We offer a range of training which includes The Care Certificate. We are also able to offer bespoke training in order to respond to a specific need within your organisation. All bespoke training involves a visit from our trainer (Pat Evans RMN; RGN; DipN. (Lond); Cert. Ed. (F.E.); M.Ed. (Human Relations) to fully assess and prepare the training. There will then be a review of the effect of the training to ensure that it has met all your needs.
Pat began nursing in 1978 as a student nurse in mental health. Following qualification, he worked as a staff nurse in St George’s Hospital Stafford. After three years experience he trained as a general nurse and worked in Intensive Care until taking up a post as a nurse teacher.
He left nurse teaching after 14 years to return to clinical practice. Since 2000 he has worked across a number of fields which include people with acute and chronic illness in the community, in prisons and in hospital. He has also worked in other education systems including three years as a mental health lecturer in Bournville College.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING/ HEALTH TRAINING
We are able to offer a service where our nurse will be available to carry out basic observations with your staff and offer advice on issues such as stress and work life balance. The basic observations include Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Respiratory Rate, Peak Flow measure, Cholesterol levels. Using the principles of health training and motivational interviewing including staff can be helped to make healthier lifestyle choices
This is carried out in an informal, empathetic and helpful way and is not a health screening process although these informal meetings can lead to important sign posting for people. In the past issues such as back injury, antidepressant use and smoking cessation have all come up.
At the end of the session each participant will have a record of the basic observations, a comment on the relevance of the observations and broad advice about what to do next, including signposting to sources of information and help.