Hi! my name is Beryl Camille and i live in Seychelles, situated in the Indian Ocean. I am currently working as a Nurse Lecturer with the Ministry of Education. I've been in the nursing profession for 28 years. My special field is Intensivew Care Nursing and Acident and Emergency Nursing. I hold a first degree in General Nursing. I wish to have a second degree in Mental Health, because i love interacting with poeple and very sensitive to psychiatric/mental health issues, which is predominated by the impact of social change.
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The eighteen months training program is designed to equip the participants with the knowledge, skills and required attitude to provide the basic care required by each individual, based on the Activities of Daily Living (ADL). The program outlines the basic knowledge and skills appropriate for health promotion and maintenance, focusing on encouraging the individual to maintain a high level of independence.The Activities of Daily Living (ADL) are: • Breathing • Maintenance of safety/protection from injury and illness • Personal hygiene and grooming • Controlling body temperature • Communication • Eating and drinking • Elimination (toileting) • Mobilization/moving about • Working and playing/recreation • Expressing sexuality • Personal identity/dignity/self-esteem • Rest and sleep • Procreating • Dying
The main areas covered are
• Basic Health Care Delivery • Basic aspect of Sociology • Basic aspect of Psychology • Basic aspect of Microbiology • Food and Nutrition • Communication • Principles and Practice of Activities of Daily Living * • Aspects of Ageing • Ageing and ADL* NB: Areas depicting the * will be specified in the contents of the modules.
The training program is aimed at providing the participants with:
• Knowledge in the delivery of care involving aspects of health care delivery. • Knowledge about peoples’ integration with society • Knowledge and skills to influence a positive attitude of the participant towards reacting to peoples’ behavior in different situations • Basic knowledge of the common types of micro-organisms and infection prevention and control • Knowledge about food and nutrition reflecting diet modification • Knowledge, skills and influence a positive attitude in communicating • Knowledge, skills and appropriate attitude to meet the needs of an individual in respect to ADL • Knowledge about normal process of ageing, relating to its influence on ADL
Participants Learning Objectives
At the end of the training program the participants will be able to: • Provide a level of care for individuals with ailments of normal ageing process as well as individuals with health problems • Care for individuals respecting his /her societal background/needs • Care for the individual with love influenced by a positive attitude towards his/her behavior in any situations • Explain the common types of micro-organism causing diseases • Explain the basic measures to prevent to prevent and control common infection • Explain the importance of food as health promotion • Outline the different food components • Demonstrate the different ways to modify a diet • Demonstrate different feeding procedures • Communicate effectively with individuals with different communication impairment • Provide effective professional care for individuals in need • Promote and maintain the individual’s level of independence with daily activities • Explain the ageing process • Explain the effects of ageing vis a vis ADL
The course will be organised with an initial 5 weeks Induction block. This will followed by work placement with one day release per week. The participants are expected to work shifts and have 28 days annual leave per year.
==Teaching and Learning Methods==
• Illustrated lectures and group discussions • Individual and group exercises • Role plays • Audio Visual (films) • Simulated practice with appropriate simulators • Guided clinical activities/practices
Teaching and Learning Materials
• Study Skills • Principles and Practice of Nursing • Clinical Nursing Practice • Preparatory Care Skills for Carers (1998) • Basic Microbiology • Health Care Delivery Module (modified) • Food and Nutrition Module (modified) • Psychology Module (modified) • Sociology Module (modified)
Evaluation Methods (participants)
• Periodic and end of modules (assignments/objective and short structured questions) • Clinical Skills checklist for each practical skill assessment
• Questionnaires (Facilitators on an individual basis) • End of block evaluation • End of module evaluation
The course is for a duration of one year. The sessions run for eight weeks as a study block, followed by one day per week for the rest of the programme(theory only). The rest of the days participants will endergo clinical (practical)teaching/learning.