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Osmosis Training Ltd provides the following training on behalf on A24 Group:

1. Basic Life Support
2. Manual Handling
3. Fire Safety
4. Health and Safety (1974 and 1999 Acts) including Risk Incident Reporting
5. COSHH
6. RIDDOR
7. Infection Control
8. Lone worker
9. Handling of Violence and aggression
10. Food Safety
11. Information Governance, Data Protection & Caldicott Protocols
12. POVA
 
On Line Courses - Mantadory for work under our Government Procurement Service framework agreement also required by many of our other clients
     Expiry  
AHP & HSS
Fire Safety
Health & Safety (1974 &1999) (includes Risk Incident reporting)
COSHH
RIDDOR
Infection Control
Lone Worker Training
Handling of Violence and Aggression
Information Governance, Data Protection & Caldicott Protocols
Complaints Handling
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
 
Mandatory Classroom Sessions
Basic Life Support
Manual Handling/Moving and Handling
1 Year  
1 Year
 
Additional on line Courses
POVA (Protection Of Vulnerable Adults)
Food Safety (Required if Handling Food)
 
Epilepsy
Safeguarding Children & Young Adults
1 Year   
1 Year   
 
1 Year   
1 Year   
 
1. Basic Life Support
  The session schedule follows the criteria laid down by the UK Resuscitation council. The learning outcomes include the physical demonstration of Basic Life Support (BLS) and a demonstration of the UK Resuscitation council knowledge criteria.
The goals and outcomes of the session are:

  • The participants will be able to state they have an increased/renewed awareness of BLS
  • The participants will be able to state they are aware of their role and the role of others in relation to BLS
  • The participants will be able to state that due to their increased/renewed awareness of BLS they can make a competent and confident contribution where BLS is required.




The content of the session includes the following subjects:

Danger – Assessment of dangers a participant may meet Response – Gaining a response from a victim Airway - Maintaining airway Breathing – Includes checking for breathing includes recovery position Circulation – Checking for circulation and the provision of chest compressions where appropriate Breathing - Providing rescue breaths where appropriate. Choking – Assisting a conscious or an unconscious choking victim

The assessment of candidates is undertaken on a continuous basis.

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2. Manual Handling
  The aim of the session is to examine manual handling and the issues that are most relevant to health care workers
The goals and outcomes of the session are:

  • The participants will be able to state they have an increased/renewed awareness of manual handling
  • The participants will be able to state they are aware of their role and the role of others in relation to manual handling
  • The participants will be able to state that due to their increased/renewed awareness of the issues surrounding manual handling they can make a safer contribution when manual handling, thus make a significant contribution to health and safety.



The content of the session includes the following subjects:
Introduction to manual handling
Relevant legislation
Employers’ responsibilities
Employees’ responsibilities
Risk assessment: ELITE
Clients’ rights (including RCN code of practice)
Anatomy of the spine
Causes of injury including statistics
Principles of Bio-mechanics
Unsafe techniques
Practical moves: Base lift, falling clients, assisting fallen clients, chair to standing, standing to sitting, Chair to chair, bed moves.
Hoist and the use of other aids
The assessment of candidates is undertaken on a continuous basis throughout the session.

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3. Fire Safety
  The session schedule is as follows:
The learning outcomes are the examination of Fire Safety and Procedure and any particular issues that are relevant to health care workers
The goals and outcomes of the session are:

  • The participants will be able to state they have an increased/renewed awareness of fire safety and procedures
  • The participants will be able to state they are aware of their role and the roles of others in relation to Fire Safety and Procedure
  • The participants will be able to state that due to their increased/renewed knowledge of Fire Safety and Procedure they are safer health care workers




The content of the session includes the following subjects:
Introduction to Fire Safety and Procedure Lesson
The Triangle of Fire
Classification of Fires
Evacuation
Establish Local Knowledge
Home Care Setting
Discovery of Fire
Fire Alarms
Progressive Horizontal Evacuation and flowchart
Evacuating patients and visitors
Evacuating non-ambulant patients
Fire Extinguishers
BS EN3 European Standardization
Factors to take into account when using a Fire Extinguisher
The Classification of Fire Extinguishers
Water Extinguishers Methodology in applying the contents of a water extinguisher
Hose Reels
CO2 Fire extinguishers
Methodology in applying the contents of a CO2 Fire extinguisher
Dry Powder
Methodology in applying the contents of a Dry Powder extinguisher
Running Liquid Fire
Foam
Methodology in applying the contents of a foam extinguisher
Fire Blanket
Policing Fire Safety
The assessment of candidates takes place via an online exam.

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4. Health and Safety (1974 and 1999 Acts) including Risk Incident Reporting
  The session schedule is as follows:
The aim of the session is to examine Health and Safety issues that are relevant to health care workers
The goals and outcomes of the session are:

  • The participants will be able to state they have an increased/renewed awareness of the relevant Health and Safety legislation
  • The participants will be able to state they are aware of their role and the roles of others in relation to Health and Safety
  • The participants will be able to state that from the statistics and survey examined they have an increased/renewed awareness of the health and safety risks they may face
  • The participants will be able to state they have an increased/renewed awareness of the risks of 'buying in new danger' and an increased/renewed awareness of the risk assessment process
  • The participants will be able to state that due to their increased/renewed awareness of Health and Safety knowledge they are safer health care workers.



 
The content of the session includes:
Introduction to the Health and Safety Training Session
Legislation/Roles and Responsibilities
Health and Safety Legislation
Health and Safety Executive
Regulations
Guidance Notes and Approved Codes of Practice
Other Sources of Health and Safety Information
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Other Legislation
Duties-The Employees
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Risk Assessment (including risk reporting)
Employee Safety Representatives
The General Public
The Interaction of Responsibilities
Positive Health and Safety Culture
Statistics and Findings
RCN - Working Well Survey
Bullying and Harassment by Members of Staff
Latex Allergy
Needle stick/sharp injuries
Reducing the risks associated with sharps and needle stick injuries
Buying in New danger
A situation where a health care worker may 'buy in danger' is where he/she buys a new ward
Risk Assessment Steps
The assessment of candidates takes place via an online exam.

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5. COSHH - Control of Substance Hazardous to Health
  The session schedule is as follows:
The learning outcomes are the examination of COSHH and the issues that arise from COSHH that are most relevant to health care workers.
The goals and outcomes of the session are:

  • The participants will be able to state they have an increased/renewed awareness of COSHH.
  • The participants will be able to state they are aware of their role and the roles of others in relation to COSHH.
  • The participants will be able to state that due to their increased/renewed awareness of COSHH they can fulfill their roles in the control of hazardous substances thus make a significant contribution to health and safety.

 
The content of the session includes:
Introduction to COSHH
What substances are covered?
What is a workplace for COSHH purposes?
Employers’ duties
Risk assessment
Recording findings
Assessment review
Employee consultation
Prevention of exposure
Control measures
Employees’ duties
Maintenance of control measures
Monitoring exposure
Health surveillance
Information and training
Dealing with accidents and emergencies
Hazardous substances in healthcare
The assessment of candidates takes place via an online exam.

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6. RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurancs Regulations
  The session schedule is as follows:
The learning outcomes are the examination of Riddor and the issues that arise from Riddor that are most relevant to health care workers.
The goals and outcomes of the session are:

  • The participants will be able to state they have an increased/renewed awareness of RIDDOR.
  • The participants will be able to state they are aware of their role and the roles of others in relation to RIDDOR.
  • The participants will be able to state that due to their increased/renewed awareness of RIDDOR they can fulfill their roles in the control of hazardous substances thus make a significant contribution to health and safety.




The content of the session includes:
Introduction to RIDDOR
Reporting under RIDDOR
Reporting Death and Major Injuries
Over 3 day injury
Diseases
Infections
Dangerous Occurrences
Examples of reportable and non-reportable dangerous occurrences
Deficit in Reporting
The Accident Book
The assessment of candidates takes place via an online exam.

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7. Infection Control - Including MRSA and Clostridium difficile
  The session schedule is as follows:
The learning outcomes are examination of infection control and any issues that are specifically relevant to health care workers:
The goals and outcomes of the session are:

  • The participants will be able to state they have an increased/renewed awareness of infection control
  • The participants will be able to state they are aware of their role and the roles of others in relation to infection control
  • The participants will be able to state that due to their increased/renewed awareness of infection control their nursing and caring practice will take account of the principles of infection control included in this training session.




The content of the session includes:
Introduction to the Infection Control
Training Session
Infection - principles and practice
Infection control in the hospital setting
Hospital-acquired infection
The cost of hospital-acquired infection
Epidemiology
Types of hospital-acquired infection
Legislation and expert guidance
Framework for infection control management
Basic microbiology
Micro-organisms
Bacteria
Bacterial toxins
Bacterial multiplication
Growth requirements of bacteria
Destruction of bacteria in the environment
Chlamydiae, Rickettsiae and Mycoplasmas Viruses
Prions
Fungi
Protozoa
Helminths
Ectoparasites
Resident and transient micro-organisms
Infection and disease
Pathogenicity
The chain of infection
Patient susceptibility
Sources of infection
Contact transmission
Droplet and air-borne transmission
Blood and blood contaminated body fluid transmission
Faecal-oral transmission
Vectors
Risk assessment
Risk management in infection control
Assessing risks
Planning management
Principles of infection control
Standard precautions
Hand hygiene (including naked below elbow)
Protective clothing -
gloves Management of sharps
Decontamination and re-processing of equipment
Environmental cleaning
Spillages
Waste management
Linen
Specimens
Staff health
Isolation
Contact precautions
Respiratory precautions
Enteric precautions
Food hygiene in the ward kitchen
Aseptic technique
Care of intravenous devices
Indwelling urinary catheters
Surveillance and audit
Case studies
The assessment of candidates takes place via an online exam.

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8. Lone worker
  The session schedule is as follows:
The learning outcomes are the examination of the personal safety of the lone worker any specific issues that are relevant to health care workers:
The goals and outcomes of the session are:

  • The participants will be able to state they have an increased/renewed awareness of the personal safety issues concerning lone worker status.
  • The participants will be able to state they are aware of the strategies they can choose to adopt in relation to personal safety and the lone worker.
  • The participants will be able to state they are aware of the strategies that can be introduced by their organisation in relation to increasing the personal safety of alone workers.
  • The participants will be able to state that due to their increased/renewed awareness of personal safety issues arising from being a lone worker they are and feel safer performing their work.





The content of the session includes:
Introduction to the 'Lone Worker' Training Session
Lone Worker Training advice
Definition of Lone Working
Work Activities Known to Carry a High Risk of Violence to Staff
Why does Lone Working offer more risks to workers?
Strategies for the safety of lone workers - PLAN
Diluting the risk of being a lone worker
Keeping Colleagues Aware
Planning Correct Equipment
Planning for 'What ifs'
What ifs Examples
Planning for better policies
Goals and Outcome for Session
The assessment of candidates takes place via an online exam.

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9. Handling of Violence and aggression
  The session schedule is as follows:
The learning outcomes are: the examination of the 'handling of violence and aggression' and any specific issues that are relevant to health care workers
The goals and outcomes of the session are:

  • The participants will be able to state they have an increased/renewed awareness concerning how to handle violence and aggression.
  • The participants will be able to state they are aware of the strategies they can choose to adopt in relation to avoiding and if required handling violence and aggression.
  • The participants will be able to state that due to their increased/renewed awareness of handling violence and aggression they are and feel safer performing their work.

 
The content of the session includes:
Introduction to the 'Handling Violence and Aggression' Training Session
What is violence and aggression?
Physical Violence
Non-Physical Violence
Putting Risks in Perspective
Work Activities Known to Carry a High Risk of Violence to Staff
Facts and Figures
Main focus of bulling and harassment (percentages)
The Implications of Bullying and Harassment
Harassment and assaults by patients/relatives
Percentages of major injuries and over 3day injuries
Handling Violence not involving physical attack
The Control Trilogy
Summary of Control Trilogy
Physical Attack
Flight
Compromise
Fighting Back - Fighting Free
Self Defence
Planning for 'What ifs'
Recognising early warning signals
The assessment of candidates takes place via an online exam.

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10. Food Safety
  During this session the following areas will be addressed:
  • Why food hygiene is especially important in Social care
  • What is Food Safety?
  • The Science of food Safety – How does Food Poisoning Occur
  • It is the Law! We will examine the key legal aspects concerned with food handling
  • What steps you and your organisation should take?





In examining what steps should be taken in relation to food hygiene we will address the following areas:
Personal hygiene
How to store food
How to prepare food
Pests
Clean areas
Food handling

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11. Information Governance, Data Protection & Caldicott Protocols
  The session schedule is as follows:
The learning outcomes are the examination the Information Governance, Data Protection & Caldicott protocols and confidentiality and any issues that are specifically relevant to heath care workers.
The goals and outcomes of the session are:

  • The participants will be able to state they have an increased/renewed awareness of the Information Governance, Data Protection & Caldicott protocols and confidentiality
  • The participants will be able to state they are aware of their role and the roles of others in relation to Information Governance, Data Protection & Caldicott protocols and confidentiality
  • The participants will be able to state that due to their increased/renewed awareness of the Information Governance, Data Protection & Caldicott protocols and confidentiality their heath care practice is more respectful of the confidential information they become acquainted with.




The content of the session includes:

Introduction to Information Governance, Data Protection & Caldicott Protocols
What are the Information Governance, Data Protection & Caldicott Protocols?
What is patient-identifiable information?
The Law concerning Confidentiality
Statutory Exceptions
The Public Interest Exception
Serious crime and National Security
Risk of Harm
Professional Codes of Conduct
Consent
Information Governance, Data Protection & Caldicott Principles
Sample protocol provided in the Information Governance, Data Protection & Caldicott Report
Confidentiality - NHS Code of Practice
NHS Confidentiality Code – Requirement

The assessment of candidates takes place via an online exam an online exam.

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12. POVA
  Content of session
The session will address the following areas:

  • Roles and Boundaries
  • Danger Harm and Abuse
  • Social norms, values and perceptions
  • Legislation and guidance in relation to safeguarding of vulnerable adults
  • Each area is further broken down into further sections
  • The parts of the section will relate to outcomes that you will achieve as you progress through the session.
  • Roles and Boundaries




 
 

We will now address of your role, responsibility and the applicable boundaries that apply to you as a worker in relation to safeguarding individuals from danger, harm and abuse.
Understanding the nature of abuse and neglect
To be able to respond to abuse and protect our clients we must first be able to recognize abuse

Here we will examine the following terms:
Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Emotional Abuse
Financial Abuse
Institutional Abuse
Neglect by self
Neglect by others
Social norms, values and perceptions.

During this part of the session we will examine how as a social care worker you may face
dilemmas in relation to abuse due to social norms and values.
Legislations, Policies and Procedures - Here we will examine the legislation, policies and procedures that are relevant to abuse and neglect. It must be recognized that elements of the policies and procedures may be bespoke to the Organisation you work for. It is important you find out what they are. Understand the organization’s policies and procedures. It is important that you understand your organization’s policies and procedures with regard to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults from danger, harm and abuse.

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