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Our Education Department is an important part of the hospice, offering education to those involved in care services such as palliative care and end of life care, either here at the hospice or in hospital, within the community or perhaps the patient’s own home.


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Swap Shop – How does CHC Funding Work?

Date: Wednesday 04 September 2019: 12.30pm – 1.30pm at St Barnabas House

Swap Shop is open to doctors, nurses, social workers and all health and social care professionals from all clinical settings.

The aim of Swap Shop is to focus on a specific palliative care topic. It runs as a 40 minute presentation and participants are given a presentation handout with supportive references for further reading.

There will be an opportunity for discussion and it is hoped that participants will informally ‘swap’ and exchange ideas to enhance their clinical practice.

A sandwich lunch is provided FREE of charge and you do not have to book or reserve a place. We look forward to seeing you!

Cost: FREE

Unfortunately on occasions it may be necessary to change the scheduled topic

For more information, please download the attached poster.

 

Verification of Expected Adult Death

This study day will provide an overview of how to verify an expected adult death. It will provide an introduction and overview of local policy specific to ‘Verification of Expected Death’ and consider the registered nurse’s role and the coroner’s perspective. It will also consider related communication, legal and ethical issues, record keeping and documentation, and bereavement support for relatives. There will be an assessment of each student’s practical skill of VOEAD to ascertain knowledge gained.

Please bring a stethoscope for the practical session

Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Dates: Tuesday 24 September 2019 & Tuesday 12 November 2019

Cost: FREE These two days have been funded by NHS Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEEKSS)

Dates: Tuesday 10 March 2020 &  Tuesday 30 June 2020

Cost: £80

Light Lunch Provided

Who should attend: Registered nurses with current NMC registration

 For more information, please download the attached poster

Symptom Management in the Last Days of Life

Date: Monday 30 September 2019: 9.30pm – 12.30pm 

This session will provide an introduction to the assessment of some of the common symptoms experienced by people in the last days of life. This will include:

  • Pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Respiratory secretions
  • Terminal agitation

There will be a focus on some of the key drugs prescribed to manage these symptoms, including drug conversions. The session will consider some of the current national guidance that informs clinical practice.

Who should attend: registered nurses and doctors

Cost: £40 including refreshments and handouts

Please note: Symptom Management in the Last Days of Life and An Introduction to the Management of Syringe Drivers courses are on the same day as they complement each other. Why not sign up for both and make a day of it? (Light lunch included)

For more information, please download the attached poster

An Introduction to the Management of Syringe Drivers

Date: Monday 30 September 2019: 1.30pm – 4.30pm 

This half day session provides an opportunity for registered general nurses and doctors to consider the appropriate use of a syringe driver (McKinley) in palliative care.

There will be a focus on the implications for its use, advantages and possible disadvantages, drug compatibility and the practicalities of setting the syringe driver up as well as monitoring the effect of its use.

A certificate of attendance, not competence, will be issued.

Who should attend: registered general nurses and doctors

Cost: £40 including refreshments and handouts

Please note: Symptom Management in the Last Days of Life and An Introduction to the Management of Syringe Drivers courses are on the same day as they complement each other. Why not sign up for both and make a day of it? (Light lunch included)

STBH Mgt of Syringe Drivers Poster 2019-20

We have now launched our 2019/20 Education Programme, which aims to promote the best possible care for our patients and support for their family and friends.

The programme is put together following discussion with patients, carers and professionals, to ensure that our teaching sessions match the needs of those receiving and those giving the care.

Our 2019/20 Education Programme calendar and brochure are now available in the ‘more details’ section of this page. When you are ready to book simply complete our booking form.

Online booking form

Sage & Thyme Level 1 & Level 2 Bookings

Please Note: We need you to complete a different form to attend the Sage & Thyme courses:

Research and Innovation

We aim to constantly review and improve our services and are committed to developing research and innovation in Palliative Medicine. Read and download our latest staff presentations given at a variety of conferences here.

Education Team course
Education Team June 2019
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