We have launched our new remote learning 24 Hour Postural Care course which is ideal for anyone working with an individual who is at risk of body shape problems.
It is generally agreed that children and adults with neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy and those with multiple disabilities move in less symmetrical movement patterns. They are at risk of developing postural problems, such as hip dislocation, scoliosis and pain. Additionally, they may develop difficulties with digestion and eating and drinking, if not managed correctly. By understanding why certain postures cause body shape to alter, we can intervene and help to delay or prevent deterioration. Implementing postural care can maintain or improve body shape and physical ability. This can be achieved by having carers skilled and supported in using good positioning techniques and appropriate equipment. The earlier the intervention, the better — but it is never too late to start protecting and restoring someone’s body shape.
PAMIS offer an interactive in-depth course learning about 24 hour postural care, this includes:
- Pre-recorded training sessions to be accessed over a 5 week period
- Independent learning workbook (fully supported)
- 5 online interactive discussion sessions with family stories hosted and provided by both Experienced Practitioner and Family Carer (total of 9 hours virtual classroom time)
- Participants will be guided through the course and the workbook, ensuring they are confident in their learning journey
- CPD Certification will be awarded on successful completion of the workbook
By completing this course, the participants will gain a good understanding of the principles of 24 hour postural care in practice by listening to and discussing the lived experience of family carers alongside support and the sharing of professional knowledge from an experienced Practitioner.
This course is £120 per person. The next course is running from the 23rd of October until the 20th of November.
To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pamis-24-hour-postural-care-october-2023-tickets-695247924257?aff=oddtdtcreator or contact Fiona Harper directly on [email protected]. We can arrange payment by invoice if preferred. We also offer inhouse training for organisations.
PAMIS, Promoting A More Inclusive Society, solely supports people with profound learning and multiple disabilities (PMLD) and their families to lead healthy, valued and included lives. With over 28 years’ experience in family support, inclusive practice, learning and development, research and campaigning, PAMIS understand the complexity of care and support required by this group.
Working with a highly skilled team of staff, family carers and lead practitioners in the field, PAMIS have developed a portfolio of learning and development opportunities/courses that focus on the care and understanding of children, young people and adults with PMLD.
Our ultimate goal for this portfolio is to ensure that all who care and support people with PMLD have the right skills, knowledge, understanding and values to enable the person to live a safe, healthy, valued and inclusive life.
We support the involvement of family carers as co-educators, a model that has been developed over the past 28 years and ensures accessible, relevant and successful delivery of range of courses.
We offer face to face courses, events and other training and development opportunities for family, paid carers and practioners working in health and social care.
We have a range of learning and development courses to support practitioners and those caring and working with people with profound learning and multiple disabilities (PMLD)
- Understanding communication and behaviour
- Bereavement and loss
- 24 hour Postural care
- Introduction to Multi-Sensory Storytelling
- SOMA – Sporting Opportunities for Motor Development
- Emergency First Aid at Work with PMLD Specific Information
- Intensive Interaction
- PAMIS Digital Passports
- Sensory Integration
- Welcoming Changing Places Users to Your Venue
- The Imagination Toolkit
There are also opportunities for participants to be involved in reflective practice. This can also contribute towards continuing professional development, including CPD for the Health and Care Professions Council as well as Post-Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) for the Scottish Social Services Council.
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If you would like more information about any of our courses please contact Fiona Harper on [email protected] or call 01382 385154. If you register an interest in a course we will contact you as soon as a course becomes available. Alternatively if your organisation has a number of staff to train we can come to you and deliver training in-house at a time that suits you.