End of Life & Palliative Care Awareness Training

Course Details

This course is for all health care professionals who work in NHS and Health and Social Care settings to include Private Nursing and Residential homes supporting patients who are deteriorating to the dying stage. The participants will be able to gain awareness and knowledge on how to identify the early warning signs, the progression stage, the benefits and importance of supporting families and carers, empowering the dying patient through patient centred care, consent, capacity and ethics.  Identifying the early warning signs and the deteriorating dying patient, physical health conditions associated with the dying person, spiritual needs the benefits of various evidence based treatments, monitoring medications side effects, signs of death, dealing with death, grieving and bereavement.

Course Aims

For CCT Skilled Trainers to deliver high quality accredited face to face training with practical skills sessions which is tailored to organisational need and policies. For CCT skilled Trainers to deliver training which fulfils the current Core Skills Training Framework(CSTF), current CQC and NICE guidelines.

Learner Objectives

  1. To gain knowledge and awareness of the early warning signs of near death
  2. To gain knowledge and awareness the general and clinical indicators of end life
  3. To gain knowledge and awareness of the benefits of Physical, Psychological, Social, Practical and Emotional support in the end of life journey
  4. To gain knowledge and awareness of addressing spiritual needs in the end of life journey
  5. To gain knowledge and awareness of the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment interventions of patients going through end of life journey
  6. To gain knowledge, awareness and skills of monitoring and managing various types of seizures  in the end of life journey 
  7. To gain knowledge and awareness of the benefits of ethics, consent to treatment, mental capacity, patient rights and patient centred care in the end of life journey
  8. To gain knowledge and awareness of the benefits of effective communication when working and supporting a patient in end of life treatment and journey
  9. To gain knowledge and awareness of the benefits of follow up care, relapse prevention and the role of the MDT and other support agencies like counsellors
  10. To gain knowledge and awareness of the benefits of  supporting carers, families and friends for someone going through end of life care
  11. To gain knowledge, awareness and skills of monitoring and managing signs of near death in end of life journey
  12. To gain knowledge, awareness and skills of care after death (Verification and Certification) in end of life journey 
  13. To gain knowledge, awareness and skills of Pastoral Care and Body Viewing in end of life journey
  14. To gain knowledge, awareness and skills of understanding the principles and processes of coronial criteria in end of life journey
  15. To gain knowledge, awareness and skills of special precautions of associated disturbances and radiation in end of life journey

Course Modules

  1. Causes of Male and Female Deaths in the Uk​
  2. The Determination and Identification stage of end of life
  3. Early Warning Signs of Near Death
  4. General and Clinical Indicators of end life
  5. Principles of Communication in the end of life journey
  6. The principles of Consent and Ethics in the end of life journey
  7. The principles of Decision Making Process and Capacity in the end of life journey
  8. Holistic Assessment and Care Planning in the end of life journey
  9. The benefits of Patient-Centred and Co-ordinated Care in the end of life journey
  10. The benefits of Physical, Psychological, Social, Practical and Emotional support in the end of life journey
  11. Addressing Spiritual Needs in the end of life journey
  12.   Dealing with Palliative Emergencies and Care in the end of life journey
  13. Monitoring and Management of Various Types of Seizures  in the end of life journey 
  14. Assessment , Signs and Symptoms in the Last Daysin end of life journey
  15.  Monitoring Hydration in end of life journey
  16. Pharmacological Interventions in end of life journey
  17. Managing Pain, Breathlessness,Anxiety,Agitation, Delirium, Noisy Respiratory Secretions in end of life journey
  18. Signs that, death is near in end of life journey
  19. Care after death (Verification and Certification) in end of life journey 
  20. Collaboration with family in special arrangements, rituals and managing personal belongings in end of life journey
  21. Pastoral Care and Body Viewing in end of life journey
  22. Understanding the Principles and Processes of Coronial Criteria in end of life journey 
  23. Special Precautions of Associated Disturbances and Radiation in end of life journey
  24. Incident Reporting in end of life journey and Current Nice Guideline in end of life journey

Course Benefits

This face to face course provides learners with an in-depth insight and understanding of the causes of the dying person.How to empower the dying patient through patient centred care, consent, capacity and ethics.  Identifying the early warning signs and the deteriorating dying patient, physical health conditions associated with the dying person, spiritual needs the benefits of various evidence based treatments, monitoring medications side effects, signs of death, dealing with death, grieving and bereavementThe benefits of family and carers involvement and current evidence based pharmacological and non pharmacological treatments.
 
CPD – 6.5 Points