Competencies framework

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Care Skills Competencies are grouped according to the domains in the Continuing Care Decision Support tool.  Follow the links to access competency specifications, supporting guidance, available training and consultations or use our handy Carer Skills Competencies Checklist to identify all relevant competencies required for an individual's care.

Continuing Care Domain

 

Core competencies

(Parents, paid or unpaid carers)

Additional competencies

(Parents, paid or unpaid carers)

Specialist competencies

(Parents or trained nurses only)

Breathing

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Oxygen administration

Oxygen saturation and vital sign monitoring

Ventilation training

Tracheostomy

Non-invasive ventilation

Hi Flow humidified oxygen

Respiratory physiotherapy

Oral suction

Nasal suction

Nasopharyngeal (deep nasal) suction$

Tracheostomy suction$

Nebuliser$

Cough assist$

 

Eating and drinking

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Additional competencies

Gastrostomy feeds

Nasogastric feeds

Jejunostomy feeds

Gastro-jejunal feeds

Feeding pump

Specialist competencies

Nasogastric tube change

Total parenteral nutrition

Mobility

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Core competencies

Manual handling training$

Additional competencies

Wheelchair user$

Hoist for manual handling$

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

Transportation$

 

Continence and elimination

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Additional competencies

Catheter care

Catheterisation male$

Catheterisation female$

Catheterisation suprapubic$

Bowel management$

Specialist competencies

Haemodialysis$

Peritoneal dialysis$

Skin and tissue viability

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Additional competencies

Stoma Care

Complex  skin dressings $

Temperature regulation $

Postural care $

Pressure area care$

Wound care$

Skin bundle

Central line site care

 

Communication

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Core competencies

Person centred thinking skills

Privacy and dignity

Teamworking across organisational boundaries

Record keeping

Additional competencies

Makaton/ British

Sign Language$

Non-verbal communication$

 

Drug therapies and medication

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Additional competencies

Oral drug administration

Buccal drug administration

Gastrostomy drug administration

Nasogastric tube administration

Gastro-jejunostomy administration

Jejunostomy drug administration

Rectal drug administration

Individual drugs: indications, regular or as required, effects, side effects$

Specialist competencies

Central line use

Implanted venous port use

PICC line use

Intravenous drug administration

Subcutaneous drug administration

Intramuscular drug administration

Intravenous infusion pump$

Seizures and altered consciousness

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Additional competencies

Epileptic seizures $

Non epileptic seizures$

 

Challenging behaviour

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Additional competencies

Therapeutic safe holding

Dealing with challenging behaviour$

Supporting mental health

 

Emergencies

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Core competencies

Resuscitation training

Raising concerns

Recognising a deteriorating person

Safeguarding

Fire safety

Infection control

Personal safety and lone working

Additional competencies

Basic principles of palliative and end of life care$

 

Last updated Feb 19, 2018 @ 11:58 am