*NEW* How good teams work - 21 November 2018

Date and Time:  Wednesday 21 November 13:30 – 16:30

Fee: £60

Refreshments:

Light refreshments 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.

Male catheterisation - 23 November 2018

Course dates and times

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 - 23 November 2018

Course dates and times

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.

SAGE & THYME® - 6 December 2018

Dates & Time:

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

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

Spiritual distress and assessment in end of life care - 11 January 2019

Dates & Times

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)

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.

Helping children and young people before and after the death of a significant adult - 17 January 2019

Dates and times

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.

EOL Care @ Home: Care Assistant Certificate - 21 January 2019

Date and Time of sessions:

Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd January 2019 – 09:30-16:30  (Plus reflection 4th Mar)

At Princess Alice Hospice – KT10 8NA

2019 dates tbc at Phyllis Tuckwell and St Catherine’s Hospice

Course Two (Jan) Princess Alice Hospice – KT10 8NA

Phyllis Tuckwell  Hospice – date tbc

St Catherine’s Hospice – date tbc

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

 

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.

McKinley syringe pumps – why and how to use them in palliative care - 30 January 2019

Course dates and times

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.