The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge skills and competence to care for clients to enable them to work effectively in a safe and hygienic environment in all healthcare settings. ln delivery, the course will evolve through 3 key areas
1,What is Client care?
2.Correct use of equipment.
This part-time , single module programme, successful completion of which leads to Fetac level 5 component 5N2770, can be used as a component in Fetac Level 5 Major Award - Healthcare Support 5M4339.
What is client care looks at the range of clients and their various needs. Firstly we examine all client needs through the Activities of Daily living and then illustrate the specific needs of people who require personal care. Encouraging possitivity within the clients by respecting their needs and creating activities that allows them to lead their lives to their maximum independence.
Correct use of equipment involves illustrating the dangers of incorrect use of a variety items and the safest methods to firstly protect themselves and then the client thus promoting people/patient moving or handling techniques. This will include mobility and sensory aids.
Assisting skills will emphasize the importance and the correct methods of client care in washing, bathing and showering. Participants will be given practical demonstrations on assisting with dressing and grooming , eating and drinking. The promotion of dignity and respect through the clear communication between client and carer, whilst assisting with all activities of daily living.