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'How can we tell if someone has capacity?'

This three hour course is designed to help staff assess client's mental capacity. It is an excellent introduction or refresher and is suitable for nursing and senior care staff who are familiar with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Mental Capacity Assessment

Three hours

Introduction / Refresher

Senior care and nursing staff responsible for assessing mental capacity. This course is not suitable for staff who lack familiarity with the Mental Capacity Act

To enhance the ability of staff to assess mental capacity

Up to 15 students

- Defining mental capacity
- The importance of decision-making
- Why we assess mental capacity
- Conditions affecting mental capacity
- Capacity assessed for one
  decision at a time
- Capacity can vary depending on
  the decision
- 2-Stage test of mental capacity
- Need to document assessments
- Need to explain conclusions
- Capacity assessment exercises
- Test





Workbook exercises, group discussion

Students are assessed on their performance in the class and in the summative test at the end.

- Care Standards Act
- Skills for Care Induction Standards
- Diploma in Health & Social Care
- National Vocational Qualifications
- Care Certificate

- Attendance forms
- Workbooks
- Exercises
- Knowledge tests
- Feedback forms
- Certificates
- Reinforcement exercises
- A4 Laminated posters

Dependent on your training needs.
Call 020 3115 1039 for details.


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Michael Hughes MSc BSc(Hons) RN DipN ENB 998 ENB 978 Cert HPM FRSPH FIHPE PTLLS
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