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A Fulfilled Life – The Final Chapter – Spinal Injuries Association elearning

Over recent years it has become apparent that spinal cord injured (SCI) people who are coming to the end of their lives are sometimes being nursed in hospices or hospitals which have limited knowledge or experience in caring for people with SCI. This course aims to address this knowledge gap for healthcare professionals and provides you with information about both SCI and end of life care.

We are delighted to present this course which has been developed by sia specialist nurses in collaboration with Princess Alice Hospice and has been kindly sponsored by Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) member Mary Tye.

 

Elearning course on Spinal Injuries Association website, accessible any time

For more information about this subject please contact education@pah.org.uk or Spinal Injuries Association directly

Once you have signed up for the course and received your log in details you will be able to access essential learning about this sensitive topic whenever you need it.

Six-steps Programme for Care Homes - 4 June 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Format

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.

It is our intention to run this course with a mix of Face to Face Workshops and Zoom drop in sessions.

Dates & times

Spring 2024 start

  • Preparation for Six Steps via Zoom – 12th March 2024, 09.30-10.30
  • Workshop 1 at Princess Alice Hospice – 26th March 2024, 10.00-15.00
  • Reflection on Steps 1 and 2 and action planning via Zoom – 9th April 2024, 09.30-10.30
  • Workshop 2 at Princess Alice Hospice – 17th April 2024, 10.00-15.00
  • Reflection on Steps 3 and 4 and action planning via Zoom – 14th May 2024, 09.30-10.30
  • Workshop 3 at Princess Alice Hospice – 4th June 2024, 10.00-15.00
  • Portfolio action planning via Zoom – 18th June 2024, 09.30-10.30

Autumn 2024 start

  • Preparation for Six Steps via Zoom – 4th September 2024, 09.30-10.30
  • Workshop 1 at Princess Alice Hospice – 18th September 2024, 10.00-15.00
  • Reflection on Steps 1 and 2 and action planning via Zoom – 9th October 2024, 09.30-10.30
  • Workshop 2 at Princess Alice Hospice – 23rd October 2024, 10.00-15.00
  • Reflection on Steps 3 and 4 and action planning via Zoom – 5th November 2024, 09.30-10.30
  • Workshop 3 at Princess Alice Hospice – 20th November 2024, 10.00-15.00
  • Portfolio action planning via Zoom – 11th December 2024, 09.30-10.30

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

Fee:

Spring 2024 = £900 per organisation for 3 participants. More can be added for an additional fee.

Autumn 2024 = £950 per organisation for 3 participants. More can be added for an additional fee.

Refreshments:

N/A

Facilitator:

Carole Cousins and Anne Reed

 

Courses will be a mixed format course, with Face to Face Work shops at our Hospice in Esher plus zoom drop in sessions.

Find us

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 Welcome Zoom call
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

Symptom Management at the End of Life (for Nurses) - 5 June 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Course date and times

  • Wednesday 05 June 2024: 09.30-12.30
  • Wednesday 04 December: 13.30-16.30

Course Format

Face to Face sessions will be held at Princess Alice Hospice, West End Lane, Kt10 8NA

Fees

£95

Facilitator

Carole Cousins

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 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)

Managing Important Conversations - 6 June 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Course dates and times

  • Thursday 06 June 2024: 09.30 – 12.30
  • Thursday 19 September 2024: 13.30 – 16.30
  • Wednesday 04 December 2024: 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

£90 – February 2024

£95 – May 2024 Onwards

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter & Clair Sadler

This course was formerly known as ‘Having difficult conversations over telephone and zoom’ and ‘Challenging Conversations’

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?

This course is for anyone working in health and social care who would like to strengthen their existing communication skills. Important conversations can occur anywhere, with anybody, and this course will provide an opportunity to identify the key skills needed and to learn how to use them.

What will I learn?

  • How to prepare for significant conversations and why this is important
  • The importance of acknowledging the feelings that these conversations can present
  • How to build confidence in sticking with the other person’s agenda
  • How to use empathic responses to aid better connection
  • How to close these conversations kindly and with an agreed way forward

Supporting people with a Learning Disability at the End of Life - 12 June 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Course date and times

  • Wednesday 12 June 2024: 13.30–16:30
  • Wednesday 27 November 2024: 13:30-16:30

Course Format

Face to Face

Fees

£95

Facilitator

Carole Cousins & 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?

This course is for any health and social care staff who are interested in providing better end of life care for people with a learning disability. Care home staff, nurses with patients in the community, LD carers with limited knowledge about the end-of-life care, social workers wishing to find way to have these difficult conversations would all benefit.

What will I learn from this course?

It is well evidenced that people with learning disabilities are 4 times more likely to die from treatable conditions and are disadvantaged by the assumptions and stereotypical beliefs held by others.

·        Identify the barriers to high quality end of life care for people with learning disabilities

·        Why people with learning disabilities are more likely to die from treatable conditions

·        The importance of communication when caring for people at end of life

·        Understand the family’s perspective and experience

Our own Hospice staff will discuss case studies of people on the ward and the complex needs around family circumstances, capacity and safe living accommodation.

A family carer who will draw on her own experiences to discuss the challenges for families and also how it feels when we get end of life care right.

Managing Fungating Wounds at End of Life - 12 June 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Dates & Time:

  • Wednesday 12 June 2024: 09.30-12.30

Course Format

This training course it will be run Face to Face at the Hospice.

Fees

£95

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

Self-care and Resilience - 25 June 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Course dates and times

Dates and times

  • Tuesday 25 June 2024: 13.30-15:00
  • Tuesday 10 September 2024: 13.30-15.00
  • Tuesday 12 November 2024: 13.30-15.00

Course Format

This course will be delivered Face to Face at the Princess Alice Hospice, West End Lane, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8NA.

Fees

£95

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

This course will be delivered Face to Face.

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

In an increasingly busy world looking after ourselves physically, emotionally & spiritually and gaining a healthy work life balance is essential to our wellbeing and mental health. Nobody can be resilient all the time, but having the tools to recover and adapt when things don’t go as planned is an important part of taking care of ourselves.

Who is the course for?

This course is open to all health and social care staff and volunteers, including those in support & administration roles.

What will I learn?

  • Specific strategies to strengthen your resilience
  • Work as a group to build a toolkit which you can use to challenge negative thought patterns
  • How to keep building your resilience and self-care toolkit after the session

Male Catheterisation - 25 June 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Course dates and times

Tuesday 25th June 2024: 09.00 – 12.30 FULLY BOOKED!

Monday 30th September 2024: 09.00 – 12.30

Friday 29th November 2024: 09.00 – 12.30

Course Format

Due to the nature of this training, the session will be run Face to Face.

Fees

£90 – Up to and including Apr 2024 Onwards

£95 – May 2024 Onwards

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.

Please note: Competency must be assessed by your place of work in accordance with your organisation’s policy.

Venepuncture and Phlebotomy - 25 June 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Course dates and times

Tuesday 25th June 2024: 13.00 – 16.30 FULLY BOOKED!

Monday 30th September 2024: 13.00 – 16.30

Friday 29th November 2024: 13.00 – 16.30

Course Format

Due to the nature of this training, the session will be run Face to Face.

Fees

£90 – April 2024

£95 – May 2024 Onwards

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.

Please note: Competency must be assessed by your place of work in accordance with your organisation’s policy.

Non pharmacological management of symptoms in palliative care – Study day - 27 June 2024

Course dates and times

Thursday 27th June 2024: 09:30am-16:30pm

Fees

£140

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitators

Sarah Scoble and Therapies team

Princess Alice Hospice, West End Lane, Esher, KT10 8NA

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461844
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

Nurses / health Care assistants working in the community or in patient units. Health Care professionals working in care agency, hospitals, care homes. Therapists who support palliative care patients within a non-specialist setting would also find it beneficial.

What will I learn from this course?

This interactive day has a very practical focus, with a choice of workshops & talks that really explore how to manage key symptoms, using non-pharmacological methods.

Speakers- Delivered by specialist therapist who work  on the IPU, in wellbeing, or in the community seeing people in their own homes or as outpatients.

The learning outcomes are:

  • Exploring all the different disciplines that make up the Palliative care therapy team at PAH
  • Increased understanding of each role and discipline
  • Gaining knowledge of the therapeutic approach adopted when managing patients within a palliative care setting
  • Increased confidence by gaining practical skills and knowledge that individuals can add to their toolkit.
  • Learning how to help & support patients non-pharmacologically with key symptoms such as breathlessness, pain, eating and drinking difficulties, emotional distress, fatigue, and lymphoedema

 

Share and Learn Network - 27 June 2024

A new Share and Learn Network from Princess Alice Hospice (CQC Outstanding), designed with care home professionals for all care home workers. Sign up to unlock a wealth of education, information, advice, peer support and learning about various aspects of End Of Life Care.

 

These courses are run via Zoom

For any questions, please email shareandlearn@pah.org.uk

When are the sessions?

27th June 2024, 2-3pm – Managing a resident with diabetes at the end of life 

8th August 2024, 2-3pm – Saying goodbye after a resident has died and caring for yourself 

Share and Learn Network membership gives you access to:

· Convenient, online access to 6-weekly, 1-hour sessions run by experienced Princess Alice Hospice staff, with topics including Reflective Practice Time, How To Care For Someone Who’s Dying, and Saying Goodbye Rituals
· The opportunity to suggest topics for the learning sessions
· Peer support from other care home workers in your area
· Access to high-quality online training and eLearning
· 10% discount on many face to face or Zoom courses**
· Taking part in network events maybe used to provide evidence of professional development for Nurses and Nursing Associates
· Invitations to networking events: meet other care home workers, share ideas and gain new skills in a friendly and supportive environment
· Opportunities to share advice, offer support, gain knowledge, learn new skills and hear from experts in End Of Life Care
· An opportunity to tell other care homes about what aspects of care you are passionate about and share your knowledge

Who is the Network for?

If you work in a care home the Share and Learn Network is for you, including managers, nurses, care staff and support staff. The care home manager needs to complete the registration form below

What does it cost?

Membership costs £300 per annum, per care home, which includes unlimited individual memberships for colleagues within your organisation.

For more information about the programme, please click here to view the website.

**Once the annual fee of £300 per care home is paid, care home staff are entitled to receive 10% reduction on the fee for the majority of our courses.

This includes course such as (but not limited to); Six Steps for Care HomesSAGE & THYMESyringe PumpNamaste for Care Homes.

The following courses are not included in the discount; ECEPC, FASP and Advanced Communication Skills.

Lunch & Learn – Advanced Palliative Care Practice – FREE - 2 July 2024

Dates and time

Tuesday 02nd July 2024 – 12:15 -13:00 – Management of side effects from immunological therapies

Course format

This training course will be run via Zoom

Course Fees

FREE

Facilitators

Medical Consultants from Princess Alice Hospice

This course will be run via Zoom

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

A FREE drop-in programme of eight, 45-minute training sessions created to enhance your palliative care knowledge on key topics, provided by experienced Princess Alice Hospice medical and nurse consultants

Who is this training programme for?:
Suitable for experienced qualified healthcare staff who care for patients at the end of their life eg. GP’s, clinical nurse specialists, paramedics, physician associates

What will I learn?

12th September 2023 – Prescribing at the end of life

• Understand common medications prescribed at the end of life and dosages
• Understand the impact of co-morbidities on prescribing end of life medications
• Gain knowledge of prescribing in specific conditions e.g. seizures, mental health conditions

17th October 2023 – Recognition of dying

  • Understand the different disease trajectories
  • Gain knowledge of signs and symptoms of someone in the last days of life
  • Understand your responsibilities as a healthcare professional

28th November 2023 – Palliative care emergencies

  • Understand the symptoms and presentations of palliative care emergencies
  • Gain knowledge of management of the following:
  • Malignant spinal cord compression
  • Hypercalcaemia
  • Superior vena cava obstruction
  • Terminal haemorrhage

16th January 2024 – Management of pain at the end of life – Opioids

  • Understand the different types of pain
  • Understand the role of total pain
  • Gain knowledge of different opioids available and when to use
  • Understand the difference with managing chronic pain vs pain in palliative care

27th February 2024 – Management of neuropathic pain at the end of life

  • Understand how neuropathic pain differs from nociceptive pain
  • Gain knowledge of common medications used in neuropathic pain
  • Gain knowledge of management of neuropathic pain at end of life

16th April 2024 – Management of nausea and vomiting at the end of life

  • Understand the physiology of nausea and vomiting
  • Gain knowledge of medications used in nausea and vomiting
  • Understand the management of resistant nausea
  • Gain knowledge of the management of hiccups

21st May 2024 – Management of dyspnoea and secretions at the end of life

  • Understand the pathophysiology behind the sensation of breathlessness​
  • Have non-pharmacological strategies to use with patients​
  • Understand pharmacological options for managing breathlessness​
  • Understand how to manage breathlessness and secretions at the end of life

02nd July 2024 – Management of side effects from immunological therapies

  • Discussion about current immunotherapies and their clinical uses
  • Background of how they work
  • Side-effects/toxicities & management – strategies, steroids
  • Implications of these new treatments on – goals of care conversations and care coordination

The format of each of the sessions will be the same – 20 -30 min presentation with case studies then time for group discussion and questions

Syringe pumps in end-of-life care – why and how to use them in palliative care (3 hour course) - 3 July 2024

Course dates and times

  • Wednesday 03 July 2024: 09.30-12.30 – FACE TO FACE
  • Wednesday 25 September 2024: 09.30-12.30 – FACE TO FACE
  • Thursday 21 November 2024: 13.30-16.30 – FACE TO FACE

Course Format

This course will be delivered Face to Face at the Princess Alice Hospice, West End Lane, Esher, KT10 8NA.

Fees

£95

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

This 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 recommended for?

Qualified nurses or doctors who are unfamiliar with the syringe pumps (for example the Mckinley T34 / Bodyguard syringe pump)  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 an end-of-life care syringe pump (Mckinley T34 and Bodyguard pump)
  • Troubleshoot for problems encountered whilst administering drugs via the syringe pump.
  • Obtain a classroom competency

Please note that all participants will require access to working pump and 20 or 30mls syringe.

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

Please note: Competency must be assessed by your place of work in accordance with your organisation’s policy.

Planning ahead and difficult conversations - 4 July 2024

Course dates and times:

  • Thursday 04 July 2024: 13.30 – 16.30
  • Thursday 03 October 2024: 09.30 – 12.30

Course Format

Face to Face at Princess Alice Hospice.

All courses are half a day in length.

Fees:

£95

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

Understanding and Responding to Bereavement - 5 July 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Dates and times

  • Friday 05 July 2024: 13:00-16:30
  • Thursday 21 November 2024: 13:00-16:30

Course format

This course will be run Face to Face.

Course Fees

£90 – February 2024

£95 – May 2024 Onwards

Facilitators

Steve Nolan

Princess Alice Hospice

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461844
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

 

Becoming a Dementia Friend - 10 July 2024

Becoming a Dementia Friend – Helping to create dementia-friendly communities 

This 60-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 10 July 2024: 14:30 – 15:30
  • Tuesday 17 September 2024: 11:00 – 12:00
  • Thursday 05 December 2024: 11:00 – 12:00

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.

Helping Children and Young People before and after the Death of a Significant Adult - 16 July 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Dates and time

  • Tuesday 16 July 2024: 09.30-16.30
  • Tuesday 19 November 2024: 09.30-16.30

Course format

This training course will be run Face to Face

Course Fees

£140 April 2024

£150 May 2024 Onwards

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.

SAGE & THYME® - 17 July 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Course dates & times:

  • Wednesday 17 July 2024: 09.30 – 12.30 – F2F
  • Thursday 07 November 2024: 09.30 – 12.30 – Online via Zoom

Course format:

We will be running a mix of formats for our SAGE & THYME courses going forward, with some of our courses being run Face to Face at our Hospice Education Suite and others running via zoom. Over the last 18 months we have realised that each of the formats suits different candidates, so want to continue to offer the flexibility.

Fees

£90 – April 2024

£95 – May 2024 Onwards

 

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

For courses run 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.

For courses run Face to Face, reminders will be sent closer to the training date, with address and room details for the Hospice.

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

Understanding and responding to spiritual distress - 30 July 2024

Course dates and times

  • Tuesday 30 July 09.30-12.30
  • Tuesday 03 Dec 13.30-16.30

Course Format

This course will be run Face to Face.

Course Fees

£95

Facilitators

Steve Nolan

Princess Alice Hospice

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461844
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course for?

Physicians, nurses, chaplains, care workers, social workers, clergy and pastoral carers will find benefit from the session.

What will I learn?

This study session takes a psychologically informed approach to understanding and responding to spiritual distress. Treating ‘spirituality’ in its broadest (non-religious) sense, the session demystifies spirituality and explore ways spiritual distress is commonly experienced by people approaching the end of life. The session will consider ‘total pain’ and outline a person-centred way in which healthcare professionals can respond to spiritual distress, without adding to an already overloaded working day.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • give a clinically applicable definition of ‘spirituality’.
  • summarize a ‘C.R.I.S.P.’ model of chaplaincy
  • describe the difference between ‘spiritual need’ and ‘spiritual distress
  • differentiate 18 different types of spiritual distress
  • use a single-item tool for screening spiritual distress
  • integrate spiritual care into your practice without adding to the daily list of tasks.

Verification by Nurse of Expected Death (VOED) - 5 September 2024

Course date and times

  • Thursday 05 September 2024: 14.00 – 15.00
  • Tuesday 10 December 2024: 11.00 – 12.00

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

£35

Facilitator

Carole Cousins

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.

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.

Please note: Competency must be assessed by your place of work in accordance with your organisation’s policy.

European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) - 9 September 2024

ECEPC course dates and times

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

Autumn 2024  – REGISTRATION OPEN (closes 12 August 2024)

9 September 2024 – Course launch event – GMT 1800hrs

13 November 2024 – Remote assessment day – GMT 0930hrs to 1400hrs (latest)

Fees – £500

Spring 2025 – REGISTRATION OPEN (closes 8 March 2025)

7 April 2025 – Course launch event – GMT 1800hrs

11 June 2025 – Remote assessment day – GMT 0930hrs to 1400hrs (latest)

Fees – £500

Venues:

 

Facilitators

Course Co-Ordinator: Clair Sadler

Co Course-coordinator: Clare Lawrance

Course Administrator: Ali 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

Introduction video

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 or MCF Bursaries (via Hospice UK) to cover part of the cost of this programme. See Hospice UK for more details.

Venues

For the following sites, please submit your application through the ONLINE BOOKING FORM using the pink button below:

  • Princess Alice Hospice, Esher
  • The Hospice Charity Partnership – Birmingham Hospice
  • Heart of Kent Hospice, Kent
  • LOROS Hospice, Leicestershire
  • St Clare Hospice, Essex

If you would like to apply directly to the sites listed below, please download the APPLICATION FORM using the white button

This course is not part of the SDH&C programme. Please speak to your line manager to seek approval before applying.

Managing Palliative Care Emergencies - 17 September 2024

Course date & time

  • Tuesday 17 September: 13.30-16.30

Fee:

£95

Facilitator:

Carole Cousins

Format:

Face to face at Princess Alice Hospice

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

 

 If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

01372 461988

education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the course recommended for?

This course is aimed at healthcare professionals caring for people who are approaching or at the end of their lives.

What will I learn from this course?

The aim of this face to face course is to identify the emergency situations listed below that may occur at the end of life, how these can be managed and the effect that they may have on the patient, family and yourself

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  •  Identify the risk of potential palliative care emergencies based on the patient’s history
  •  Examine the causes, treatment and management of the following conditions:
    • Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC)
    • Superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO)
    • Neutropenic sepsis
    • Hypercalcaemia
    • Bleeding
  •  Assess the risks versus benefits of treatment, including the patient’s and family’s wishes
  •  Explore the availability of appropriate interventions in your practice area
  • Discuss and reflect on the effect that such conditions may have on the patient, family and you personally

How to be more generalist in a specialist palliative care setting - 27 September 2024

Course date and times

Friday 27 September 09:30 – 16:30

Course Format

FACE-TO-FACE – At Princess Alice Hospice

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Fees

£150

Facilitator

PAH medical team

Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
Surrey
KT10 8NA

Find us here

If you have any queries please contact the Education department on 01372 461 988 OR email education@pah.org.uk

Who is this study day for?

This course is suitable for all members of the multi disciplinary team working in palliative care or working with palliative patients/patients at the end of life.

It would be helpful for GPs, district nurses, community matrons, clinical nurse specialists (CNS) including palliative care CNS in working in either community, hospice or hospital settings.

Learning outcomes for the day are:

  • To be aware of the changing complexity of palliative care patients
  • To be more confident in the management of co-morbidities
  • Have an awareness of how other medical specialties are supporting people with multiple co-morbidities
  • Increase knowledge to enable prescribing and de-prescribing

Guest Speakers

We have an exciting program planned with fantastic speakers, case studies, and plenty of time for discussion and questions. Details TBC

 

Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusion in End of Life Care - 2 October 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Dates and times

  • Wednesday 02 October 2024: 09.30-12.30

Course Fee

£95

Course Format

This course will be delivered Face to Face

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitator

Lorraine Carter & Steve Nolan

Princess Alice Hospice, West End Lane, Esher, KT10 8NA

Princess Alice Hospice, West End Lane, Esher, KT10 8NA

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

All health and social care practitioners

What will I learn from this study day?

  • Describe the barriers which some communities experience in accessing palliative care
  • Describe how our own culture may influence our interactions and care of patients who we perceive as being ‘different’
  • Explain the meaning of ‘cultural humility’ and learn how to apply this in practice

Please join us on this course to inform and support your practice with people from communities who may need your expertise and care. Let’s bring our fears and hopes.. and learn together. Visiting speakers to be announced soon!

Focused Abdominal Ultrasound in Palliative care (FASP) - 5 October 2024

Owing to low booking numbers April 2024 course has reluctantly been cancelled.

Course dates and times

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October 2024; 9am – 5pm both days

Fees

£650

Facilitators

Professor Max Watson
Jo Eastman – Sonographer
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.

 

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.

Namaste for Care Homes - 8 October 2024

Date and Times:

  • Tuesday 08 October 2024: 10.00 – 15.00

Course format

This course will be delivered Face to Face at our Hospice in Esher.

Refreshments

Light refreshments will be made available at breaks, plus a main meal/sandwich offering at lunch

Fee

£140

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

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 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

What is Hospice Care? - 9 October 2024

Course Date & time:

  • Wednesday 09 October 2024: 17.00-18.00

Course Format:

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

This course will be delivered 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.

Advanced Communication Skills (2-day course) Face to Face - 10 October 2024

Course date and times:

  • Thursday 10 Oct and Friday 11 Oct 2024 – 08.30 – 17.15

Fees

£750

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch included in fee

Facilitator

Clair Sadler and Lorraine Carter

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 461845  or email: education@pah.org.uk

This is an experiential course that uses role play and trained actors to simulate the parts of patients, relatives and colleagues. Real life scenarios are used as a basis for the role plays and the active participation of all group members in both role-playing and offering constructive feedback, is essential to acquiring the maximum learning from the course.

Who is the course recommended for?

Senior health care professionals (band 6 or equivalent and above)

What will I learn from this course?

Effective communication is fundamental to good quality patient care. This course will explore challenging communication issues from the participant’s practice.

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Examine your personal response to areas of communication which you find especially challenging 
  • Use active listening skills to identify and respond to cues 
  • Support patients, families and colleagues to define and voice their concerns 
  • Give information in ways which are tailored to the needs of each individual 
  • Demonstrate skills in navigating a path through important conversations, towards an agreed and shared ending  

It is essential delegates attend both days.

This course is face to face. We also run a remote, blended learning Advanced communications Skills course, which is done entirely online. For more information on this, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Your place is not confirmed until you receive written confirmation from us directly.

Syringe Pumps in End-of-Life Care – Refresher Course - 29 October 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Course dates and times

  • Tuesday 29 October 2024: 10.00 – 11.00
  • Thursday 05 December 2024: 13.30 – 14.30

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

£30 – February 2024

£35 – May 2024 Onwards

 

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

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 recommended for?  

Qualified nurses and doctors who have previously attended the full training session and are familiar with using syringe pumps in end-of-life care (for example the Mckinley T34 / Bodyguard syringe pump) and require an 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 an end-of-life care syringe pump (Mckinley T34 and Bodyguard pump)

Troubleshoot for problems encountered whilst administering drugs via the syringe pump

Please note that all participants will require access to working pump and 20 or 30mls syringe.

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

Please note: Competency must be assessed by your place of work in accordance with your organisation’s policy.

 

 

Supporting Eating and Drinking Difficulties in Palliative Care - 14 November 2024

Course Date and Time:

Thursday 14 November 2024 – 10:00-15:00

Fee:

£150

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitators:

Gemma Pengelly-Marshall

Juliet Lawson

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

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

01372 461844

education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the course recommended for?

Any member of the multi-professional team who are involved with supporting patients and families with eating and drinking difficulties at the end of life in a health or social care setting

What will I learn from this course? 

  • Overview of the psychology around eating and drinking
  • Understand the normal swallow and what can go wrong
  • Practical knowledge around managing eating and drinking difficulties, and malnutrition
  • Learn about food fortification
  • Gain knowledge around eating and drinking at end of life.

Assessing and Recording Mental Capacity - 21 November 2024

Please note: Owing to current financial pressures we have reluctantly increased the prices of education courses from May 24 – see below for pricing details.

Dates and Times

Thursday 21 November 2024: 09:30 – 12:30

Fees

£90 – January 2023

£95 – May 2024 Onwards

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

Via Zoom

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

Who is this workshop recommended for?

All clinical staff who may be involved in assessing capacity

What will I learn from the Assessing and recording capacity workshop?

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe the process of making an assessment of capacity
  • Explain the guiding principles of working with capacity and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to provide evidence to support your decision
  • Describe how to accurately and clearly record a capacity assessment