Understanding and observing common ailments in the elderly 6hrs

Understanding and observing common ailments in the elderly 6hrs

REF CAOB1 | CIS refreshed 2010 and HSC 23/24 HSC 32/33/35 HSC 43/45

Standard 7 Person centred Support Standard 3 Communicate effectively Standard 5 Principles for implementing duty of care Standard 8 Health and safety

This course contributes toward the recommended guided learning hours, you should carry out practice reflection, document and attach subsequent evidence from this training.


The course is designed to provide for care support workers an extensive
overview to the most common ailments that affect the elderly individuals they support. The course covers
aetiology, practical reflective intervention tools and to identify objective
reporting and observation skills.

Who should attend?

This course is relevant to all workers who provide direct personal care to clients
in all care settings – hospital, residential, day- or foster-care or in the
client’s own home.

Proposed Learner Outcomes - The worker must be able to

• Understand the main effects of a specific condition or syndrome
experienced by the service user groups.
• Understand how to respond to needs created by specific conditions,
impairments or disabilities
• Gain knowledge of what happens to our bodies as we get older
• Understand how we can improve the quality of life for the older
• Be able to name at least 6 of the complex diseases that
sometimes afflict the older person
• Identify interventions and responses required to a specific illness
• Understand the use and purpose of each record or report the worker
has to use or contribute to.
• Demonstrate the ability to report in a way that is objective and relevant
• Understand the responsibility of the care worker to report
anything that worries them in the process of their work

How many candidates may attend?
This training is not limited in numbers.

Equivalent Relevant information

1. For registered nurses who wish to incorporate this training into your PREP portfolio’s, you should carry
out practice reflection and attach subsequent evidence from this training
2. Certificates are issued for each candidate and are valid for approximately 3 years
3. A candidate assessment is available for post training audit
Included in the session is theory based information that may involve a powerpoint presentation.
The key points to remember are:
1. The training venue should be quiet and undisturbed.
2. Staff should not be expected to be on duty
3. Staff attending should remain for the entire length of the session.
N.B Registration details are kept by us for Seven years. It is important to register on the day.

Registration details are kept by us for Seven years and are legal documents. It is important to register in block capitals clearly on the day.

How to book your course

Please call us on 0208 144 9491. You can also submit our online booking enquiry form too.

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