*NEW* Namaste - 19 February 2019

Date and Time:

Tuesday 19th Feb 2019 – 09:30 – 16:30

Fee:     £95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitators:

Carole Cousins

Lorraine Carter

 

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 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 this 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

Venepuncture and phlebotomy - 22 February 2019

Course dates and times

Fri 22 Feb 2019:    1:00pm-4.30pm

Fri 29 Mar 2019:  1:00pm – 4:30pm

Weds 17 April 2019:   1:00pm – 4:30pm

Fri 17 May 2019:  1:00pm – 4:30pm

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.

QCF Level 3 Award in awareness of end of life care - 25 February 2019

Course dates

25-28 February 2019

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 10 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

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.

Verification by nurse of expected death - 7 March 2019

Course date and times

Thursday 7th March 2019  – 09:30 – 12:00

Fees:     £50

Refreshments

Light refreshments provided

Facilitator

Carole Cousins

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 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.

*NEW* Level 2 Psychological assessment skills (4 sessions) - 14 March 2019

Dates and time:

Session One – Thursday 14 Mar 2019   09:30-12:30

Session Two – Thursday 28 Mar 2019    09:30-12:30

Session Three – Thursday 11 April 2019  09:30-12:30

Session Four – Wednesday 8 May 2019   09:30-12:30

 

Fee:    £190 – (4 sessions)

 

Refreshments:   Light refreshments 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 course is suitable for those clinical staff who have completed the Advanced Communication Skills Training (ACST). You would be expected to attend all the sessions and will be exploring the learning in practice during the course.

What will I learn from this course?

 

  • An element of communication skills revision in relation to assessment skills
  • Assessment skills for psychological distress
  • The course includes behavioural, cognitive and affective elements
  • Time for participants to explore their concerns regarding addressing psychological distress
  • Time for participants to discuss specific patient examples from their own practice
  • Opportunity to practice the skills explored and get feedback
  • Explore brief interventions

Sessions are spread over period of time.

*NEW* Equality and diversity in palliative care - 19 March 2019

Date and time: 

Tuesday 19 Mar 2019   09:30-12:30

Fee:  £60

Refreshments:

Light Refreshments provided

Facilitator:

Sarah Dowd

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?

Any professionals working in palliative or end of life care who would like to enhance their knowledge and awareness of working with diverse communities.

What will I learn from this course?

Participants will:-

  • Identify and review their knowledge of protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act (2010)
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how discrimination and oppression can impact those we work with including multiple oppressions
  • Explain what people with a life-limiting illness from diverse communities might want from professionals working with them
  • Explore and suggest ways of intervening and collaborating with diverse communities in the context of palliative care

SAGE & THYME® - 21 March 2019

Dates & Time:

Thursday 21 Mar 2019:            09:15-12:30

Thursday 09 May 2019:         13:15-16:30

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

Six-steps Programme for Care Homes - 25 March 2019

Dates & times

Workshop 1 – 25 Mar 2019 – 09:30-14:30

Workshop 2 – 09 May 2019 – 09:30-14:30

Workshop 3 – 24 Jun 2019 –  09:30-14:30

Fee:

£900 per organisation

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitator:

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

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  – 11 Mar 2019

Week 2 – Workshop 1       (25 Mar 2019)    at Princess Alice Hospice

Week 5 – Videoconferenced    – 15 April 2019

Week 8 – Workshop 2     (09 May 2019) at Princess Alice Hospice

Week 11 – Videoconferenced  –  28 May 2019

Week 14 – Workshop 3     (24 Jun 2019) at Princess Alice Hospice

Week 16 – Videoconferenced  –  08 July 2019

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 programmeOr contact Carole Cousins, Community practice educator on 01372 461 989

Male catheterisation - 29 March 2019

Course dates and times

Fri 29 Mar 2019:  09:00am-12.30pm

Friday 17 May 2019:  09:00am-12:30pm

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.

EOL Care @ Home: Care Assistant Certificate - 29 March 2019

Date and Time of sessions:

Friday 29th March and Monday 1st April – 09:30-16:30  (Plus reflection 13th May 2019)

At Princess Alice Hospice – KT10 8NA

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

At Woking Hospice – GU21 3LG

26th & 27th September – 90:30-16:30  (Plus reflection 6th Nov 2019)

At St Catherine’s Hospice – RH10 6BH

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

 

McKinley syringe pumps – why and how to use them in palliative care - 5 April 2019

Course dates and times

Friday 05 April 2019:      09:30 – 12:30

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.

European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care - 15 April 2019

Course Dates and Times

SPRING 2019

15 April 2019 – Course Launch evening 5.30-7pm

12 June 2019 –  Assessment Day  –  attendance mandatory

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.

Helping children and young people before and after the death of a significant adult - 26 April 2019

Dates and times

Friday 26 April 2019:   09:30-16:30

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* The use of creative arts in palliative care - 2 May 2019

Date and time:

Thursday 02 May 2019:      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 day will be suitable for all clinical and social care staff with particular reference to those staff involved with group work and creative activities.

What will I learn from this course?

This study day will explore different creative modalities and how they can:

  • Facilitate end of life care conversations
  • Improve quality of life
  • Provide psychological support

The day will cover:

  • Music and singing
  • Art and craft groups
  • Art psychotherapy

Dementia study day - 23 May 2019

Course date and time:

Thursday 23 May 2018: 09:30am-16:30pm

Fee:

£95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitators

Dr Aruni Wijeratne
Dr Lisa Nolan
Clair Sadler

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

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

Who is the course recommended for?

This course is recommended for all healthcare professionals who look after  patients with dementia.

What will I learn from this course?

This session will discuss different types of dementia and how they may present.  It will include assessment and management of common symptoms in dementia.  It will also explore how to best support patients and carers in different stages of dementia in different care settings.

Mindfulness workshop - 4 June 2019

Course date and time:

Tuesday 04 June 2019   09:30-12:30

Fee

£60

Refreshments

Light refreshments

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.
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.

What is Hospice Care? - 8 June 2019

Date & time:

Saturday 08 June  1:30pm – 4:00pm

Fee:

Free session – although donations welcome for refreshments

Refreshments:

Light refreshments provided

Facilitators:

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 Institutes, 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.

Helping people with eating and drinking difficulties - 13 June 2019

Course Date and Time:

Thursday 13 June 2019    09:30-16:30

Fee:

£95

Refreshments:

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitators:

Gemma Pengelly-Marshall

Juliet Lawson

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

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

01372 461988

education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the course recommended for?

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

What will I learn from this course?

  •  Overview of swallowing
  • What can go wrong
  • Practical tips to support with feeding and swallowing difficulties
  • Nutritional impact of swallowing and feeding difficulties
  • How to increase energy and protein in food
  • Understanding of tube feeding

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

Advanced communication skills (2-day course) - 23 July 2019

Course date and times:

Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th 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.