About Personal Care
If you provide personal care to patients in a range of care settings and would like the ability to deliver quality personal care, then this is the course for you! Candidates coming from this course will understand the main principles of good care planning. Candidates will also learn the safety rules and industry-standard precautions to protect themselves and their company against legal knock-on effects.
How long will this course take?
This course is 2 hours spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is essential for those in the care sector.
What are the main points covered?
The main points covered by this course are how to provide baths and showers for the individual service user, correct hygiene measures (mouth, denture, hair, feet and nail care), as well as safety rules and standard precautions associated with providing care.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Personal Care Outline
- Providing baths and showers for the individual service user.
- Mouth, denture, hair, foot and nail care.
- The safety rules and standard precautions associated with providing care.
- Recording and reporting, and why it is necessary.
- Policies and procedures, and why we need to follow them.
Personal Care FAQs
What is meant by Personal Care?
Personal care relates to the physical wellbeing of the patient in a care environment. Some patients may not be able to bathe, clean or manage basic hygiene. This course discusses how to do this safely and respectfully.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone that is responsible for providing 1 to 1 personal care of patients.
What will I learn in this course?
Candidates will look at aspects of general patient hygiene as part of an ongoing care plan. They will also discuss various policies and procedures including laws relating to the duty of care and privacy.
Is Personal Care all about hygiene?
No, personal care includes; assistance with dressing, feeding, toileting and washing. It also looks at how effective emotional and psychological support is through encouragement and guidance.