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Horticulture Therapy Helping Dementia Patients

May 16, 2016 0 Comments
Horticulture Therapy Helping Dementia Patients

Reg asked me just the other day: “Do you think I’ll like gardening when I grow up?” Being a skeleton I didn’t have the heart to tell him that he was way past considering the benefits of Horticulture Therapy. So I just mentioned that with his busy schedule teaching Body Systems at Back to Basics […]

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Thank a Nurse

May 12, 2016 0 Comments
Thank a Nurse

When Mum’s kisses can no longer cure us, we turn to the next best thing – nurses! They have the drive, knowledge and skill to take care of us when we are at our worst, and they tell the best stories at dinner parties! Take a moment today to recognise and thank a nurse for […]

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Body Waste

May 10, 2016 0 Comments
Body Waste

Have you heard the saying “Better out than in”? It’s usually accompanied by an explosive “bottom burp” (an interesting take on flatulence, or as it is commonly known – the fart). Well, it’s true. As a body takes in food and moisture to grow, as well as repair and create energy to perform activity, that […]

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Manual Handling in the Health Care Setting

April 26, 2016 0 Comments
Manual Handling in the Health Care Setting

Did you know that workers in the Health Care Setting score above average when it comes to injuries while performing manual handling tasks? In fact, manual handling in the Health Care Setting causes 36% of all injury and disease claims in NSW! And the most frequently injured body parts for Health Care Staff who work […]

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The Art of Logrolling Your Client

April 21, 2016 0 Comments
The Art of Logrolling Your Client

Logrolling is a technique used in Health Care to turn a person whose body must be kept in a straight alignment at all times. Perhaps the person has a spinal injury, and turning them in one movement is vital to avoid any twisting. Logrolling requires two people. If the person you need to roll is […]

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Importance of a Person Centred Approach

April 14, 2016 0 Comments
Importance of a Person Centred Approach

A Person Centred Approach revolves around treating clients as they want to be treated. Every person has a basic human right to being treated fairly and with respect. They deserve to be recognised as an individual who is valued regardless of their history, illness, environment or circumstances. A person does not become less important or […]

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Homeostasis in the Human Body

March 14, 2016 0 Comments
Homeostasis in the Human Body

Olive and Susan have been working hard to keep the articles here on the website flowing. I do have an excuse for my seemingly lack of input… I’ve been busy assisting with CPD Courses that feature Body Systems training and have been run off my skeletal feet – so to speak! So it’s time for […]

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Changing the Position of a Client or Resident

March 10, 2016 0 Comments
Changing the Position of a Client or Resident

In the next few articles you’ll discover the different aspects to changing the position of a client or resident in your care. These include the reasons for changing their position, the different positions, and techniques for the turning your client. Reg was kind enough to ‘model’ the positions for you… and being the perfect specimen […]

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Dealing with Incontinence

February 22, 2016 0 Comments
Dealing with Incontinence

Incontinence is the loss of bladder or bowel control which results in the leakage of urine or faeces (when not wanted). While it can be time consuming and require extra effort caring for someone with incontinence – bear in mind the impact on the psychology and quality of life of the person you are caring […]

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Medication Skill Sets

February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Medication Skill Sets

Medication Skill Sets are a way of advancing your career in the Health Care Sector. Back to Basics Care offers 2 skill sets focused on medication, they are: 1. CHCSS00067 Administer and Monitor Medication Skill Set, and 2. CHCSS00070 Assist Client with Medication Skill Set Both are accredited programs and designed for people who already […]

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