CPR and First Aid training

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If you want to read one good news story today, let this be it. 10 rounds of CPR before he got a response; never give up! Well done Christy!   "When asked to write this piece I was a little bit apprehensive as I don’t take praise easily. My name is Christy. Late last June, I updated my First Aid skills with Social Care Training Ireland as part of my work as a Social Care ...more>>

Female Sexual Offenders

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Author: Dolores Martin The following essay will attempt to devise an academically supported Social Care practice policy and procedure that addresses the underlying issues associated with sexual offending. The essay will focus on female sexual offenders and look at the current literature related to the topic in order to gain an insight into the issue of female sexual offending and how it ...more>>

Conflict Management – An External Perspective

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Conflict Management – An External Perspective

Social care work involves diplomacy skills to reduce work stress factors, which may take time to develop as you adjust into your social care job. It takes a bit of getting used to as you strike a balance between assertiveness and co-operation. Conflict management in a social care setting involves conducting strategies that help curtail negative outcomes, while enhancing positive results. For a ...more>>

Community Care Aspects

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Community Care Aspects

In social care settings, public health nurses are sent out into the community to provide home health services in Ireland responding to client/patient requirements from both a preventative & curative nature. Public health nurses offer tailored health services aligned to particular client needs from medication check-ups, hygiene assistance, palliative health etc., leading to the ultimate aim ...more>>

Stress Management in Social Care

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Stress Management in Social Care

Stress comes from both positive and negative external forces, and is often accompanied by a feeling of inadequate control over one’s own life. High achievers sometimes stress over maintaining their high standards.  This anxiety is the regulative force that spurs them on against the risk of under-performance. In pressurised social care management, a good leadership response is to gras ...more>>

A.D.H.D. – Challenging Behaviour in Young People

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A.D.H.D. – Challenging Behaviour in Young People

Challenging behaviour in a social care setting involves dealing with attention deficit hyperactive disorder in children or A.D.H.D. The disorder typically involves lack of attention, absent mindedness, jumbled organizational behaviour, and unnecessary deferment of activities. Attention deficit hyperactive disorder tends to be more prevalent in boys and although medication can support the behavi ...more>>

Fire Prevention

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Fire Prevention

When it comes to Fire and safety matters preventing the potential for an outbreak of fire is a scientifically simple process. There are three essential elements for a fire to exist; they are oxygen, combustible material, and heat. These three elements make up the sides of the combustion triangle, and by removing just one side, the triangle is no more, and you can eliminate the potential for a f ...more>>

Sports Injury

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Sports Injury

Ireland is a land of good sport & injury, as when playing sports we are prone to athletic related fatigue as our body strains to keep up with the physical demands exacted on it. Most sports injury involves a tear in the ligament, a tendon rupture, or fractured bones, making up for the most common sports injuries. Joggers often suffer runner’s knee syndrome medically known as chondroma ...more>>

Fire Safety Report

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Fire Safety Report

The HSA Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 deals with fire safety and in section 19 of the 2005 act, all employers must identify possible fire hazards and write a report on risk assessment of all the potential possible. This forms the basis of communication & report writing skills that best define your view in a safety statement report, incorporating fire prevention, fire detection ...more>>

First Responder

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First Responder

Sudden cardiac death occurs with the onset of coronary heart disease, heart muscle viral infections or inherited genetic disease, such as channelopathy and cardiomyopathy. Sudden cardiac death is often an extreme alteration of the electrical pulse within the heart, bringing about punctuated & irregular heart beats known as ventricular fibrillation (V.F.) which left untreated results in deat ...more>>

Common Child Care Injuries

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Common Child Care Injuries

For a Paediatric First Aid officer, probably the most prevalent childhood injuries are burns & scalds, and insect stings among cuts and bruises. These are a most common First Aid with children in mind matter that a social care worker will have to deal with child care wise.  ...more>>

Whooping Coughs – A Common Child Illness

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Whooping Coughs – A Common Child Illness

Paediatric first aid involves preventative measures for the purposes of maintaining children’s health. Common child illnesses include whooping coughs, also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is contagious and can last for months. Infants or children with pertussis often begin with mild coughs before it protracts into noticeable & severe punctuated cough which resurface regularly over ...more>>