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Personal Care and Risk Management

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to provide staff with the knowledge required in order for them to assess, plan and deliver appropriate personal care for the individuals they support. The session will cover personal care requirements and the associated risk management required in this area of practice.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and example care/support plans. 
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Care Certificate Standard 15
Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures on Patient Comfort and Risk management (2011) 
Department of Health, Essence of Care (2010) 

Course content

Definitions of personal care and risk management
Rationale for undertaking personal care (evidence-based practice)
Legislation, policies and guidelines for assessing risk
Assessment and management of risk when undertaking personal care
Assessment of personal hygiene needs
Culture of care and quality
Principles of skin care
Anatomy and physiology of the skin
Care of skin, hair, mouth, nails and feet and ears and nose
Education and training of staff in personal care
Evaluation and documentation of personal care

Learning outcomes

State the meaning of personal care and risk management
Recall the rationale and evidence base for personal care
Identify how to manage risk related to personal care
Describe the assessment of an individual prior to personal care
Recall the principles of personal care
Identify the specific, personal and hygiene care needs of individuals 
Explain the evaluation and documentation of personal care


6 hours

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