What a busy week...6 days in a row of training and foot care, nice to have a day off today.
Even on our day off we are catching up on certificates, competency assessments and invoices.
Makes us so pleased to be able to offer some of the most cost effective training around. Whilst some others "Wouldn't even get out of bed" for what we charge...we do. We aren't just comparable to what you would expect to pay for online training...we are often cheaper. That's right, cheaper than online training.
We have just delivered some Basic Life Support Training, and our valued client maxed out the attendance for this course...the cost per head for those who attended? An incredible £5 per person!! We really are on your side, and want to develop a partnership with you, as your training provider, foothealth specialist, Dementia support, and most importantly, your friends.
We are booking up so quick, and are now taking bookings into 2019. To avoid disapointment, please get in touch to arrange dates for your health and social care needs.
Great day spent in North Shields today covering Venepuncture. 100% success rate during the simulation...and another venepuncture session in a 'Bar Themed' Room. Maybe not the best of combinations when dealing with needles...but don't worry, no alcohol involved.
Those who attended thought the course was "Very informative...simple to understand...liked the theory side of learning and finding out about blood tests...it was great"
I think now a drink is well deserved for all who attended 😊
WOW!! Always great to hear feedback from courses delivered, even better when someone gets in touch to let you know they helped saved someone's life who was choking.
A child was choking on some meat, when somone who attended a first aid course we delivered used the skills they learned to help save the childs life. Massive Well Done!! #derricktaitnortheast#Choking#FirstAid#SaveALife#EveryoneShouldKnowFirstAid#Lifevac
***competition time*** Today is World First Aid Day...which occurs every year, in September, on the second Saturday in the month of September.
The whole idea behind World First Aid Day is to help raise more awareness of how first aid can saves lives.
To help celebrate we are going to have a give away...for our Responsible Adult first aid course. This course is 2 hrs and is a mini basic first aid course covering CPR for adults, kids and infants, unconscious casualty, choking and lifevac, head injuries, fever, seizures, bleeding, burns, meningitis, water and electrical incidents and defib
Although this course is great for parents, grandparents etc. and anybody wishing to raise their awareness in what to do in an emergency. This course probably will not be suitable for a work qualification in first aid, as it does not meet the HSE requirement of at least 6 hrs.
To enter, LIKE our page, TAG a friend, SHARE this post. We will announce the winner next saturday...good luck
We are so pleased to be able to offer our foot care service at Derrick Tait North East Health & Social Care Services.
Derrick Tait SACDip FHP, RFHP, has over 20 years experience in health and social care, inlcuding 7 years involved directly in the delivery of foot care.
We are offering routine foot care in the comfort of your own home...a mobile home visiting service. This includes nail trimming, corn removal, callus reduction, diabetic foot care, cracked heels and general foot health advice.
Fully qualified, regulated and registered (Reg Number s32331)(www.footreg.org), insured and DBS checked.
Now for the best bit. We have managed to source some sterile disposable podiatry equipment at a price low enough to pass our savings on to you... £10 per consultation (up to 10 miles from our base in Ashington)
We can travel to other destinations over the 10 miles at an additional cost to cover fuel.
We only focus on routine foot care, helping to keep our costs down, and so we can pass on these savings to you. Please get in touch today if you feel we may be able to help you and your feet.
Lovely to be back at Donwell today...been a few years since I was last at this home. Busy day of training covering End Of Life, Syringe Driver and Injections, GDPR and Risk Assessment and Person Centred Planning.
As ever, thank you so much for the feedback..."Very informative...enhanced my skills and knowledge base...enjoyable course...enjoyed the day...I liked the interaction between trainer and trainees...I liked the handouts...I am glad I attended...Excellent trainer...would like to attend further training by Derrick"
Check your batteries!!! One of the courses we deliver is the Intramuscular Injections, Subcutaneous Injections and Fluids, and the T34 Syringe Driver.
Did you receive the Field Safety Notice from CME? We already had this information in our training but if you did not receive this information from CME... "It has been identified that there can be a difference of 2mm +/- overall length difference between various manufacurers of batteries. This could result in movement within the battery housing leading to a possible loss of connection, resulting in the pump powering down and possible under-infusion of medication" "It is recommended by CME that if a battery within the T34 housing appears loose then there needs to be careful adjustment of the battery connections"
If you need training in the T34, you know where we are.
"I am JUST a carer"
The number of times I have heard this. Well, No my friend, you are not just a carer, you ARE a carer.
The role of the carer has evolved so much over recent years, with many carers taking on extended roles through additional training. This includes carrying out ECGs, Venepuncture, Catheterisation, Medication Administration, Wound Care, Palliative Care, Community Support, Learning Disability Support, Mental Health Support and Dementia Support, and even progressing to managing nursing and residential care homes and Regional Managers.
There are so many options now for the role of the care assistant. For those who think a carer is just a "Glorified a** wiper" how wrong you are. For those who think the carer workforce is "Low-skilled roles" how wrong they are. For those who think someone is a carer because they "Can't get another job" how wrong they are.
As healthcare is ever changing, so is the role of the care assistant, and it is evolving. The role of the carer is vast, and the opportunities are many. Sure it's tough, but this isn't a job, not really, it's a vocation, it's a calling. This role of the carer is carried out...because they care. Carer's would not be doing the job they do if they did not care. The satisfaction that is achieved to making a difference, however small, to somebodies life, the feeling of 'being there', the feeling of purpose...many times it is just indescribable.
The National Association of Care and Support Workers (NACAS) value each and every carer, no matter their role. NACAS realise carers' worth, and are making massive strides into giving care workers a voice, raising standards, campaigning for a national register of care workers, and ensuring the care workforce receive the respect and recognition they deserve.
If you are a carer, were a carer, know a carer, aspire to be a carer, please share this post. On the 4th of September it is Professional Care Workers Day...the first of its kind. This is a day to celebrate the amazing work that is witnessed and delivered every day, and everyone is invited to celebrate.