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SD-draft-Care Skills (10/03/15)

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Shaun Durkin

on 10 March 2015

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Transcript of SD-draft-Care Skills (10/03/15)

The Health & Safety of Dependent Clients
Reporting and Recording
LO14: Report changes in the client's conditio to the relevant Supervisor;
LO15: Complete client documentation where appropriate
€66 per candidate
Neil McGeever / Nicky Scudds / Laura Quinlan
FETAC 5N2770
Diversity of Needs
Care Skills
Personal and Intimate Care
LO6: Adapt levels of assistance to the needs of particular clients;
LO7: Demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills when dealing with clients to include empathy, respect, patience and effective communication skills;
LO10: Assist clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion, mobility and where appropriate, social needs;
LO11: Apply client safety and security procedures to include appropriate on site client care procedures for washing, bathing, showering, positioning, moving and handling
LO13: Give assistance to clients in the use of a range of care equipment, aids to encourage independence and mechanical aids including mobility aids, feeding aids, washing aids, elimination aids and hoists
FETAC Accreditation
Component Specification

15 Learning Outcomes grouped into 4 units
Assignments x 2 (40%)
Skills Demonstration (60%)
LO3: Identify the needs of dependent clients;
LO4: Discuss the prevention of pressure sores;
LO5: Demonstrate knowledge of the correct procedures for the cleaning and replacement of a range of patient equipment;
LO9: Contribute to the maintenance of safe and hygienic environments for clients to include the safe disposal of soiled linen
LO1: Identify relevant groups of people in need of health care;
LO2: Examine the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of a range of groups of people, taking into account individual variation;
LO8: Exercise initiative to improve client involvement in social events, outings and occupational therapy and physiotherapy
LO12: Give assistance that enhances the privacy, dignity independence and positive self image of clients in care
What does caring for someone involve?
What do want to achieve from this event?
The Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
What is meant by the term ‘pressure ulcer’?
How do you think pressure ulcers are formed?
What are Pressure Ulcers?
Area of skin breaks down when no movement occurs
Constant pressure reduces blood supply to specific area leading to death of tissue
4 Stages of Pressure Ulcers
Reddened area of skin
Blister / open sore
Crater (bowl shaped depression on surface)
Damage to muscle or bone
Signs / Symptoms
Foul odor from ulcer
Redness/tenderness around ulcer
Warm/swollen skin
Fever, weakness, and confusion if infection spread to blood or other areas of body
Dignity in Care
Social inclusion
Choice & Control
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