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Education Courses

Learn & CarePlease find below details of all the 2020 Education Courses offered by the Learn & Care team at St John’s Hospice.

Please download 2020 Prospectus below. If you would like to book onto a course or would like more information, please ask Liz Wheeler on 01524 382538.

2020 Programme

Advance Care Planning and Communication Skills Study Day

This study day is available for all frontline health & social care staff and looks in detail at advance care planning and the communication skills required for these sensitive and difficult conversations.
Fee: There is no charge for Health & Social Care staff working within North Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Suitable for: All frontline staff
Dates: 26/2, 4/3, 17/3, 22/4, 6/5, 24/6, 23/9, 13/10, 17/11 – All sessions are from 09:30am – 16:30pm

Advance Care Planning and Communication Skills
Facilitator’s Training Course

A 2-day train the trainer’s course for health & social care staff who wish to train as ACP Champions and Facilitators in their own workplace. Once trained, facilitators will be expected to deliver the 1 day Advance Care Planning and Communication Skills Study Day.
Fee: Funded places are available for Health & Social Care staff working within North Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Suitable for: There is a selection criteria and application form to be completed to be considered for this course. Further details are available from the Learning & Development Team.
Dates: Thursday 12th & Friday 13th March , Thursday 14th & Friday 15th May

Care of the Dying Person Study Day

Developed collaboratively with Palliative Care Specialists across Morecambe Bay, this study day focuses on best practice for the care of the dying person in their last days and hours of life. The programme includes: Advance Care Planning and the Mental Capacity Act, Communication, Symptom Management, Nutrition & Hydration and Bereavement.
Fee: Free to Health & Social Care staff working within North Lancashire, South Lakes and UHMB localities.
Dates: 11/3 & 10/6 for HCAs and AHPs, 8/4 & 9/9 for RGNs & Above – All sessions are from 09:30am – 16:30pm

Dementia Friends Information Session

Each Information Session lasts around one hour and is run by a volunteer Dementia Friends Champion. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities. If you would like a Dementia Friends Information session delivered in your own workplace, please contact the Learning & Development Team.
Fee: Free
Suitable for: All frontline staff
Dates: 15/4, 13/5, 17/6, 16/9, 14/10, 11/11

Lunchtime Learning

Our 1 hour lunchtime learning sessions offer you the opportunity to hear from experts in their field covering a range of topics including Breathlessness, Constipation and Malignant Bowel Obstruction, DNACPR and Palliative Care Emergencies.
Fee: Free to Health & Social Care staff working within North Lancashire, South Lakes and UHMB localities.
Suitable for: Clinical staff
Dates will updated on this page soon – All sessions are from 13:00pm – 14:00pm

McKinley T34 Syringe Pump Training

This training course is aimed at clinical staff who want to upskill or refresh their knowledge around the use of syringe pumps in palliative care. The course takes a holistic approach so in addition to covering the theoretical and practical skills required to use syringe pumps safely it will also include psychological and social perspectives around using syringe pumps within the context of end of life care. There will be opportunity for delegates to discuss issues and ask questions during the session. Fee: £35*
Suitable for: Registered nurses and doctors who use syringe pumps in their care for patients.
Please note: Participants will need to arrange to be observed in their own place of work by someone able to certify competency in that environment.
Dates: 13/5, 14/10 – All sessions are from 14.00pm – 16:00pm

Sage & Thyme® Communications Skills Foundation

This half day training course is designed to give you the tools to effectively communicate with patients, relatives and carers and is relevant to all staff engaged in face to face communication.
Fee: Free to Health & Social care staff working within North Lancashire, South Lakes and UHMB localities.
Suitable for: All frontline staff
Dates & Venues: 06/03 Westmorland General, 14/04 RLI, 05/05 Furness General, 01/06 RLI

Verification of Expected Death

This session is for registered nursing staff who have organisational support to verify a patient’s expected death. The session will look at differences between certification and verification and offer practical guidelines for verification.
Fee: £25*
Suitable for: Registered Nurses, Team Leaders and Clinical Managers
Dates: 23/4 – All sessions are from 14:00pm – 16:00pm

* Concessions apply – please contact the Learning & Development Team for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Places are limited on all courses and booking is essential. Where fees apply these must be paid in full before the course runs.

For all course enquiries including bookings please contact:
Liz Wheeler – Learning & Development Coordinator
01524 382538 / [email protected]

 

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