for families facing terminal illness
Courses

Courses

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have postponed all face to face training until further notice.

To support staff with key skills and essential training for End of Life we are working with Hospice colleagues to support a timetable of training via Zoom. Trainers will be from palliative care experts, including the following hospices: ellenor, Pilgrims, Heart of Kent and supported by colleagues in KCHFT.

To book on these sessions

1. Staff will need to have access to zoom - you might want to practice with Zoom prior to the training to trouble shoot any I.T issues

2. Follow the Eventbrite link to book a place on each session you are interested in

3. Log on 5-10 minutes before the start of the session 

4. Have pen and paper on hand to participate in the sessions

Sessions aimed at Non-registered staff and HCAs

Topic

Notes

Date and Time

Date and Time

Date and Time

Facilitator

To Book

Recognising the Dying Patient

Includes

  • Understanding the changes taking place in the body and what they mean

13 Aug 2020 

11:30 - 12:30

16 Sept 2020  

13:30 - 14:30

28 Oct 2020  

13:30 - 14:30

Tanya Ring -

ellenor

13th - Book here

16th - Book here

28th - Book here

Care of the Dying Patient

Includes

  • Communication with patient and families during Covid-19 .
  • Compassion for patient, family and self

19 Aug 2020  

15:30 – 16:30

16 Sept 2020  

15:30 – 16:30

28 Oct 2020  

15:30 - 16:30

Tanya Ring -

ellenor

19th - Book here

16th - Book here

28th - Book here

Remote Assistance for VOED by HCAs

NEW role for HCAs to help doctors to verify expected death

13 Aug 2020  

9:30 - 11:00

19 Aug 2020  

13:30 - 15:00

17 Sept 2020  

15:00 - 16:30

Jackie Pritchard - 

Heart of Kent Hospice

13th - Book here

19th - Book here

17th - Book here 

 

Sessions are aimed at Registered Nurses and AHPs

Topic

Notes

Date and Time

Date and Time

Date and Time

Facilitator

To Book

Advance Care Plans

Includes

TEPs, ACPs, ADRT, and communication with patient and families

11 Aug 2020

13:30 – 14:30

22 Sept 2020

13:30 – 14:30

6 Oct 2020

13:30 – 14:30

Tricia Wilcocks - Head of Education and Research

11th - Book here

22nd - Book here

6th - Book here

DNACPR

Includes

Communication with patient and families

11 Aug 2020

15:30 – 16:30

22 Sept 2020

15:30 – 16:30

6 Oct 2020

15:30 – 16:30

Tricia Wilcocks - Head of Education and Research

11th - Book here

22nd - Book here

6th - Book here

Syringe Pump management - Includes Symptom Assessment

Practical competency to be arranged in place of work.

Click here to see a video on how to setup a syringe pump

Click here to see a video on how to insert a Saf-TTM

18 Aug 2020

9:30 - 11:00

30 Sept 2020

9:30 - 11:00

13 Oct 2020

9:30 - 11:00

Clare Fuller - KCHFT

18th - Book here

30th - Book here

13th - Book here

Verification of Expected Death (VOED)

Practical competency to be arranged in place of work or via remote assessment

 

18 Aug 2020

11:30 - 12:30

30 Sept 2020

11:30 - 12:30

13 Oct 2020

11:30 - 12:30

Tricia Wilcocks - Head of Education and Research

18th - Book here

30th - Book here

13th - Book here

 

Sessions for anyone to support the bereaved families, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic

Topic

Notes

Date and Time

Date and Time

Facilitator

To Book

Bereavement in the Time of Covid 

Includes

  • loss and grief theories,
  • societies view of death,
  • how bereavement differs during social isolation.
  • What support is offered during Covid-19 restrictions

15 Sept 2020

13:30 – 15.00

8 Oct 2020

10:30 – 12.00

Dr Russ Hargreaves - ellenor

15th - Book here

8th - Book here

 

 

Managing Breathlessness – series of three sessions to help you support your patients. Suitable for anyone caring for people with Covid-19 related breathlessness or any other breathlessness at End of Life 

Topic

Notes

Date and Time

Date and Time

Facilitator

To Book

Understanding Breathlessness

Includes:

  • Practical techniques

3 Sept 2020

13.30 - 14.30

15 Oct 2020

13.30 - 14.30

Andrew Lowden

Specialist Palliative Physiotherapist 

3rd - Book here

15th - Book here

General Lung Health

Includes

  • Panic and anxiety management

10 Sept 2020

13.30 - 14.30

22 Oct 2020

13.30 - 14.30

Andrew Lowden

Specialist Palliative Physiotherapist 

10th - Book here

22nd - Book here

Energy Conservation

Includes

  • Benefits of activity and exercises

17 Sept 2020

13.30 - 14.30

29 Oct 2020

13.30 - 14.30

Andrew Lowden

Specialist Palliative Physiotherapist 

17th - Book here

29th - Book here