Healthcare

An introduction to Solution Focused Practice

Course details
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Target audience ESCC Assessment and Care Management Practitioners
Subject Solution Focused Practice
Course description This is an experiential introduction to the core techniques and questions of Solution Focused Practice.  There is explanation of the development of this way of working, exercises to practice, applications to ASC work settings and videos of real practice to watch.
Training objectives The training is designed to introduce the approach to participants; to give enough basic information about the techniques and questions for participants to consider the application to their own work settings, and to decide whether they would like to pursue further training.
Learning outcomes Participants will:  
  • Develop their understanding of the origin and techniques of SF Practice
  • Practice SF questions
  • Think with colleagues about the application of the techniques and questions to their work
  • Decide whether they want to learn more and undertake further training in SF Practice.
Additional information There will be a small amount of pre-reading sent in order to prepare for the workshop.  
Maximum places 20
Closing date One day prior.
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/24/362 MS Teams 27 June 2024 14:00 - 17:00
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Dignity in Care

Course details
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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Conditions 
Course description This course is aimed at care and support staff working in learning disability and older people services. 
Training objectives To promote dignity in care and support. 
Learning outcomes
  • Know the common core principles of dignity 
  • Be able to define dignity, privacy, equality and respect 
  • Recognise how to ensure privacy and dignity in the workplace 
  • Know the principles of privacy of information
  • Understand key legislation in relation to dignity
  • Recognise poor practice and know how to report it. 
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/24/09 MS Teams 26 March 2024 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/24/115 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 13 June 2024 09:30 - 12:30
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End of life care

Project Echo
Update Closure of project Echo. Sussex Hospices Collaboration have decided not to proceed with  Project ECHO on a permanent basis after the pilot ends. This means Project ECHO is closing. The last ECHO session for Six Steps is 29th June 2023.  Please note all Care home staff and Care Home Matrons registered to Project ECHO will have access to Moodle where all the recorded videos from ECHO sessions, presentations and resources are stored, until 1 February 2024.  
Pending any future End of Life classroom training being available, please refer to the End of Life Care e-learning modules on eLFH Portal, see below.
End of Life Care eLearning
Go to eLFH Portal to register and set up an account to access a range of eLearning modules covering different aspects of End-of-Life Care

Prevention and reablement

REAP OT Reablement and Activity Analysis

Course details
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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / JCR - Joint Community Rehabilitation Teams
Subject Prevention and Reablement 
Course description The course is part of the QCF REAP and is completed by new JCR and DPS reablement support workers. 
Training objectives The course aims to develop and enhance skills in applying reablement principles and techniques when working with people in community and in-patient environments, following a recent reduction in physical and/or cognitive ability. 
Learning outcomes
  • Awareness of support workers' approaches in reablement 
  • Ability to apply activity analysis to simple tasks 
  • Awareness and application of the process and support within problem solving/simplifying activities 
  • Awareness of the process and reablement support in learning new task-based skills. 
Additional information On arrival at Firwood House, please wait in reception and someone will meet you and take you to the training room.
Maximum places 6
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/24/118 Firwood House, Eastbourne 06 February 2024 10:00 - 14:00
ASC/24/119 Firwood House, Eastbourne  05 March 2024 10:00 - 14:00
ASC/24/367 Firwood House, Eastbourne  30 April 2024 10:00 - 14:00
ASC/24/368 Firwood House, Eastbourne  28 May 2024 10:00 - 14:00
ASC/24/369 Firwood House, Eastbourne  25 June 2024 10:00 - 14:00
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Telecare service training

Course details
Adult Social Care Training
Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management
Subject Healthcare
Course description To inform Adult Social Care operational staff of the benefits and options related to Telecare service provision. This course focusses on available equipment, not prescribing. Focus will also be given to the importance of identifying clients at risk of accidental fires and how they can be best supported via the addition of linked smoke alarms. No prior knowledge is needed; this course is suitable for new and existing staff that need a refresher.
Training objectives Training will be delivered by Careium and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
Learning outcomes
  • Increased understanding of the telecare offer in East Sussex
  • Detailed knowledge of the equipment available and when it should be prescribed
Knowledge of fire risks and how telecare equipment can help to mitigate these risks.
Additional information It is not a requirement of this course to be a telecare prescriber however, if you are not already a prescriber, your manager will need to raise a request via the IT&D hub before you are able to order equipment.
Maximum places 30
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Joint Community Rehabilitation (JCR)

JCR Reablement Healthcare Procedures Workshop

Course details
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Target audience Joint Community Rehabilitation (JCR) Teams. LD services and Milton Grange (DPS)
Subject Healthcare
Course description Practical workshop for JCR Support Workers new to role who have completed initial induction and started lone working in the community.  It covers information required to be able to support clients and recognise when medical interventions may be required. 
Training objectives Session 1 Pressure Ulcer Prevention 
  • Understand pressure ulcers and pressure damage risks
  • Take action to reduce risk of pressure damage in home environment
  • Identify early signs of pressure damage
  • Report concerns to appropriate person.
Session 2 Catheter Care and Urinary Sheaths 
  • Understand catheters and how they work
  • Understand why people need catheters; become familiar with types
  • Identify/know how to address problems associated with catheters
  • Know how to apply and remove a conveen.
Session 3 VTE and Anti-Embolism Stockings 
  • Understand what VTE is and risks
  • Recognise when medical intervention is required
  • Support clients with anti-embolism stockings.
Session 4 Stoma Care 
  • Understand stomas, how they work and support provided by stoma nurses
  • Understand care routine 
  • Identify main problems associated and who to contact.
Learning outcomes
  • Provide appropriate care and support, recognising when medical professional is required
  • Ready to continue in completing personal reablement and REAP competency training pathway.
Additional information This venue has a current Covid19 risk assessment. Any delegates showing Covid19 symptoms must not attend the training venue. 
Maximum places 6
Closing date One week before course date.
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/24/90 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  08 March 2024 10:30 - 16:30
ASC/24/91 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  05 April 2024 10:30 - 16:30
ASC/24/92 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 10 May 2024 10:30 - 16:30
ASC/24/93 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 07 June 2024 10:30 - 16:30
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JCR Reablement Physio Day

Course details
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Target audience ESCC JCR - Joint Community Rehabilitation Teams 
Subject Healthcare
Course description Workshop for new JCR Support Workers who have completed induction and started lone working in the community.  It covers information required to support clients and recognise when clinical interventions may be required, in the following areas:  • Gait Education 
• Support with Exercises 
• Stairs 
• Equipment and alteration of equipment. 
Training objectives •Recognise walking gait patterns 
• Support clients to safely use stairs 
• Support clients to safely complete exercises and recognise when client has reached threshold for activity 
• Recognise commonly prescribed equipment, how it can be safely used and what faults can occur. 
Learning outcomes Delegates will be: 
  • Able to provide appropriate care and support, recognising when medical professional may be required
  • Ready to continue their personal reablement and REAP competency training pathway and subsequent face to face sessions.
Additional information This venue has a current Covid19 risk assessment. Any delegates showing Covid19 symptoms must not attend. 
Maximum places 10
Closing date 3 days before course date.
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/24/102 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  23 February 2024 - COURSE CANCELLED 10:30 - 16:30 
ASC/24/103 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  22 March 2024 10:30 - 16:30 
ASC/24/104 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  26 April 2024 10:30 - 16:30 
ASC/24/105 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 24 May 2024 10:30 - 16:30
ASC/24/106 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 21 June 2024 10:30 - 16:30
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JCR Reablement Practical Scenarios

Course details
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Target audience DPS / ESCC JCR - Joint Community Rehabilitation Teams 
Subject Healthcare
Course description Workshop for new JCR Support Workers who have completed induction and started lone working in the community.  Start times will be staggered. You will be notified after your place is confirmed.  Delegates must attend JCR Reablement Healthcare Procedures and JCR Physio Training before attending this workshop. 
Training objectives Provides supported scenarios to evaluate knowledge and skills learnt in previous workshops. 
Learning outcomes Delegates will be: 
  • Able to provide appropriate care and support, recognising when medical professional may be required
  • Ready to continue their personal reablement and REAP competency training pathway and subsequent face to face sessions. 
Additional information This venue has a current Covid19 risk assessment. Any delegates showing Covid19 symptoms must not attend. 
Maximum places 8
Closing date One week before course date. 
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/24/95 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 16 February 2024 Trainer will contact you with start time
ASC/24/96 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 15 March 2024 Trainer will contact you with start time
ASC/24/97 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 12 April 2024 Trainer will contact you with start time
ASC/24/98 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 17 May 2024 Trainer will contact you with start time 
ASC/24/99 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 14 June 2024 Trainer will contact you with start time
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Stop, Look, Care Training - NHS Sussex - online course

Course details
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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff   
Subject
  • Supporting you to deliver great care.
  • Spotting signs and symptoms of deterioration in health that may require Health Care professional intervention.
Course description This online website NHS course provides delegates with knowledge of the main signs and symptoms of a deterioration in a person's health that may require review by a Health Care Professional, and in some cases would be considered an emergency to contact 999. This training should be completed alongside the printed Stop, Look, Care booklet.
Training objectives To provide care givers with the knowledge of:
  • Signs and symptoms of deterioration in Health
  • Guidance of immediate actions to take and on which service to contact e.g. 999/ GP/Community Nurse/Adult Social Care.
Learning outcomes
  • Basic knowledge of signs and symptoms in deterioration in health.
  • Use of SBARD Tool to determine action to take.
Additional information This online training consists of a course video and two animated videos to watch. Stop Look Care training - Sussex Health & Care (ics.nhs.uk)
Maximum places 0
Closing date N/A
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Medication

Medication Competency Assessments: Training for Seniors and Managers

Course details
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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / JCR - Joint Community Rehabilitation Teams / Learning Disability Services (ESCC) / Managers / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Team Leaders / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
Subject Healthcare 
Course description This course is aimed at senior staff who have the responsibility of assessing medication competencies with support workers.  Senior staff attending this training must have their Safe Handling of Medication training in date. 
Training objectives This course aims to support senior staff who assess competence in the safe handling of medication. 
Learning outcomes
  • Know what legislation and guidance informs medication polices 
  • Understand the assessment cycle process 
  • Be familiar with a medication competency assessment 
  • Know the requirements for medication auditing 
  • Consider various case scenarios regarding safe handling of medication 
  • Understand the covert administration process 
  • Know the CQC requirements regarding medicines management. 
Additional information Delegates must have a Supervisory Role or Assess Staff Competency role or their place may be cancelled.    Please do not nominate more than 3 staff from your organisation for this course, as we may then have to cancel the places to allow others to attend.
Maximum places 20
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/24/02 MS Teams  12 March 2024  COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/24/156 Wellshurst Golf & Country Club, Hellingly 21 May 2024  COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:30
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Safe Handling of Medication (DPS staff only)

Course details
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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) 
Subject Healthcare 
Course description This course is recommended for new support workers.  Important: You must undertake competency assessments within the workplace before carrying out medication duties.   
Training objectives To know the principles of safe handling of medication .
Learning outcomes Understanding relevant policies and legislation related to medication and how they impact on your practice. 
Additional information When requesting places please book using your ESCC email address.  
Maximum places 20
Closing date One week before course date.
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/24/05 MS Teams 06 March 2024  - COURSE FULL 09:30 - 13:00
ASC/24/146 Faraday House, Eastbourne 02 April 2024 09:30 - 13:30 
ASC/24/147 Faraday House, Eastbourne 01 May 2024 09:30 - 13:30 
ASC/24/148 Faraday House, Eastbourne 29 May 2024 09:30 - 13:30
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Medication e-learning for Supporting People in the community

Course details
Contact Renee Jasper-Griffiths
Target audience Personal Assistants, DPS
Subject Healthcare
Course description This course is to provide you with the skills to be able to safely support a client in their own home with medication.  This is an online training course (e-learning). 
Training objectives To teach learners how to administer medicines in a systematic way against a competence checklist, thereby reducing the risk of errors made through complacency.
Learning outcomes
  • Administering medicines in a systematic way to avoid errors
  • Medicines paperwork (care plans, PRN protocols, body maps etc.)
  • The checks needed on the medicines chart
  • Breakdown of a pharmacy label
  • Expiry and period after opening dates
  • Checking original packs: the 7-point medicines cross check
  • Checking MDS (blister) packs
  • Cautionary and advisory labels
Additional information You will need to contact Renee Jasper-Griffiths to be registered for this course. You will then be sent further information to log in. This course is provided by The Medication Training Company, and their web site has been checked as safe by East Sussex County Council.  Once your registration is confirmed, you will have 30 days to complete the course.  Once completed you will be able to download a certificate from the course site.
Maximum places N/A
Closing date N/A
Cost £0
Number of sessions N/A

Foundation Course in Medicines Administration (Independent Care Sector) e-learning

Course details
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Target audience
  • Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector
  • Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
Subject Healthcare
Course description This course is to provide you with the skills to be able to safely support a client with medication.  This is an online training course (e-learning). 
Training objectives To teach learners how to administer medicines in a systematic way against a competence checklist, thereby reducing the risk of errors made through complacency.
Learning outcomes
  • Administering medicines in a systematic way to avoid errors
  • Medicines paperwork (care plans, PRN protocols, body maps etc.)
  • The checks needed on the medicines chart
  • Breakdown of a pharmacy label
  • Expiry and period after opening dates
  • Checking original packs: the 7-point medicines cross check
  • Checking MDS (blister) packs
  • Cautionary and advisory labels
Additional information You will need to email ASCT@eastsussex.gov.uk to be registered for this course. You will then be sent further information and link to log in. This course is provided by The Medication Training Company, and their web site has been checked as safe by East Sussex County Council.   Once your registration is confirmed, you will have 30 days to complete the course.  Once completed you will be able to download a certificate from the course site.
Maximum places N/A
Closing date N/A
Cost £0
Number of sessions N/A

helpforce - Health & Care Volunteer e-learning modules

Course details
Contact support@tribeproject.org
Target audience The training has been developed for anyone who volunteers within health and care. This could be within a hospital setting, the community, or in someone’s home.
Subject Volunteering in Health and Care
Course description A volunteer may be the only person someone has seen that day or week and have such a great
opportunity to make their contact count. The e-learning modules provide Volunteers with hints and tips to help them understand the needs of an individual to help transform someone's health and wellbeing. There are five modules in total covering:
● Factors that affect health
● Health inequalities
● Preparing for contact
● Support Needs
● Supporting yourself and others
How do I access the e-learning on the Tribe website? You can access modules directly from Tribe’s website -
https://tribeproject.org/courses. You will see the Helpforce logo and the modules called ‘Volunteering in Health & Care’. You will need to create an account on the website which you can do by going
to https://tribeproject.org/join.
There are many other training modules available on Tribe’s website for volunteers to look for other training relevant to their role.

Let's talk about Medicines

Forum/ Q& A session
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Target audience Care Workers - Dementia Services / Care Workers - Domiciliary / Care Workers - Learning Disability / Care Workers - Older People / Care Workers - Residential / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Home Carers / Managers / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) 
Subject Healthcare
Description This forum/question and answer session provides an opportunity to discuss all aspects of medicines management with members of the Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes team. You can attend as often as you like.  Please bring questions, queries or concerns relating to medicines management in your setting.  Please note: This is not medication training. For training, please see Medication eLearning for Independent Care Sector Workers.
Objectives • Consolidate medicines management training 
• Discuss current medicines management topics and updates 
• Discuss the role of the Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH) team role and how to access this service. 
Outcomes • Have better understanding of medicines management processes and standards 
• Focus on Sussex Wide medicines topics relevant to care homes 
• Know the roles of the Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes team (MOCH). 
Additional information
Maximum places 40
Closing date 3 days before event date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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