The Health and Social Care sector is currently enduring a period of turbulence and uncertainty due to factors outside of care providers’ control including Covid 19, the lack of trained and experienced staff, and increasing service user dependency and complexity.
Our CHAPs training programme will develop your senior and experienced care staff to deal with these challenges. It will provide them with the skills required to support clinical staff and deliver appropriate care to your service users, particularly those with complex needs. The CHAPs role was originally created as a response to the shortage of trained nurses within Nursing Homes, their functions are to support the nurse, particularly in the delivery of care to service users and their effective monitoring.
CHAPs can also be an asset within residential care environments as their service users become increasingly dependent and complex. They can provide support to visiting professionals, particularly nursing services, and GPs. Their increased skills and knowledge will improve monitoring and care which will result in earlier detection of acute deterioration and more effective escalation to
The CHAPs programme is a 10 day programme usually delivered on a one day per week schedule. It is classroom/theory based with both classroom and workplace practical competencies that need to be completed to underpin the knowledge learned and ensure the learner is proficient and safe in
The CHAPs programme has core modules that must be completed alongside other modules that can be chosen to create a programme that meets the individual requirements of your care environment.