Physical Health

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Confident Asthma Management

The Toolkit for Nurses in Independent Schools

This practical course is led by an experienced and well-regarded Respiratory Specialist Nurse. Colleagues attending will be able to update their asthma management skills, enabling them to offer support that fully complies with all the latest advice and guidance.
Key learning objectives include:

  • How to make an accurate asthma diagnosis in children and teenagers
  • Understanding the latest BTS stepwise asthma management guidelines
  • Managing worsening symptoms and asthma attacks
  • Inhaler devices and techniques – latest updates and guidance
  • Successful asthma self-management plans for teenagers

Substance Use and Misuse

Understanding Trends, Managing Risks and Instigating Change

This practical training course is presented by an experienced Substance Misuse Consultant and Trainer. The day offers Pastoral Leaders, Pastoral Staff and School Nurses a detailed understanding of current levels and emerging trends of substance misuse amongst young people, as well as an overview of the latest Chief Medical Officer guidelines.
Staff attending will learn how to offer confident support, and minimise harm, to students in their care.
​Key learning objectives include:​

  • Understanding currently emerging trends of substance misuse amongst young people
  • Making sure your students know their legal responsibilities
  • Spotting the triggers for substance misuse
  • Understanding the effects and risks of a range of substances
  • Identifying the link between substance misuse and mental health problems
  • Ensuring students recognise the myths surrounding the use of psychoactive substances
  • Understanding the psychoactive substances ban and what this means for students in your care
  • Effective ways of improving communication with students in order to support positive change
  • Updating your school’s drug and alcohol policies in line with new guidelines

Smoking Cessation Training

Delivering competent, confident and cohesive advice and support to pupils

This interactive training course is packed with practical information to enable staff to engage, encourage and support pupils to quit smoking, using evidence based approaches to practice. The day focuses on areas that relate specifically to children and young people, and allows participants to develop a consistent approach for handling smoking cessation conversations with pupils.
Key learning objectives include:

  • Understanding nicotine addiction and the application of behaviour-change models to support quitting
  • How to explain the effects of smoking by focusing on areas most likely to have an impact on young people
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy – products, uses and prescribing in a school environment
  • Managing the practical application and potential challenges of carbon monoxide monitoring in school
  • Understanding the pros and cons of electronic cigarettes
  • Developing a consistent message on vaping for pupils
  • Raising awareness of young people’s use of tobacco in other forms
  • Developing highly effective techniques for brief interventions with young people

First-Rate Sports Injury Provision

Successful Management, Effective Support and Up-to-date Treatment

This practical course allows participants to swiftly improve skills and confidence enabling them to offer highly effective and up-to-date sports injury provision within their school.
​Key learning objectives include:

  • Accurately assessing and grading musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries
  • Recognising warning signs of more sinister conditions
  • Assessing thresholds for referral and further investigation
  • Successfully managing soft tissue injuries
  • Improving understanding of issues around anatomical position and planes and axis of movement
  • Dealing with concussion and C-spine injury

Delivering Outstanding Sexual Health Provision

Offering effective, accessible, up-to-date provision, based on current best practice

This interactive course has been designed to rapidly update participants’ skills, and equip school nursing teams with the latest advice, key skills and examples of best practice relating to students’ sexual health.
​Key learning objectives include:

  • Dealing with issues of consent, confidentiality and safeguarding
  • Contraception overview – including latest guidance about emergency contraception
  • SAIs and national screening programmes
  • National frameworks and legislation that impacts on students’ sexual health
  • HIV – latest updates
  • Setting up accessible school-based sexual health clinics
  • Promoting the sexual health of your pupils – meeting the requirements of your role
  • Abortion, FGM, pupil sexuality and child sexual exploitation – understanding recent advice and guidance

Confident Diabetes Management

This interactive course allows colleagues to update their Diabetes management skills, enabling them to play an effective part in the multi-disciplinary team that is required for the successful day-to-day support of students with Diabetes.
The course is led by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Diabetes and a Senior Specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian.
​Key learning objectives include:

  • Understanding Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
  • Practical ways to encourage students to actively manage insulin delivery, including insulin pump therapy
  • Identifying and effectively managing the short term complications of Diabetes – hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia
  • The importance of screening to reduce the risk of long term complications
  • Understanding the psycho-social implications for students living with Diabetes
  • Effective blood glucose monitoring
  • Understanding ‘carbohydrate counting’
  • Helping young people manage their Diabetes around alcohol, exams, sport and travel
  • Managing Type 2 Diabetes in young people
  • Latest research and useful resources

Travel Health Training

This course provides school nursing teams with essential travel health training.
​Key learning objectives include:

  • Knowing which vaccinations are required and/or recommended
  • Identifying and managing risks and hazards
  • Vaccine administration – a step by step guide
  • Vaccination for vector-borne diseases, including an in-depth look at malaria
  • Rabies – essential knowledge and recent developments
  • Essential travel health updates for school Nurses

Childhood Immunisation Training

Essential Knowledge, Core Skills and Latest Changes

This two day course provides Nurses who are new to childhood immunisations with essential childhood immunisation training, aimed at clinicians who provide the full range of immunisations covered in the routine UK schedules for school children. The training is interactive, allowing participants to check their understanding of each session before moving on.
Key learning objectives include:

  • Understanding how the immune system works and how it responds to immunisation
  • Knowing how vaccine preventable diseases are transmitted
  • Understanding and complying with the legal requirements for administering prescribed vaccines
  • Understanding precautions, potential side effects and contraindications to immunisation
  • Adhering to safe vaccine handling, storage and cold chain guidelines
  • Managing common incidents, errors, anaphylaxis and adverse events
  • Ensuring effective pre-immunisation consultations & communication, and dealing with issues of consent
  • Practical injection techniques and competency
  • Accessing resources to manage instances of unknown, incomplete and overseas schedules
  • Making sure your record-keeping, documentation and reporting are watertight
  • Understanding eligibility for immunisations for patients in clinical risk groups
  • Complying with UK policy and the latest guidance on national immunisation programmes
  • Identifying sources of additional information and relevant resources

Radical Changes to Malaria Protection

An Essential Update on PHE’s latest Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines
This one day course provides an in-depth look at recent major changes to malaria prevention advice, and provides school nursing teams with the chance to check their understanding of the latest guidelines.