Focus on Training in Co. Meath

Training and continuing professional development is an important aspect of Bluebird Care’s staff development programme. Evidence of this is the recent training undertaken by the team in Co. Meath.

Directors Gavin Kane & J.J Fay say their staff show a great willingness to complete on the job training and have an appetite to learn new skills. “In the past 4 weeks we have completed a series of training courses which add value to our customers’ care.”

  • Induction Training: Given by Bluebird Care’s Care Manager, Nina Allen, RGN
  • Manual Handling & Patient Moving Training: Given by a specialised external provider
  • Epilepsy Awareness & the Administration of Buccal Midazolam
  • Management of the Neurogenic Bowel

Gavin Kane  says, “As well as the above training we continue to roll out our Continuous Professional Development e-training programme with recent modules on Aspergers and Autism as well as Basic First Aid.”

ABI Training

Bluebird Care Sligo & Mayo – Training Update. Staff at Bluebird Care Sligo & Mayo have just completed training on supporting individuals with Aquired Brain Injuries. This training was carried out by Phill McGoldrick, Physical and Sensory Disabilities, HSE, Sligo.

Bluebird Care Cavan/Monaghan & Louth

We would like to congratulate our third batch of staff who have recently passed our stringent induction & vetting procedures to qualify as Bluebird Carers.  Our newest customers have been very patient with us and we would like to thank them, we are sure they’ll agree, it’s been worth the wait !

We are also supplying Nurses and social Care Workers to Cavan / Monaghan & Louth

Bluebird Care Waterford and Kilkenny Dementia Training

The Bluebird Care Waterford/Kilkenny office has scheduled two Dementia Training workshops for all Care Staff . The training will be provided by Deirdre Lenihan of DML Nursing Services. Deirdre has more than 20 years experience in Care of the Elderly, Dementia and Challenging Behaviours in both the private and public healthcare sectors.

Training is a key focus area for Care staff in Bluebird Care and the Dementia training follows on from the very successful Disability Awareness training workshops which took  place recently. Training and upskilling of staff is hugely important and ensures that carers are competent and confident when providing Care in the home, according to Brian Egan the Managing Director of the Bluebird Care Waterford/Kilkenny office.  Brian continued to say that ‘The Dementia training is just one module of our continuous training programme but its a very important area so hopefully all staff will benefit from it’ . There are currently more than 44,000 people in Ireland with dementia, with the number expected to be in excess of 104,000 by 2036 unless there is a medical breakthrough so it is important that Care Staff can have the opportunity to increase their knowledge in this area.