We have just had our 2017 CQC inspection (currently awaiting feedback – how exciting!) and one of the things we were really keen to show the inspector was our selection of training “cheat sheets”. These are simple and colourful A4 documents containing interesting and essential information about a variety of topics including catheter care, dementia with Lewy Bodies and medicines checking.
We use these throughout the induction process, as a training tool throughout the year and also as a talking point to prompt conversation regarding these issues during supervision and appraisal.
The latest cheat sheet focuses on infection control and includes lots of tips and information that can help supplement formal training within a care home environment.