Manikin Personal Care

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Course Details


Learning Aims and Outcomes


Course Title: Personal Care


Course length 3 hours

Maximum number to attend - 15


This course is aimed at all staff in health and social care. 

This training course has a theoretical aspect but comprises primarily of a practical session on a full sized manikin.

Learning Outcome

Assessment Criteria

Introduction Best Practice in Personal Care

         Identify what is best practice with regard to personal care.

         Legislation, policies and guidelines for assessing risk 

         Rationale for undertaking personal care

         Explore diversity and individual needs

         Discuss consent and confidentiality

         The importance of appropriate documentation

         Discuss possible issues with regard to safeguarding

Personal Care

         Definitions of personal care and risk management

         Identify factors affecting personal care

         Assessment of personal hygiene

         Culture of care and quality 

         Principles of skin care 

         Anatomy and physiology of the skin 

         Care of skin, hair, mouth, nails & feet and ears and nose 

Practical Session

         Participate in top to toe assessment and personal care on a full-sized training manikin which will include:

o  How to support a service user with washing and dressing

o  How to spot symptoms of the adverse effects of pressure

o  How to assist with oral hygiene needs

o  How to ensure that a service users hair is brushed in accordance with their wishes.

o  Carry out catheter care

o  Carry out convene care

o  How to change incontinence pads correctly

o  How to use body maps when there are concerns for a persons heath or wellbeing.


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