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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Treating minor cuts and scrapes in the workplace

Posted: August 28th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 3

Unfortunately minor cuts and scrapes are a part of everyday life.  While these are more common around the home, they do from time to time happen in the workplace.  If a wound is deep, has something embedded in it or bleeds heavily you should seek immediate medical attention.  Most businesses have a policy regarding accidents in the workplace and while there are legal obligations for the employer regarding health and safety, including a responsible dedicated first aider (ideally trained) there… Read more »

Why do care workers need such good observation skills?

Posted: August 7th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

A person who works within the health and social care sector will need to have a wide range of skills and knowledge in a number of areas. However, one of the most important skills you will ever learn in your career as a care worker is observation. With good observation skills, you will able to provide a better service for the people under your care. You can even use your observation skills to make the care environment safer overall. Good… Read more »

What is SOVA and why is awareness so important?

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

It is a sad fact that abuse does occur within the care sector, often to individuals who are already in a vulnerable position. Abuse needs to be properly identified, dealt with and prevented, which is where SOVA awareness training courses prove to be useful for care workers. SOVA stands for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (formerly Protecting Vulnerable People / Adults, or POVA). It is a concept and a training course, designed to help care staff properly protect the people in their care…. Read more »

First aid in the workplace – the importance of record keeping

Posted: July 27th, 2016 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

One of the most important parts of first aid in the workplace is record keeping. In fact, it can be just as crucial as sending staff members on a first aid training course or ensuring that first aid kits are fully stocked. This is because proper record keeping allows a business or organisation to manage health and safety risks in the future. Using the information noted down in a workplace incident book, business owners can monitor how medical emergencies are… Read more »

Registered care home managers: what qualifications you will need

Posted: February 4th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

If you have the ambition to become a manager or supervisors in a care home, you will need certain skills, qualities and qualifications. This is the case in any position of responsibility, especially in the care sector where the welfare of other people is at stake. Disposition To progress in a managerial role in the care sector, you will need to be a certain kind of person. You will need to have integrity, be responsible, organised and honest, and be… Read more »

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