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Summer School at Princess Alice Hospice - 12 July 2021

Course Dates for Summer School

The course will run via Zoom on:

Monday 12 July:  10.30-1.30pm
Wednesday 14 July: 10.30-1.30pm
Friday 16 July: 10.30-1.30pm

Applications for the Summer School have now closed. We will be accepting applications for the Autumn School soon – dates to be confirmed asap.

Understanding Health and Social Care at End of Life

Duration:  3 Half Days

Fee

This course is free to those that attend. We will charge £40 for non attendance.

The course will be delivered via zoom, using live interviews, videos and group work to reach the learning outcomes.  You must be able to attend all sessions.

Details will be sent once your place is confirmed

If you have any questions please contact the Volunteer Team by emailing volunteering@pah.org.uk

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at students in years 11, 12 and 13

What will i learn?

We aim to provide students with an understanding of health and social care at end of life

Course Content:

  • Speed networking event to find out everything you ever wanted to know about being a nurse/doctor/social worker
  • The opportunity to attend a tutorial of your choice, Subject specific topics, such as:, e.g. How to support families when a loved one is dying, Person-centred care at end of life, What happens to a dead person after death? (other topics could be provided)
  • Interactive games and exercises, e.g. identifying medical equipment and describing their use
  • Experiencing how it feels to give and receive care
  • The importance of communication skills
  • How do you know if someone has died?
  • Meeting patients who attend our Wellbeing Centre (via zoom)

FREE courses for local FOR DOMICILIARY CARERS – funded by Health Education England - 21 July 2021

Health Education England has provided funding for DOMICILIARY CARERS in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area. 

The courses are suitable for ALL domiciliary care staff

Course, dates and times

STAFF WELLBEING (for domiciliary carers)

Wednesday 21 July 2021 – 14.00 – 15.30
Wednesday 15 December 2021 – 14.00 – 15.30

BEREAVEMENT LOSS AND CHANGE (for domiciliary carers)

Wednesday 20 October 2021 – 14.00 – 15.30
Wednesday 16 February 2022  – 14.00 – 15.30

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary carers  and  learning disability service providers) 

Wednesday 15 September 2021 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 17 November 2021 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 19 January 2022 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 16 March 2022 – 13.00-16.00

If these dates and times don’t suit, our friends at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice are running the same courses at different times and dates, also for free. Click here to go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice site

Course Format

Via Zoom

Fee

Courses are FREE to DOMICILIARY CARERS in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area.

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter, Anne Reed, Clair Sadler, Carole Cousins

Via Zoom

If you have any queries, please call our education team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

STAFF WELLBEING (for domiciliary carers)

Attending this session will enable participants to acknowledge the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on care services and individuals.
Participants will be able to share experiences of, and normalise such feelings as well as practice wellbeing strategies.

BEREAVEMENT, LOSS AND CHANGE (for domiciliary carers)

Attending this session will help participants to acknowledge the loss, change and trauma experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and how to normalise such feelings.
We will also look at how people may grieve and participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences with others

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary care agencies and  learning disability service providers) 

Attending this session will enable the participant to explore the principles of effective communication with a residents, clients and/or family members.
Practising these principles will enable increased confidence in having difficult conversations.

Please note that we may need to limit the number of learners per domiciliary care agency if numbers demand so. This is to ensure we are able to reach as many agencies as possible.

Becoming a Dementia Friend - 28 July 2021

Becoming a Dementia Friend – Helping to create dementia friendly communities 

This 30-minute session via Zoom is for anyone interested in increasing their awareness of dementia and to help change the way that society thinks, talks and acts about dementia.

Course dates and times:

  • Wednesday 28 July 2021: 10.30 – 11.00 or
  • Tuesday 26 October 2021: 11.00 – 11.30 or
  • Wednesday 8 December 2021: 10.00 – 10.30

Fee

The session is open to all and provided free of charge on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society

This course will be delivered via Zoom, please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is it for : 

This 30-minute session via Zoom is for anyone interested in increasing their awareness of dementia and to help change the way that society thinks, talks and acts about dementia.

The session is open to all and provided free of charge on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society

What will I learn:

People with dementia want to carry on going about their daily lives and feeling included in their local community, but they sometimes need a helping hand to do so.

The session will help attendees understands a bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and the little ways they can help.

FREE courses for local FOR LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS – funded by Health Education England - 1 September 2021

Health Education England has provided funding for FOR LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area. 

The courses are suitable for ALL learning disability service providers

Course, dates and times

STAFF WELLBEING (for learning disability service providers)

Wednesday 1 September 2021 – 14.00 – 15.30
Wednesday 5 January 2022 – 14.00 – 15.30

BEREAVEMENT LOSS AND CHANGE (for learning disability service providers)

Wednesday 3 November 2021 – 14.00 – 15.30
Wednesday 2 March 2022  – 14.00 – 15.30

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary carers  and for learning disability service providers) 

Wednesday 15 September 2021 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 17 November 2021 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 19 January 2022 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 16 March 2022 – 13.00-16.00

If these dates and times don’t suit, our friends at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice are running the same courses at different times and dates, also for free. Click here to go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice site

Course Format

Via Zoom

Fee

Courses are FREE to LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area.

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter, Anne Reed, Clair Sadler, Carole Cousins

Via Zoom

If you have any queries, please call our education team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

STAFF WELLBEING (for learning disability service providers)

Attending this session will enable participants to acknowledge the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on care services and individuals.
Participants will be able to share experiences of, and normalise such feelings as well as practice wellbeing strategies.

BEREAVEMENT, LOSS AND CHANGE (for learning disability service providers)

Attending this session will help participants to acknowledge the loss, change and trauma experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and how to normalise such feelings.
We will also look at how people may grieve and participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences with others.

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary care agencies and  learning disability service providers) 

Attending this session will enable the participant to explore the principles of effective communication with a distressed residents, clients and/or family members.
Practising these principles will enable increased confidence in having difficult conversations.

Please note that we may need to limit the number of learners per learning disability service provider if numbers demand so. This is to ensure we are able to reach as many people as possible.

Advanced Communication Skills Training – New blended learning (remote) model - 1 September 2021

Course date and times:

SEPTEMBER 2021
E-Learning start date: 1 September 2021
Workshop:   29 & 30 September 2021

or

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2021
E-Learning start date:   10 November 2021
Workshop:   8 & 9 December 2021

Fees

£700

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitator

Clair Sadler, Lorraine Carter

In partnership with Frontline Communications

This course is conducted remotely via Zoom

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461845  or email: education@pah.org.uk

Please send your completed booking form to education@pah.org.uk

E-Learning (date-4 week prior to workshop)

Online workshop (date two-days)

  • 2 hours online e-learning (this is to be completed before the online workshop, but can spread out over the 4 weeks prior)
  • Phone or Laptop, do your eLearning in breaks, travel or home, with most session under 10mins each.
  • 20min 1-2-1 with course facilitator (to discuss learning objective and role-play scenario)
  • 2 day zoom workshop (approx. 5 hours per day)

You will receive a unique Access code for e-learning platform. Your place on the 2-day workshop is not confirmed until you register onto the platform & book your 1-2-1

2-day online workshop requirements:

  • Study-leave
  • Access to broadband for the 2 days
  • Desktop or laptop computer recommended, phone not recommended
  • Cameras will need to be on at all times
  • A private / confidential space (headphones & microphone if unable to assure privacy)

 

Resilience - 7 September 2021

Course dates and times

Tuesday 7 September 2021: 10.00 – 12.00

Course Format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision that the course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password with be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Fees

£40

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision that the course will be delivered via Zoom.

If you have any queries, please call our education team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

Resilience is our ability to adapt and recover when things don’t go as planned. Resilience enables people to acknowledge their situation, learn from their challenges, and then move forward.

Who is the course for?

This course is open to all health and social care staff and includes those that work in support & administration roles. We also welcome people outside the health and social care industry that feel they would benefit looking at their own resilience and how to improve it.

What will I learn? 

  • Understand your own resilience
  • Learn new techniques to improve & strengthen resilience
  • Build your resilience in the workplace
  • Know how to recognise warning signs and burn out

The course will be interactive and informative with lots of ‘take home’ practical advice and tips. This course is often taken with ‘Self Care’. Click here to view

Self Care - 7 September 2021

Course dates and times

Tuesday 7 September 2021: 14.00 – 16.00

Course Format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision that the course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password with be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Fees

£40

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision that the course will be delivered via Zoom.

If you have any queries, please call our education team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

Looking after ourselves physically emotionally & spiritually and gaining a healthy work life balance is so
important.

Who is the course for?

This course is open to all health and social care staff and includes those that work in support & administration roles. We also welcome people outside the health and social care industry that feel they would benefit looking at their own self care and how to improve it.

What will I learn?

  • We will look at what ‘Self care’ means from the physical, emotional & spiritual point of view
  • Learn how to gain a sustainable healthy work life balance
  • Build a self-care tool kit for ongoing maintenance

The course will be interactive and informative with lots of ‘take home’ practical advice and tips. This course is often taken with ‘Resilience’ Click here to view

What is Hospice Care? - 8 September 2021

Course Date & time:

Wednesday 8th September 2021 – 13.30 – 14.30 or

Monday 1st November 2021 – 18.30 – 19.30

Course Format:

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, we have made the decision to deliver this course via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password will be emailed to participants prior to the meeting.

 

Fee:

Free session

Facilitators:

Clair Sadler

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, we have made the decision to deliver this course via Zoom.

 

 

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is What is Hospice Care? course recommended for?

Anyone including members of the public and health and social care workers.

Community groups e.g. Women’s Institutes, church groups, volunteer organisations are particularly welcome.

What will I learn from What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is well known and respected by the public but what is it?

This session gives you the opportunity to learn about the way hospice care has developed in the UK and what we do here at Princess Alice Hospice to support patients and their families.

Includes a tour of the Hospice.

European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) - 13 September 2021

ECEPC course dates and times

Please email europeancertificate@pah.org.uk or contact local centres below for more information.

AUTUMN 2021 – Registration closes Friday 20th August 2021

13 September 2021 – Course launch event – GMT 1800hrs

10 November 2021 – Remote assessment day – GMT 0930-1400hrs (approximately)

Fees – £475

SPRING 2022 – REGISTRATION OPEN 

11 April 2022 – Course launch event – GMT 1800hrs

8 June 2022 – Remote assessment day – GMT 0930- (approximately) 1400hrs

Fees – £475

Facilitators

Course Co-ordinator: Clair Sadler
Course Administrator: Alison Scott

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
Surrey
KT10 8NA

How to find us

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:
01372 461845
europeancertificate@pah.org.uk

Who is the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) recommended for?

A highly respected qualification running at a number of sites in addition to Princess Alice Hospice, aimed at healthcare professionals new to palliative care. All participants should have direct contact with patients requiring a palliative approach and care needs.

What methods of learning and teaching will be used?

Eight week distance learning, multi-professional programme, divided into sections:

  • What is palliative care and who is it for?
  • Symptom issues in palliative care.
  • Patients with emergency conditions.
  • Patients in the last 48 hours of life.
  • Breaking bad news to patients and families.
  • Bereavement and support.
  • Common ethical issues.

This is a home-based course. All candidates are provided with an extensive course workbook and access to a comprehensive virtual learning site. All candidates are assigned a facilitator to support them through the course. The culmination of the course is the assessment day which is mandatory for all candidates across the sites.

Staff working in hospices in the UK can apply to the Wolfson Foundation (via Hospice UK) to cover part of the cost of this programme. See Hospice UK for more details.

Venues

Princess Alice Hospice

Northern Ireland Hospice – please see their website for further information

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

Heart of Kent Hospice

Jersey Hospice Care

LOROS The Leicestershire & Rutland Hospice

North London Hospice

St Gemma’s Hospice – contact AUPCCourses@st-gemma.co.uk

Roxburghe House  – contact ross.mitchell1@nhs.net

The Hospice of St Francis – contact education@stfrancis.org.uk

Milford Care Centre – contact distancelearning@milfordcarecentre.ie

Malta Hospice Movement – contact certificate@hospicemalta.org

Severn Hospice  – contact education1@severnhospice.org.uk 

Six-steps Programme for Care Homes - 14 September 2021

Format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, this course will be delivered via zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Meeting ID’s and passwords will be supplied closed to the course date sessions.

Dates & times

14 September 2021 – Six Steps Stepping on Zoom –  09.30-11.30
08 October 2021  – Six Steps Workshop 1 – 09.30-16.30
19 October 2021 –  Six Steps Zoom drop in 1 – 09.30 – 11.30
04 November 2021 –  Six Steps Workshop 2 – 09.30-12.30
16 November 2021- Six Steps Zoom drop in 2  – 09.30-11.30
01 December 2021- Six Steps workshop 3 – 09.30-16.30
15 December 2021 – Six steps stepping off Zoom – 09.30-11.30

Please email education@pah.org.uk if you would like more information.

Fee:

£900 per organisation for 3 participants

Refreshments:

N/A

Facilitator:

Carole Cousins

 

Due to current Covid-19 social distancing rules, these course will be delivered via Zoom.

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email:
education@pah.org.uk

 

Delivery of high quality end of life care in care homes and by home care providers is a national priority. The number of people requiring these services will be growing in the future and it is important that providers have staff trained to deliver end of life care and systems in place which support residents and clients to feel supported and experience their last months, weeks and days in the best way possible.

The Six Steps Programme is based on the National End of Life Care Strategy (2008) which underpins the development of services and education programmes.

We offer a programme which will mirror the six steps outlined in the National Strategy and which will allow your organisation to implement systems, to improve resident/client experience and provide evidence to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that you are delivering end of life care which is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led.

The course provides the opportunity for up to three key people in your organisation to attend workshops and video conferences to learn about end of life care, to review your organisational systems and to build a resource of evidence to demonstrate quality care. The application to attend the course must be made by the Manager or Owner of the service who will be fully informed of content and progress.

The course will run for 16 weeks with opportunity for ongoing updates following completion.

Week 1 Visit to home
Week 2 Full day workshop at Princess Alice Hospice
Week 5 Videoconference
Week 8 Full day workshop at Princess Alice Hospice
Week 11 Videoconference
Week 14 Full day workshop at Princess Alice Hospice
Week 16 Visit to home

Please contact education@pah.org.uk to express your interest in this programmeOr contact Carole Cousins, Community practice educator to discuss any questions you may have on 01372 461 989

Advance care planning (ACP) and difficult conversations - 15 September 2021

Course dates and times:

Wednesday 15 September 2021: 13.00-16.30

Course Format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision to deliver this course via Zoom. The course has been condensed into a half day session.

Fees:

£70

Facilitator:

Lorraine Carter

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email:
education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the course recommended for?

Health and social care practitioners working within the hospice, community (or hospital) health or social care settings who encounter individuals with life limiting conditions.

What will I learn from this course?

Using case studies from a healthcare and social care setting, this study day will:

  • Examine the professional Advance Care Planning (ACP) framework
  • Look at the principles and the legal standing in which ACP can be applied
  • Help develop the communication skills required to have these often-difficult conversations

FREE courses for local CARE HOMES – funded by Health Education England - 15 September 2021

Health Education England has provided funding for CARE HOMES in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area. 

The courses are suitable for ALL care home staff

Course, dates and times

STAFF WELLBEING (for care homes)

Wednesday 7 July 2021 – 14.00 – 15.30
Wednesday 1 December 2021 – 14.00 – 15.30

BEREAVEMENT LOSS AND CHANGE (for care homes)

Wednesday 6 October 2021 – 14.00 – 15.30
Wednesday 2 February 2022 – 14.00 – 15.30

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary care agencies and  learning disability homes) 

Wednesday 15 September 2021 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 17 November 2021 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 19 January 2022 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 16 March 2022 – 13.00-16.00

If these dates and times don’t suit, our friends at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice are running the same courses at different times and dates, also for free. Click here to go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice site

Course Format

Via Zoom

Fee

Courses are FREE to staff in care homes in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area.

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter, Anne Reed, Clair Sadler, Carole Cousins

Via Zoom

If you have any queries, please call our education team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

STAFF WELLBEING (for care homes)

Attending this session will enable participants to acknowledge the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on care homes and individuals.
Participants will be able to share experiences of, and normalise such feelings as well as practice wellbeing strategies.

BEREAVEMENT, LOSS AND CHANGE (for care homes)

Attending this session will help participants to acknowledge the loss, change and trauma experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and how to normalise such feelings.
We will also look at how people may grieve and participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences with others.

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary care agencies and  Learning disability homes) 

Attending this session will enable the participant to explore the principles of effective communication with a distressed resident and / or family member.
Practising these principles will enable increased confidence in having difficult conversations.

Please note that we may need to limit the number of learners per care home if numbers demand so. This is to ensure we are able to reach as many agencies as possible.

 

Male Catheterisation - 17 September 2021

Course dates and times

Friday 17 September 2021: 09.00 – 12.30 – FULL

Monday 25 October 2021: 09.00 – 12.30 – FULL

Monday 6 December 2021 – 09.00 – 12.30 – FULL

Friday 14 January 2022 – 09.00 – 12.30

Thursday 24 March 2022 – 09.00 – 12.30

Course Format

Due to the nature of this training, the session will be run Face to Face.  Social distancing will be taking into account however, there will be times when this is not achievable therefore PPE will be supplied. Spaces will be limited to accommodate the room size.

Fees

£70

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitator

Jon Sions

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
Surrey
KT10 8NA

Find us here

 

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:
01372 461988
education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

Registered nurses who are competent in female catheterisation

What will I learn from this course?

Delegates will gain the practical and theoretical framework to perform male catheterisation.

The course covers professional and legal issues, anatomy of the male genito-urinary system, catheter selection, infection control guidance, the principles of catheter management and catheter removal.  Practical training is provided using a catheterisation simulator and candidates are given a workbook and competency document for completion in their workplace.

Key learning points.

  • Indications for catheterisation.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the male GU system.
  • Catheter management and infection control.

Venepuncture and phlebotomy - 17 September 2021

Course dates and times

Friday 17 September 2021: 13.00 – 16.30 – FULL

Monday 25 October 2021: 13.00 – 16.30 – FULL

Monday 6 December 2021 – 13:00 – 16:30 – FULL

Friday 14 January 2022 – 13.00- 16.30

Thusday 24 March 2022 – 13.00 – 16.30

Course Format

Due to the nature of this training, the session will be run Face to Face.  Social distancing will be taking into account however, there will be times when this is not achievable therefore PPE will be supplied. Spaces will be limited to accommodate the room size.

Fees

£70

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Jon Sions

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
Surrey
KT10 8NA

Find us here

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the venepuncture and phlebotomy course recommended for?

Healthcare assistants and registered nurses

What will I learn from this venepuncture and phlebotomy course?

The course covers professional and legal issues, anatomy of the arm, infection control guidance, potential complications and contraindications and safe disposal of equipment.  Practical training is provided using a phlebotomy training arm and delegates are given a workbook and competency document for completion in their workplace.

Key learning points.

  • Identify blood collection equipment.
  • Selection of sites for venepuncture.
  • Venepuncture for blood culture.

Delegates will be able to collect venous blood samples and undertake supervised practice and a competency assessment in their workplace.

Oncology study day - 22 September 2021

Course dates and times:

Wednesday 22 September 2021 – 09.30 – 16.30

Fees

£95

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitators

Aruni Wijeratne

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
Surrey
KT10 8NA

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

Who is the Oncology Study Day recommended for?

Qualified nurses, doctors and allied health professionals who support patients with cancer

What will I learn from this course?

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Discuss the current management of some common malignancies
  • Describe managing complications of cancer including fungating tumours
  • Describe how to recognise and manage oncological emergencies
  • Explore the psychological impact of cancer and ways in which to support patients and those important to them

 

McKinley syringe pumps – why and how to use them in palliative care (3 hour course) - 23 September 2021

Course dates and times

Tuesday 23 September 2021 – 09.30 – 12.30

Thursday 18 November 2021 – 13.30 – 16.30

Course Format

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password with be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Fees

£60

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

 

 

If you have any queries, please call our education team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

Qualified nurses or doctors who are unfamiliar with the syringe pumps and want to use syringe pumps for palliative care patients

What will I learn from this course?

The use of subcutaneous ambulatory syringe pumps is essential to controlling symptoms in palliative care.

On completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Discuss with patients and their families the reasons for administration of drugs using a syringe pump
  • Describe the uses of syringe pumps in palliative care
  • Discuss the drugs commonly used at the end of life
  • Set up and monitor a McKinley T34 pump
  • Troubleshoot for problems encountered whilst administering drugs via the syringe pump.
  • Obtain a classroom competency

Note – Clinical competency can only be demonstrated in a clinical setting, so participants will need to arrange to be observed in their place of work by someone able to certify competency in that environment.

If you think all you need is a quick refresher on McKinley Syringe Pumps instead – please click here

*NEW* Cultural sensitivity and inclusion in end of life care (Full Day) - 5 October 2021

Dates and times

Tuesday 5 October 2021: 09:30-16:30

Course Fee

£95

Course Format

This course will be delivered face to face, there will be a restricted number of candidates to ensure social distancing rules are can be fully applied.
The course format is subject to change depending of government guidelines.

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter & Steve Nolan

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

Find us

For any questions please email us;

education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the ‘Cultural sensitivity and inclusion in end of life care’ study day recommended for?

All health and social care practitioners

What will I learn from this study day?

• Identify what is meant by culture
• Understand how important culturally sensitive care is and how it impacts on the patient and family experience
• Consider the end of life care needs of people from different cultures
• Be aware of how the culture of caregivers may impact the care experience for the patient and family
• Be aware of resources which support culturally appropriate end of life care

Symptom management at the end of life (for Nurses) - 6 October 2021

Course date and times

Wednesday 6 October: 09:30 – 12:30 or

Friday 10 December: 09:30 – 12:30

Course Format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision that this course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to individuals prior to the training.

Fees

£60

Facilitator

Carole Cousins

Princess Alice Hospice via Zoom

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

Qualified nurses and doctors who support palliative care patients

What will I learn from this course?

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Assess and manage common symptoms at the end of life eg pain, nausea and vomiting, constipation, dyspnoea, delirium, seizures.
  • Consider both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management.
  • Perform opioid calculations (eg breakthrough doses, changing from oral to subcutaneous)

McKinley Syringe Pump – refresher course - 12 October 2021

Course dates and times

Tuesday 12 Oct 2021: – 10.00 – 11.00 or

Tuesday 7 December 2021 – 10.00 – 11.00

 

Course Format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision that the course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password with be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Fees

£20

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

If you have any queries, please call our education team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

For health professionals who have previously attended the full training and are familiar with Mckinley pumps and require an hours update on how to use the pump.

What will I learn from this course?

The use of subcutaneous ambulatory syringe pumps is essential to controlling symptoms in palliative care.

On completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Set up and monitor a McKinley T34 pump
  • Troubleshoot for problems encountered whilst administering drugs via the syringe pump

If you need more detailed learning on Mckinley Syringe Pumps – please see the full course here

 

Engaging with hard to reach groups - 13 October 2021

Course dates and times

Wednesday 13 October 2021: – 9.30 – 13.00

Course Format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision that the course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password with be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Fees

£70

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter and Sarah Dowd

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision that the course will be delivered via Zoom.

If you have any queries, please call our education team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course for?

Anybody who wants to learn about those groups or communities who find it harder to access good end of life care and what this means for individuals and families. Social workers, community teams, district nurses etc.

What will I learn? 

  • Be able to identify which groups find it harder to access person-centred end of life care
  • Describe the challenges and the barriers that get in the way of good care
  • Explain what we know about poorer health outcomes and inequalities for some groups
  • Develop ideas and strategies which will help to counterbalance these barriers

*NEW* Managing fungating wounds at end of life - 15 October 2021

Dates & Time:

Friday 15th October 2021  09.30 – 12.30

Course Format

This training course it will be run Face to Face at the Hospice. Social distancing will be taken into account, however due to the nature of the training there will be occasion when this is not possible, therefore PPE will be supplied. Participant places will be limited to suit the room size.

Fees

£70

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Jo Reynolds and Carole Cousins

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
Surrey
KT10 8NA

Find us here

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the managing fungating wounds at end of life course recommended for?

Staff who care for people with malignant fungating wounds in the community, hospice, care home and hospital setting.

What will I learn from this course?

The course will cover:
• The aetiology, incidence, assessment and treatment options
• Management of malignant fungating wounds including malodour, exudate, bleeding and pain
• The potential effect on the person, family and nurses/carers and how these can be alleviated

Understanding and responding to bereavement - 26 October 2021

Dates and times

Friday 1st October:  09:30-16:30

Course format

Due to the nature of this training, the session will be run Face to Face.  Social distancing will be taking into account however, should there will be times when this is not achievable PPE will be supplied. Spaces will be limited to accommodate the room size.

Course Fees

£95

Facilitators

Steve Nolan

Via Zoom

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the Understanding and responding to bereavement study day recommended for?

Healthcare professionals working in end of life care who would like to enhance their working practice with bereaved people.

What will I learn from this course?

Using case studies and participant experience, this practical session will explore questions such as:

  • What is the recent thinking about bereavement?
  • What tools are available to assess if a person is at risk of complicated bereavement?
  • How might healthcare professionals respond well to those who are bereaved?
  • How is bereavement affected by social and cultural context?
  • How can healthcare professionals self-care and access support

 

Namaste for care homes - 27 October 2021

Date and Times:

Wednesday 27 October 2021 – 09.30 – 12.30 and Wednesday 3 November 09.30 – 12.30

This is a 2 part course – both sessions must be attended.

Please feel free to contact education@pah.org.uk with any requests or questions.

Course format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, we have made to decision to deliver this course via Zoom. To complete the course both session will need to be attended. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Meeting id’s and passwords will be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Fee

£95

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

 

 

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the Namaste for care homes course recommended for?

Healthcare staff and volunteers looking after people who are dying, or have advanced dementia in an inpatient, community or care home setting.

What will I learn from the Namaste for care homes course?

The Namaste programme integrates compassionate care with individualised activities for people with advanced dementia and those who are dying. The programme seeks to engage people through sensory inputs which include calming sights and sounds, taste, smell and touch thus enhancing the experience of the person, their carers and families. This session will cover:-

  • Overview of the Namaste programme
  • The role of the Namaste champion
  • How to involve family members in Namaste
  • Basic massage techniques and pain assessment
  • The evidence behind the Namaste programme
  • How to introduce change within your organisation You will receive a comprehensive tool kit to guide the introduction of the programme into your place of work

SAGE & THYME® - 2 November 2021

Course dates & times:

Tuesday 2nd November 2021 09.30 – 12.30

Course format:

We will be delivering this course via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password will be emailed to participants prior to the meeting.

Fees

£60

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

We will be delivering this course via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password will be emailed to participants prior to the meeting..

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the course recommended for?

All clinical and non-clinical staff including volunteers who, through the course of their work, come into contact with people in distress.

What will I learn from this course?

The SAGE & THYME evidence-based mnemonic has been developed as a national initiative, to help health and social care workers to support people with worries/concerns or who are in distress. By the end of the workshop, you should have a structured and memorable approach that you can use to: recognise psychological distress; avoid causing psychological harm; communicate honestly and compassionately; provide person-focused support; and know when you have reached the boundary of your competence.

©University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Having difficult conversations over zoom/telephone - 9 November 2021

Course dates and times

Tuesday 9 November – 09.30 – 12.30

Course Format

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password with be emailed to participants prior to the session.

 

Fees

£60

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter & Clair Sadler

 

 

 

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password with be emailed to participants prior to the session.

If you have any queries, please call our education team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course for?

Sadly due to the pandemic, lots more of us are having difficult conversations over zoom, or confident when managing these calls.

What will I learn?

  • Why some calls are difficult and how to prepare for them
  • Acknowledging the difficult feelings
  • The confidence to stay with their agenda, not mine
  • How to use empathic responses to aid clearer communication
  • How to close these conversations kindly and with an agreed way forward

Helping children and young people before and after the death of a significant adult - 23 November 2021

Dates and time

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Time: 09.30 – 16.30

Course format

This training course will be run Face to Face

Course Fees

£95

Facilitators

Social Work Team

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
KT10 8NA

Find us here

 

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course for?

Anyone working with children and young people, e.g. teachers and learning support workers, nurses and

healthcare assistants, social workers, foster carers, youth workers, scout and guide leaders.

What will I learn?

Through experiential learning the course covers:

  • Understanding bereavement that young people in particular experience
  • How to lessen the enormous impact for young people
  • Practical skills to manage the dramatic effect on development, education, relationships and self-esteem

Due to the nature of this session, it is not suitable for people who have suffered a recent bereavement.

Verification by nurse of expected death (VOED) - 24 November 2021

Course date and times

Wednesday 24 November 2021: 10.00 – 11.30

Course Format

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to individuals prior to the training.

Fees

£30

Facilitator

Carole Cousins

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

Registered nursing staff who have management support to verify expected death in their place of work.

What will I learn from this course?

The legal framework governing verification of expected death, differences between verification and certification, practical procedures and safe practice.

Note – clinical competency can only be demonstrated in a clinical setting, so participants will need to arrange to be observed in their place of work by someone able to certify competency in that environment.

Spiritual distress and assessment - 26 November 2021

Dates and times

Friday 26 November 2021: 09.00 – 16.30 – Face to Face – £95

Course format

November’s course will be to Face to Face

Course Fees

£95

Facilitators

Steve Nolan

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
KT10 8NA

Find us here

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the Spiritual distress and assessment study day recommended for?

This study day uses a non-religious understanding of spirituality and is, therefore, recommended for any healthcare professional working in end of life care, regardless of belief. Physicians, nurses, chaplains, care workers, social workers, clergy and pastoral carers would all find benefit from it.

What will I learn from this study day?

  • Using case studies and participant experience, this practical session will use a non-religious understanding of spirituality to explore themes such as:
  • How to understand a person’s experience of spiritual distress
  • How to use a comprehensive, assets/needs model of spiritual assessment (including spiritual screening and spiritual history taking)
  • How to respond appropriately to spiritual need in order to create a spiritual care plan

 

Focused abdominal ultrasound in palliative care (FASP) - 27 November 2021

Course dates and times

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 2020 – Course will be run face to face

Fees

£450

 

 

Facilitators

Professor Max Watson
Dr Bernadette Lee

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
KT10 8NA

 

Due to the practical hands on nature of this training, the course will be run face to face.

All our training is run in compliance with COVID-19 regulations at the time of each course. This means that all courses are subject to change, and we will keep you informed if this happens.

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team on  tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

This two-day palliative care ultrasound course has been delivered since 2007. Due to popular demand, more courses have been run each year.  The course is aimed at palliative care clinicians with access to ultrasound machines, working within the Hospice environment, who wish to add information to their clinical data from an ultrasound perspective.

What will I learn from this course?

The course will focus on answering four common abdominal palliative care questions.

  • Does the abdomen contain ascites?
  • Is it safe to insert an abdominal drain to remove ascites at this particular point?
  • Does the urinary bladder contain fluid?
  • Is there a DVT present?

In addition, the course will cover the rudiments of the physics upon which ultrasound depends, the causes of the common ultrasound artefacts, safety issues for patients and equipment, ultrasound of liver, diagnosis of DVT, and how to make audit a part of regular practice.

Delegates will be expected to complete some pre-course reading. The training includes didactic teaching involving video and PowerPoint presentations, as well as the opportunity to practise ultrasound skills on each other, on volunteers or patients.

At the end of the course, there is a short assessment. Delegates are encouraged to complete an online log of all their scans and a certificate will be given after one year of satisfactory log entries.

Working within boundaries and self care - 2 December 2021

Dates and times

Thursday 2 December 2021: 09:30-12:30

Course Fees

£70

Course format:

The course will be delivered via Zoom

Facilitators
Lorraine Carter and Sarah Dowd

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
Surrey
KT10 8NA

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

All health and social care staff, working in the Hospice or community environment, who are involved with providing care and support for palliative care patients and their families.

What will I learn from this course?

• An opportunity to reflect on the professional boundaries around our job roles and to think about what impacts the way we work within our boundaries.

• The session will aim to support staff in managing the emotional intensity of their roles, within a changing work landscape.

• Learners will be supported to identify the tools needed to be able to protect their professional and personal boundaries.