Activities of Living Patient Care Healthcare Support QQI (Fetac) Level 5
Course Details
  • Start date: 05 Apr 2018
  • Duration: Days: 4
  • Location:Leinster
  • County:Dublin
  • Code:5N3707

Venue: Beacon Hospital

Provider: LHP Skillnet

Skillnet Members Price: €150.00

Unemployed: No

Course Description:

This QQI level 5 module is delivered 1 day per week on Thursdays as part of the Major award in Healthcare Support (5M4339) or as an add on module for carers with a minimum of 6 months clinical experience.  This module will teach you how to perform a range of clinical observation skills such a temperature, blood pressure, urinalysis, respiration rate and pulse rate. 

  • Who should attend: Anyone working in the private healthcare sector who is working toward their major award in healthcare support. *participants must have the support of management to undertake the skills of taking blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, temperature, urinalysis, weight, fluid balance, in the clinical setting. Participant will be required to complete 10 supervised assessments of each skill in their work place over the duration of the course
  • Accreditation:QQI
  • Award:QQI Minor award,Level 5
  • Credits/CEU's:15

Course Aim:

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide holistic care for older people in a variety of care settings working under the direction and supervision of nursing and or midwifery staff.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

Learners will be able to:

1. Discuss a range of work practices in the provision of individualised holistic care for clients to include knowledge of the factors influencing the activities of living

2. Analyse the activities of living to include the five main concepts of the model of living an the role of a healthcare assistant in utilising the activities of living

3. Summarise the principles of maintaining a safe and hygienic environment to include knowledge of infection, accident , fire and problems with sensory deprivation

4. Implement a range of tasks carried out when caring for a patient in a safe environment to include effective communication skills

5. Employ the skills of a healthcare assistant in providing care for patients to include an awareness of the importance of nutrition, elimination, fluid balance, weight reporting and correct technique for catheter bag use

6. Practise skills involved in pressure area care, personal hygiene, foot care, patient temperature, mobilization and urinalysis

7. Demonstrate competence in a range of care techniques to include observations, manual and electronic counting, recording and reporting of pulse rate, breathing habit and blood pressure

8. Work independently and as part of a healthcare team to respond appropriately to the needs of a client in a care setting.


Trainer’s Profile

  • Trainer Name: Imelda Duffy

An experienced nurse tutor involved in the education of nursing students up to 2002. Experience in teaching and assessing FETAC/QQI level 5 healthcare support certificate since 2002 in both the public and the private healthcare sectors. On the FETAC/QQI approved panels an external authenticator for healthcare. Former LHP Skillnet network manager.

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