Motor Neurone Disease

Course Description
This course is a general awareness session designed to give staff an overall understanding of the issues facing Service Users with a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease and the implications for health and social care staff

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3 Hours (Half Day)

£300 + VAT for a half day with up to 20 participants

Travel cost and subsistence charges may be incurred dependant on location of training.

We do offer group or organisational discounts on application

An additional charge of £15 + VAT per learner is also made for certification for OCN accredited training. (Correct at time of going to press)

This course could be run at our Training Centre in Rainham, Kent, but is typically run at client locations throughout the UK.

Assessment & Award
The course assessment is a short exercise aimed at ensuring staff have gained the necessary knowledge. On successful completion candidates will be awarded the appropriate certificate.

This course covers the following aspects:

  • What is Motor Neurone Disease?
  • Causes
  • Incidence and prevalence
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Types of MND
  • Diagnosis
  • Principles of care
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Coping with the condition – management
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Mobility and movement
  • Personal care
  • Speech and communication
  • Nutrition and swallowing
  • Psycho/social difficulties
  • Respiratory problems
  • Palliative and terminal care

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Gained an understanding of what MND means to the sufferer and the carer
  • Gained an understanding of the specific difficulties that can arise from MND
  • Explored some of the coping strategies from carers when caring for someone suffering with MND
  • Gained an understanding of the long term complications that can arise as a result of suffering with MND
  • Gained an appreciation of how healthy living and lifestyle will impact on the sufferer and the resultant management of MND