Becoming a Domiciliary Care Support Worker (Free Online Course With Certificate)
Alison Free Online Learning
1 - 3 hour
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
* free course
‘Domiciliary care workers’ are trained carers who support the infirm at home by performing daily household tasks that maintain their quality of life. Do you find fulfilment in assisting people in need? Have you considered a career in home care? We teach you how to provide quality services to those in need and provide today’s best homecare practices before examining the UK’s laws designed to protect the well-being and dignity of those in your care.
This Free Online Course Includes:
- 1.5-3 Hours of Learning
- CPD Accreditation
- Final Assessment
All Alison courses are free to enrol study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world.
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Scholarships and Funding
As we are an online platform, we do not offer degrees or scholarships.
Anyone at any stage of life - including those with learning disabilities, mental health issues, sensory impairment or physical disabilities - could require domiciliary care. Are you passionate about providing care for people in their homes? As a domiciliary care worker, you are responsible for supporting individuals and assisting them with their daily household chores, personal care and any other activity that allows them to maintain their independence and quality of life. In this course, we train you at homecare and examine the domiciliary care minimum standards issued by the United Kingdom’s Department of Health. We then compare ‘shared lives’ carers and ‘personal assistants’.
The course then explores the UK’s health and safety guidelines pertaining to domiciliary care and explains how to identify individuals who are at risk. Accidents may occur during work activities, resulting in injuries or even death, and we lay out the procedures to follow in order to report the incident. We will show you how to report serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (or 'near misses') following ‘Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations’ (RIDDOR) standards. We outline when and how to make a RIDDOR report and how determine if an accident that led to a death or injury is work-related. You will study the types of reportable injuries, how to prioritise risk control measures and what is considered an ‘infectious waste’.
Understanding the nature of diseases alerts us to their presence and can help us control their spread. We examine Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and blood-borne viruses and how they are spread. You will then be taught how to employ hand hygiene techniques and prevent the spread of infection. We outline the ‘National Early Warning Score’ (NEWS), a tool developed by the Royal College of Physicians used to improve the detection and response to clinical deterioration in adult patients. We demonstrate how to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Finally, we discuss medication management and administration, how to communicate effectively, the Mental Capacity Act and the ‘Dementia and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). No prior knowledge is necessary to take this course. These skills provided in this training course can be used to protect the well-being and dignity of infirm loved ones and caregiving offers a rewarding career to those with compassion.
Domiciliary Care Worker
In this module, you’ll be introduced to domiciliary care practice. You’ll learn some management techniques and how to report accidents. We'll educate you on blood-borne viruses and how to prevent their spread. We'll teach you about NEWS(National Early Warning Score), medication administration, the Caldicott principles, and effective communication.
What You Will Learn In This Free Course
- Recall who provides and receives domiciliary care support.
- List the core elements that are required to manage health and safety in the home.
- Describe the factors to consider when identifying individuals who are at particular risk.
- Outline how to carry out a RIDDOR report of an accident.
- Distinguish between people ‘infected’ or ‘colonised’ with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
- Discuss how MRSA and blood-borne viruses are spread and how to practice good hand hygiene.
- Analyse how the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) work and how it is used.
- Outline the six simple physiological parameters that form the basis of the scoring system ‘NEWS’.
- Indicate how to perform CPR.
- Outline the seven Caldicott Principles.
- Summarise how to communicate effectively.
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