Self-Competency Based Training

Become a pro

The training we provide is a face to face self-competency based programme which ensures attendees are instructed on all aspects of the equipment.

Training includes

  • Installation
  • Use and functionality
  • Troubleshooting
  • Cleaning
  • Inspection
  • 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.

The benefits of training:

To the Patient – The portal allows users to search for equipment, view the specification to ensure it matches their requirements and purchase. The equipment will be automatically added and made available to the organization’s inventory.

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.