Care home prospectus – education in the community

Fees

Cost for half day sessions: £350

Full days training: £700

Some sessions are delivered on a small group basis (no more than eight for McKinley) or a larger session for up to 20 staff.

Facilitators

Education and research team

The aim of our care home courses is to bring the training directly to you, enabling more staff to attend in familiar surroundings. For individual learners, we also have a programme of events available at our Esher site.

If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please email education@pah.org.uk or tel: 01372461988

New Care home course packages.

Download the care home prospectus

We understand from our experience of working with colleagues in care homes that excellent end of life experience is possible with truly person centred, compassionate staff delivering skilled care. We also understand that there are challenges in some homes in retaining staff, training them to a high level and funding the education required to maintain and improve standards.

Our aim is to provide high-quality education for your staff in a way which in accessible, cost effective and affordable.

Courses have been grouped together to look at needs of specific key staff within your home/organisation. For more information contact education@pah.org.uk

Some sessions are aimed at trained nurses but a large amount of palliative care courses are available to staff at all levels.

We are able to offer McKinley syringe pumps, venepuncture and phlebotomy, male catheterisation, verification of death and palliative care emergencies all as half day sessions for trained staff.

 

To make an enquiry and talk to our Community practice educator, please EMAIL education@pah.org.uk

Male catheterisation - 21 September 2018

Course dates and times

Friday 21 Sept: 09:00am-12:30pm

Friday 26 Oct:    09:00am-12:30pm

Friday 23 Nov: 09:00am-12:30pm

Monday 17 Dec:  09:00am-12.30pm

Thursday  24  Jan 2019:  09:00am-12:30pm

Fees

£70

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Jon Sions

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?

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 - 21 September 2018

Course dates and times

Friday 21 Sept:  13:00pm – 16:30pm

Friday 26 Oct:   13:00pm-16:30pm

Friday 23 Nov: 13:00pm-16:30pm

Monday 17 Dec:  13:00pm-16:30pm

Thurs  24  Jan 2019:  13:00pm-16:30pm

 

 

Fees

£70

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Jon Sions

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?

Healthcare assistants and registered nurses

What will I learn from this 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.

*NEW* Six-steps Programme for Care Homes - 21 September 2018

Dates & times

Workshop 1 – 21 Sep 09:30-16:30

Workshop 2 – 05 Nov 09:30-16:30

Workshop 3 – 18 Dec 09:30-16:30

Fee:

£900 per organisation

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitators:

Carole Cousins

Jane Berg

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

 

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 videoconferences following completion.

Week 1 – Videoconference introduction

Week 2 – Full day workshop 1 (21 Sep 2018) at Princess Alice Hospice

Week 5 – Videoconference

Week 8 – Full day workshop 2 (05 Nov 2018) at Princess Alice Hospice

Week 11 – Videoconference

Week 14 – Full day workshop 3 (18 Dec 2018) at Princess Alice Hospice

Week 16 – Videoconference

It is recommended that your organisation also consider appropriate staff to undertake the QCF Award in Awareness of End of Life Care  which will complement the Six Steps Programme.

Please contact education@pah.org.uk to express your interest in this programme.

Northern Ireland Hospice Certificate in Holistic Dementia Care - 24 September 2018

Course date & time

Monday 24 Sep 2018 (launch eve) 17:30-19:00

Assessment Day 28 Nov 2018

Fees

£400

Refreshments

Light refreshments provided

Please note: this distance learning course is run by Northern Ireland 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

 

NI Hospice Certificate in Holistic Dementia Care

 

Who is the course recommended for?

This course is recommended for healthcare professionals working in hospitals, primary care facilities and the community who deal with patients with dementia on a regular basis.

 

What will I learn from this course?

This distance learning 10 week course will help you to address the needs and challenges of providing end of life care to people with dementia.

 

Attendance at the assessment day at Princess Alice Hospice is essential. The course is run by Northern Ireland Hospice.

 

For more information visit:- https://www.nihospice.org/education-innovation-and-research/learn-with-us/specialist-courses/certificateprogrammes/ni-hospice-certificate-in-holistic-dementia-care

*NEW* Reiki Workshop Level One & Level Two - 26 September 2018

Reiki Workshop Level One / Level Two – with follow-up sessions

Dates

26th and 27th September 2018 – Level One

22nd November 2018 -Level One follow up session

22nd and 23rd January 2019 – Level Two

7th May 2019 – Level Two follow-up session

Fees

£800 (includes all training days and both follow-up days)

Refreshments

Light refreshments  and lunch provided

Facilitator

Anne-Marie Carratu

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

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

01372 461 988    or      education@pah.org.uk

 

LEVEL ONE – Workshop – 2-day course

Who is the course recommended for?

This course is suitable for all nursing, care, therapy staff wanting to learn the practice of Reiki.

 What will I learn from this course?

This course begins the process of becoming a professional Reiki Practitioner, following the Core Curriculum for Reiki and National Occupational Standards. Completion of this course enables participants to qualify for CNHC registration.  Reiki Level One will teach you how to energy manage yourself, how to self-treat and how to treat friends and family with Reiki. Participants will practice giving themselves a Reiki treatment and also give a practical Reiki treatment to a fellow participant.

LEVEL ONE – Follow-up day

This Reiki One follow-up day will enhance and expand the previous two day course by exploring and establishing the client’s needs for complementary and natural healthcare and how to develop and plan their healthcare. Participants will also practice giving a seated Reiki treatment.  This course follows the Core Curriculum for Reiki and National Occupational Standards.  Completion of this course enables participants to qualify for CNHC registration.

REIKI LEVEL TWO – Workshop – 2-day course

Who is the course recommended for?

This course is suitable for all nursing, care, therapy staff wanting to learn the practice of Reiki and who have completed the Reiki Level One.

 What will I learn from this course?

This course is the Practitioner level where participants will cover all aspects of providing Reiki to clients professionally. Participants will learn of the relationship of Reiki treatments to other healthcare practices. Participants will also practice giving fellow participants a Reiki treatment. This course follows the Core Curriculum for Reiki and National Occupational Standards. Completion of this course enables participants to qualify for CNHC registration.

LEVEL TWO – Follow-up day

This final day of the Reiki course will have participants complete an assessment process to check competency in the workplace. In addition, participants will be giving an assessed Reiki treatment. This course follows the Core Curriculum for Reiki and National Occupational Standards.  Completion of this course enables participants to qualify for CNHC registration.

*NEW* Presentation Skills (2 Sessions) - 3 October 2018

Dates and times:

Wednesday 3rd October 2018    –  09:30 – 12:30pm

Thursday 18th October 2018      –  09.30 – 12.30pm

Fees:

£95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments

Facilitator:

Gill Thomas

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

If you have any queries, please call the Education team on 01372 461 988 or email  education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

This study day is particularly suitable for those of you who find talking in front of groups of people and presenting daunting and a challenge.

What will I learn from this course?

The session will look at:

  • Developing your confidence
  • Best practice and tips for your presentations
  • How to make your presentations interactive
  • Devise a presentation using differing teaching methods

Helping children and young people before and after the death of a significant adult - 12 October 2018

Dates and times

12th Oct 2018  09:30am-16:30pm

17th Jan 2019   09:30am-16.30pm

Course Fees

£95

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitators

Leo Ellmers
Sharon Fleming

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher  KT10 8NA

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 and guide leaders.

What will I learn from this course?

When a parent or someone else close to them is seriously ill, it can impact greatly on children and young people. They may miss out on ‘normal’ pleasures of family life and may struggle to make sense of what is happening to their world.

When someone important to us dies, it is difficult at any time of life. But for children and young people it can have a dramatic effect on education, development, relationships and self-esteem.

This course offers an experiential learning process and the opportunity to develop some practical skills in giving support to children and young people before and after bereavement.

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

What is Hospice Care? - 13 October 2018

Date & times:

Saturday 13th October 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Fee:

Free session – although donations welcome for refreshments

Refreshments:

Light refreshments

Facilitators:

Mia Patterson

Clair Sadler

 

 

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

If you have any queries please contact the Education team on    01372 461988  OR email

education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the course recommended for?

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

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

What will I learn from this course?

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.

Caring for patients with neurological conditions - 15 October 2018

Date and Time:

Monday 15th October – 09:30-4:30pm

Fee:

£95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitator:

Carole Cousins

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

If you have any queries please contact the Education team on  01372 461988 or email.

education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the course recommended for?

All health and social care staff involved in providing palliative and end of life care for people with long term neurological conditions where this care forms a large part of their work e.g. district/community nurses, hospice staff, nursing home staff, hospital staff and other allied health professionals.

What will I learn from this course?

The session will provide an opportunity to update clinical knowledge and examine ways of managing people with:

  • Motor neurone disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiply system atrophy
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy

QCF Level 3 Award in awareness of end of life care - 19 October 2018

Course dates

19 – 24 October 2018

Fees

£400 – any organisation sending five participants will receive a sixth place free.

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitators

Jane Berg

Carole Cousins

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 or email education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

This Award will be of particular interest to Health Care Assistants and Support Workers caring for people at end of life in any setting including acute units, hospices, care homes and the community.

What will I learn from this course?

Run across 4 days, this 12 credit City & Guilds accredited QCF award provides a comprehensive introduction to end of life care including the following units:

  • Understand how to work in end of life care
  • Principles of working in end of life care
  • Understand how to support individuals during last days of life
  • End of life and dementia care

The learning will be made relevant to the participants’ work through the use of reflection, discussion and case studies.

The award is assessed by completion of a written portfolio.

Spiritual distress and assessment in end of life care - 19 October 2018

Dates & Times

Friday 19 Oct 09:30-16:30

Friday 11 Jan 2019 09:30-16:30

Fee:

£95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitator:

Rev Dr Steve Nolan

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?

Healthcare professionals struggle to respond to people in spiritual distress. This full-day practical session will work with questions such as: How are we to understand a person’s experience of spiritual distress? How are we to assess their experience? And, how can we better respond to their needs? The day will benefit anyone working in end of life care: physicians, nurses, chaplains, care workers, social workers, clergy and pastoral carers.

What will I learn from this course?

Participants will:

– explore existing and recently developed models of spiritual screening and spiritual assessment (knowledge)

– gain insight into the nature and types of spiritual distress (knowledge)

– be able relate to practice case examples of effective spiritual care (skills)

– be able to respond appropriately to a person in spiritual distress (skills)

*NEW* Frailty and end of life care - 29 October 2018

Date and Time:

Monday 29th October – 09:30 – 4:30pm

Fee:

£95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitators:

Carole Cousins

Clair Sadler

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    or email at   education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the course recommended for?

All health and social care staff involved in providing palliative and end of life care, where this care forms a large part of their work e.g. district/community nurses, clinical staff new to specialist palliative care, nursing home staff, hospital staff.

What will I learn from this course?

  • Changing demographics of end of life care
  • Specific needs of this patient group
  • Overview of services available to the frail elderly approaching the end of their  life
  • “Living until you die” – optimising quality of life in the frail elderly

SAGE & THYME® - 30 October 2018

Dates & Time:

Tuesday 30 Oct:  09:15 – 12:30

Thursday 6 Dec:  09:15 – 12:30

Thursday 10 Jan 2019:     13:15-16:30

Fees

£60

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Princess Alice Hospice Education Training Team

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher  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?

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

McKinley syringe pumps – why and how to use them in palliative care - 2 November 2018

Course dates and times

Friday 02 Nov 2018: 9.30-12.30

Wednesday 30 Jan 2019: 13:30 – 16:30

Fees

£70

Refreshment

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Sue Parrott
Carole Cousins

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?

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.

Motor Neurone Disease study day - 8 November 2018

Date and Time:    Thursday 8th November 09:30 – 16:30

Fee:

£95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitator:

Gill Thomas

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

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

Who is the course recommended for?

Healthcare professionals working in the acute, community or third sector and who support people with motor neurone disease.

What will I learn from this course?

  • An overview of MND: sub-types, progression of disease
  • An understanding of some of the ethical issues involved with MND
  • Withdrawing assisted ventilation at the request of a patient with MND
  • Challenging conversations that are necessary in planning for the future with MND
  • Supportive measures e.g. assistive technology, NIV, nutritional support
  • Living with MND: The patient and carer experience
  • Role of the multi-professional team  in supporting people with a diagnosis of MND

Verification by nurse of expected death - 12 November 2018

Course date and times

Monday 12 Nov 13:30 – 16:30

Fees

£50

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

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.

Advanced communication skills (2-day course) - 13 November 2018

Course date and times

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th November 09:00 – 17:00

Fees

£650

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitators

Gill Thomas

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

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.

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.

*NEW* How good teams work - 21 November 2018

Date and Time:  Wednesday 21 November 09:30 – 16:30

Fee: £95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided

Facilitator:

Gill Thomas

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

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

Who is the course recommended for?

This is a course aimed at team leaders and service managers.

What will I learn from this course?

This is an opportunity to explore and understand what makes a good team function. Skills and strategies to support enhanced communication.

  • We will explore the power of giving timely feedback
  • Explore inter professional Vs multi professional working
  • Individual and team resilience
  • Explore how to resolve conflict

Building compassion through resilience - 22 November 2018

Course dates and times

Thursday 22nd November 09:30 – 12:30pm

Fees

£60

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitator

Gill Thomas

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

 

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on 01372 461 988 or email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is this course recommended for?

All health and social care workers, in the NHS, care or nursing homes or domiciliary sectors.

What will I learn from this course?

The course will support the development of resilience and compassion awareness for all health and social care staff.

  • Explore the characteristics of compassionate care.
  • Describe compassion fatigue in self and in others.
  • Explore approaches to manage stress in the workplace.
  • Proactively support the development of resilience.

*NEW* ‘Out of hours’ - 22 November 2018

Date and Time: 

Thursday 22nd November  4.30pm – 8pm

Fee:

£60

Refreshments:

Light refreshments provided

Facilitators:

Dawn Neil-Jones

Clair Sadler

 

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

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

Who is the course recommended for?

Those offering end of life care to people approaching the end of their life eg paramedics, twilight nursing staff.

 What will I learn from this course?

This course will look at the challenges of caring for someone who is rapidly changing out of hours. Consider the Out of hours service provision and what is available and how to access, focussing on the specific needs of people approaching the end of their life and taking into consideration their family.  It is anticipated that there will be an opportunity to network with others from a range of different services.

Focused abdominal ultrasound in palliative care (FASP) - 8 December 2018

Course dates and times

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December 2018

Fees

£450

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitators

Professor Max Watson
Dr Bernadette Lee

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

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team on  tel: 01372 461845
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.

Assessment skills for HCA’s - 10 December 2018

Date and time:  Monday 10th December 2018  09:30-16:30

Fee:  £95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitator: Carole Cousins

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

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

 

Who is the course recommended for?

Healthcare assistants who are currently caring for people at the end of life in either an in-patient, community and care home setting.

 What will I learn from this course?

The aim of the course is to provide healthcare assistants with the knowledge, skills and necessary attitudes to participate in comprehensive patient/client assessment and develop critical thinking skills which will lead to enhanced quality of care.

The course will cover the role of the HCA, legal and professional aspects and the assessment cycle. Areas covered will include admission assessment, assessing, elimination, simple wounds, vital signs and blood sugar. The session will also include the assessment of symptoms at the end of life.

Mindfulness workshop - 11 December 2018

Course dates and times

Tuesday 11 Dec: 13:30 – 16:30

Fees

£60

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Gill Thomas

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?

Anyone with an interest.

What will I learn from this course?

In this workshop, you will be led through the principles of mindfulness. This is useful not just in looking after yourself and building resilience, but can also help significantly in developing and maintaining compassion towards others.

This will be a practical workshop – participants will practice and learn a number of relevant mindfulness skills.

Advance care planning (ACP) - 14 December 2018

Course dates and times:

14th December 2018   09:30am-16:30pm

Fees:

£95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

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

 

Who is the course recommended for?

Health and social care practitioners working within the hospice, community or hospital setting who encounter individuals facing expected death.

What will I learn from this course?

Advance care planning (ACP) is a significant factor in allowing an individual to discuss and record choices about the care that they wish to receive at the end of life.  This study day will examine the principles, types and legal standing of ACP and explore the communication skills required to have these often difficult conversations.

*NEW* The management of malignant fungating wounds - 7 January 2019

Date and Time: Monday 7th January 2019  09:30 – 12:30

Fee:

£60

Refreshments:

Light refreshments included

Facilitators:

Carole Cousins

Jo Reynolds

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

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

Who is the course recommended for?

All health and social care staff who care for people with malignant fungating wounds e.g. district/community nurses, hospice staff, nursing home staff, hospital staff and other allied health professionals.

 What will I learn from this course?

The session will examine the management of malignant fungating wounds and their impact on patients, family and staff.

Psychological support:- Emotional distress - 8 January 2019

Date and Time

Tuesday 08 Jan 2019        09:30 – 12:30

Fee

£60

Refreshments

Light refreshments included

Facilitator

Gill Thomas

 

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher  KT10 8NA

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

Who is the course recommended for?

Suitable for all health and social care staff supporting patients and their families.

What will I learn from this course?

What can i do to support my patients or clients who are distressed and anxious?

  • Exploring emotional concerns and how they can manifest
  • Exploring support strategies
  • Explore helpful communication skills
  • Understanding other support services
  • Empowering your patients and clients to feel more in control

Advanced communication skills for non-clinical staff (2-day course) - 15 January 2019

Course dates and times:

Tuesday 15th – Wednesday 16th Jan 2019 –  09:00-17:00

Fees:

£650

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitator:

Gill Thomas

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 this course recommended for?

Managers and non-clinical staff in health and social care setting.

What will I learn from this course?

Effective communication is vital to managers in health and social care settings. This course helps staff negotiate challenging issues using role play, with actors and video feedback.

Ethics Study Day – Making sense of decisions at the end of life - 29 January 2019

Date and time:

Tuesday 29th Jan 2019   09:30 – 16:30

Fee:

£95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitators:

Clair Sadler

Craig Gannon

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

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

 

Who is the course recommended for?

Anyone interested in exploring ethical decisions at the end of life – what decisions may be and how they are made.

 What will I learn from this course?

This interactive study day will discuss key ethical issues related to end of life care and will be reflective of some  of  the discussions of Princess Alice Hospice Ethics Committee.

European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care - 15 April 2019

Course Dates and Times

SPRING 2019 – 15th April 2019 – 12 June 2019 (Enrolling now)

AUTUMN 2018  –  10th September 2018 – 7th November 2018: Mandatory Assessment day

 

Fees

£450

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Course Co-ordinator: Clair Sadler
Course Administrator: Philippa Lee

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

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

Who is the course 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 https://www.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/grants/open-grant-programmes for more details.