*NEW* Cultural sensitivity and inclusion in end of life care (Half Day) - 26 January 2021

Dates and times

Tuesday 26 January 2021:  09:30-12:30

N.B We are also running a full day later in the year which may be of interest (5th October 2021).

Course Fee

£70

Course Format

This course will be delivered via Zoom.

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitator

Lorraine Carter & Steve Nolan

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 ‘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?

**NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCED** Dr Marvell Brown, Principle Lecturer and Programme Leader – Master of Public Health, University of Hertfordshire will be giving a 40-minute presentation

  • 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

Becoming a Dementia Friend - 9 February 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:

  • Tuesday 9 February 2021: 11.00 – 11.30 or
  • Tuesday 6 April 2021: 11.00 – 11.30
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021: 10.30 – 11.00

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.

McKinley syringe pumps – why and how to use them in palliative care - 10 February 2021

Course dates and times

Wednesday 10 February 2021 – 13.30-16.30 or

Wednesday 17 March 2021 – 09.30 – 12.30 or

Tuesday 22 June 2021 – 13.30 – 16.30

 

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

£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

SAGE & THYME® - 23 February 2021

Course dates & times:

23 February 2021 – 9:30-12:30

1 April 2021 – 9:30-12:30

15 July 2021 13.30 – 16.30

Course format:

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, we have made the decision to deliver our February 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

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.

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

Saying goodbye from a distance - 24 February 2021

Course date and times

Wednesday 24 February  10:00 – 12:00

Wednesday 2 June 10:00 – 12:00

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

£40

Facilitator

Rosie Noble

Princess Alice Hospice

https://www.pah.org.uk/contact-us/

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

Who is the course recommended for?

It isn’t always possible to say goodbye to someone face to face, this course looks at why and how to make a distance goodbye a better experience, for care home staff, frontline care workers and family members dealing with end of life care.

What will I learn from this course?

An interactive session including case studies:

• Importance of the ‘saying Goodbye’ experience

• Understand the limitations of certain situations

• The effect of physical and social distance on family members and friends

• Technology and digital options and solutions

• How to integrate learnings into different situations

*NEW* Working within boundaries and self care - 1 March 2021

Dates and times

Monday 1 March 2021: 13.30 – 16.30

or

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

Course Fees

£70

Course format:

The course will be delivered Face to Face at our Esher Hospice training facility, unless covid restriction prohibit this, should this be the case we will look to deliver the training 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.

Verification by nurse of expected death (VOED) - 2 March 2021

Course date and times

Tuesday 2 March 2021: 13.30 – 15.00

Wednesday 26 May 2021: 10.00 – 11.30

Wednesday 7 July 2021: 10.00 – 11.30

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

£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.

Six-steps Programme for Care Homes - 4 March 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

New 2021 Course dates;
Preparation for Six Steps workshop – 4 March 2021 – 09.30 – 11.30
Workshop 1: 25 March 2021 – 09:30-16:30
Video conference 1: 8 April 2021 – 09:30-11.30
Workshop 2: 22 April 2021 – 09:30-16:30
Video conference 2: 6 May 2021 – 09:30-11.30
Workshop 3: 10 June 2021 – 09:30-16:30
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.

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 - 9 March 2021

Course date and times

Tuesday 9 March 09:30 – 12:30

Tuesday 15 June 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:

  • Discuss assessment of common symptoms in the palliative care patient
  • Describe the drugs commonly used in managing symptoms and assessing for adverse effects
  • Gain an understanding of the use of methadone in managing complex pain in the palliative patient

Engaging with hard to reach groups - 10 March 2021

Course dates and times

Wednesday 10 March 2021: – 9.30 – 12.30

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

£60

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. This course will involve speakers who are working with some of these groups.

What will I learn? 

  • Who finds it harder to access person-centred end of life care?
  • The specific challenges for hard to reach groups
  • What we know about poorer health outcomes and inequalities
  • Current developments in engaging with hard to reach groups

Advance care planning (ACP) and difficult conversations - 16 March 2021

Course dates and times:

Tuesday 16 March 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

Bereavement, change and loss for children and young adults during Covid-19- A practical and interactive guide - 19 March 2021

Dates and times

Friday 19 March 2021

Time: 9.30 – 12.30

Course format

This training course will be run via Zoom

Course Fees

£30 (by booking and paying online you help to keep our fee as low as possible)

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 recommended for?

Any individuals working with children and young people: for example, teachers and learning support workers, nurses and healthcare assistants, social workers, foster carers, youth workers, scout, sport and guide leaders.

What will I learn from this course?

Navigating life and returning to school after a bereavement or loss is tough, perhaps especially so in the current climate where change is constant. We know that anyone who is supporting young people want to do their best but often lack confidence with saying and knowing they are doing the ‘right thing’.

At Princess Alice Hospice we are running a 3hr practical and interactive session using case studies and ‘break out’ rooms where we can discuss how to handle those tricky situations. We aim to equip you with the right tools and language to help ease distress at this challenging time. Numbers are limited to 20 to enable true discussion.

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

McKinley Syringe Pump – refresher course - 31 March 2021

Course dates and times

Wednesday 27 January 2021: – 10.00 – 11.00 -cancelled

Wednesday 31 March 2021: – 10.00 – 11.00 or

Wednesday 12 May 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?

Qualified nurses or doctors who 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.

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

 

What is Hospice Care? - 2 April 2021

Course Date & time:

Friday 2 April 2021 – 13.30 – 14.30 or

Saturday 12 June 2021 – 10.00 – 11.00

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.

Having difficult conversations over zoom/telephone - 7 April 2021

Course dates and times

Wednesday 7 April 2021 – 13,00 – 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

£60

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter & Clair Sadler

 

 

 

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.

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

European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) - 19 April 2021

ECEPC course dates and times

Registration for Spring 2021 is open and spaces are still available.

SPRING 2021 – REGISTRATION OPEN (closes 2 April 2021 latest)

19 April 2021- Course launch event 18:00hrs- arrangements to be confirmed

16 June 2021 – Remote assessment day – arrangements in line with COVID-19 restrictions

AUTUMN 2021 – REGISTRATION OPEN

13 September 2021 – Course launch event 18:00hrs – arrangements to be confirmed

10 November 2021 – Assessment day – arrangements to be confirmed

Fees

SPRING 2021 – £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 and care homes 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
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice
Severn Hospice
Heart of Kent 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

Namaste for care homes - 28 April 2021

Date and Times:

Wednesday 28 April 2021 – 09.30 – 12.30 and Wednesday 5 May – 09.30 – 12.30

or

Monday 25 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

*NEW* Managing fungating wounds at end of life - 7 May 2021

Dates & Time:

Friday 7th May 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

Male catheterisation - 24 May 2021

Course dates and times

Friday 5 March 2021: 09.00 – 12.30 – cancelled new date to be advised shortly

Monday 24 May 2021: 09.00 – 12.30 – Revised date

or

Friday 17 September 2021: 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 - 24 May 2021

Course dates and times

Friday 5 March 2021: 13.00 – 16.30 – Full – cancelled new date to be advised

Monday 24 May 2021: 13.00 – 16.30 – revised date

or

Monday 19 July 2021: 13.00 – 16.30

More dates to be added soon. Email education@pah.org.uk to register your interest.

Alternatively, we are able to run this half day session at your place of work with approx 6 participants depending on your space available. Fee would be £375. Email education@pah.org.uk to discuss further.

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.

Advanced communication skills (2-day course) - 8 July 2021

Course date and times:

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone this course until 2021.

Thursday 25 & Friday 26 February 2021 – 08.30 – 17.15 – postponed until June. All candidates have been contacted.

Thursday 8 & Friday 9 July 2021 – 08.30 – 17.15

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

Fees

£650

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitator

Clair Sadler

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

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.  This will be achieved through a range of interactive teaching methods and role play with actors using video feedback is a central component of the course.

It is essential delegates attend both days.

Staff working in hospices and care homes in the UK can apply to the Wolfson Foundation (via Hospice UK) to cover part of the cost of this programme. See https://www.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/grants/open-grant-programmes for more details.

*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

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For any questions please email us;

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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