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.

Psychological support, mental health and wellbeing (monthly sessions) - 18 July 2018

Dates & Times

Wednesday 18 July: 13:30 – 16:30

Fees

£60 each

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Gill Thomas

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 call our Education Team on:

01372 461988

education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

All health and social care staff and volunteers who are supporting people directly who are experiencing episodes of psychological distress.

What will I learn from these courses?

These sessions will cover a range of topics and will teach some direct support strategies.  Participants will be encouraged to bring case study examples.

24 Apr 2018 – Existential and spiritual distress

24 May 2018 – Anxiety and phobic responses

20 Jun 2018- Depression and hopelessness

18 Jul 2018 – Hypnotherapy, mindfulness and relaxation

Helping children and young people before and after the death of a significant adult - 20 July 2018

Dates and times

20th July 2018: 09:30am-16:30pm

Course Fees

£95

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitators

Leo Ellmers
Sharon Fleming

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?

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.

SAGE & THYME® - 24 July 2018

Dates & Times

Tuesday 24 July: 09:15 – 12:30

Fees

£60

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Princess Alice Hospice Education Training Team

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 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

Male catheterisation - 25 July 2018

Course dates and times

Wednesday 25 July09:00am-12:30pm

Fees

£70

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Jon Sions

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 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 - 25 July 2018

Course dates and times

Wednesday 25 July13:00pm-16:30pm

Fees

£70

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Jon Sions

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 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.

Advanced communication skills (2-day course) - 25 July 2018

Course date and times

Wednesday 25th July: 9:00am to Thursday 26th July: 17:00pm

Fees

£650

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitators

Gill Thomas

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 call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461845
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.

Mindfulness - 31 July 2018

Course dates and times

31st July: 13:30pm-16:30pm

Fees

£60

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Gill Thomas

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 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.

European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care - 10 September 2018

Course Dates and Times

10th September 2018 – 7th November 2018
10th September 2018: 
Launch eve 17:30-19:00
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
education@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.

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

Course dates

19 – 23 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

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 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.

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

Course dates and times

8th and 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
Surrey
KT10 8NA

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
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.