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Mental Capacity Act

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The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) came into force in 2007 and was designed to strengthen the protection of vulnerable adults. This was followed by The Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DOLS) being implemented in 2009. This online course provides background to the MCA and its relationship to DOLS and how those working within the care sector can ensure compliance whilst carrying out their job role. Candidates will also gain an understanding of how to keep the best interests of those that they care for who may or may not be able to consent.


Understand the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Define “capacity”

When to Assess

Principles of Assessment

Carer Liability

Recording Your Practice

Advance Decision

What is Deprivation of Liberty?

Deprivation of Liberty Assessment

Nutrition Awareness – E-Learning CPD

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Our online Nutrition Awareness course is designed to provide candidates with an introduction to Nutrition awareness and how best to enable service users to choose and consume food and drink by mouth. The actual support required by the service user will be dependent on their individual needs. Candidates will look at the effect of food on the body and general heath, how to make changes to supplement illness and how to identify the key minerals and nutrients required by the body. Candidates will gain an understanding about malnutrition and the implications of malnutrition on the individual.


What does nutrition mean?


Fruit and Vegetables

Nutrition and the Elderly

What are the implications of Malnutrition?

Factors leading to Malnutrition

Screening Tools

Venipuncture Level 3 – Theory

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This venipuncture level 3 online theory training course is to provide the knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the veins and the techniques required for safe and effective venipuncture for the process of blood sampling.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Definition and Reasons for Blood Sampling
  • Legal and Professional Considerations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Criteria for Vein Selection
  • Device Selection

The course is split into smaller sections, allowing your learning to be at a pace suitable for you. Once you have completed the online learning, you will be able to move on to complete a practical session and competency assessment within a supported training environment. The practical element is not included.

Definition and Reasons for Blood Sampling 
Within this section we will look at the definition of Venipuncture and some of the reasons why we take blood samples. We will also look at some of the common blood tests that are taken regularly.

Legal and Professional Considerations
Within this section, we will look at some of the main legal and professional issues that need to be considered before venipuncture takes place. These will include Competencies, Consent, Accurate record keeping and documentation.

Anatomy and Physiology 
Within this section, we will review the anatomy and physiology associated with venipuncture, including the main areas for blood sampling within the routine practice and which are limited to registered and non-registered nursing staff.

Criteria for Vein Selection 
Within this section, you will look at the criteria for selecting a vein for blood sampling as well as identifying the areas that you would be avoided if possible.

Device Selection 
Within this section, you will learn about the various devices that can be used for blood sampling and some of their advantages and disadvantages.

Mandatory Training Package

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(15 E-Learning Courses)

Basic Life Support
Complaints Handling
Complaints Handling
Dementia – An Understanding
Equality and Diversity
Fire Safety
Health and Safety
Infection Prevention and Control
Information Governance
Lone Working Essentials
Medication Management
Moving and Handling of People
Preventing Radicalisation – CSTF Aligned
Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

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