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Training for General Nursing and Midwifery:

We place high significance on training for our General Nurses, Midwives, Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers and therefore operate a training programme which is suited to their role within the healthcare profession. Our Nurses and Healthcare Assistants work with patients who suffer diverse conditions, assisting in NHS hospitals, care homes and private healthcare environments. Our Nurses are therefore trained to a high quality standard by accredited professionals, in order to ensure that customer needs both acute and complex are catered for effectively.

Mandatory Training:

  • Manual Handling
  • Health and Safety - 01293 537 878
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid
  • Infection Control
  • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults (SOVA)

Service Specific Training:

We understand the importance of good-training which is why our nurses undergo in-house training in specialist conditions such as complex care and end of life and the use and knowledge of specialist equipment, to ensure that the quality of care given be it at home or in a healthcare environment is second to none.

  • Medication Awareness
  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation - 01293 537 878
  • Catheterisation
  • Care notes
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • End of Life
  • Specialised equipment e.g. cough assist machines (Calendar of training courses)

Mental Health Nurses:

Mental Health nursing can be complex and demanding; however our nurses are qualified in mental health and are equipped with appropriate training in complex care and specialised conditions. The training we provide allows our nurses to cater for a diverse range of mental health conditions such as personality disorders and psychological disorders, in high-dependency units, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) and medium and low secure environments. Our nurses have valued experience in mental health, which promotes confidence, creditability and an unrivalled quality of care.

Mandatory training:

  • Manual Handling
  • Health and Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid
  • Infection Control - 01293 537 878
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Breakaway Techniques
  • Managing Violence and Aggression (MVA)
  • Medication Awareness

Service Specific Training:

We understand that mental health environments can be a danger to both patients and staff, however our mental health nurses are trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Managing Violence and Aggression (MVA), along with other specialised conditions, to ensure that treatment is attended to in a calm and professional manner in order to ensure patient safety, which at FirstCol is our priority.

  • Dementia Awareness
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - Book Online
  • Conflict Management
  • Observation Training
  • Self harm awareness

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