Working at Heights – What employers must know about working at height

The construction industry has strict regulations regarding health and safety including guidelines for those working at height.  Without proper training, workers at height are at risk, and their employers can be liable for any injury they suffer as a result. This article outlines the basics of working at heights covering current legislation and risks in the workplace. Continue reading “Working at Heights – What employers must know about working at height”

Fire Safety Awareness – prevention and what to do in a fire

The safest method of dealing with fires is to take steps to prevent them. The leading causes of property fires are faulty wiring and power outlets, yet these are also arguably the most easily avoided fires.  This article covers some basic steps in Fire Prevention and looks at the importance of Fire Safety Awareness. Continue reading “Fire Safety Awareness – prevention and what to do in a fire”

Bipolar Disorder: how to live with the diagnosis

If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, know this: Although it is a diagnosis that is not going away, it can be very manageable if you know how to take care of yourself. Gaining knowledge is the first key step. Below you will find information to help you understand the disorder and discuss it with others. You will also find information to help tackle the symptoms of the disorder. Lastly, you will gain the basic knowledge that you need in order to live well with bipolar disorder. Continue reading “Bipolar Disorder: how to live with the diagnosis”

Medication management in Care

Working in a care home, or indeed in any domiciliary care role will require you to understand the principles of medication management.  While the focus of any care role is on the patient, you are also responsible for the care of others in their locale.  The onus ultimately is on you and mistakes with medicine can be fatal. This article looks at medication management and explains how the management of any prescribed or over the counter medicine is an important aspect of the job.

Patients are in care because they require a level of support.  This support may be in the form of physical support, such as moving a patient  or it may be emotional support.  In health and social care, it is important to remember at all times that no two patients are the same – some may have mobility issues, some chronic illness and others may need help with simple tasks that others take for granted. Continue reading “Medication management in Care”

Effective communication for managers – tips to communicate effectively

Why do some managers get compliance as soon as they ask the question? Why do some supervisors find they have to repeat themselves constantly? Why do some people get the point straight away and others need to be repeatedly reminded?  This article offers 4 ways to successfully communicate your message – effective communication for managers.

“The effectiveness of communication is not defined by the communication, but by the response.” – Milton Erickson (American Pyschologist)

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First aid for sport – why sports coaches need sports first aid training

first aid for sport - trainer with injured trainee
first aid for sport – sports coach with injured trainee

The life of a sports coach is varied and challenging. The aim is to develop the talents of the individual athlete while addressing any physical requirements. Although coaching roles vary according to the specific sport, all require a sound understanding of basic first aid from the side-lines. This article addresses the general aspects of first aid for sport, whether you are a football coach, a track and field specialist, a physiotherapist, or a match official. Continue reading “First aid for sport – why sports coaches need sports first aid training”

RSI symptoms – Repetitive Stress Injury in the workplace

Our working life often dictates how we live our lives, a necessity for most, it pays the bills and then hopefully a life beyond that.  Unfortunately, due to modern technology and working conditions, some people take home more than they bargained for.  Serious long-term conditions can arise from incorrect work practices, such as RSI and Tinnitus.  This three-part series of work-related health focuses on RSI symptoms and how the effects can be negated in the workplace.

RSI symptoms - repetitive strain injury
RSI symptoms – Repetitive Strain Injury can be a long-term serious condition

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Baby first aid – emergency care for your babies health

Basic First Aid (Baby first aid) for Parents of Babies

As parents of a baby, the last thing you want to consider is your baby being in a critical condition. However, knowing basic first aid (baby first aid) techniques could make a crucial difference for your baby if an emergency situation does arise.

Surveys, carried out in 2015 by St John Ambulance, Findababysitter.com, The national “Save a Life Survey” and Mother & Baby Magazine, have revealed some shocking results.

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Care Home First Aid Courses

Life is unpredictable and emergencies can happen. Care homes are no different to other places of work and it is essential therefore to identify areas of risk and measures to counter them.  Sometimes, minor injuries can lead to major medical issues because proper care was not provided immediately. Therefore, first aid is a vital skill to learn when caring for others. Training can be a practical way of reducing risk with our care home first aid courses. Continue reading “Care Home First Aid Courses”