Education

Further yourself and help others

Regardless of the role we each play in the Health and Care sector, up to date skills and knowledge are essential in delivering the best possible care for patients but also for developing ourselves and to allow us to progress in our profession. Our training is mapped to the latest standards in health and social care and delivered by Clinical Nurse Specialists and Advanced Nurse Specialists, who manage complex medical and social conditions on a daily basis.

Staff and volunteers choose to attend our training programmes and workshops because we truly do care about the learners who enrol with us. This is evidenced from being awarded a City and Guilds sponsored Princess Royal Training Award in 2017 who commended us as being ‘an exemplar of learning and best practice’. We want you to leave one of our sessions confident and empowered to deliver your new skills.

Funding for Education

Education is funded by the charity, Macmillan Caring Locally and we have an on-going funding need for our training. If you are interested in supporting any of these courses, our fundraising team would be very grateful to hear from you.

End of Life Care Medications Interactive Workshop

Contents include: Commencing syringe drivers, use of medication, pain, nausea, agitation, respiratory secretions. This is aimed at staff who have already attended the two day Principles of Palliative Care course.

Date to be advised

End of Life Care Medications Course Description

Education booking form

Allow a Natural Death / Do Not Resuscitate Workshop

This workshop is only for senior Registered Nurses in specific roles. The workshop includes discussion of Policies, explores DNAR conversations, and examines the completion of the DNACPR form. This workshop includes practical competency assessment.

Date to be advised

Allow a natural death course description

Education Booking Form

Principles of Palliative care

This interactive 2 day workshop aims to explore the issues and challenges relating to the practical application of person centred palliative care towards the end of life.

Date to be advised

Principles of palliative care course description

Education Booking Form

Non-Malignant Palliative Care Study Day

The aim of the day is to explore the issues and challenges relating to the practical application of person centred palliative care towards the end of life with a non cancer diagnosis.

Date to be advised

Non-Malignant Study Day Course Description

Education Booking Form

Health Care Assistants Study Day

This interactive workshop aims to explore the issues and challenges relating to the practical application of person centred palliative care towards the end of life.

Date to be advised

HCA Study Day Course Description

Education Booking Form

Motor Neurone Disease Conference

This interactive day aims to explore the issues and challenges for those with MND. It also focuses on the latest research. For all Health Care Professionals.

Date to be advised

Course Description

Booking Form

McKinley T34 Syringe Driver Training

This interactive workshop aims to provide practical knowledge and skills and the principles behind the use of syringe drivers.

please contact us to arrange a date in your care setting

Mckinley T34 Training Course Description

Education Booking Form

Bespoke Training

We are often asked if we can help organisations by providing bespoke training. Please contact us via the email link above so we can discuss your requirements.

please email our Education Department to discuss this

Patient Approach

Delivered by an experienced volunteer and tutor, Mandy will take you through the process of talking to patients, stages of dying and handling those difficult questions patients may ask.

Volunteer Training: contact 01202 705353 for dates

Patient Approach MCL Course Description

Listening Skills

Delivered by Mandy Preece, a qualified ‘Soul Midwife’. Mandy follows on from Patient Approach with traditional and bespoke deep listening skills for patients who are at the end of life.

Volunteer Training: contact 01202 705353 for dates

Patient Listening MCL Course Description

Patient Presencing

Mandy’s final module focuses on being with patients and/or family members as their loved one dies. This session also covers the importance of protecting yourself emotionally.

Volunteer Training: contact 01202 705353 for dates

Patient Precensing Course Description

Bespoke Training

We are often asked if we can help organisations by providing bespoke training. Please contact us via the email link above so we can discuss your requirements.

please email our Education Department to discuss this

List of pharmacies 

 Pharmacy name and address

Phone Number

100 hour pharmacy

 Locality

Asda Pharmacy

St Pauls Road, Bournemouth,BH8 8DL

01202 298900

Yes

Bournemouth East

Castle Lane Pharmacy
482 Castle Lane West Bournemouth, BH8 9UD

01202 772110

Yes

Bournemouth West

Ferndown Pharmacy
487 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, BH22 9AG

01202 892666

Yes

East Dorset

Tesco Extra Pharmacy
Yarrow Road, Mannings Heath Poole, BH12 4NX

01202 457447 or 01202 367447

Yes

Parkstone

Asda Pharmacy
West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1JQ

01202 207000

Yes

Poole Central

Equipment – www.redcross.org.uk Is useful for wheelchairs and other equipment

Guide for people nearing end stage of life : https://intranet.rbch.nhs.uk/uploads/palliative/documents/What-to-Expect.pdf

Brief Drugs List for GPs

 

Pain/breathlessness:

Morphine sulphate 2.5-5mg SC PRN (10mg in 1ml injection)

(alternative if taking PO or eGFR<30 – Oxycodone 1 – 2.5mg SC PRN (10mg in 1ml injection))

[Please take background opioid into account when prescribing doses for anticipatories]

Anxiety/distress:

Midazolam 2.5-5mg SC PRN (10mg in 2ml injection)

Secretions:

Glycopyrronium 200mcg SC PRN (600mcg in 3ml injection)

(alternative for secretions: Hyoscine Butylbromide 20mg/ml injection)

Nausea :

Levomepromazine 6.25mg SC PRN (25mg in 1ml injection)

(alternative for nausea: Haloperidol 1.5mg SC PRN (5mg in 1ml injection)

Water for injection

Dexamethasone 3.3mg SC OD-BD (equivalent to 4mg PO) if risk of steroid withdrawal/Addisons during terminal phase.

Day/Time Example Timetable
Monday - AM

9am MMU Ward Hand over; 9:30am Tour of MMU

10m Consultant Ward Round, MMU

Monday - PM

12pm Ward Nurses - syringe driver administration (treatment room)

1:30 Nursing Handover – MMU (ward office)

MMU – Admission Assessment(s) with ward doctor

Tuesday - AM

9am Ward Hand over

9:20am Referrals Meeting on MMU

10am Community visiting with Specialist Nurse

Tuesday - PM

12:30 Journal Club – MMU (doctors office)

2pm Introduction to Patient and Family Support Team

3pm Introduction to Welfare and benefits Advisor

Wednesday - AM

9am Ward Hand over

9:20am Referrals Meeting on MMU

10am Consultant ward round - MMU

Wednesday - PM

2pm Doctor/Nurse Home Visit with Specialty Doctor

Thursday - AM

9:15am Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting on MMU

Thursday - PM

2pm Introduction to Palliative Rehabilitation with Physiotherapist

3pm Introduction to Complex Discharge Planning in terminal illness

Friday - AM

Hospital Palliative Care Team Ward Visits

Friday - PM

2pm Introduction to Personalised Care Plan for the Last Days of Life with End of Life Care Nurse

4pm Debrief / sign off