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Infection Control, Clinical Signs and Symptoms – Taurus Healthcare

Date Wednesday 13th September 2017
Time 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Are you a Carer looking after someone with Dementia?  Would you like to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of an infection, which could potentially avoid a hospital admission?

Carers play a vital role in the care and support of people with Dementia, including recognising when they are becoming unwell.   FREE training is available from a Community Pharmacist. You will learn  how to identify the important signs of early infections to help avoid potential hospital admissions for your loved one.

To book a place please ring 01432 356068 or email help@herefordshirecarerssupport.org

One of our Carers who cares for her husband (with dementia) and has attended all of our free information and training sessions told us "he was confused and agitated but in a different way to usual".  

She recalled attending the Infection Control training here at Herefordshire Carers Support and the signs and symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI); following instructions given on the course, the carer did a simple urine test which did indeed reveal a UTI.  The carer then called her GP and following a couple of further questions, the GP prescribed anti-biotics which the Carer was able to collect straight away from their local pharmacy.  

An excellent outcome which shows the real value in investing in proper education andtraining for family carers.
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