Training parents and carers to feel confident in dealing with the technical aspects of the care for their child is an essential step in preparing the home support plan. Healthcare support staff need to be appropriately trained to allow timely discharge of children with exceptional healthcare needs. In addition staff from Education or Social Work who care for a child with exceptional healthcare needs will receive healthcare training. Standard well tested training guidelines are available across Scotland. Often, parent/carer involvement in training of support workers can be very helpful. Both parents and care support staff should receive continued support after training is completed.
Health support staff should have access to:
Useful web sites: