CHEWS for HCAs - Care Home Early Warning Signs (Dublin) Care Home Early Warning Signs (CHEWS)
Course Details
  • Start date: 02 May 2018
  • Duration:Days: 1
  • Location:Leinster
  • County:Dublin
  • Venue: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire

    Provider: LHP Skillnet

    Skillnet Members Price: €60.00

    Unemployed: No

    Course Description:

    This one day workshop was designed by highly qualified and experienced healthcare professionals for Healthcare Assistants based on the ‘Early Warning Scoring'' (EWS) systems used in modern hospitals. It is based on the maxim of 'prevention rather than cure'. Healthcare Assistants possibly spend the most time with residents/patients at the bedside and elsewhere, and this course aims to deliver to ‘front line' training, encouraging HCAs in their role to be more observant, improving their skills in spotting a sick or deteriorating resident and teaching the importance of proactive and harmonious communication with other team members, recognizing the vital part they play in caring for people in the community, but most importantly enabling them to play a greater part within the ‘care team', ensuring their contribution to safe and effective care is rewarded (both personally and professionally) and that they feel valued.




  • Who should attend: Healthcare Assistants working in the Private Healthcare Sector.
  • Accreditation:NMBI Accredited
  • Award:NMBI CEUs

Course Aim:

This course aims to develop the skills necessary to detect the signs of health-deterioration and sepsis in any resident.


Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

Examples of areas covered include:

  • The Ageing Process
  • A-E Assessment
  • Altered Levels of Consciousness
  • Anaphylaxis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • End of Life Care
  • DVT (Deep Vein thrombosis)
  • Nutrition: MUST Tool, BMI, Food Charts
  • The 6 common causes of ‘delirium'
  • Oliguria
  • Case Scenarios (topical & relevant)


Trainer’s Profile

  • Trainer Name: Train2Care
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