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The  intermediate course is a total of 30 hours on a homestay course and can be divided into 2 stages of 15 hrs each. or more.  We also run this course in certain centres on a part time basis. Please contact us for further details.
Topics to be covered  in  Intermediate 2 :
The metabolism of medication
o Doing a medication check
o Working as part of a team
o Explaining drug interactions
o Checking the five rights of medication administration
o Reading a prescription chart
Intravenous Infusions
o Passing on instructions to colleagues
o Assessing IV cannulas
o Telephone skills – taking a message about patient care
o Charting fluid intake and output
Pre-Operative Patient Assessment
o Doing pre-operative checks
o Giving pre-operative patient information
o Preparing a patient for surgery
o Allaying anxiety in a patient
o Using pre-operative checklists
Post-Operative Patient Assessment
o Giving a post-operative patient handover
o Checking a post-operative patient on the ward
o Explaining post-operative pain management
o Dealing with aggressive behavior
o Using pain assessment tools
Discharge Planning
o Attending the ward team meeting
o Telephone skills- referring a patient
o Explaining the effects of a stroke
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Topics  covered  in  Intermediate 1 :
 Patient Admissions –
o Taking a patient history
o Using active listening strategies
o Explaining how the heart works
o Putting a patient at ease
o Giving a nursing handover
o Charting patient’s parameters
Respiratory problems
o Educating patients about asthma problems
o Giving instructions effectively
o Using a nebulizer
o Talking to a child about asthma
o Putting a patient at ease
Wound Care
o Discussing wound management
o Asking for advice
o Describing wounds
o Taking part in continuous professional development
o Using a wound assessment chart
Diabetes Care
o Discussing diabetes management
o Making empathetic responses
o Giving advice sensitively
o Explaining hypoglycaemia and diabetes
Medical Specimens
o Explaining renal failure
o Explaining urinary catheters
o Explaining pathology tests
o Telephoning other staff
o Reading a pathology report
o Duty of Care