Bespoke training folders launched for East Lancashire care homes

Date posted: 26th February 2018 Bespoke training folders launched for East Lancashire care homes thumbnail image

Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) launched their innovative Training Programme Folders during the January Care Home Quality Forum. Representatives from Ashland’s, Manor house, Chapel Lodge and St Andrew’s house were amongst dozens of care home representatives who attended the forum and were thrilled to receive their folder.

Featuring key educational information and reusable resources compiled by health and care specialists, the 300 page folders are an invaluable resource for all care home staff. They have been designed to be used both independently and alongside dedicated EHCH virtual training sessions as part of the ongoing telemedicine initiative. Every care home in the Pennine Lancashire region has had at least one folder produced for them, with over 150 care homes lined up to receive them.

The folders are comprised of ten key sections, including Continence Matters, End of Life, Infection Prevention, Mental Capacity Act, Medicines Management, Nutrition and Hydration, React to Red, The Red Bag scheme, Steady on Falls Prevention, Vital Signs and Preventing Deterioration.

Adele Thornburn, Nursing and Quality Manager and Vanguard Programme manager at East Lancashire CCG, commented, "The response to the new EHCH Training Programme Folders has been phenomenal. We are really proud to be able to supply such a valuable resource to the care homes. We know that they are a vital source of information and will help to further educate hundreds of staff on core components of care for their residents".

Over fifty care home representatives attended the most recent CHQF which also highlighted other EHCH initiatives including the red bag, information around telemedicine, and Discharge to Assess care pathways. At the event Care Home Managers also took part in a “Frailty Workshop” along with representatives from across Pennine-Lancs from primary care, acute care, local authorities and other service providers to help shape future local service provision for care home residents.

Meena Patel of St Andrew’s House Care Home in Barnoldswick, said, “We are thrilled with our new Training Folders. The level of information they contain is incredible and we have already utilised them to assist with a telemedicine training session, where the information contained brought the training to life.”

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