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).
In 2016, the NHS reported that 1,104.1 million prescribed drugs were issued by hospitals and UK doctors. A high percentage of these were to patients in care homes. A busy care home may have dozens of residential patients that have diverse and unique needs. These patients may require multiple types of medication to treat anything from infections to serious illness. Storing medication and the allocation of prescribed drugs to patients for numerous patients can be a challenging task.
When providing care – it is your responsibility to ensure medication is stored safely. Here we offer some tips on how to do it.
Food allergies are where the body’s immune system reacts unusually to specific foods. A large proportion of people in the UK have an allergy of some kind. The allergic symptoms are very common in children but adults need to identify the signs as well. These symptoms include itching, swelling of the throat, the tongue or lips, repetitive breath, shortness of breath, weak pulse, hives, vomiting, skin rashes, and diarrhoea. The timing of allergic reaction can differ based on the severity. Continue reading “Food allergies and allergic Reactions”
Life is unpredictable and emergencies can happen. Sometimes, minor injuries can lead to major medical issues because proper care was not provided immediately. Care homes are no different to other places of work and in some ways can be more dangerous. As a care home provider it is essential to identify areas of risk and employ measures to counter them. Training can be a practical way of reducing risk but courses specific to the requirements (IE first aid for care homes) relating to an idividual home can be hard to find Our aim here is to make this easier.
This article covers some basic aspects of first aid in care homes and suggests some courses you or your staff can take to deal with accidents or emergencies in your care home. Continue reading “First Aid for Care Homes and Care Home Providers”
The life of a care worker is not an easy one. You always have to be on your toes to ensure that the right level of care is provided for your patients. Working in a care home it is quite common to come across someone that exhibits signs of a challenging nature. Left untreated this can be very difficult to manage. Before we move into the detail of how you can deal with this sort of condition, it is important to understand exactly what challenging behaviour is. In short a person’s behaviour can be described as challenging if it puts them or the people near them in danger.
Challenging behaviour includes:
- Aggression to their carers
- Aggression towards other patients or family members
- Attempts to self-harm
- Intense feelings of fear and paranoia