EOL Care @ Home: Care Assistant Certificate - 13 June 2019

Date and Time of sessions:

13th and 14th June 2019 – 09:30- 16:30 (Plus reflection 22nd July 2019)

At Woking Hospice – GU21 3LG

26th & 27th September – 09:30-16:30  (Plus reflection 6th Nov 2019)

At St Catherine’s Hospice – RH10 6BH

12th & 13th February 2020 – 09:30 – 16:30 (Plus reflection 25th Mar 2020)

At Phyliss Tuckwell Hospice – GU9 8BL

March 2019

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

ESHER  KT10 8NA

To BOOK at place on either date – please email education

or telephone 01372 461988

This Certificate course has been designed for Care Assistants working for Home Care Providers caring for people with a life-limiting condition or end of life care.

The 3-day workshop will include:

  • 2-day course at the Hospice
  • Half-day booked coaching with experienced facilitator to embed theory into practice
  • Half-day facilitated reflection at the Hospice
  • End of Life Care handbook

 

Facilitating groups and exploring relevant coaching skills - 19 June 2019

Date and Time: 

Wednesday 19th June – 09:30-16:30

Fee:

£95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitator:

Gill Thomas

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 session will be relevant for those health and social care staff who facilitate groups and sessions and wish to gain the best outcomes.

What will I learn from this course?

The session will cover

  • The dynamics of group working
  • The value of ground rules and etiquette in groups
  • Explore facilitation and communication skills
  • Trouble shooting
  • Relevant coaching skills.

Managing medical conditions for palliative care patients - 26 June 2019

Date and Time:

Wednesday 26th June 2019 –   09:30-16:30

Fee:

£95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitators:

Dr Aruni Wijeratne

Dr Rowena Eason

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 working in Palliative care – more specifically geared towards doctors and nurses.

What will I learn from this course?

 Overview of general medicine relevant to palliative care including:

  • Management of diabetes towards end of life
  • Management of liver failure
  • Management of cardiac failure
  • Management of respiratory conditions
  • Management of seizures
  • Management of renal failure

Venepuncture and phlebotomy - 28 June 2019

Course dates and times

Fri 28 June 2019:  1:00pm – 4:30pm

Weds 24 July 2019:  1:00pm – 4:30pm

 

 

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.

McKinley syringe pumps – why and how to use them in palliative care - 4 July 2019

Course dates and times

Thursday 04 July 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.

Helping children and young people before and after the death of a significant adult - 5 July 2019

Dates and times

Friday 05 July 2019:  09:30-16:30

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.

*NEW* Hospice Summer School – 5-day course for 16-19 year olds - 8 July 2019

Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July 2019  –  9:45am – 4pm

Fee:      £40 subsidised

Refreshments:    Light refreshments

Facilitators:        Princess Alice Hospice Education Team

Education Centre

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

ESHER

Surrey

KT10 8NA

Contact our Education department

education@pah.org.uk or   Tel:   01372 461 988

Who is this course aimed at?

The Princess Alice Hospice Summer School is for you if you are keen to experience work in health and care and achieve a City & Guilds qualification in End of Life Care at Level 2.

This five day course could be the springboard to your future career.

What will I Learn?

  • Are you aged 16-19 and interested in a career and maybe an Apprenticeship in health or adult care?
  • Do you enjoy blended learning with a mixture of practical and written activities?
  • Would you like to achieve a national qualification in End of Life Care which contributes to an Apprenticeship?
  • How about experiencing the work environment, with health and care professionals in a variety of roles so you can consider if any of these professions might be right for you?

If you answered ”yes” to any of the above, then exploring a career in health and care with Princess Alice Hospice Summer School may be just right for you.

SAGE & THYME® - 16 July 2019

Dates & Time:

Tuesday 16 July 2019:            09:15-12:30

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

Advanced communication skills (2-day course) - 18 July 2019

Course date and times:

Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July 2019 – 09:00-17:00

Fees

£650

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitator

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.

Male catheterisation - 24 July 2019

Course dates and times

Weds 24 July 2019: 09:00am – 12:30pm

Fees

£70

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitator

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.

European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care - 16 September 2019

Course Dates and Times

AUTUMN 2019

16 Sept 2019 – Course Launch evening 5.30-7pm

13 Nov 2019 –  Assessment Day  –  attendance mandatory

 

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.