Older people are especially more vulnerable to COVID-19. Research is showing that adults 60 and older, especially those with pre-existing medical conditions, like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or cancer are more likely to have severe — even deadly — coronavirus infection than other age groups. Probably one of the worst fears for caregivers in old age homes caring for the COVID-19 patient is to get exposed to the novel coronavirus and infected other patients and family. This course is designed to rapidly develop the competency of caregivers at old age homes. This course focusses on provision of care for COVID-19 patients in old age homes, when to refer patients, keeping care givers safe through the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), nutrition, palliative and how to produce own PPE when not available.
Caregivers in old age homes or caring for the elderly
To ensure that that caregivers in old age homes have the required knowledge and skills to provide effective care to people with COVID, required nutrition, paliative care and the required skills to use/create PPE inorder to keep themselves safe and contribute to mimimilizing the impact of the pandemic in old age homes.
On completing this course, a participant will be able to:
The short course in caring for the elderly COVID-19 patient in care is a part-time e-learning course that participants can complete at their own time and pace.
To complete the course will take 16 hours. Participants will have three months after registration to complete the course.
This course has been made available through generous sponsorship from Nestlé.
Please note: By registering for this course you agree to sharing your contact details with the sponsor of this training programme.
FPD will award successful participants with a certificate of completion
For more information or to register, please contact
Tel: +27 87 821 1109