Health Care Assistant Training Course 2018-19

Discounts

Early bird discount (€50 off) available for payment of first instalment (if paid on or before August 21st 2018)

Discount (€150 off) if full fees paid by September 20th 2018 – €1,545

Programme

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

When you study as part of our QQI Healthcare assistant class, we provide and assist you with everything you need to become qualified;

  • 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
  • Manual handling and Patient handling training and Certificate  (included in your fees)
  • Garda vetting
  • Access to state of the art learning centre; full library, WiFi, printing, study room.
  • Free parking and on-site restaurant
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Palliative Care Support

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care.
  • Summarise the structure and organisation of palliative care services to include the role played by the multi-disciplinary team and diverse family structures in the provision of care for a terminally ill person.
  • Discuss the role of the support worker in the promotion of key issues such as life quality, self-esteem, respect, privacy and dignity in palliative care work
  • Explore different attitudes to death and dying to include an understanding of individual patterns of grief, bereavement and loss.
  • Employ a range of communication strategies and processes which are central to the work in palliative care.
  • Apply a person-centered approach to caring for a person in the last days of their life to include the provision of supportive and holistic care promoting safety, dignity, respect and comfort.
  • Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life.
  • Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in a palliative care setting.
  • Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care

Assessment:

Assignment Learner Record clinical work experience
Palliative care Support 30% 70%  36 hours
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Care in the Last Days of Life – Monday, 25 March 2019

Objectives of Course

  • Outline the concept of palliative care and discuss the role of and referral process to specialist palliative care.
  •  Outline the issues surrounding diagnosing dying and be able to discuss the active dying process with a family.
  •  Develop and enhance skills in the assessment of the person with pain and other common symptoms at end of life.
  • Describe the management of pain and other common symptoms (dyspnoea, agitation, anxiety, nausea, vomiting and chest secretions) at end of life.
  • Discuss the management of some of the ethical issues such as advanced care planning and artificial hydration within the context of the last days of life.
  • Understand how to manage a sensitive conversation around death and dying with a patient or family at end of life.
By |2018-12-12T15:01:15+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Syringe Pump Workshop Using the McKinley T34 Pump – Monday 1 April 2019

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

Accreditation Certificate from Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. Nurses: Category 1 approval with 2.5 CEUs from An Bord Altranais (Nursing Board).

By |2018-12-12T15:02:11+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Syringe Pump Workshop Using the McKinley T34 Pump – Thursday 25 April 2019

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

Accreditation Certificate from Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. Nurses: Category 1 approval with 2.5 CEUs from An Bord Altranais (Nursing Board).

By |2018-12-12T15:43:13+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Care in the Last Days of Life – Monday, 6 May 2019

Objectives of Course

  • Outline the concept of palliative care and discuss the role of and referral process to specialist palliative care.
  •  Outline the issues surrounding diagnosing dying and be able to discuss the active dying process with a family.
  •  Develop and enhance skills in the assessment of the person with pain and other common symptoms at end of life.
  • Describe the management of pain and other common symptoms (dyspnoea, agitation, anxiety, nausea, vomiting and chest secretions) at end of life.
  • Discuss the management of some of the ethical issues such as advanced care planning and artificial hydration within the context of the last days of life.
  • Understand how to manage a sensitive conversation around death and dying with a patient or family at end of life.
By |2018-12-12T15:14:54+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Syringe Pump Workshop Using the McKinley T34 Pump – Thursday 9 May 2019

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

Accreditation Certificate from Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. Nurses: Category 1 approval with 2.5 CEUs from An Bord Altranais (Nursing Board).

By |2018-12-12T15:16:03+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments
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