Care Skills (5N2770)

Category: QQI

Care Skills (5N2770) QQI Level 5

This course will give you the knowledge, skill and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment, whether at home or in a professional capacity.


Course Content:

Identify relevant groups of people in need of health care
Examine the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of a range of groups of people, taking into account individual variation 
Identify the hygiene needs of dependent clients

Prevention of pressure sores
Correct procedures for the cleaning and replacement of a range of patient equipment
Adapting levels of assistance to the needs of particular clients
Interpersonal skills when dealing with clients to include empathy, respect, patience and effective communication skills
Improving client involvement in social events, outings and occupational therapy and physiotherapy
Maintenance of safe and hygienic environments for clients to include the safe disposal of soiled linen
Assisting clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion, mobility and where appropriate, social needs

Tutor: Margaret O'Connor  

Assessment: Assignment 40%, Skills Demonstration 60%

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Autumn term 12 x Monday nights & 2 Saturdays:

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Accreditation: QQI: Care Skills (5N2770) Level 5

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