Multiple Sclerosis

Course Description
This 3 hour course is a general awareness session designed to give staff an overall understanding of the issues facing Service Users with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and the implications for health and social care staff

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Duration
3 Hours (Half Day)

Cost
£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)

Venue
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.

Content
This course covers the following aspects:

  • What is Multiple Sclerosis?
  • Types of MS
  • Symptoms of MS
  • Treatments
  • Diagnosis
  • Effects and management
  • Problems with urination and bowels
  • Pain and MS
  • Spasms and stiffness in MS
  • Fatigue and MS
  • Relationships, intimacy and MS
  • Diet and MS
  • Exercise and MS
  • Emotions and MS
  • Depression and MS
  • Memory and thinking and MS

Objectives By the end of this course participants will have:

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