Activities of Living Patient Care

Care of the Older Person

Learn the skill and competence to provide holistic care for elderly people

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide holistic care for elderly people in a variety of care settings working under the direction and supervision of nursing and or midwifery staff.

Learners attending this programme must meet RPL criteria. Your entry to this course is not guaranteed until The Cpl Institute training team can confirm your RPL eligibility.

If you are unsure of your eligibility contact us on 01 895 5755.

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On course completion learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss a range of work practices in the provision of individualised holistic care for clients to include knowledge of the factors influencing the activities of living
  2. Analyse the activities of living to include the five main concepts of the model of living and the role of a healthcare assistant in utilising the activities of living
  3. Summarise the principles of maintaining a safe and hygienic environment to include knowledge of infection, accident , fire and problems with sensory deprivation
  4. Implement a range of tasks carried out when caring for a patient in a safe environment to include effective communication skills
  5. Employ the skills of a healthcare assistant in providing care for patients to include an awareness of the importance of nutrition, elimination, fluid balance, weight reporting and correct technique for catheter bag use
  6. Practise skills involved in pressure area care, personal hygiene, foot care, patient temperature, mobilization and urinalysis
  7. Demonstrate competence in a range of care techniques to include observations, manual and electronic counting, recording and reporting of pulse rate, breathing habit and blood pressure
  8. Work independently and as part of a healthcare team to respond appropriately to the needs of a client in a care setting

All learning outcomes must be assessed:

  • Project 40% – A project is a response to a brief devised by the assessor. A project is usually carried out over an extended period of time. Projects may involve research, require investigation of a topic, issue or problem or may involve process such as a design task, a performance or practical activity or production of an artefact or event
  • Skills Demonstration 60% – A skills demonstration is used to assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. A skills demonstration will require the learner to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.

Grading:

  • Pass 50% – 64%
  • Merit 65% – 79%
  • Distinction 80% – 100%

Transfer

Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.