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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) online training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) online training module.

1. Introduction to DoLS:
• Definition and purpose of DoLS
• Legal framework and legislation (Mental Capacity Act 2005, DoLS Code of Practice)

2. Understanding Mental Capacity:
• Definition of mental capacity and its assessment
• Principles of the Mental Capacity Act
• Role of healthcare workers in assessing mental capacity

3. Identifying a Potential Deprivation of Liberty:
• Definition of deprivation of liberty
• Key criteria for determining a deprivation of liberty.
• Recognizing situations where DoLS may be required.

4. Assessments and Authorizations:
• The role of the supervisory body and the responsible body
• The process of requesting a DoLS authorization.
• The role of healthcare workers in supporting assessments.

5. Best Interests Decision-Making:
• Understanding the best interests principle.
• Factors to consider when making best interests decisions.
• Involving relevant stakeholders in the decision-making process.

6. Safeguarding and Advocacy:
• Recognizing and reporting concerns of potential abuse or neglect.
• The role of independent mental capacity advocates (IMCAs)
• Promoting the rights and well-being of individuals.

7. Monitoring and Review:
• Ongoing monitoring of the conditions and restrictions
• Regular reviews of DoLS authorizations
• The role of healthcare workers in ensuring compliance and updating records

8. Communication and Documentation:
• Effective communication with individuals and their families
• Accurate and detailed documentation of assessments, decisions, and actions
• Maintaining confidentiality and data protection.

9. Case Studies and Practical Examples:
• Real-life scenarios to apply the knowledge gained.
• Discussion of ethical and legal considerations in different situations

10. Resources and Support:
• Access to relevant documents and resources (e.g., DoLS Code of Practice)
• Contact information for local DoLS teams and support services


The learning outcomes are.

1. Understand the purpose and legal framework of DoLS, including the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the DoLS Code of Practice.
2. Recognize situations where a potential deprivation of liberty may occur and the criteria for determining it.
3. Understand the principles of mental capacity and the role of healthcare workers in assessing and supporting mental capacity.
4. Familiarize oneself with the process of requesting a DoLS authorization and the roles of the supervisory body and responsible body.
5. Understand the best interests principle and factors to consider when making best interests decisions.
6. Recognize and report concerns of potential abuse or neglect, and understand the role of independent mental capacity advocates (IMCAs).
7. Understand the importance of ongoing monitoring, regular reviews, and compliance with DoLS authorizations.
8. Develop effective communication skills with individuals, their families, and relevant stakeholders.
9. Accurately document assessments, decisions, and actions in relation to DoLS.
10. Access relevant resources and support services for ongoing learning and professional development.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) online training module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email contact@trainhealthcare.com.
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

Requirements:
It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.