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EDUCATION & LEARNING DIRECTORY 2019 Sometimes it’s knowing the little things that makes the difference
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.
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
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 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:firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com • 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
rd Broch 2016 AW.qxp_Layout 1 08/12/2015 14:27 Page 20 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 this aimscare 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 email@example.com. 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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