Education & Training

APEX Medical will offer a training programme to meet the needs of your organisation. We recognise that attendance at training is a challenge for all organisations; therefore our training programme can be designed to provide training at times, dates and venues suitable for identified recipients. We will provide training for all users; this can include for example staff, carers, patients and their relatives. We can provide a rolling programme of training as well as ad hoc training.

The training we provide is a face to face self competency based programme which ensures attendees are instructed on all aspects of the equipment, including installation, use and functionality, troubleshooting, cleaning, inspection and maintenance. The programme is a combination of theory and practical training, equipment will be demonstrated and attendees will then have the opportunity to use the equipment and ask any questions. Each attendee will have access to a training pack either electronically or hard copy for future reference.

On completion of the training attendees will be required to complete a self competency which will enable them to confirm competence and if necessary identify any gaps in their learning and / or understanding of the equipment. This self competency will be signed by the attendee and copied to their manager which will provide the attendee and the organisation with evidence of competence as required by CQC. Following completion of the self competency if there are any aspects attendees feel they require further training on, we will ensure this is fed back to the organisation and further training will be offered to ensure staff are competent to use the equipment. All attendees will also be provided with a certificate of attendance for their CPD.

APEX will maintain a database of training which will be available to the organisation. The data recorded will be name of attendee, date of training and confirm if competency was completed.

Benefits of self competency training:

To the Patient – Provides assurance to patients that staff looking after their needs are able to provide, use, manage and maintain the equipment prescribed appropriately.

To the Organisation – Provides evidence for CQC that staff receive appropriate training and achieve a level of competence to provide, use, manage and maintain equipment used in the prevention, treatment and management of pressure ulcers.

To Staff – Provides them with appropriate training to enable them to prescribe, use, manage and maintain equipment used in their care of patients to prevent, treat and manage pressure ulcers.