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Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop FULL Series

Workshop 1 – Understanding the principles of Pain Management in palliative care (Thursday 25 February 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Introduction, Physiology of pain, Pain Assessment – Dr. Mary Bell
  • Analgesia-Opiates, Adjuvants and WHO ladder – Dr Norma O Leary

Live Webinar – Case scenarios on pain management delivered by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care.


Workshop 2 – Gastro Intestinal Symptom Management (Tuesday 23 March 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Introduction, Pathophysiology and management of GIT symptoms including nausea, vomiting and constipation – Dr. Mary Bell
  • Pharmaceutical management of GIT symptoms – Pharmacist.

Live Webinar – Case scenarios on management of GIT symptoms delivered by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care.


Workshop 3 – Central Nervous System Symptom Management (Tuesday 20 April 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Introduction, delirium and non-pharmalogical management of of CNS symptoms – Dr. Mary Bell
  • Multisystem atrophy/Progressive Supernuclear Palsy (PSP) and Motor Neurone disease – Bernie Corr
  • Pharmalogical management of CNS symptoms – Pharmacist
  • Depression/Altered mood-coping – David Shannon (Psychologist in Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services)

Live Webinar – Case scenarios on management of CNS symptoms delivered by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care.

Day 4 – Miscellaneous Symptoms and Issues to Manage in Palliative Care (Tuesday 18 May 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Breathlessness (Heart failure, COPD) – Julie Goss, ANP in palliative care
  • Palliative Care Emergencies (Spinal Cord Compression, Haemorrhage, SVC obstruction) – Catherine Turner, CNS in palliative care
  • Ethical issues – Dr. Joan Cunningham

Live Webinar – “A Palliative Approach to End-of-Life Care” delivered  by Dr. Michael Connolly, Joint Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing

By |2021-02-17T11:39:56+00:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop Series Day 1 – Pain

To receive information about this and other courses we offer, please fill out the enquiry form below.

Workshop 1 – Understanding the principles of Pain Management in palliative care (Thursday 25 February 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Introduction, Physiology of pain, Pain Assessment – Dr. Mary Bell
  • Analgesia-Opiates, Adjuvants and WHO ladder – Dr Norma O Leary

Live Webinar – Case scenarios on pain management delivered by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care.

By |2021-02-17T11:40:33+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Syringe Pump Workshop Using the McKinley T34 Pump – Date to be confirmed

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 |2021-02-09T10:54:54+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop Series Day 2 – Gastrointestinal

Workshop 2 – Gastro Intestinal Symptom Management (Tuesday 23 March 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Introduction, Pathophysiology and management of GIT symptoms including nausea, vomiting and constipation – Dr. Mary Bell
  • Pharmaceutical management of GIT symptoms – Pharmacist.

Live Webinar – Case scenarios on management of GIT symptoms delivered by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care.


To receive information about this and other courses we offer please fill out the enquiry form below.

By |2021-02-17T11:46:35+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop Series Day 3 – Central Nervous System

 

Workshop 3 – Central Nervous System Symptom Management (Tuesday 20 April 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Introduction, delirium and non-pharmalogical management of of CNS symptoms – Dr. Mary Bell
  • Multisystem atrophy/Progressive Supernuclear Palsy (PSP) and Motor Neurone disease – Bernie Corr
  • Pharmalogical management of CNS symptoms – Pharmacist
  • Depression/Altered mood-coping – David Shannon (Psychologist in Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services)

Live Webinar – Case scenarios on management of CNS symptoms delivered by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care.

To receive information about this and other courses we offer please fill out the enquiry form below.

By |2021-02-17T11:42:02+00:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop Series Day 4 – Miscellaneous Symptoms and Issues

Day 4 – Miscellaneous Symptoms and Issues to Manage in Palliative Care (Tuesday 18 May 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Breathlessness (Heart failure, COPD) – Julie Goss, ANP in palliative care
  • Palliative Care Emergencies (Spinal Cord Compression, Haemorrhage, SVC obstruction) – Catherine Turner, CNS in palliative care
  • Ethical issues – Dr. Joan Cunningham

Live Webinar – “A Palliative Approach to End-of-Life Care” delivered by Dr. Michael Connolly, Joint Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing

 

To receive information about this and other courses we offer please fill out the enquiry form below.

By |2021-02-17T11:39:16+00:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Dignity at Work Support Contact Person Training

Objectives:  Participants will:

  • Understand what is meant by Dignity at Work and what behaviours may constitute bullying, harassment and sexual harassment.
  • Be aware of the dynamics of bullying, its complexities and its subtleties
  • Be informed as to established definitions of bullying and harassment.
  • Be aware of the impact of bullying, harassment and sexual harassment on the individual and the organisation.
  • Be introduced to useful templates for understanding bullying and harassment and their impact eg the H Pyramid, the Window of Tolerance
  • Understand the scope of the law in Ireland on these issues.
  • Have a detailed understanding of Dignity at Work Policy and the Procedures.
  • Know the range of options for a staff member with concerns about bullying, harassment and sexual harassment
  • Have an awareness of the sensitivities of this issue for the staff member. 
  • Be clear about the nature, limits and boundaries of the role they are taking on.
  • Know how to structure an interview with a staff member. 
  • Be prepared with regard to the practical issues involved e.g. means of contact by staff member, venue, their own release from work etc. 
  • Be able to assess risk and to understand the limits to confidentiality and the reasons for those limits 
  • Have been provided with guidelines as to how to facilitate a meeting with a staff member who feels he or she is being bullied or harassed. 
  • Have considered the issues which may arise when supporting a staff member accused of bullying, harassment or sexual harassment. 
  • Be prepared for the impact of being in this role, and for dealing with this impact.

Methodology:

Participation is encouraged, and questions and discussion are welcomed.  This allows participants to tease out the issues, to apply the theory to practical examples, and to engage with the approach put forward.  Methods include structured group discussion, formal inputs by the trainers, group exercises, case studies and role plays.

By |2018-10-18T15:46:06+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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