Education and Courses

Hospice South Canterbury offer many courses to keep your training up to date.  You can register online or print your form and send it in to us.

 Courses Available are:

Essence of Palliative Care

This is an important introduction to all packages as it defines palliative care and end of life care.

 

A pre-reading workbook PDF file will be sent to you.

 

                  For : All staff in residential facilities (nurses, caregivers, management, reception); in

         hospices; in primary care; and doctors surgeries.

 Time: One hour

 This course will be going online shortly.  A link will be here as soon as it is available

 

  Ethical Issues / communication skills in palliative care

Ethical issues occur in end of life care but with the right skills and decision making processes staff will be enabled to assist residents and families in the best way possible. We look at the impact of communication, exploring how we communicate and what causes challenges as we communicate with residents and their families and other members of the care team.

A pre-reading workbook PDF file will be sent to you

For: All staff in residential facilities (nurses, caregivers, management, reception); in Hopices; in primary care; and doctors surgeries

Time: Two hours

 This course will be going online shortly.  A link will be here as soon as it is available

 

Pain and symptom management / Last days of life

Residents with advanced disease may experience symptoms which will have a significant impact on their quality of life.  We discuss assessment of symptoms careful planning and management of care and on-going evaluation.  Care provided during the last days and hours of life has profound effects on the resident, th family and on the care team.  this session will also assist staff to develop skills to make those last hour positive memories for family.

 A Pre-reading workbook PDF file will be sent to you.

 FOR: All staff in residential facilities (nurses, caregivers, management, reception); in hospices, in primary care and doctors surgeries.

Time: Two Hours.

 This course will be going online shortly. A link will be here as soon as it is available

 

Palliative Care for people with Chronic Illness / Dementia

Residents live with advanced disease that impact on their quality of life.  We discuss challenges for people with chronic illness and special attention required for those with end stage dementia.  Investigating how to minimise burdens and strain experienced by family/carers and decision making skills in end of life care.

 FOR: All Staff in residential facilities (nurses, caregivers, management, reception); in hospices, primary care and doctors surgeries.

 Time: Two Hours

 This course will be going online shortly.  A link will be here as soon as it is available

 

Syringe Driver FULL Competency

Hospice NZ provides the curriculum for this training in the sage and effective use of the Niki T34 syringe driver and medicine management.

A workshop will be held where you learn theiretical knowledge, experience a hands on interactive practical protion before you complete a practical assessment and a short written test.

 FOR: Registered Nurses working in Hospice, Aged Residential Cane and Community settings.  Enrolled Nurses can also attend subject to their scope of practice.

 Time: Two hours.

 Dates for sessions:

Wednesday 10th February 1 - 3pm

Wednesday 10th March 1 - 3pm

Wednesday 21 April 1 - 3pm

Wednesday 19th May 9.30 - 11.30am

 Wednesday 16th June 1 - 3pm

Wednesday 28th July 1 - 3pm

Wednesday 25th August 1 - 3pm

Wednesday 20th October 9.30 - 11.30am

Wednesday 17th November 9.30 - 11.30am

Wednesday 15th December 1 - 3pm

To register for this coursd please "Click Here"

 

Syringe Driver UPDATE

Annual updates are recommended to maintain competency in the use of the Niki T34 syringe driver and medicine mamagement.  You will complete a practical assesment and a short written test.

FOR: Registered Nurses working in Hospice, Aged Residential Care and Community settings.  Enrolled Nurses can also attend subject to their scope of practice.

Time: One Hour

 Dates for sessions:

Wednesday 27th January 1 - 2pm

Wednesday 10th february 11am - 12pm

Wednesday 21 April 11am - 12pm

Wednesday 19th May 1 - 2pm

Wednesday 28th July 11am - 12pm

Wednesday 22 September 1 - 2pm

Wednesday 20th October 1 - 2pm

Wednesday 17th November 1 - 2pm

Wednesday 15th December 11am - 12pm

To register for this course please "Click Here"

 

Te Ara Whakapiri - New Zealand Last Days of Life Careplan - 

Wednesday 21 April 3 -4pm

 Wednesday 20 October 3 - 4pm

To register for this course please "Click Here"