Chaperone Training for Health and Social Care - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
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Chaperone Training for Health and Social Care - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Chaperone for Health and Social Care training course for those working in arts and entertainment.

This Chaperone for Health and Care module is designed for those who might take the chaperoning role primarily, for example, General Practitioners (GPs), health care assistants (HCAs), nurses, allied health professionals and other members of the broader health care team who are involved in chaperoning patients as part of their role.

The content covers what is understood by the term chaperone, why a chaperone needs to be present, the role and responsibility of the chaperone and the rights and concerns of patients.

Course content

This online Chaperone for Health and Social Care training course covers the following:

  • Definition of a chaperone and intimate examination
  • Current chaperone guidance
    • Current GMC guidance for doctors
    • Current guidance for physiotherapists
    • Current NMC guidance for nurses
    • Current HCPC guidance for allied health professionals
  • Who are suitable chaperones?
  • Should the chaperone be medically qualified?
  • What makes an ideal chaperone?
  • Requirements for the chaperone role
  • The role of a chaperone
  • Why and when would a chaperone be required?
  • Dignity and respect
  • Chaperone for children and young people
  • When to offer a chaperone
  • Local chaperone policies
  • Dealing with patient requests
  • What if the patient refuses a chaperone
  • What if no chaperone is available?
  • Checklist for intimate examinations
    • Before the examination
      • What is valid consent?
      • Implied consent
      • Expressed consent
    • Key aspects of obtaining consent
    • During the examination
    • After the examination
  • Where misunderstandings may occur in practice
  • Confidentiality and patient information
  • Caldicott principles and Data Protection
  • Raising concerns and whistleblowing in practice
  • Public interest and disclosure responsibilities
  • Protection for healthcare workers
  • Documentation and record-keeping
  • Cases studies
  • Key points to remember
  • End of course assessment and certification.

Who is the course for?

This online Chaperone for Health and Social Care training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Nursery staff
  • Teachers and teaching staff
  • Community services
  • General Practitioners (GPs)
  • General Practice Administration Staff
  • Health Care Assistants (HCAs)/Clinical Support Workers
  • Non-Clinical Receptionist
  • General Practices Nurses
  • Registered Healthcare Practitioners
  • Paramedics
  • Practice Managers
  • Anyone involved in healthcare looking to undertake the role.

Course aims

This online Chaperone for Health and Social Care training course is designed for those who might take the chaperoning role in primary care, for example, General Practitioners (GPs), health care assistants (HCAs), nurses, allied health professionals and other members of the wider health care team who are involved in chaperoning patients as part of their role.

The content covers what is understood by the term chaperone, why a chaperone needs to be present, the role and responsibility of the chaperone and the rights and concerns of patients. In addition, learners will be able:

To identify when and for what a chaperone may be required,
To understand the role requirements of a chaperone, and
To have an understanding of confidentiality issues and the procedures involved in raising concerns.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of this online Chaperone for Health and Social Care training course are to:

  • Know the legal, ethical and professional issues relating to chaperones,
  • Know what the term chaperone means,
  • Know where, when and why chaperones are required,
  • Be able to define the term ‘intimate examination’,
  • Understanding the patient’s right to choose,
  • Know the role of the chaperone in a consultation,
  • Understand issues of confidentiality and consent,
  • Be aware of the needs of children and those who lack capacity,
  • Understand issues relating to personal beliefs, values, religion, ethnicity or culture during chaperoning,
  • Know the importance of interpersonal skills,
  • Display appropriate behaviour during the consultation,
  • Be aware of the chaperone checklist and record-keeping,
  • Know how to raise concerns,
  • Use interpersonal and communication skills to clarify tasks and identify and rectify issues in a range of contexts,
  • Understand the competing perspectives that inform decisions and articulate reasons for own decisions,
  • Develop a broader understanding of the knowledge base to identify principles underlying theoretical frameworks and begin to identify their strengths and weaknesses,
  • Provide informed solutions to standard problems in familiar contexts,
  • Operate under supervision in a range of varied but predictable settings, and
  • Reflect on the performance tasks which may be complex and non-routine.

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