EDUCATION & LEARNING DIRECTORY 2019 - Milford Care Centre

 
EDUCATION & LEARNING DIRECTORY 2019 - Milford Care Centre
EDUCATION
& LEARNING
DIRECTORY
    2019
Sometimes it’s knowing the little things
      that makes the difference
EDUCATION & LEARNING DIRECTORY 2019 - Milford Care Centre
Look out for our new
                       Programmes in 2019
    2                                                                                                                      3
                       • Foundation course for RGN’s working in residential care
                         homes
                       • Return to Nursing Course
                       • Introduction to Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act
                         2015
                       • Communication in Palliative & End of Life Care, 2 Day
                         Programme for Health Care Assistants
                       • Male Catheterisation and Suprapubic Re-Catheterisation,
                         a blended learning programme

                       Build your own programme according to your organisation’s needs!
                       The Education Service is offering an innovative way to meet the educational needs of
                       staff in all healthcare environments. A broad range of individual tutorials providing
                       short, up to date evidence based knowledge on palliative care/end of life and caring

                                                                                                               Communication Skills
Communication Skills

                       for the older person can be delivered in your workplace. These can be delivered
                       independently or combined to half or full day in your place of work or here in
                       Milford Care Centre.

                       See pages 10 and 11 for further details.

                       Off-site Education
                       Education is also provided externally on request - the majority of programmes
                       outlined can be delivered by our education team in your organisation.

                       We hope that you find a course of interest and if there is anything you would like to
                       recommend for delivery, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try our best
                       to meet your needs.
EDUCATION & LEARNING DIRECTORY 2019 - Milford Care Centre
CONTENTS
                         Nursing          Clinical          Allied             All Health         Nurses and         All
                         Medical          Multi-            Health &           Care Staff &       Health Care        Welcome
                        Focused          disciplinary      Social Care         Volunteers         Assistants        Including
                        -Pharmacists     Team              Focus                                                    Public
                       may also
                       benefit

                                                                                                                                       CLINICAL SKILLS EDUCATION
                                                                                                                    Suitable for:      34   Management and Replacement of Gastrostomy Tubes
                                                                                                                    (PLEASE REFER TO
                                                                                                                    TARGET AUDIENCE    35   Tracheostomy Care for Health Care Practitioners
                 Pg.Title                                                                                           COLOR CODE)
                                                                                                                                       36   Intravenous Medication Administration for Nurses
                                                                                                                                       37   Venepuncture Study Day
               MINI TUTORIALS                                                                                                          38   Venepuncture & Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation
             10 Off-Site Educational Programmes                                                                                        39   Male Catheterisation and Suprapubic Re-Catheterisation
                                                                                                                                       40   Subcutaneous Fluid Administration
               E-LEARNING                                                                                                              41   General Wound Management
             12 Introduction to Palliative Care                                                                                        42   Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
             13 Formal Family Meetings: A Structured Approach to Communication in Palliative Care                                      43   An Introduction to Central Venous Access Catheters
                                                                                                                                       44   Return to Nursing Programme
               BLENDED LEARNING - ONLINE & CLASSROOM TEACHING                                                                          46   Introduction to Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act
             14         European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care
             15         NI Hospice Certificate in Holistic Dementia Care                                                               GERONTOLOGY
             16         Intravenous Medication Administration for Nurses                                                               47   Foundation Course for RGN’s Working in Residential Care Homes
             17         Male Catheterisation and Suprapubic Re-Catheterisation                                                         48   Introduction to Dementia Care and Psychological and Behavioral Symptoms
                                                                                                                                       49   Safeguarding the Vulnerable Adult
               COMMUNICATION SKILLS                                                                                                    50   Introduction to Psychological and Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia 1/2 day workshop
             18         Advanced Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals in Cancer and Palliative Care                       51   Medication Management and Care of the Older Adult Programme
             19         Communication Skills in Palliative & End of Life Care, 2 Day Course for Health Care Assistants
             20         Communication and Personal Skills in Palliative Care Workshop                                                  EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
             21         What Matters to Me – End of Life Care and Communication
                                                                                                                                       52 Searching the Literature
               PALLIATIVE CARE                                                                                                         53 Introduction to Clinical Audit Workshop
Communication Skills

             22         Palliative Medicine and Cancer Management for General Practitioners                                            LIFE SKILLS
             23         Reflective Portfolio Writing Skills & Opioid Conversions Workshop
             24         Caring for Patients with Pain & Syringe Driver Workshop                                                        54 What is resilience?
             25         Palliative Care in Intellectual Disabilities: Working Together                                                 55 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
             26         Palliative Emergencies and the Last Days of Life Workshop
             27         Essential Palliative Care for Health and Social Care Professionals Workshop                                    THERAPUTIC ACTIVITIES
             28         The Palliative Approach: A 2-Day Programme for Nurses                                                          56   Sonas: 3 Day Programme
             29         Palliative Care Support – QQI/Fetac Level 5 Certificate                                                        57   Introduction to Reminiscence Workshop
             30         Introductory Workshop on End-of-Life Care in Residential Homes                                                 58   Year Round Indoor Table Top Gardening a Practical Approach
             31         Medication Management and Palliative Care Medication Workshop
                                                                                                                                       59   Art Facilitation Workshop
               BEREAVEMENT EDUCATION
             32 Bereavement Support Education Programme                                                                                60   Frequently Asked Questions
             33 Bereavement Information Evenings                                                                                       61   Contacts
                                                                                                                                       62   Library & Information Service
                                                                                                                                       65   Application Form
EDUCATION & LEARNING DIRECTORY 2019 - Milford Care Centre
COURSES by Month
                       JANUARY                                                                                   AUGUST
                       22            What Matter’s to me - End of life Care and Communication                    27   Bereavement Information Evening
                       24            Safeguarding The Vulnerable Adult                                           28   Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
    6                  29 Mar-19 Mar Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
                                                                                                                 SEPTEMBER                                                                               7
                       30            Male Catheterisation & Suprapubic Re-Catheterisation
                       31            What is Resilience?                                                         2             General Wound Management
                       FEBRUARY                                                                                  4             Safeguarding the Vulnerable Adult
                                                                                                                 5             Introduction to Clinical Audit Workshop (day 1)
                       5              Venepuncture & Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation                          6             Palliative Care Support - QQI/FETAC Level 5 Certificate
                       7              Clincal Audit (Day1)                                                       10            An Introduction to Central Venous Access Catheters
                       20             Searching the Literature                                                   11            Male Cathetherisation and Suprapubic Re-Catheterisation
                       26             Bereavement Information Evening                                            12-13         Communication Skills in Palliative Care and End of Life Care for
                       27             Introduction to Dementia Care and Management of Psychological and                        Health Care Assistants
                                      Behavioral Symptoms                                                        13            Palliative Care Support - QQI/FETAC Level 5 Certificate
                       27             Introduction to Psychological and Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia         16            European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care - Introduction Evening
                       28             Advanced Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals in Cancer       17            Intravenous Medication Administration for Nurses
                                      and Palliative Care                                                        18Sept-4 Dec Bereavement Support Education Programme
                       MARCH                                                                                     19            Palliative Care in Intellectual Disabilities: Working Together
                                                                                                                 20            Palliative Care Support - QQI/FETAC Level 5 Certificate
                       1              Advanced Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals in Cancer       24Sept-12 Nov Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
                                      and Palliative Care                                                        25            Venepuncture and Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation
                       5              Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction                                         26            Essential Palliative Care for Health and Social Care Professionals Workshop
                       6              Male Catheterisation & Suprapubic Re-Catheterisation                       27            Palliative Care Support - QQI/FETAC Level 5 Certificate
                       12             Intravenous Medication Administration                                      27            SONAS/Engaging Dementia
                       12             Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction                                         OCTOBER
                       13             What Matters to Me – End of Life Care and Communication
                       15             Medication Management & Palliative Care                                    2           Reflective Portfolio Writing Skills & Opioid Conversions Workshop
                       19             Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction                                         9           Subcutaneous Fluid Administration
                       20             Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers                                10          Caring for Patients with Pain & Syringe Driver Workshop
                       21             Introduction to Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act                      14          Art Facilitation Workshop
                       26             Safeguarding the Vulnerable Adult                                          15          Introduction to Reminiscence Workshop
                       28             Clinical Audit ( Day 2)                                                    15          Year Round Indoor Table Top Gardening
                       APRIL                                                                                     16          Management and Replacement of Gastrostomy Tubes
                                                                                                                 17          Safeguarding the Vulnerable Adult
                       2-3            The Palliative Approach: A 2 Day Programme for Nurses                      17          What is Resilience?
                       9              Medication Management and Care of the Older Adult Programme                18          Clinical Audit (day 2)
                       10             Foundation Course in Residential Care                                      22          Palliative Emergencies and the Last Days of Life Workshop
                       11             Venepuncture Study Day                                                     23          Male Catheterisation & Suprapubic Re-Catheterisaton
                       15             European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care - Introduction Evening   24-25       Advanced Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals in Cancer
                                                                                                                             and Palliative Care
Communication Skills

                       17             Foundation Course in Residential Care
                       24             Foundation Course in Residential Care                                      29          Introduction to Psychological and Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia
                       25             Subcutaneous Fluid Administration                                          29          Introduction to Dementia Care and Management of Psychological and
                                                                                                                             Behavioral Symptoms
                       MAY                                                                                       30          Tracheostomy Care for Health Care Practitioners
                                                                                                                 31          Introductory Workshop on End of life Care in Residential Homes
                       1              Reflective Portfolio Writing Skills & Opioid Conversions Workshop
                       2              Palliative Care in Intellectual Disabilities: Working Together             NOVEMBER
                       6              Bank Holiday
                       8              Management and Replacement of Gastrostomy Tubes                            4           General Wound Management
                       9              Caring for Patients with Pain & Syringe Driver Workshop                    6           Searching the Literature
                       13May-30 Jun   Return to Nursing Course                                                   8           SONAS/Engaging Dementia
                       13             General Wound Management                                                   13          Essential Certificate in Essential Palliative Care - Exam Day
                       15             Bereavement Support Education Programme Introductory Evening               14          Communication and Personal Skills in Palliative Care Workshop
                       21             Intravenous Medication Administration for Nurses                           15          Introduction to Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act
                       22             Palliative Emergencies and the Last Days of Life Workshop                  16          Palliative Medicine and Cancer Management for General Practitioners
                       23             Introductory Workshop on End of Life Care in Residential Homes             19          Venepuncture & Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation
                       28             Bereavement Information Evening                                            20          Male Catheterisation & Suprapubic Re-Catheterisaton
                       28             Male Catheterisation and Suprapubic Re-Catheterisation                     21-22       Advanced Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals in Cancer
                       29             Safeguarding the Vunerable Adult                                                       and Palliative Care
                       30-31          Advanced Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals in Cancer       26          Intravenous Medication Administration for Nurses
                                      and Palliative Care                                                        26          Bereavement Information Evening
                                                                                                                 27          What Matters to Me – End of Life Care and Communication
                       JUNE                                                                                      29          SONAS/Engaging Dementia
                       12             European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care - Exam day               DECEMBER
                       13-14          Advanced Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals in Cancer
                                      and Palliative Care                                                        5           Safeguarding the Vulnerable Adult
                       20             What is Resilience?
EDUCATION & LEARNING DIRECTORY 2019 - Milford Care Centre
Education and Learning at                                           The Milford Factor
                        Milford Care Centre                                                 Giving People Back their Dignity

                        Our Vision
                                                                                           C
                                                                                                     ompassionate caring is a matter of the         It takes very special people to walk the road of
      88                                                                                             heart. This was one of the guiding             good-byes, holding the hand of the person who is               99
                        The vision for education and learning at Milford Care                        principles of Mother Mary Potter, when         ageing and the person who is very ill, and in the
                        Centre is to develop a sustainable and robust service to           she brought together a group of people who would         other hand that of the grieving living. Was it her
                        contribute to and bring the knowledge, skills and attitudes
                                                                                           stand with another in their brokenness and walk          Irish roots and recognition of those special people
                        of palliative care and gerontology to healthcare
                        professionals and the public; whilst recognising the               with them in the events of life. Mary Potter was         the encouraged Mary Potter to accept so readily
                        professional development needs of our own staff. This in           a woman of vision, a woman who faced challenges          the invitation to come to Limerick in 1888? How
                        turn will improve the quality of life for patients and their       head-on, a woman who wanted to leave the world           proud she must be 125 years on to see the challenge
                        families at the end of life.
                                                                                           a better place than she found it. She was a leader       of her vision so courageously adapted to present
                                                                                           that any company could be proud of. She had faith        day needs here in the heart of the Mid-West.
                                                                                           in God’s plan for her and in other people’s vision
                                                                                           for a better future. She read the needs of the times On the 9th April we celebrated the Centenary of
                        Our Values                                                         and responded to them with a sense of adventure the death of this great torch-bearer.
                                                                                           and courage, with very little human resources.           We thank each one of you for the star role you
                        Education and Learning is guided by the identified values of                                                                have played in this great enterprise
                        Milford Care Centre as outlined in its mission statement:-
                                                                                           She set her goals, based on Gospel values – carried
                                                                                                                                                      “May you embrace the beauty in what you do
                        Justice - To be rooted in integrity, honesty and fairness in all
                        Justice-                                                           them through. She formed a team...and so began
                        that we do                                                                                                                    and how you stand like a secret angel between
                                                                                           the Little Company of Mary 135 years ago. Mary
                                                                                                                                                      the bleak despair of suffering and the
                                                                                           Potter chose as her scene Mary, at the foot of the
                        Compassion - To seek to understand and to care for all with
                        Compassion-                                                                                                                   unquenchable light of the spirit that can turn
                                                                                           Cross. Her wish that those who followed in her
                        compassion                                                                                                                    the darkest destiny towards dawn.
               Skills

                                                                                           footsteps would make life more bearable for others,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Centre
             Centre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CareCentre
                        Respect-
                        Respect - To treat each person as a unique and valued              especially those who were sick or dying, creating
        Care Centre

                                                                                                                                                      May you never doubt the gifts you bring; rather
                        individual                                                         a safe environment where through their presence
                                                                                                                                                      learn from these frontiers wisdom from your
                                                                                           a moment of healing would take place. Mary,
Communication

                        Communication - To be open, honest and sensitive in all our
                        Communication-                                                                                                                own heart.
                        communications                                                     herself understood the emotional, spiritual, physical

                                                                                                                                                                                                          MillfordCare
Milford Care

                                                                                           needs of the sick and their families, as she suffered      May you come to inherit the blessings of kindness
                        Accountability-- To provide a professional service that uses
                        Accountability                                                     painful and chronic illness all her life. Her heart’s      and never be without care and love when winter
                        resources economically, efficiently and effectively
                                                                                           desire that everyone be accompanied on the road            enters your own life”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Milford
Milford

                        In addition to the values outlined above, we seek to               of life, in a practical way where possible, but always                                  (John O’Donoghue)
                        empower and facilitate health professionals and the                through prayer.
                        community it serves. These values will remain central to                                                                    Sr. Brigid Finucane. LCM
                        the work of our service.
                                                                                                                                                    Mission Coordinator.
Off-Site
             Educational Programmes

             Eligible to
 10          attend:
                             Due to increased workload in clinical setting and difficulty in
                             releasing staff to attend educational days, Milford Care Centre        Care of the Older Person                                              11
             Healthcare      Educational Department aims to meet the needs of nurses and
             Professionals   healthcare assistants working in residential, homes, nursing homes,    • Pain Management in the Older Person
                             intellectual disabilities, acute hospitals and community by bringing   • Delirium in the Older Person
             Fee:
                             educational requests to their own working locations. By browsing
             Subject                                                                                • Introduction to Dementia and Management of
                             through our educational directory of the courses listed below
             to Needs                                                                                 Psychological and Behavioral Symptoms
             Assessment      and reading the course outline, you can decide whether there
                             are courses you would like delivered in your own place of work.        • Medication Management and the Older Person
                             There is also a certain level of flexibility in adapting courses to
                             suit the needs of staff in individual working environment through      • Nutritional Assessment in the Older Person
                             discussion with us. We can accommodation half day and full day         • Person Centered Care for the Older Person
                             courses/workshops.

                                                                                                    Clinical Skills
                             Palliative Care of the Older Person                                    • Intravenous Medication Administration for Nurses
                                                                                                      – a Blended approach
                             • Introduction to Palliative Care/Introduction to use of Syringe
                               Driver                                                               • Venepuncture

                             • Pain Management in the Older Person                                  • Venepuncture & Cannulation
                                                                                                    • Male Catheterisation - Urethral & Suprapubic
                             • Managing Common Symptom in Palliative Care, Delirium in the
                               Older Person                                                         • Subcutaneous Fluid Administration
                             • Care in the last 24/48 Hours of Life, Introduction to Dementia       • An Introduction to Central Venous Access Catheters
                               and Management of Psychological and Behavioral Symptoms

                             • Medication Management and Palliative Care, Medication                Applications
                               Management and the Older Person
                                                                                                    On completion of our needs assessment form, found on our

                                                                                                                                                                     E-Learning
                             • Communication Difficulties/Psychosocial Issues at End of Life        website at www.milfordcarecentre.ie/education-research/
E-Learning

                                                                                                    off-site-education which is returned to Geraldine Aherne,
                             • Nutritional Assessment in the Older Person                           Education Secretary mailto:g.aherne@milfordcc.ie, your
                             • ‘What Matters to Me’ Person-Centered Care for the Older Person       request will be considered and dates will be agreed subject to
                                                                                                    availability.
                             • Introductory workshop in End of life Care in Residential Settings
                                                                                                    Fees will be discussed during the processing of the needs
                                                                                                    assessment.
Introduction to Palliative Care                                                           Formal Family Meetings:
             Accredited online interactive                                                             A Structured Approach to
             1.5 hour programme                                                                        Communication in Palliative Care

             Eligible to     Aim: The aim of this online programme is to enable participants to        Eligible to     Aim: The aim of this education programme is to foster and
 12          attend:         understand the principles of palliative care and their application to     attend:         support sound clinical practice in the participation or hold-           13
             All levels of   practice, thereby improving the standard of care delivery and quality     Healthcare      ing of Family Meetings with a patient who has a life limiting
             Healthcare      of life for patients and their families.                                  Professionals   illness. It is designed to assist the healthcare professional to
             Professionals                                                                                             gain a deeper understanding of the significance of family,
                                                                                                       Fee:
                             This programme is designed for healthcare professionals who seek                          family dynamics and effective communication in difficult
             Fee:                                                                                      €45.00
                             an understanding of “what palliative care is” and acts as a guide to                      circumstances.
             €25.00
                             achieving their competence requirements within a wide variety of
                             healthcare settings.                                                                      Communication is important in all health care settings, but
                                                                                                                       is critical at the end of life. Effective interdisciplinary team
                             The focus of the programme is to equip the healthcare professional                        working is key and a prerequisite for successful interactions
                             with evidence based information enabling them to feel confident                           with patients and families. Health professionals often lack the
                             and knowledgeable when caring for a person with a life-limiting                           communication skills or confidence required to work with
                             condition. It has been developed in line with the National Palliative                     this patient group in situations that can involve dealing with
                             Care Competence Framework and has been informed by other                                  challenging emotions and complex clinical situations.
                             international competence frameworks and evidence based guidelines
                             and literature.                                                                           This is a 4 hour online eLearning education programme
                                                                                                                       which focuses on seven topics relating to family meetings.
                             Main Topics discussed include:
                                                                                                                       Section1: Introduction to the eLearning Programme
                             • Defining the Principles of Palliative Care, End of Life Care and
                               the Palliative Care Approach                                                            Section2: Principles of Communication in Palliative Care
                             • The Application of the Principles in Practice                                           Section 3: Overview - Thinking About Palliative Care and
                             • Multidisciplinary team collaboration                                                    Families
                             • The integration & significance of the physical, psychological,
                               social and spiritual issues that affect palliative patients and their                   Section 4: Considering Family Meetings - Patient Care
                               families                                                                                Planning
                             • Recognition of the timely requirements within each of the levels of                     Section 5: Formal Family Meetings - Pre-Meeting Review and
                               palliative care specialization – Level 1 - The Palliative approach,                     Discussion
                               Level 2 – General intermediate level, Level 3 – Specialist palliative
                               care                                                                                    Section 6: Structure of a formal Family Meeting and the Roles
                             • The importance of “self-care awareness” and strategies to adopt                         of MDT Members

                                                                                                                                                                                          E-Learning
E-Learning

                               in reducing the burden impact which can arise when caring for                           Section 7: Post Formal Family Meeting Review and Follow Up.
                               people facing life-limiting conditions.
                                                                                                                       Accreditation/CPD: 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
                                Accreditation/CPD: 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)                                 approved by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na
                                approved by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann                          hÉireann (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland)
                                (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland).
European Certificate in                                                                                 NI Hospice Certificate in
                                                 Essential Palliative Care                                                                               Holistic Dementia Care
                                                 8 Weeks Distance Learning Programme,                                                                    10 week Distance Learning Programme
                                                 2 intakes annually in Spring and Autumn

                                                 Dates:                 Aim: The aim of this programme is improve the care of patients and               Dates: :                     Aim: The NI Hospice Certificate in Holistic Dementia Care is a 10
      14                                         Spring 2018 Intake:    enable health professionals, irrespective of the care setting, to practise the   TBC                          week distance learning course for doctors, nurses and other healthcare                               15
                                                 15th April to          essential principles of palliative care. It endeavours to raise the profile of   Autumn 2018 Intake           professionals. It aims to promote effective person centred care for
                                                 12th June 2019         palliative care, engender confidence in healthcare professionals and foster      TBC                          patients with a dementia and support those who matter to them from
                                                                        communication between healthcare professionals.                                                               diagnosis to bereavement.
                                                 Autumn 2018 Intake
                                                 16th September to                                                                                                                    The course commences with an introductory evening session, which
                                                                        This is an intensive eight-week, distance/blended learning programme

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Blended Learning - Online & Classroom Teaching
                                                 13th November 2019
Blended Learning - Online & Classroom Teaching

                                                                        based on the well-established Princess Alice Certificate in Essential                                         can be attended via broadband link. Participants will have access to the
                                                                                                                                                         Eligible to attend:          course handbook, online learning resources and an online support
                                                                        Palliative Care running in the UK for many years. Milford Care Centre
                                                 Times:                                                                                                  Doctors, nurses, and         forum. There is a workshop on ‘Writing a Portfolio Case Study’;
                                                                        is the coordinating site for the Republic of Ireland with a host centre
                                                 Introductory           based in Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Dublin.
                                                                                                                                                         other healthcare             candidates may attend a face-to-face session or join via a broadband link.
                                                 Evening 6.30p.m.                                                                                        professionals
                                                                                                                                                                                      Milford Care Centre offers this 10-week distance learning programme in
                                                                        The course explores the main principles and practices in palliative care,
                                                 Eligible to                                                                                             Fee: £400.00                 collaboration with Northern Ireland Hospice.
                                                                        some of which include:
                                                 attend:
                                                 Doctors, nurses,                                                                                                                     The course is divided into 13 sections, each covering the principles and
                                                                        • Pain and its management                                                        Booking and Further          practice for delivering end-of-life care to patients with dementia. The key
                                                 pharmacists, allied    • The management of physical symptoms                                            Information:
                                                 health professionals                                                                                                                 elements of dementia care explored throughout the course are:
                                                                        • The management of non-physical symptoms                                        Education & Research
                                                 & paramedics           • Emergencies in Palliative Care                                                 Department                   • The diagnosis, treatment and key characteristics of the different types
                                                                        • Caring for people in the last days and hours of life                           Jennymount Business Park       of dementia.
                                                 Fee: €550.00           • Loss and grief                                                                 North Derby Street           • The provision of holistic dementia care and the role of palliative care.
                                                                                                                                                         BELFAST                      • Communication with a patient with cognitive impairment.
                                                                        It is estimated that the main sections will require at least 10 hours of         BT15 3HN                     • Effective assessment in dementia care.
                                                                        work to complete, including viewing online content, reading the course           E: education@nihospice.org   • Management of behavioural and psychological symptoms in
                                                                        handbook and reviewing the questions at the end of each section.                 T: +44 (0) 28 9078 1836        dementia.
                                                                        Learning is assessed through completion of a portfolio and a written and         www.nihospice.org            • Management of holistic symptom needs.
                                                                        oral examination. An online learning site (learningzone@pah.org.uk) has                                       • Caring for the carers.
                                                                        also been established to assist candidates with their studies.                                                • End of Life Care.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • The ethical and legal implications of a diagnosis of dementia.
                                                                        Applicants must be working in a suitable practice setting e.g. in an acute
                                                                                                                                                                                      It is estimated that each of the eight weeks of the course will require
                                                                        hospital, nursing home, community or hospice and should have direct
                                                                                                                                                                                      approximately 10 hours of work to complete including reading the
                                                                        contact with patients requiring a palliative approach to care.
                                                                                                                                                                                      course handbook and reviewing the additional learning on the Learning
                                                                                                                                                                                      Matters website which has been established to assist candidates with their
                                                                        Accreditation/CPD: 35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved
                                                                                                                                                                                      studies.
                                                                        by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (The Nursing
                                                                        and Midwifery Board of Ireland).                                                                              Attendance is required at the introductory evening session, which can be
                                                                        50 Continuing Professional Development credits from Royal College of                                          attended via video conference, and at the final assessment day at Milford
                                                                        Physicians of Ireland.                                                                                        Care Centre.
                                                                        This course is recognised by University of Limerick as having
                                                                        evidence of prior learning and has been awarded 15 ECTS                                                       Accreditation/CPD: CPD applied for
                                                                        (European Credit Transfer System) at undergraduate level.                                                     Royal College of Physicians UK
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann
                                                                                                                                                                                      Royal College of Physicians, Ireland.
Intravenous Medication Administration                                                        Male Catheterisation and Suprapubic
                                                 for Registered Nurses                                                                        Re-Catheterisation Study Day
                                                 A Blended Learning Programme                                                                 A Blended Learning Programme

                                                 Dates:               Aim: This aim of this study day is to provide Registered Nurses with    Dates:                Aim: The aim of this course is to equip nurses with the appropriate
      16                                         12th March 2019,     the necessary theoretical and practical components of intravenous       30th January 2019,    knowledge and skills for best practice in male catheterisation and                                  17
                                                 21st May 2019.       drug administration.                                                    6th March 2019,       suprapubic re-catheterisation thus enhancing patient care.
                                                 17th September                                                                               28th May 2019,        This blended course is aimed at nurses from a variety of settings mainly
                                                 2019,                This blended learning programme allows the Registered Nurse to          11th September        nursing homes, residential services, intellectual disability; hospice,
                                                 26th November        complete the theoretical component of this programme online.            2019,                 community settings such as home care and public health. It is suitable for
                                                 2019                 Following registration and payment of the course candidates will be     23rd October 2019,    hospital based nurses who wish to gain a general understanding of male

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Blended learning - Online & Classroom Teaching
                                                                                                                                              20th November
Blended learning - Online & Classroom Teaching

                                                                      issued with a password to access the online content. On successful                            catheterisation and supra pubic re-catheterisation but does not focus on
                                                 Time:                completion of the 2 hour online session candidates can print a          2019                  post-operative care or specialist urology procedures.
                                                 2.00p.m – 4.30p.m.   certificate.
                                                                                                                                              Time:                 On successful completion of the 2 hour online session candidates must
                                                                                                                                                                    print a certificate.
                                                 Eligible             The candidate MUST bring the certificate to the practical workshop.     1.30p.m. - 4.30p.m.
                                                 to attend:                                                                                                       The candidate MUST bring the certificate to the practical
                                                 Registered Nurses    Participants will be able to attend Milford Care Centre on the          Eligible to attend: workshop.
                                                                      above dates for approximately 2.5 hours to complete the practical       Registered Nurses
                                                                      components of intravenous drug administration.                                                Participants will then be able to attend Milford Care Centre for
                                                 Fee: €60.00
                                                                                                                                                                    approximately 2.5 hours to complete the practical components of Male
                                                                                                                                              Fee: €60.00           Catheterisation and Suprapubic Re-Catheterisation.
                                                                      Learning Outcomes:
                                                                      On successful completion of the online programme, participants will                           Learning Outcomes:
                                                                      be able to:                                                                                   Following completion of the study day, participants will have:

                                                                      • Identify key issues in relation to the scope of practice in nursing                         • Examined the Scope of Practice Framework for Nurses & Midwives.
                                                                      • Summarise the main principles of an intravenous administration                              • Reviewed anatomy & physiology of the male genito-urinary system.
                                                                        policy.                                                                                     • Explored the guidelines for good practice in adult catheter
                                                                      • Describe the infection control and pharmacological principles in                              management from best available evidence
                                                                        relation to intravenous therapy.                                                            • Reviewed infection control principles in male and suprapubic
                                                                                                                                                                      catheterisation
                                                                      On successful completion of the classroom practical component of
                                                                      this programme participants will be able to:                                                  • Observed a procedure demonstration for male catheterisation -
                                                                                                                                                                      urethral catheterisation and suprapubic re-catheterisation
                                                                      • Demonstrate competence in calculations associated with                                      • Explored and understood the care and management of the potential
                                                                        intravenous drug administration                                                               complications of urethral catheterisation
                                                                      • Demonstrate the procedure involved in administering a bolus                                 • Demonstrated skills in male catheterisation on training mannequin
                                                                        intermittent and continuous drug intravenously.                                               and completion of Theoretical Component Competency record.
                                                                                                                                                                    Please ensure that you can complete your competency requirement in a
                                                                      Accreditation/CPD: 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)                                        clinical setting following the clinical skill study day.
                                                                      approved by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann
                                                                      (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) for the e – learning                             Accreditation/CPD: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) have been
                                                                      programme.                                                                                    applied for from An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann
                                                                                                                                                                    (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) for the e – learning
                                                                                                                                                                    programme.
Advanced Communication Skills for                                                           Communication Skills in Palliative
                       Healthcare Professionals in Cancer                                                          & End of Life Care
                       and Palliative Care                                                                         2 Day Programme for Health Care Assistants

                       Dates:                   Aim: This 2-day course aims to increase health professionals’      Dates:               Aim: This 2-day course aims to increase health care assistants’
  18                   28th February 2019 &     awareness of their communication skills and to explore             12th & 13th          awareness of their communication skills and to explore strategies                19
                       1st March 2019,          strategies to enhance their ability to elicit and respond to       September 2019       to enhance their ability to elicit and respond to patients’ concerns
                       30th & 31st May 2019,    patients’ concerns and deal more effectively with difficult                             and deal more effectively with difficult communication situations.
                       13th & 14th June 2019,   communication situations.                                          Time:
                       24th & 25th October                                                                         9.00a.m – 5.00p.m.   Communication is important in all health care settings, but is
                       2019,                    Communication is important in all health care settings, but               .             critical for patients with advanced life-threatening illness. Health
                       21st & 22nd              is critical for patients with advanced life-threatening illness.   Eligible to          care assistants often lack the communication skills or confidence
                       November 2019            Health professionals often lack the communication skills
                                                                                                                   attend:
                                                                                                                                        required to work with this patient group in situations that can
                                                                                                                   Health Care
                                                or confidence required to work with this patient group in                               involve dealing with challenging emotions and difficult questions.
                       Time:                                                                                       Assistants
                                                situations that can involve dealing with challenging emotions
                       9.00a.m – 5.00p.m.
                                                and complex clinical situations.                                   Fee: €250.00         Use of actors as simulated patients, structured feedback and
                       Eligible to attend:                                                                                              small group discussion facilitates health care assistants to develop
                       Doctors, nurses and      Use of actors as simulated patients, structured feedback and                            competence and confidence in a safe, comfortable and non-
                       all other health care    small group discussion facilitates health professionals to                              threatening environment. These approaches are central to this
                       professionals            develop competence and confidence in a safe, comfortable                                course, based on the Wilkinson Model of Communication Skills
                                                and non-threatening environment. These approaches are                                   training from the UK.
                       Fee: €350.00             central to this course, based on the Wilkinson Model of
                                                Communication Skills training from the UK.                                              Accreditation/CPD: A certificate of attendance will be awarded

                                                This course is designed for members of the multi-professional
                                                health care team who are working with patients with
                                                advanced progressive disease. The participant must have
                                                two years clinical experience as a qualified practitioner to

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Communication Skills
Communication Skills

                                                undertake this course.

                                                Accreditation/CPD: 14 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
                                                approved by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na
                                                hÉireann (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland).
                                                Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD)
                                                approved by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
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                                        Communication and Personal Skills in                                                                  What Matters to Me
                                        Palliative Care Workshop                                                                              One-day Workshop on End-of-Life Care and
                                                                                                                                              Communication for staff working in community hospital
                                                                                                                                              and long-term care settings.
                         Communication and Personal Skills in
                         Palliative
                           Dates:
                                    Care   Workshop
                                     Aim: The aim of this workshop is to deal with the issues of                                              Dates:                Aim: To improve end-of-life care by enhancing
                20                      14th November         boundaries in patient - health care professional and patient -                  22nd January 2019,    communication skills so that staff at all levels are better able             21
                                        2019                  volunteer interactions. The workshop supports the learner to be                 13th March 2019,      to engage in discussions with residents, throughout their time
                                                              able to cope when patients talk about their feelings; maintain                  27th November         in the hospital /care home, about what is really important to
                                        Time:                 confidentiality
                                                              Aim:  The aim ofwhen  speaking to
                                                                               this workshop      a relative:
                                                                                              is to deal withrecognise
                                                                                                                the issuesone’s
                                                                                                                           of boundaries in
                                                                                                                                              2019                  them.
                                     Dates:
                                        10.00a.m – 1.00p.m.   limits and  knowcare
                                                                               from  whom to ask
    20                               13th May 2016            patient - health     professional andfor   help.- volunteer interactions.
                                                                                                     patient
                                                                                                                                              Time 8.30a.m        The course is similar to the one-day Final Journeys course, with
                                     10.00am – 1.00pm
                                        Eligible to           The workshop supports the learner to be able to cope when patients talk         – 4.30p.m.
                                                              Usingtheir
                                                              about a range  of techniques,
                                                                         feelings;            volunteers willwhen
                                                                                   maintain confidentiality  have the
                                                                                                                  speaking to a relative:                         some adaptation to reflect the longer-term nature of staff /
                                        attend:
                                                              opportunity  to  share ideas, experiences and  knowledge  while                                     resident relationships within community hospitals / long-term
                                        Health care           recognise one's limits and know from whom to ask for help.                      Eligible to attend:
                                     Fee: €30                 teasing out possible solutions.                                                                     care settings. The workshop includes a mix of education,
                                        professionals,                                                                                        Staff working in
                                        volunteers            Participants will engage in carefully researched and scripted short             community hospital group work, reflection, video clips and role playing using
                                                              Accreditation/CPD: Certificate of attendance will be provided.                  and long-term care  ‘live’ situations identified by participants. This course is
                                                              scenarios, performed by professional actors. The skilled facilitator links
                                        Fee: €30.00
                                     Eligible to attend:                                                                                      settings.           available to community hospitals /residential care settings.
                                                              the participants, the characters and the material to make maximum use of
                                     Health care              the varying experience, knowledge and skills of the volunteers. Using a
                                     professionals,                                                                                           Fee: €50.00
                                                              range of techniques, volunteers will have the opportunity to share ideas,                             Accreditation/CPD: 7 Continuing Education
                                     Volunteers               experiences and knowledge while teasing out possible solutions.                                       Units (CEUs) approved by An Bord Altranais
                                                                                                                                                                    Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (The Nursing and
                                                              Accreditation/CPD: Certificate of attendance will be provided.                                        Midwifery Board of Ireland) and endorsement for CPD
                                                                                                                                                                    activity by the Irish Association of Social Workers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Communication Skills
              Communication Skills
munication Skills
Palliative Medicine and Cancer                                                                               Reflective Portfolio Writing
                  Palliative
                   ManagementMedicine and Cancer
                                  for General                                                                                   & Opioid Conversions Workshop
                   Practitioners
                  Management   for General Practitioners

                  Dates:                      Aim: Milford Care Centre with the Irish College of General
                    Dates:                    Aim: Milford Care Centre with the Irish College of General                        Dates:               Aim: This workshop is aimed at candidates studying on
  24
    22            2016
                    16thDates to be 2019
                         November             Practitioners have been running an annual Palliative Medicine
                                                                                                                                1st May 2019,                                                                                 23
                  announced
                                              Practitioners have been running an annual Palliative Medicine                                          the distance learning “European Certificate in Essential
                                              and Cancer Management study morning (primarily aimed at G.P.’s                    2nd October 2019
                  9.00am – 1.00pm             and Cancer Management study morning (primarily aimed at G.P.’s
                                              for many years). This popular event provides participants with an
                                                                                                                                                     Palliative Care” Course. The course can also be attended by
                    Time:                     for many years). This popular event provides participants with an                                      other healthcare professionals also. It focuses on the skills
                    9.00 – 1.00p.m.           overview of the latest developments in palliative care and                        Time:
                                              overviewservices
                                              oncology  of the latest
                                                                in thedevelopments
                                                                       Mid-West.     in palliative care and oncology                                 required to write a reflective portfolio on a clinical case and
                                          services in the Mid-West.                                                             8.30a.m. – 1.30p.m.  to calculate opioid conversions. The content covered includes
                  Free for GPs working in
                    Eligible to attend:                                                                                                              an overview of reflective practice, communication issues in
                  the Mid West.
                    General Practitioners Sessionsare
                                          Sessions
                                                      are
                                                         delivered by specialist medical consultants working in
                                                          delivered   by specialist medical    consultants    working           Eligible to attend: End of Life Care, choosing the best case, identifying the key
                    working in the Mid    the  region  and the morning    is noted for its strong  focus on the                 Registered Nurses,
                                          in  the  region  and   the morning    is noted   for its strong   focus on the                             issues, searching for evidence, referencing and writing styles.
                    West                  provision of high quality relevant information that is transferable                   Doctors, Pharmacists
                  Eligible to attend:     provision    of high   quality relevant  information      that is transferable to
                                          to the primary care setting. The event also provides participants                     and Paramedics
                  General Practitioners   the   primary   care  setting. The   event  also  provides   participants  with  an                        The Opioid Conversion component centres on the common
                    Fee: Free             with  an  opportunity   to network  with  practitioners   in the  region.
                  working in the Mid West opportunity to network with practitioners in the region.                                                   calculations required when caring for an individual on opioid
                                          While the event is free of charge it is important to register in                      Fee: €30.00
                                          advance. The timetable for the day will be available from 1st                                              medications. This is also a key competency for candidates
                                          While the
                                          February      event
                                                     2016  uponis request.
                                                                  free of charge it is important to register in                                      undertaking the 8 week distance learning palliative care
                                              advance. The timetable for the day will be available from 1st October                                  course.
                                              2019 upon request.
                                                                                                                                                      Accreditation/CPD: 4.5 Continuing Education Units
                                                                                                                                                      (CEUs approved by An Bord Altranais Cnáimhseachais
                                                                                                                                                      na hÉireann (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Palliative Care
Palliative Care
Palliative Care
Caring for Patients with Pain                                                                 Palliative Care in Intellectual
                  & Syringe Driver Workshop                                                                     Disabilities: Working Together

                  Dates:                 Aim: The aim of this workshop is to offer a variety of learning        Dates:              Aim: The aim of the day is to provide Registered Nurses and
  24              9th May 2019,          modalities combining didactic teaching, hands on, case studies,        2nd May 2019,       Health Care Assistants with an understanding of these principles              25
                  10th October 2019      problem based learning in opioid conversions and simulation with       19th September      and their application to practice. It allows participants to improve
                                         syringe driver equipment used in the management of complex pain.       2019                their knowledge and skills in the provision of palliative care in
                  Time:                  This workshop presents an exciting opportunity for practitioners                           intellectual disabilities through reflection and discussion. This
                  8.30a.m. – 4.30p.m.    involved in the day to day management of pain to up skill their        Time:               is a one day collaborative programme examining the philosophy
                                         practice and knowledge base in deciphering complex pain challenges.    8.30a.m. – 4.30p.m. and principles of palliative care and intellectual disability care.
                  Eligible to attend:                                                                                               The programme focuses not only on the physical alleviation
                  Registered Nurses,                                                                            Eligible to attend:
                                          Pain is one of the most prevalent and distressing symptoms                                of symptoms but also addresses the psychosocial, spiritual and
                  Doctors, Pharmacists                                                                          Registered Nurses
                                         associated with cancer and life limiting disease trajectories. It is                       emotional needs of individuals. This programme is designed to
                  Fee:                   a complex symptom that poses challenges to doctors, nurses and         Fee: €80.00         assist in practice and aid nurses in developing professionally in
                  €80.00 (€30.00 for     pharmacists for effective assessment and management.                                       this area.
                  candidates studying
                  the European           Following completion of this workshop, participants will:
                  Certificate in                                                                                                       On completing this study day participants will:
                  Essential Palliative   • Understand the principles of caring for patients with pain
                  Care Course)                                                                                                         • Gain an insight into the philosophy and principles
                                         • Identify the pharmacological and non-pharmacological                                          of palliative care and care of people with intellectual
                                           management of pain                                                                            disabilities and how these approaches may be integrated to
                                                                                                                                         provide optimal care for the person
                                         • Demonstrate and practice use of the McKinley and/or the
                                           Graseby syringe driver. Please indicate on your application form                            • Identify the skills required by nurses when adopting a
                                           which syringe driver you currently use                                                        palliative care approach

                                                                                                                                       • Gain knowledge of person centred care.
                                         Accreditation/CPD: 7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
                                         approved by An Bord Altranais Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann                                      • Gain knowledge of symptom control and the last 24/48
                                         (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland).                                                     hours of life

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Palliative Care
Palliative Care

                                                                                                                                       • Recognise and discuss good communication and breaking
                                                                                                                                         bad news

                                                                                                                                       • Gain an overview of syringe drivers.

                                                                                                                                       Accreditation/CPD: Continuing Education Units
                                                                                                                                       (CEUs) sought from An Bord Altranais Cnáimhseachais
                                                                                                                                       na hÉireann (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland).
Palliative Emergencies and the Last                                                                                                       Essential Palliative Care for Health
                   Days of Life
                   Essential      Workshop
                             Palliative Care for Allied                                                                                                      and Social Care Professionals
                                                                                                                                                             Workshop
                   Health Professionals Workshop
                               Care Settings
                    Dates:
                   Dates:                        Aim: The
                                                 Aim:   Thisaim
                                                              oneofday
                                                                     thisworkshop
                                                                           study day onis toPalliative
                                                                                             provide participants      with an focuses
                                                                                                         care emergencies                                    Dates:              Aim: The aim of this study day is to provide participants with
     26             22nd
                   2nd JuneMay 2019,
                            2016                 introductory
                                                 not           knowledge
                                                      only situations    thatofare
                                                                                 palliative
                                                                                    imminentlycare and
                                                                                                    life isthreatening,
                                                                                                             facilitated bybut also on           29          26th September      an introductory knowledge of palliative care and is facilitated              27
                   9am – 4.30pm 2019
                    22nd   October               Alliedthat
                                                 those   Health  Professionals
                                                             could                working full
                                                                      result in impaired          time of
                                                                                               quality  in specialist
                                                                                                             life for the remainder of                       2019                by Health and Social Care Professionals working full time in
                                                 This  12-week
                                                 palliative      course
                                                            carelife,     is for staffclinical
                                                                 withorsignificant     workingexperience
                                                                                                  in residentialand care settings.
                                                                                                                     expertise in The
                                                 the patient’s            for the family     in their  bereavement.                                                              specialist palliative care with significant clinical experience
                    Time:                   course   hasusing
                                            this field,    beenadeveloped        by Dr Max
                                                                   variety of teaching          Watsonincluding
                                                                                             methods      and Evelyn videoWhittaker in                       Time:               and expertise in this field, using a variety of teaching methods
                    9.00a.m.
                   Fee: €80 - 4.30p.m.      Northern     Ireland  Hospice    and   is scenarios
                                                                                      supportedandby the
                                            This workshop will enhance further learning and aims to study
                                            presentation,      group   work,  case                        Hospice Friendly
                                                                                                       discussion.   This     Hospitals                      9.00a.m. – 4.30p.m. including video presentation, group work, case scenarios and
                                            Programme
                                            day  is availablein Ireland
                                                                 to        and the Gold
                                                                     Physiotherapists,        Standards Framework
                                                                                            Occupational     Therapists,   Care Home
                                            complement the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care.                                                                    discussion. This study day is available to Physiotherapists,
                    Eligible to attend: However
                                            Programme
                                            Social Workers, in the
                                                         the workshop
                                                                     UK.
                                                                  Dietitians is and
                                                                                 open Speech
                                                                                         to all and
                                                                                                 whoLanguage
                                                                                                       want to Therapists.
                                                                                                                 learn more about                            Eligible to attend: Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Dieticians and
                    Registered
                   Eligible       Nurses,
                            to attend:                                                                                                                       Allied Health
                                            palliative
                                            The   course  medical
                                                           focuses    emergencies
                                                                      on key   clinical and   caring
                                                                                          aspects  of  for patients
                                                                                                      care  for        in theAslast
                                                                                                                residents.          days
                                                                                                                                 well as                                         Speech and Language Therapists.
                    Doctors,
                   Allied HealthPharmacists Allied Health Professionals working throughout the healthcare                                                    Professionals
                                            of life. a clear knowledge base for staff, it also encourages reflection on
                                            providing
                   Professionals            setting encounter significant numbers of patients with palliative
                    Fee: €80.00             daily clinical practice.                                                                                         Fee: €80.00           Health and Social Care Professionals working throughout the
                                            care needs on a daily basis. Allied Health Professionals often report                                                                  healthcare setting encounter significant numbers of patients
                                            receiving
                                            This
                                            On           inadequate
                                                   clinical
                                                 completion    skills   palliative
                                                                   of course
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                                                                            workshop,       education
                                                                                       to help           to support
                                                                                                 staff working
                                                                                             participants              these
                                                                                                              will:in residential   care                                           with palliative care needs on a daily basis. Allied Health
                                            needs (Sadhu
                                            settings          2010).
                                                      to develop    their skills, knowledge and attitudes in caring for patients                                                   Professionals often report receiving inadequate palliative care
                                            at the
                                            •       end of life.
                                                Recognise            These are
                                                                a palliative      the same skills which are needed to care for
                                                                               emergency                                                                                           education to support these needs (Sadhu 2010).
                                            The day commences
                                            residents   and relativeswith     anaspects
                                                                          in all   introduction     to the concept
                                                                                            of residential   care. and
                                            ethos of palliative care followed by sessions on Allied Health
                                            •
                                            ThisUnderstand
                                                   courseroles,   the appropriatetocare
                                                             requires                           and treatment       for the palliative                                             The day commences with an introduction to the concept and
                                            Profession            goal candidates          consider
                                                                        setting, communication,       a clinical  scenario,
                                                                                                         caring for          learn key
                                                                                                                      ourselves,
                                                emergency
                                            clinical   facts,   as  it presents                                                                                                    ethos of palliative care followed by sessions on Health and
                                            end  of life  caredetermine
                                                                 and ethicalhow     theyinmight
                                                                                issues            assesscare.
                                                                                            palliative    a resident    and implement
                                                                                                              The afternoon
                                            a plan ofarecare   for a number     of key   areas suchwill
                                                                                                      as: identify the                                                             Social Care roles, communication, caring for ourselves, end
                                            sessions        discipline   specific.    Participants
                                                 • Recognise the signs and symptoms of death approaching                                                                           of life care and ethical issues in palliative care. The afternoon
                                                 palliative care core competencies required for health professionals
                                                                                                                                                                                   sessions utilise case studies to explore the multidisciplinary
                                                 when providing a palliative approach as set out by the Palliative
                                                 • Assess and plan to accommodate patient’s needs during the                                                                       approach to palliative care. Participants will identify the
                                                 Care Competence Framework HSE 2014.
                                                     terminal phase                                                                                                                palliative care core competencies required for health
                                                 Accreditation/CPD: This workshop has received endorsement for
                                                                                                                                                                                   professionals when providing a palliative approach as set out
                                                 Accreditation/CPD:     6 Continuing Education Units
                                                 CPD activity from the Irish Association of Social Workers and the
                                                                                                                                                                                   by the Palliative Care Competence Framework HSE 2014.
                                                 (CEUs)  approved   by An  Bord
                                                 Irish Nutrition and Dietetic     Altranais Cnáimhseachais
                                                                              Institute.
                                                 na hÉireann (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland).
                                                                                                                                                                                   Accreditation/CPD: A certificate of attendance will be
                                                                                                                                                                                   provided.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Palliative Care
            Care
 PalliativeCare

                                                                                                                                           Palliative Care
Palliative
The Palliative Approach:                                                                         Palliative Care Support
                  A 2-Day Programme for Nurses                                                                     QQI/Fetac Level 5 Certificate Minor

                  Dates:              Aim: This two day course aims to provide registered nurses with              Dates:                   Aim: This module is delivered over 4 weeks and will provide
 28               2nd and 3rd         an understanding of the principles of palliative care and how these          6th September 2019,      the student with the knowledge, skills and competence to fulfil             29
                  April 2019          principles can be effectively applied to practice. It allows participants    13th September 2019,     the health care assistant role when providing care to persons
                                      to improve their knowledge and skills in palliative care through             20th September 2019,     with life limiting conditions. The course explores the Health
                  Time:               reflection, discussion, workshops and practical skills sessions              27th September 2019      Care Assistant role in alleviation of patients physical symptoms
                  8.30a.m. - 4.00p.m. including a syringe driver workshop. The programme focuses not                                        e.g. pain, nausea & vomiting, breathlessness and promotes
                                      only on the physical alleviation of symptoms but also addresses the          Time:                    communication skills/behaviours awareness in Health Care
                  Eligible to attend: psychosocial, spiritual and emotional needs of individuals. This             9.00a.m – 3.30p.m.       Assistant. The impact of a therapeutic relationship in practice is
                  Registered Nurses                                                                                                         considered.
                                      programme is designed to assist in practice and assists nurses in
                                                                                                                   Eligible to attend:
                                      developing professionally in the area of end of life care.
                  Fee: €120.00                                                                                     Individuals currently
                                                                                                                                            The certificate is being offered in collaboration with Our Lady’s
                                                                                                                   working in or seeking
                                         On completing this study day nurses will:                                 work in the healthcare   Hospice and Care Services who are registered as QQI providers.
                                                                                                                   sector as Qualified      This is an elective module for QQI/Fetac level 5 Major Award
                                         • Gain an insight into the essentials of palliative care and their role   Healthcare Assistants    and can be used as part fulfilment of major awards. The
                                           within the multidisciplinary team                                                                module has been informed by the Palliative Care Competence
                                                                                                                   Fee: €235.00             Framework HSE 2014. This module is offered one-day a week
                                         • Gain knowledge of the skills required by registered nurses when                                  over four weeks to facilitate those who are working. You have the
                                           adopting a palliative care approach                                                              option to attend the 1st day only, at a Fee of €80.

                                         • Gain knowledge of symptom control; the end of life phase and                                     As Hospice providers we are experts in palliative care and the
                                           death; communication; dealing with grief and loss                                                learner will benefit from our experience in providing palliative
                                                                                                                                            care of the highest standard. The module is class room based
                                         • Gain an insight into the concept of ‘total pain’                                                 with additional self-directed learning. The education research
                                                                                                                                            and quality department offers a wide range of state-of-the-art
                                         • Discuss psychosocial issues relevant to patients and their families                              facilities and resources. You can have the support of a librarian
                                                                                                                                            and to access to library, computers, study area, Wi-Fi and
                                         • Identify the palliative care core competencies required by Nurses                                assistance with searching for articles and books.
                                           when providing a palliative approach as set out by the Palliative
                                           Care Competence Framework HSE 2014.                                                              Programme Outline:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Palliative Care
Palliative Care

                                                                                                                                            • Working with a Palliative Care Approach- understanding
                                                                                                                                               palliative care.
                                         Accreditation/CPD: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) sought                                        • Living and coping with a diagnosis of a life limiting Illness
                                         from An Bord Altranais Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (The Nurse                                       • Communications skills and challenges
                                         and Midwifery Board of Ireland).                                                                   • Understanding common symptoms at the end of life
                                                                                                                                            • Understanding cultural and religious diversity of family
                                                                                                                                               structures and the end of life
                                                                                                                                            • Death and Dying- the last days of life, caring for the patient
                                                                                                                                               and their families
                                                                                                                                            • Bereavement Care- the impact of death and dying
                                                                                                                                            • Caring for self.
Introductory Workshop on                                                                                           Medication Management and
                  End-of-Life Care in Residential Homes                                                                              Palliative Care Medication Workshop

                  Dates:                 Aim: To introduce the concepts of palliative care to all staff working                      Dates:                Aim: The aim of this course is to provide Registered Nurses and
 30               23rd May 2019,         in a residential care setting and develop their competence in                               15th March 2019       Pharmacists with up-to-date knowledge and evidence based practice               31
                  31st October 2019      delivering the palliative care approach.                                                                          in the guiding principles of Medication Management specifically in
                                                                                                                                     Time:                 relation to medicines used in palliative care.
                  Time:                  It develops participants understanding of their responsibilities                            9.00a.m. - 4.00p.m
                  9.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.    in relation to Standard 16 “End of Life Care” National Quality
                                         Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland.                        Eligible to attend: After attending this course, participants will be able to:
                  Eligible to attend:                                                                                                Registered Nurses,
                  Registered Nurses                                                                                                  Doctors and
                                         To introduce communication skills and approaches around talking                                                 • Understand the guiding principles of Legislation
                  and Care Assistants,                                                                                               Pharmacists
                                         about death and dying.                                                                                             & Key Principles on Medication Management
                  Household staff
                                                                                                                                     Fee: €80.00
                  Fee: €40.00            It is an introductory programme facilitated through lectures and                                                  • Outline health care professional’s responsibilities
                                         workshops, targeting all staff working in Long Stay (residential)
                                         settings. This programme was developed in conjunction with the                                                    • Apply the principles of Medication Management in an effective,
                                         Irish Hospice Foundation to meet the needs of staff working in                                                      safe and ethical way in a Health care Setting
                                         residential settings working with residents who are at the end of life.
                                                                                                                                                           • Outline Medication Management in the Residential Care
                                                                                                                                                             Setting-HIQA Standards
                                         Who is the workshop open to:
                                                                                                                                                           • Understand guidelines from the Pharmaceutical Society of
                                         The programme is open to all staff working in a long stay /                                                         Ireland (PSI) for medication management
                                         residential care setting – nursing, health care assistants, household
                                         etc. We advise those who have had bereavements within the past                                                    • Identify commonly used medications in palliative care
                                         12 months to discuss attendance with their line manager. We also

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Care Skills
                                         require participants to complete a pre-course worksheet as part of
                                         preparation for the workshop.                                                                                     Accreditation/CPD: 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) being
                                                                                                                                                           sought from An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann
                                         Accreditation/CPD: 6.5 Continuing Education Units                                                                 (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Communication
                                         (CEUs) approved by An Bord Altranais Cnáimhseachais                                                               Qualifies for CPD with IIOP.
Palliative Care

                                                                                                                   Palliative Care
                                         na hÉireann (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Palliative
Bereavement Support Education                                                                                     Bereavement Information Evenings
                        Programme

                        Dates:                 Aim: The Bereavement Support Education Programme                                           Dates:                Aim: Grief is how we respond when we experience significant
  32                    Introductory Evening   (BSEP) is a twelve week course developed and designed over           33                    26th February 2019    loss or change, such as bereavement. It can be powerful and feel                33
                        15th May 2019          sixteen years by the Social Work Department in Milford Care                                28th May 2019         overwhelming. Some people may feel lost amidst conflicting
                        at 7pm. Course         Centre. The course aims to offer insight and awareness into                                27th August 2019      and intense emotions. The death of one person can send ripples
                        commences 18th         the issues and dynamics of grief and loss from death. This is                              26th November         throughout the community. Bereavement not only affects the
                        September – 4th        done by exploring different aspects and types of bereavement.                              2019                  family, but also friends, work colleagues, teachers, neighbours and
                        December 2019,         It provides information and education about bereavement in                                                       even acquaintances at clubs, and other social organisations.
                        running over           various circumstances; personal, social and cultural.                                      Time:
                        12 weeks and                                                                                                      7.00p.m. – 8.30p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                1. Who is this intended for?
                        includes a personal    The course uses a combination of teaching methods and
                        development            presentations including group work, lectures and personal                                  Eligible to attend:
                        weekend on the 4th-                                                                                               Bereaved people,    These hour and a half-long evenings are designed to give general
                                               exercises. A self-development weekend during the programme                                                     information on grief and bereavement to bereaved people, their
                        6th October 2019.      allows people to examine their own private grief journey                                   family and friends
                                                                                                                                                              family and friends. Members of the Bereavement Service are
                                               in a safe and confidential environment and is an essential                                                     present in case you have specific questions.
                        Time:                  component of the course.                                                                   Fee: Free
                        7.00p.m. – 8.30p.m.
                                               This course will appeal to a wide variety of people in their                                                     2. What happens?
                        Eligible to attend:    private and professional lives; teachers, nurses, carers, clergy
                        Open to all who        and pastoral ministers, counsellors and those who have                                                           Short talk by a member of the Bereavement Service:
                        have contact and       contact and concern for the bereaved.
                        concern for the                                                                                                                         • Different experiences of grief reviewed
                        bereaved.              Applications for the course are made through the Education                                                       • Services available
                                               Service in Milford Care Centre. An invitation to an
                        Fee:                   Information Evening is sent and intending participants are                                                       • Question time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bereavement Education
                        Unwaged/
            Education

                                                                                                                  Bereavement Education
                                               given an opportunity to learn more about the programme
                        students €200.00,
               Skills

                                               and have their questions answered and arrangements are                                                           3. Can I get counselling on the night?
                        Bereavement            made to meet some of the team.
                        support volunteers                                                                                                                      No counselling is available before or after the Information
                        €300.00,               Attendance at the Information Evening is ESSENTIAL                                                               Evening. Bereavement Service members in attendance are there
                        others €500.00
Communication

                                               to gaining a place on the course. This is a non-negotiable                                                       to provide general information on grief and bereavement.
                                               condition for attendance at the course.
Bereavement

                                                                                                                                                                For further information contact Helen Ryan: 061 485800 or
                                               Accreditation/CPD: A certificate of attendance will                                                              h.ryan@milfordcc.ie.
                                               be provided. 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
                                               approved by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais                                                                Accreditation/CPD: A certificate of attendance is provided.
                                               na hÉireann (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of
                                               Ireland). This programme has received endorsement for
                                               CPD activity by the Irish Association of Social Workers.
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