The way we train our staff is divided into key areas that cover a variety of complex care skills. These are designed around the needs of the child or young person receiving the care.
Our complex care training model includes:
All training is based on national guidelines from the NHS, Great Ormond Street Hospital and other clinical paediatric settings. This is crucial in how we train our staff and covers a combination of specialist skills tailored to the individual.
This is delivered to all staff and includes:
- Basic life support
(including airway and respiratory management, choking and management of acute anaphylaxis)
- Moving and handling
(including use of mobility aides eg sliding sheets, mobility hoists and sling safety)
As well as mandatory training, our staff are taught clinical care skills such as:
- Airway clearance
- Documentation and record keeping
- Incident reporting
- Infection control and hand hygiene
- Medication management
- Multiple programmed invasive and non invasive ventilation
- Nutrition and hydration
(including feeding pumps and enteral devices such as PEG/PEG-J tubes, Mic-Key buttons, nasogastric and nasojejunal tubes, gastrostomy and jejunostomy)
- Oscillated chest Vest physiotherapy
- Respiratory management
- Seizure management
- Tracheostomy care
- Vital signs taking and monitoring
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