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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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Exercise Helping Cancer Patients

February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Exercise Helping Cancer Patients

We all know the benefits of exercise and the shortfalls of being sedentary – but have you ever considered the advantages of movement specific to a certain disease? Recent studies suggest that regular exercise improves the overall quality of life for people who have been diagnosed with cancer. Some ways exercise helps cancer patients include: […]

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New Health Care Course for Health Care Workers

January 25, 2016 0 Comments
New Health Care Course for Health Care Workers

A short while back the Certificate III in Aged Care was replaced with a new health care course. It is is the Certificate III in Individual Support. The exciting thing about this health care qualification is that it covers a wide spectrum of health care study, replacing the: Certificate III in Aged Care Certificate III […]

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An Overview of Frontotemporal Dementia

January 11, 2016 0 Comments
An Overview of Frontotemporal Dementia

During your studies or research on dementia you may come across what is referred to as FTD – Frontotemporal Dementia. Here are some basics to help with your understanding of this disorder: Frontotemporal Dementia earned its name according to the progressive damage that occurs to the frontal and (or) temporal lobes of the brain. These […]

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Ear Anatomy

January 5, 2016 0 Comments
Ear Anatomy

Hi, it’s Reg here again with Ear Anatomy as part of the Body Systems module for Health Care Studies. The ear is made up of the: external ear, middle ear, and inner ear The External Ear The external ear is made up of the: Pinna (aka the auricle). The pinna is that bit that sticks […]

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We Won!

December 17, 2015 0 Comments
We Won!

This is a BIG THANK YOU to all team members, trainers and students who voted for Back to Basics Care as one of Australia’s Top 50 Health Care Trainers. Your support and belief in us has resulted in Back to Basics Care receiving 1st place. Thank you 🙂 As things wind down now for 2015, […]

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7 Tips for Reducing Back Injuries for Health Care Workers

December 11, 2015 0 Comments
7 Tips for Reducing Back Injuries for Health Care Workers

There are far too many back injuries in the workplace – let alone the Health Care Setting. And with the number of manual handling tasks a Health Care Worker performs on a daily basis, it’s important for carers to have the correct transfer and turning techniques to avoid injury. In this article let’s look at […]

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Chinese Herbal Medicine Being Trialed for Dementia Care

December 2, 2015 0 Comments
Chinese Herbal Medicine Being Trialed for Dementia Care

Over 200 Australians living with dementia will trial Chinese Herbal Medicine beginning early 2016. Researchers say Sailuotong (SLT), a combination of ginseng, ginkgo and saffron, has already shown positive results in previous studies – improving cognitive and memory impairment associated with vascular dementia. This Chinese Herbal Medicine was developed to treat vascular dementia and mixed […]

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Can You ‘Ear’ Me?

November 26, 2015 0 Comments
Can You ‘Ear’ Me?

The Certificate III in Individual Support covers a Body Systems module and today we’ll look at the Hearing and Equilibrium System. Let’s start with the ears… Apart from being a place where one could hang some attractive bling (thus broadening the Christmas gift options), or providing the opportunity for the school yard bully to point […]

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How to Retain Experienced Health Care Staff

November 16, 2015 0 Comments
How to Retain Experienced Health Care Staff

Retaining experienced Health Care Staff has proven to be an issue for the Aged Care Industry in recent years. In a recent study, “What makes me stay?” by researchers at Griffith University and the University of Queensland they found that the Residential Care Workforce is (on average) older than the general Australian workforce. And Personal […]

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