Self-harming is the act of an individual committing harm on themselves. It is typically a cry for help and can affect anyone at any age. There is no stereotypical profile for a self-harmer so care workers need to understand the warning signs in order to deduce whether someone is engaging in self harming behaviours. This article highlights some of the common self-harming signs and triggers that care workers may come across. Continue reading “Self-harming signs and triggers | Online Care Courses”
No parent wants to think of their child in a situation that requires emergency first aid but, by learning some basic first aid techniques, a parent may be able to provide the necessary care to save a child’s life.This article offers some tips on basic first aid for parents of young children (a young child is from one year old to puberty).
Dementia affects millions of people worldwide each year. It is believed that over 18 percent of all men and women over the age of 75 experience some degree of dementia. Annually this figure is rising with many younger people, sometimes as young as 40 developing symptoms.
While genetics and other factors play a part, research has found that there are a number of ways individuals can change their lifestyle to help prevent or delay the onset. Obvious preventable measures include smoking, a reduction in alcohol intake and a move away from a sedentary lifestyle.
In addition, the following suggestions have been found to have a positive impact on reducing risk. Continue reading “Dementia: how you may be able to reduce the risk”
As a designed first aid responder at your workplace, it’s imperative you’re prepared for anything and everything – from a small cut to a loss of consciousness. Most workplace accidents are relatively minor, but other problems such as anaphylactic shock (anaphylaxis) can be deadly.
It’s imperative that you understand the outcomes that come from this infrequent but serious reaction to allergies because it could save a person’s life. The life of the next person you meet could be in your hands, so know the causes, the symptoms and what needs to be done.
It literally can mean the difference between life and death! Continue reading “Anaphylaxis: What You Need To Know About This Potentially Fatal Condition”
A Free Guide on Managing Stress (for health care workers) by Online Care Courses – www.online-care-courses.co.uk
Ironically, jobs devoted to improving the wellbeing of others can be extremely stress-inducing themselves. The health care industry requires excellent problem solving skills, a deep level of sensitivity towards other people’s needs and high attention paid towards time management. Which begs the question, how does someone eliminate stress in the health care sector without sacrificing the quality of the work performed? Continue reading “Managing Stress for Health Care Workers”