Reactive Arthritis – different types of arthritis

Reactive arthritis is a condition that affects children, young people, adults, and older people. In addition to causing inflammation and joint pains, reactive arthritis has its own set of symptoms.

This article will examine the symptoms, causes, and possible treatments for this type of arthritis.

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Care Home Fire Safety

Due to a decline in fire services across the UK, it is important to understand better the need for better practices in care home fire safety.

Between 2011-2016, funding for national fire services was reduced by amounts ranging from 26%, up to 39% depending on the area. Over the same period, some 11,000+ fire-fighting roles have disappeared.

This situation means that it is more important than ever to have an understanding of fire safety principles, and knowledge of prevention methods that could prove critical in both preventing and dealing with workplace fires.

This article discusses some simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of fires breaking out in residential care homes and the general workplace.

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Wellbeing policy – A guide for Care Homes

A wellbeing policy is a great way for a care provider to show that they take mental health seriously. It shows commitment to staff, their patients and all that visit. It also helps keep the focus on health when implementing other procedures.

Ideally the wellbeing policy should be central to the providers business plan and available to all from the start. If however you need to review existing practices, look no further.

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Handling Conflict Situations

Conflict typically occurs due to differences between at least two parties that disagree on ideas or find themselves in a difficult situation. The root cause of conflict in the workplace varies but left unchecked it can become a destructive force. Handling conflict and the ability to remain calm in such a situation is a requirement of any supervisory role.

This article looks at various aspects of conflict and offers Dos and Dont’s in any heated situation.

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Microlearning in the Care Sector

Microlearning brings technology and training together and is ideal for the fast paced care sector. If you don’t know what microlearning is, now would be a good time to start.

Do you find that your staff always struggle to set time aside for training?

Do they always have other priorities the day your regular provider turns up to conduct a training session on site?

Do you wish training could be at a pace your employees can manage rather than 3 hours sessions at a time?

Well, the truth is, it can be.  You just need the right tools and some good old fashioned time management skills.  So let’s dive right in.

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