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    Hello all!

    I've finally been given a start date for my new HCA role on a cardio ward (it took 3 months from offer 😟) and I'm so nervous!

    I've been told I have a 2-day induction and 3 days or so training for a care certificate before I start on the wards the week after. Thing is I'm none the wiser what to wear for induction/training week?

    My manager's manager said my uniform is on the ward, but hasn't said anything about collecting it.

    Also looking to get the Unloops from Clarks for work shoes! 😊

    Would really appreciate anyone's input on induction/training and what to expect and what to wear!

    Thanks all!
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    (Original post by thtgreeneyedgirl)
    Hello all!

    I've finally been given a start date for my new HCA role on a cardio ward (it took 3 months from offer 😟) and I'm so nervous!

    I've been told I have a 2-day induction and 3 days or so training for a care certificate before I start on the wards the week after. Thing is I'm none the wiser what to wear for induction/training week?

    My manager's manager said my uniform is on the ward, but hasn't said anything about collecting it.

    Also looking to get the Unloops from Clarks for work shoes! 😊

    Would really appreciate anyone's input on induction/training and what to expect and what to wear!

    Thanks all!
    Wear whatever you want to the induction & training, but somewhere in that you will have manual handlin & basic life support training, so make sure you wear comfy, flat shoes, and nothing like a skirt as they normally get trainees to lay on the bed and be moved etc as part of the manual handling training, and this would probably be undesirably revealing in certain positions you're being moved to and from (If that makes sense?). Jeans and a pair of trainers should be fine.

    As for what to expect, expect sessions on information governance, health and safety, security, fire safety, safeguarding, fraud, equality and diversity... All the core topics/principles for healthcare.

    Clarks Unloops are a safe bet - loads of the girls wear them

    Hope that helps and it goes really well!

    Joel
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    (Original post by PaediatricStN)
    Wear whatever you want to the induction & training, but somewhere in that you will have manual handlin & basic life support training, so make sure you wear comfy, flat shoes, and nothing like a skirt as they normally get trainees to lay on the bed and be moved etc as part of the manual handling training, and this would probably be undesirably revealing in certain positions you're being moved to and from (If that makes sense?). Jeans and a pair of trainers should be fine.

    As for what to expect, expect sessions on information governance, health and safety, security, fire safety, safeguarding, fraud, equality and diversity... All the core topics/principles for healthcare.

    Clarks Unloops are a safe bet - loads of the girls wear them

    Hope that helps and it goes really well!

    Joel
    Thanks Joel!
 
 
 
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