Care Worker's Module

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Introduction

Start here!   This is an brief introduction to MND.

By the end of this unit you will be able to describe:

  • What MND is
  • Some symptoms of MND
  • Key members of the team (MDT) involved with caring for people living with MND
  • The importance of your role in offering good care and support to people living with MND
  • What other support and information is available

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Eating and swallowing

Unit 1   You will need a password from the Introduction to access this unit.

By the end of this unit you will be able to describe:

  • What happens during swallowing
  • The effects of not eating enough
  • Ways to assist swallowing
  • Ways to ensure the right nutrition

Breathing

Unit 2   You will need a password from the Eating and swallowing unit to access this unit.

By the end of this unit you will be able to describe:

  • What is happening during breathing
  • Possible signs of breathing difficulties
  • What can be done to help breathing

Moving

Unit 3   You will need a password from the Breathing unit to access this unit.

By the end of this unit you will be able to describe:

  • Problems that someone with MND may have with mobility
  • Which professions can best help with mobility problems
  • Why good posture is important and how to check for good sitting posture

Thinking

Unit 4   You will need a password from the Moving unit to access this unit.

By the end of this unit you will be able to describe:

  • The different types of thinking, reasoning and behaviour changes that may happen to a person living with MND
  • Some ways you might deal with these changes and help the person in your care

Communicating

Unit 5   You will need a password from the Thinking unit to access this unit.

By the end of this unit you will be able to describe:

  • Some tips for communicating well
  • Some of the communication equipment you may come across in your role

After you have finished...

You will receive a certificate to confirm you have completed these modules. Please keep this safe.