Beyond the basics: the best free advanced skills training for nurses

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Learning never stops. And in an ever more demanding world, the need for nurses to equip themselves with advanced skills becomes increasingly important, for the individuals they care for, the families they support, the colleagues they work with and for themselves. 

Here’s four advanced training courses for nurses, available for free from FuturU.

Acquired Brain Injury Advanced (ABI)

Already completed our Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) course? Deepen your knowledge with our free advanced ABI course. 

From the underlying causes of acquired brain injury (like traumatic events, strokes and infections) to the various rehabilitation strategies and support systems that can significantly enhance the quality of life for those affected, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with ABI.

Dementia Skilled

Drawing inspiration from the Scottish government’s Dementia Skilled Practice Level, this advanced 120 minute course explores the different areas of dementia and how to support an individual with dementia as well as their family and carers.

You’ll delve into the intricacies of this devastating illness in its various forms, and gain a greater understanding of how to provide the best support for individuals affected by it, enabling them to lead fuller, more independent lives while preserving their dignity for as long as possible.

Down’s Syndrome Awareness

Get an up-to-date understanding of Down’s Syndrome and the specific areas that you need to be aware of, as well as how you can support individuals with Down’s Syndrome. 

By the end of this 60 minute course, you’ll:

  • Understand what Down’s Syndrome is and its uniqueness
  • Understand the importance of language
  • Identify truths and reject myths
  • Understand health issues and learning disabilities relating to Down’s Syndrome
  • Understand the role of the Oliver McGowen training
  • Understand considerations for adults with Down’s Syndrome
  • Identify support groups and legal protection.

Verification of Expected Death

This 30 minute course is aimed specifically at registered nurses who may be working with individuals in end of life care or be expected to verify a death. By the end of the course, you’ll:

  • Understand the definition of verification and what is meant by expected death
  • Be able to explain different types of death
  • Understand when is the legal time to confirm death and when a death can’t be verified
  • Understand the verification of death procedure
  • Identify the clinical documentation that needs completing
  • Be able to explain what happens after confirmation of death
  • Identify how to support bereaved families 
  • Recognise when to seek support and how to support your colleagues.


Ready to start learning? Download the free FuturU app now to unlock these courses, plus over 100 more!

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