Assessing for Minor Adaptations

10/03/2021

Trusted Assessor: Assessing for Minor Adaptations – Level 3

Due to the success of our digital version of this course, necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to continue offering an online e-learning option moving forwards.

The course still meets the standards of our regular face-to-face offering but uses a blended learning approach. Learners will complete e-learning based theory, watch videos, access a live and interactive trainer-led webinar and complete a written case study and video observation. Once complete the learner will be able to assess customers for basic equipment and adaptation needs.

Please note that he below refers directly to the face to face course, but to find out more about either training option please email enquiries@dlf.org.uk or phone 0300 123 3084.

Purpose of the Course
To enable staff to conduct assessments with customers, measure for and prescribe minor equipment and adaptations, using clinical reasoning and best practice and be able to reflect and adapt future practice.

The range of equipment includes:

  • Chair and bed raisers
  • Bath boards, seats
  • Stair rails, rails for toileting, raised toilet seats and frames
  • Grab rails
  • Perching stools and small household items
  • Walking Aids

Aimed at:

  • Nurses
  • OTAs rehab assistants
  • Physiotherapists
  • Care managers
  • Mental health OTs
  • Social workers

Learning outcomes

  1. Be able to assess a client with a need to enable independent living.
  2. Have knowledge of equipment and techniques available to assist with purposeful occupation.
  3. Understand safety and reduce risk factors with the prescription and use of equipment.
  4. Be able to prescribe measure for and fit equipment.
  5. Be able to demonstrate the use of basic equipment and review to ensure suitability for the service user.
  6. Know when to refer service users onto another service.
  7. Understand the role of the Trusted Assessor.
  8. Be able understand the importance of reviewing and when / how this should take place.
  9. Be able to reflect and learn from previous assessment to promote best practice.

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