Care home training films pass major milestone

A series of free online training videos aimed at care home staff have recently reached more than 250,000 views on YouTube.

A collaboration by Wessex and the West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and West Hampshire CCG, and funded by Health Education England, the short videos describe how to take measurements from residents, spot signs of deterioration and prevent the spread of infection.

They have been described as having ‘the potential to save many lives and tens of millions of pounds.’

Mildred Mhlanga, Registered Manager, Silva Care described how the videos have helped her staff:

‘The training has really had a huge impact on how staff support service users in identifying health decline and seeking relevant medical help.’

There are 14 videos in total and you can watch them here