QQI Care skills

Care Skills

Learn the knowledge and skills to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment.

The purpose of this 4-day course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment by completing a Care Skills Healthcare training module.

On course completion learners will be able to:

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
Discuss the prevention of pressure sores
Demonstrate knowledge of the correct procedures for the cleaning and replacement of a range of patient equipment
Adapt levels of assistance to the needs of particular clients
Demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills when dealing with clients to include empathy, respect, patience and effective communication skills
Exercise initiative to improve client involvement in social events, outings and occupational therapy and physiotherapy
Contribute to the maintenance of safe and hygienic environments for clients to include the safe disposal of soiled linen
Assist clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion, mobility and where appropriate, social needs
Apply client safety and security procedures to include appropriate on site client care procedures for washing, bathing, showering, positioning, moving and handling
Give assistance that enhances the privacy, dignity, independence and positive self image of clients in care
Give assistance to clients in the use of a range of care equipment to include sensory equipment, aids to encourage independence and mechanical aids including mobility aids, feeding aids, washing aids, elimination aids and hoists
Report changes in the client’s condition to the relevant Supervisor
Complete client documentation where appropriate

All Care Skills learning outcomes must be assessed:

Assignment 40% – An assignment is an exercise carried out in response to a brief with specific guidelines as to what should be included. An assignment is usually of short duration and may be carried out over a specified period of time. There are two assignments
Skills Demonstration 60% – A skills demonstration is used to assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. A skills demonstration will require the learner to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills