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Principles of Nursing Practice & Health & Social Care

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Course description

Principles of Nursing Practice & Health & Social Care

This course combines out certifications for Nursing and Social Care, enabling you to apply not only basic nursing principles but also to understand the social care needs of your patients, and how that can best be met within the British healthcare system. Perfect for social workers, paramedics and carers.

Are you a natural carer or interested in establishing a career working in health and social care? Our Principles of Nursing Practice & Health & Social Care course can help you to develop your understanding of this rewarding career field so you can make an informed decision on where you want to take your career next.

This impressive course covers everything you need to know about nursing practice, health and social care – yet comes with the advantage of allowing you to study it all from the comfort of your own home.

No classes. No strict deadlines. No stress.

You can study this course when, where and how you want, and do it at a pace of your choosing. And this is great news if you are stepping back into education or are unable to attend classes due to work commitments; as not only will we send all your course materials to your home, you'll also be able to mould this course around your existing commitments.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

No prior knowledge or experience is needed to enrol onto this course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ) and a Learner Unit Summary (which details of all the units you have completed).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

National Institution of Qualifications are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.

Course Benefits

This course will:

  • Challenge your knowledge and perceptions of nursing practice, care delivery and social work.
  • Enable you to achieve a healthy work-study balance – you can study this course from the comfort of your own home, on your own terms and at a pace of your choosing.
  • Expand your career options.
  • Boost your credentials.
  • Offer you a convenient and stress-free way to study – all course materials will be delivered straight to your home by mail or by email.

Training Course Content

Nursing Practice Level 3

Unit 1: Introduction to Principles of Nursing

  • Nursing Theories
  • Professional Standards
  • Duty of Care
  • Ethical Principles
  • Accountability and participants
  • participants Principles
  • The NHS Constitution for England
  • Training and Development

Unit 2: Anatomy and Physiology

  • Cells and their role in the body
  • Homeostasis
  • Elements of Cells
  • Blood Characteristics and Functions
  • Lymphatic System Function
  • Immune Function
  • The Endocrine System and Hormones
  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems
  • Digestive & Urinary Systems

Unit 3: Developing Effective Communication

  • Communication and Professional Relationships
  • Positive & Negative Communications
  • Challenging Situations
  • Characteristics of Effective Communication
  • Communication Methods
  • Barriers to Effective Communication
  • Clarifying Misunderstanding

Unit 4: Understanding the Psychological needs of each Patient

  • Psychological Needs in Nursing
  • Recognising Distress
  • Advantages of Psychological Intervention
  • Qualities of Psychological Care
  • Reflection
  • Skills in Psychological Care
  • Psychological Assessment Skills
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Barriers to Psychological Care
  • Involving Patients in Psychological Care

Unit 5: Core Skills Part 1

  • Procedure for taking a pulse, temperature & checking blood pressure
  • Breathing rates
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring

Unit 6: Core Skills Part 2

  • Key priorities
  • Delivery of personal care
  • Respecting the principles of confidentiality
  • Handling Information in Nursing
  • Assessment and Reporting

Health and Social Care Level 3

Unit 1: Health and Social Care

  • The Care Quality Commission
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Care settings
  • Hospitals
  • Care homes (nursing and non-nursing)
  • Domiciliary care
  • Supported living
  • Sheltered accommodation
  • Day centre care
  • Retirement villages
  • Personal Development Plan

Unit 2: Training in the Health and Social Care Setting

  • Training in the health and social care setting
  • Quality Framework Credits
  • Nurse Training
  • Roles in nursing
  • Other professionals involved in health and social care
  • Multiagency working
  • Benefits of Multiagency working

Unit 3: Legislation and Policy in Health and Social Care

  • Occupational standards
  • Common induction standards
  • Principles of Care for Nursing
  • Record Keeping
  • Standards for Record Keeping
  • Equality and Diversity Legislation
  • Case studies
  • Key legislation

Unit 4: Communication Confidentiality and Safeguarding

  • Principles of person-centred care
  • Holistic care
  • Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Types of non-verbal communication
  • Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding
  • Types of abuse
  • What to do when abuse is suspected

Unit 5: Physiology and Management of Diseases

  • Applying understanding to practice
  • The heart
  • Prevention
  • Management of the service user
  • Diabetes
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Dementia
  • Caring for a person with dementia
  • Respiratory disease (COPD)

Unit 6: Universal Principles of Care

  • Principles of the prevention and control of infection
  • Hand hygiene
  • Giving personal care
  • Food hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Handling and moving
  • Risk Assessment
  • Managing Challenging Behaviour
  • Handling medicines

Course delivery details

For online based courses, you will study your course and submit work online. Paper based courses are the same as online, but with additional printed study packs sent to you.

By the end of it you will have achieved a level of understanding that will truly enhance your future study or career choices.

During this course, you will learn:

  • How to apply basic nursing principles to practical contexts.
  • The core values and standards associated with basic nursing practice and care delivery.
  • How to investigate the psychological and social aspects of nursing practice and care delivery.
  • About the range of settings in which social care takes place, as well as the various roles and types of work available within the healthcare system.
  • The universal principles of care and the various careers it links to including: social workers, nurses, health visitors, carers and paramedics.
  • More about communication skills and safeguarding procedures, which are necessary to work safely and professionally within the social care system

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