We found that students were able to better comprehend information in print for texts that were more than a page in length. This appears to be related to the disruptive effect that scrolling has on comprehension. We were also surprised to learn that few researchers tested different levels of comprehension or documented reading time in their studies of printed and digital texts.
These courses are intended to equip staff with skills and knowledge needed in a wide range of care environments. Gaining an understanding of what is involved with working within the health and social care sector.
For those working or considering working in the care sector, as well as an aptitude and passion for helping others, it is crucial to obtain the correct skills for care knowledge sets.
SOVA stands for the safeguarding of vulnerable adults (It was previously known as POVA or protecting vulnerable people or adults.)
The Basic Nutrition course needs to cover what constitutes a healthy diet and what food groups promote healthy eating in old age. This will extend to fluids and vitamins and minerals and so on to menu planning and factors to consider when purchasing food. There are national minimum standards and an awareness of factors to consider when cooking food.
Fire safety in any premises is important, however fire safety procedures in a care home where vulnerable occupants are involved is vital.
Food hygiene certificates should ideally be renewed every three years which is best practice in the UK although certificates don't have an expiry date. Care home staff who work with food handling should have up to date knowledge of food hygiene and should be able to demonstrate this with certificates as evidence of having taken a food hygiene training course.