Pick & mix of palliative care

A series of bitesize courses designed for trained and untrained health care staff who are new to palliative care.

  • Delivered on a virtual platform or at our hospice sites
  • Length: 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)
  • Suitable for: health and care professionals who are new to palliative care
  • Price: £15 per session, or buy a bundle of 10/ for £100

Buy tickets for one or more sessions, or if you’re an organisation or team you can book a bundle of 10 sessions for £100 (saving £50) and choose different members of staff to attend each session.

To book 10 sessions for £100, please email aevans@sah.org.uk for a promo code

Course details

The bitesize courses cover key areas in palliative care. Each session will provide a brief explanation and then look at practical ways to address issues that might arise.

Develop an understanding and practical skills in the key areas of palliative care to improve the care you deliver to your patients

1: Recognising dying

  • 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)
  • Online (Virtual Platform)

This course will help you to identify the signs and symptoms of dying, to enable you to provide person-centred care and recognise if your patients or residents may be approaching the end of life.

2: Communication skills

  • 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)
  • Online (Virtual Platform)

Are you avoiding difficult conversations about death or dying with patients and their loved ones? This course will give you basic communication skills and increase your confidence in having these important conversations.  

3: Symptom control

  • 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)
  • Online (Virtual Platform)

Are you struggling to help patients with their overwhelming symptoms? Using case studies, you will explore how to practically manage a person’s symptoms. 

4: Syringe pumps

  • In person (St Ann’s Little Hulton, BYC Lounge)
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)

Are you confident at setting up, monitoring & using syringe pumps? If not, come and have a practice with the T34™ and the new BodyGuard™ T syringe pumps and build your confidence using them. 

5: Spirituality at the end of life

  • In person (St Ann’s Little Hulton, BYC Lounge)
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)

Feel comfortable and confident in recognising spiritual needs (which are different to religious needs) and discussing them with patients, residents and their loved ones at the end of their life.

6: Frailty

  • Online (Virtual Platform)
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)

What is frailty, and what impact does frailty have on your patients and residents? This course will give you some basic skills to be able to identify and assess frailty and help you meet your patients and residents’ holistic needs.  

7: Palliative care emergencies

  • In Person  (St Anns Hospice, Heald Green Classroom)
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)

Although a patient’s death maybe expected, does the thought of a patient dying within your care make uneasy? This course will provide you with basic knowledge and skills to help you to prepare and for a palliative care emergency.

8: Dementia and end of life care

  • 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)
  • Online (Virtual Platform)

Uncover the information and tools you need to feel confident to be able to provide person-centered care for people living with dementia to die well.

9: Grief and bereavement

  • In person (St Ann’s Little Hulton, BYC Lounge)
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)

How to recognise the differing impacts of loss and grief after bereavement. Looking at the effects loss may have on patients and their families with ideas on how best to work with people, in that potentially difficult situation. We also give you the chance to think about how you, the caregivers, are when working with grief and bereavement. 

10: Nutrition and hydration at the end of life

  • In person (St Ann’s Little Hulton) (October session at St Ann’s Heald Green)
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)

How confident are you to support someone struggling to eat and drink due to poor appetite or other symptoms which may affect their intake?  This course will give you knowledge about the importance of nutrition as well as practical strategies to help you overcome the challenges of nutrition and hydration towards end of life.  

11: Lymphoedema

  • 1 hour 30 minutes (2 – 3.30pm)
  • In person (St Ann’s Little Hulton, BYC Lounge)

What, who and how to manage! A glimpse into primary, secondary and lipo-lymphoedema.

 

How to book

Buy tickets to individual sessions for £15, or book a bundle of 10 courses for £100.

Please email aevans@sah.org.uk for a promo code.

Course dates

Recognising dying –  12 September 2022

Communication skills –  22 September 2022

Symptom control –  24 October 2022

Syringe pumps –   3 November 2022

Spirituality at the end of life – 28 September 2022

Frailty – 17 November 2022

Palliative care emergencies – 24 November 2022

Dementia and end of life care –  10 November 2022

Grief and bereavement – 20 July 2022   &  19 October 2022

Nutrition and hydration at the end of life – 27 July 2022  &  5 October 2022

Lymphoedema – 30 November 2022

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Our training sessions are for both clinical and non-clinical staff, and are delivered by an experienced and professional team who are specialists in their own fields.

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