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The importance of learning Basic Life Support (BLS)

Posted: November 28th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

Basic Life Support (BLS) is a level of medical care used in emergency, life-threatening situations until the victim can be cared for professionally by a team of paramedics or at a hospital. It can help people who are choking, drowning or are suffering from cardiac arrest, and it can make the difference between life and death for some people. BLS is included in all first aid training courses, along with related life-saving techniques and procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)…. 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 »

What training as a fire marshal can do for your future career

Posted: October 15th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

Some of the best CVs are those that are well-rounded, full of both professional experience and interests outside of work. Employers are often interested in people who have taken advantage of all opportunities available to them, be it developing skills or taking extra training, as these are the people who can bring something extra to the business. All of the above are reasons why fire marshal training can be beneficial for your future career, as this sort of qualification looks… 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 »

Analysing your Training Needs

Posted: October 3rd, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

Successful businesses survive by adapting.  As customer requirements shift, the successful organisation has already laid the framework to facilitate change. Products may age but a keen eye ensures the company product range evolves. Smart organisations stay ahead of the market by responsible analysis of all company endeavours from common practises such as SWOT analysis to internal programmes such as continuously evaluating training needs. The training needs of your organisation has two defining features: 1) It can be overcome or reduced through learning… Read more »

Health and Safety: Managing the process

Posted: September 13th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

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 0

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 0

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 »

How to Stop a Summer BBQ from Going Bad

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

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate it than with a barbecue in the garden with your friends and family. But be aware of the dangers that lurk when firing up one these bad boys. Food safety and preparation is paramount. A small guide in in BBQ food safety: Want to embed this image on your site? Simply copy and paste the code below… <a href=”http://www.tutorcare.co.uk/bbq-safety/”><img width=”600″ height=”2973″ alt=”BBQ food safety” src=”http://www.tutorcare.co.uk/images/bbq-food-safety.jpg” title=”BBQ food safety” /></a><br /><a href=”http://www.tutorcare.co.uk/”>Infographic… Read more »

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