Social Care Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Clinical Skills Training

Face to face training for Nurses in social care:


  • To be able to assess the need for catheterisation
  • To ensure the practitioner is competent to catheterise a male and/or female patient urethrally by either an indwelling catheter or an intermittent catheter.
  • Be aware of the different types of catheters available and which catheter to choose
  • Improved knowledge of catheter maintenance solutions
  • The importance of reducing infections in line with Saving Lives/Essential Steps documents from the DoH
  • Manage a catheter in the hospital and/or a community setting
  • Identify legal requirements e.g. documentation & consent

January 18th 2023 -13:30-17:00 -Preston –  BOOK HERE

February 24th 2023 – 13:00-17:00 – Ormskirk BOOK HERE

March 29th 2023 – 13:00-17:00 – Lancaster – BOOK HERE

May 19th 2023 – 13:00-17:00 – Burnley BOOK HERE

Tracheostomy Care

  • What is a tracheostomy?
  • Why they are performed
  • Common complications
  • Emergency procedures
  • How to care for a patient with a tracheostomy
  • Practical session on how to suction a tracheostomy

To become competent in the skill you need to complete e-learning training on e-learning for health: Tracheostomy Safety by following the link

February 3rd 2023 – 09:30-12:30 -Burnley –  BOOK HERE

May 3rd 2023 – 09:30-12:30 – Preston BOOK HERE

June 14th 2023 – 09:30-12:30 – Lancaster – BOOK HERE

Tissue Viability

  • To provide awareness of the management and prevention of moisture associated tissue damage and pressure ulceration.
  • What is Moisture Associated Tissue Damage?
  • Awareness of Management & Prevention Pathway
  • Product availability and when to use.
  • What is a Pressure Ulcer?
  • ASSKINg Bundle
  • Intentional Rounding and Skin Assessment
  • Contributing factors to Pressure ulceration formation
  • Categorisation of pressure ulceration

February 3rd 2023 – 13:30-17:00 -Burnley –  BOOK HERE

May 3rd 2023 – 13:30-17:00 – Preston BOOK HERE

June 14th 2023 – 13:30-17:00 – Lancaster – BOOK HERE

Venepuncture Training

This venepuncture training course is aimed at Social Care staff, specifically registered nurses, carers and support workers who’s role include taking bloods.

This is ideal for staff who are looking to improve their skills in venepuncture.

The Venepuncture Training will aim to improve the students’ knowledge of the theory surrounding venepuncture including: the correct order of draw, the anatomy of veins and how to select a suitable site – allow students to practice using a synthetic arm.

If you have any questions regarding this event please email our inbox [email protected]

AM Sessions 9:00am – 12:00pm

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