Service description

Registered children’s nurses who have experience in working with children/young people and their families facilitate all training sessions and assessments.
What does the training team provide.

The Diana Children’s Community Service has developed an annual training programme. These sessions aim to provide a basic understanding of health care tasks to enable health care and non-health care staff/carers to safely carry out tasks with children/young people. Please be aware that our training programme is not provided on an emergency or short notice situation. There are regular monthly training sessions available throughout the year.

What is involved within the training?
The sessions aim to provide a basic understanding of the most common health care tasks. The package will include:
a theory session; opportunity to practice with any equipment required for the task under supervision of nurses leading the sessions; an introduction to the competency workbooks.
In the child’s own environment:
completion of self-directed learning in competency workbook to facilitate own learning needs; practical assessment (pre-arranged by trainee); signing of competence by a registered nurse following successful completion of the above.

The training is provided for general awareness or as a competency for an individual child.

What courses do we provide?

  • Epilepsy awareness
  • Enteral feeding (gastrostomy and nasogastric feeding)
  • Respiratory care (oral suction, inhalers and nebulisers and oxygen)
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Oxygen saturation monitoring

How do I book myself or my staff onto courses?
To book places please contact Lauren McCloskey on 0116 295 5413 who will provide you with booking information. Once this is completed we will be able to confirm places.
If you require any special assistance or general enquires which would help accommodate you on the course, please contact the Diana Training Leads prior to booking and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

How long is my training valid for?
The training is valid for one year from the theoretical session and must be updated. This is your responsibility, you must arrange for your update to be completed within the year.

How much are the training sessions?
The training sessions are £65 per person, per session. For statutory organisations there is no charge for the training.

How do I book an assessment?
Before booking assessments please have details of the assessment you need and the details of times when it is convenient for you and the family. To book an assessment please contact the Diana service on 0116 295 5413.

How long do I have to complete the assessments?
You have three months from the theoretical session to complete the competency or the theoretical sessions will have to be undertaken again and where appropriate a further charge will be made.

We have developed an e-learning course which mirrors the theory sessions, allowing for a more flexible approach. For more information please click here (see embedded word doc and MP4).

Referral criteria

Children and young people up to 18 years old.

Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access

If you require an interpreter at the appointment please inform the service when the appointment is booked.

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