Clinical Training Harmony Healthcare January 29, 2022

Clinical Training

Our Harmony Healthcare Training Academy provides a wide range of training courses, which are designed to provide our carers with the skillset they need to be able to help deliver complex care.
We always want to make life better for our people and our clients. We believe that consistent, quality care comes from long-term investment and recognition of staff. We recruit to the highest standard and all our training has been designed to support our professional carers and registered nurses provide the very best care. Whether clients need companionship or complex care support we will be always by your side.
We take real pride in the training we provide and supporting our professional carers to develop their skills and career. Our Harmony Healthcare Training Academy provides a wide range of training courses, which are designed to provide our carers with the skillset they need to be able to deliver complex care
The clinical training courses we offer include

This is the process of withdrawing blood from a vein, sometimes referred to a blood draw or phlebotomy. The process of venepuncture can take place by a trained nurse or phlebotomist. Methods of blood collection include arterial sampling, venepuncture sampling and fingerstick sampling. As part of our venepuncture training course, we aim to provide our carers and support workers with training on how to take blood from clients, as required. Clinical training on venepuncture aims to improve knowledge of venepuncture, including understanding the anatomy of the veins, how to find a suitable site, and we also allow the students to practice venepuncture on a synthetic arm. A carer with clinical training on venepuncture can expect to learn to identify suitable veins, as well as identifying indications and contraindications. Understand the equipment to be used to perform venepuncture, and to practice in a controlled environment. They will also gain an understand of how the patient feels during venepuncture, and how to put them at ease. We provide this clinical training for carers at Harmony Healthcare, so they are able to use their skills when required to help support our clients. With the support of registered nurses, our carers gain useful skills in venepuncture to enable them to carry this out safely and securely, while keeping the needs of the clients and the forefront of their mind at all times.

Wound Care

It is paramount that our carers are able to deal with wounds efficiently and carefully for our clients, and this is why we provide wound care as part of our clinical training. With wound care, you will learn how to wash your hands properly, to reduce the risk of infections, wash the wound and apply antibiotics. The training will also include covering the wound and taking proper care of the wound.

PEG and Pump

The clinical training also includes PEG and pump, which is for feeding our clients using tubes and pumps. A PEG is a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a feeding tube placed in the stomach for use during a procedure. PEG and pump feeding is vital for some of our clients, who are unable to digest food in the normal way. This helps ensure they are getting the nutrition they need, while also maintaining a healthy weight. Our carers undertaking this clinical training will learn how to use the PEG and pump, and to ensure that our clients are getting the most benefits out of the feeding support.

Basic Life Support

Knowledge of basic life support helps to keep our clients safe, and gives them peace of mind that no matter what happens, they are in safe hands. This is why we provide basic life support training to our carers, so they can deal with all types of situations that may arise. The basic life support – or BLS as it is often known, is focused on ensuring airways are maintained and helping to support breathing and circulation. Our BLS training consists of: undertaking the initial assessment, so as to determine what the client requires, airway maintenance and mouth-to-mouth ventilation, as well as chest compression. These actions can help to save lives, and they also make our carers feel more confident about dealing with difficult situations, especially for clients with complex conditions.

Dementia Awareness

We also offer a dementia awareness training course to our carers, to help give them the capabilities to improve life and wellbeing for those clients suffering with dementia. It can also help to improve their confidence in dealing with challenging situations. The course includes: understanding what dementia is and how clients can live well with the illness. Understanding the signs of dementia, and how it differs from other complex conditions. It also helps carers to understand the importance of early diagnosis, and how they can support our clients with reducing their risk of developing dementia. The course also covers the importance of communicating effectively with clients suffering with dementia, and how to do this with compassion and sensitivity. With this clinical training courses, carers are armed with the knowledge to not only deal with dementia sufferers, but to also make their live as enjoyable as possible, while retaining as much independence as they can.

End of Life Care

End of life or palliative care is an important part of the care we provide to our clients. Therefore, it is essential that our carers have an indepth understanding of end of life care, and how they need to deal with it. With our end of life care training, our carers will develop an understanding of what end of life care means and legislation relating to it. They will understand the stages of grief, so that they can help support our clients, and their families. Supporting individuals with their thoughts, developing an understanding of what happens to the body during end of life, and helping to promote choice and control, are all important aspects of our end of life care.

Medication Safety and Buccal Training

It is vital that our carers are able to administer medication safely and that they provide adequate Buccal training. The clinical training we provide also includes medication safety and buccal training, which helps to ensure the safety of our clients, in the comfort of their own home.

Adult Tracheostomy and Paediatric Tracheostomy

With the adult and paediatric tracheostomy training, the carers will learn about the different types of tracheostomy, as well as complications and how to control and prevent infections. It also includes, changing dressings and keeping the area clean, as well as ensuring accurate client records are maintained.

Epilepsy Awareness

The epilepsy awareness course provides our carers with extensive information of management of seizures, when they should call for an ambulance, and observing and recording an epileptic episode. Other aspects of epilepsy awareness in the course include, care planning and risk assessment. Our carers will be in a good position to be able to deal with a client with epilepsy safely after the training is complete.

Stoma Management

The stoma management training we provide for carers, including ensuring they can take responsibility for delivering stoma training to clients, and ensuring they have an in-depth understanding of how the digestive system works, and the different types of stoma that can be used, as well as the potential side effects of a stoma.


The clinical training regarding CPAP and BiPAP includes understanding how CPAP work, and which clients might require CPAP. It will also include an overview, benefits and potential side effects. It will contain useful insight into how BiPAP works, and who might need it as well as potential benefits and side effects.