role of Health and Social Care Workers

Posted: February 13th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon 2

Social care is a term used for help that is provided in terms of physical and emotional support. The main aim is to help people live their lives in a happy and healthy manner despite their disabilities; either physical or emotional. Life is unpredictable and people can have the need for such support at any point. Health and social care is required to maintain people’s independence, control, and dignity. Working in Social Care A job in the social care sector… Read more »

How to tell if someone is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted: December 29th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 2

As people get older they often forget things.  Day to day occurrences like forgetting names, appointments or how to use the microwave are common place as we age. Adults in the developed world are today, living much longer than they were 40 years ago.  As a result, an increase in brain cell death has been found in those over 50.  Like all types of dementia, Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory or reasoning skills. … Read more »

The Benefits Of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

Posted: December 26th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Nonviolence crisis intervention is an important aspect of every business. Most businesses rely on the day to day interaction between humans from all walks of life. While it is never good to start a conflict, preparing your team to learn how to stop crisis through peaceful means will do your business a lot of good.   At TutorCare we specialise in training and certifying individuals for a number of care related courses.  One of these is in the area of nonviolent means… Read more »

Why is confidentiality so important in health and social care?

Posted: November 20th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 3

The issue of confidentiality is massively important in the field of health and social care. However, it is often seen as quite complex, which can lead to misapplication and misunderstanding. This is why each and every person working within the sector is recommended to take a care training course which focuses on the concept of confidentiality and all of the issues surrounding it. The basics: what is confidentiality? In relation to the health and social care sector, confidentiality relates to… Read more »

Why companies should outsource their training needs

Posted: October 8th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

One of the main reasons companies outsource their training needs is to save money. How they manage training basically comes down to reducing costs. While training reduces mistakes, improves customer retention and is core to developing an effective staff, the bottom line is always about money. Investing in outsourced training may come with an initial outlay but the benefits of utilising a professional training provider can offer a return that goes far beyond the actual training sessions. Training, for many… Read more »

Health and Safety: Managing the process

Posted: September 13th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Management of the health and safety process involves setting a policy, creating a supportive organisational culture, developing and implementing a health and safety plan and evaluating the plan’s performance. We have recently talked about what is required in a plan but evaluating the plan’s performance is just as important.  In order to take this further it is important that as a business owner you understand fully the benefits and issues relating to the process. Advantages Managing health and safety effectively… Read more »

Training to become an activities coordinator in a care environment

Posted: September 3rd, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Care workers with responsibility for a number of service users have generally undergone extensive training in areas such as medication dispensation, infection control and nutrition awareness. These and many other areas are all vital to keep residents or patients safe and healthy. However, just as important to quality of life for people in care environments is regular, stimulating activity. Activities coordinators in care environments are often just as important as care workers and nurses, as they ensure that the people… Read more »

Understanding Anaphylactic Shock can save lives in the work place

Posted: September 1st, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

If you are the designated first aider in your workplace it is best to be prepared for every eventuality.  Whilst most accidents or illnesses at work or generally minor, some things like anaphylactic shock can be lethal.  Understanding this rare reaction to allergies can ultimately save a life.  In the workplace or at home knowing the causes, the symptoms and what to do can make all the difference. What is anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a severe and extreme allergic reaction.  It… Read more »

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