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Essentials in Dementia Care Training

On completion of this course you will be in position to;

  • Recognise the anatomy and physiology of the brain.
  • Name the main types of dementia.
  • Describe person-centred care and appreciate how the care environment, carer attitudes and behaviours influence the person with dementia.
  • Understand the need to focus on the retained abilities of the person with dementia.Identify interventions, which enhance the quality of life and the quality of care for people with dementia.
  • Understand the different types of communication and the role of communication in addressing behaviour that is challenging to staff.

 

This intensive training will also help you, and your organisation, to prepare for the HIQA thematic inspection on Dementia Care.

For full information complete the details below.

By | January 20th, 2018|Categories: Course, Dementia|0 Comments

Dementia Care Activities

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the anatomy and physiology of the brain.
  • Name the main types of dementia.
  • Describe person centred care and appreciate how the care environment, carer
    attitudes and behaviours influence the person with dementia.
  • Understand the need to focus on the retained abilities of the person with dementia.
  • Identify interventions, which enhance the quality of life and the quality of care for
    people with dementia.
  • Understand the different types of communication and the role of communication in
    addressing behaviour that is challenging to staff.
  • Appreciate the benefits of providing activities for people with dementia.
  • Understand the need for adaptation of approach for this client group.
  • Give consideration to safety issues.
  • Assess, facilitate and evaluate involvement in activity programme.
  • Appreciate the role of documentation in this process.
  • Plan programmes for residents taking into account their individual ability.

The intensive training will also help you and your organisation to prepare for the HIQA thematic inspection on Dementia Care.

For further information please enter your details below

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: Course, Dementia|0 Comments

Syringe Pump Workshop Using the McKinley T34

This half day workshop will provide nurses, doctors and pharmacists with an opportunity to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skill required to manage subcutaneous infusions using the McKinley T34 Ambulatory Syringe Pump.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Identify the indications for use of a syringe pump.
  • Demonstrate awareness of drug combinations, compatibilities and interactions.
  • Understand professional responsibility and accountability issues surrounding use of the syringe pump.
  • Prepare and assemble a syringe pump.
  • Outline the care and maintenance requirements of the syringe pump.
  • Trouble-shoot issues that can arise with the syringe pump

The Opioid Conversion component centres on the common calculations required when caring for an individual on opioid medications. This is also a key competency for candidates undertaking the 8 week distance learning palliative care course.

Accreditation Certificate from Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. Nurses: Category 1 approval with 2 CEUs from An Bord Altranais (Nursing Board).

 

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Health Care Assistant Training Course 2018-19

Our course begins with a 4 day ‘block week. Then the programme runs just one day a week – almost every Thursday until March. There are also practical work days that must be completed in a clinical environment. These can be done on the wards of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.

When you study as part of our QQI Healthcare assistant class, you will receive:

  • All 8 modules with expert staff and teachers of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.
  • Full course outline can be found here
  • Guaranteed work placement on the wards of Our Lady’s Hospice
  • All required training for work placements; manual handling etc
  • Access to state of the art learning centre; full library, WiFi, printing, study room.
  • Free parking and on-site restaurant
By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Course, Gerontology, Palliative|0 Comments

Medicines Management in Palliative Care 2018

The course is delivered using  7 online learning training modules followed by an interactive education day, delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Participants will have opportunities to apply learning through the use of case studies, problem solving activities and reflective practice.

Course Objectives

  • Gain up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge of how and why medicines are used in pain and symptom management in palliative care.
  • Understand the practical use and indications for a syringe pump in palliative care.
  • Enhance communication skills with patients and colleagues to promote optimum pharmaceutical care of patients at end of life.

Who should attend?

Community pharmacists, hospital pharmacists, residential care pharmacists and other health care professionals with a particular interest in medicines in palliative care.

For full information on each module complete the details here.

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

The Enneagram with Prof. Richard Groves

Through a highly interactive programme participants will explore the nine different personality types of the Enneagram and their own personality through the fields of philosophy, psychology and spirituality.

The workshop is led by the experienced Prof. Richard Groves. Prof. Groves has been studying the Enneagram for over 20 years and has worked closely with the esteemed Richard Rohr.

Day 1: An introduction to the history, traditional and evolution of the Enneagram. Prof. Groves will introduce each of the 9 styles and offer classic examples through multi media and personal testimony.

Day 2: As the participants have a more significant understanding of the styles they begin to focus in on their own core type. Through a process of ‘panels’ and personal discovery the search become more refined.

This workshop provides an intimate and accessible introduction to the Enneagram tool.

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By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Course, Psycho-Social|0 Comments