End of Life Care

Course Description
This course is a general awareness course designed to give staff an overall understanding of End of Life Care and the issues facing Service Users and staff.

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Course start from £300 plus VAT for half day training
(maximum 16 candidates)

An additional charge of £15.00 + VAT per learner (correct at time of going to press) is also made for certification for OCN accredited training

There are various options for this course. Candidates can choose to take this course as an OCN Accredited Level 2 or level 3 course, an unaccredited course or an OCN accredited train the trainer course.

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Who Should Attend
All staff working with Service Users who need End of Life Care

Assessment & Award
This course assessment is a short exercise aimed at ensuring staff have gained the necessary knowledge.  On successful completion candidates will be awarded the appropriate certificate

Duration
3 hours (Half Day) or 6 hours (Full Day) excluding breaks

Cost
This course costs £500 plus VAT (Total Cost £600) for a full days training & £300 plus VAT (Total Cost £360) for half day training – these costings are based on a maximum of 16 candidates (This includes exams, in house certificates and all associated costs)

For OCN Accreditation please add an extra £15  for certification.

Venue
This course could be run at our Training Centre in Rainham, Kent but is typically run at client locations throughout the UK

Content

  • Gold Standard Framework
  • End of Life Care Strategy
  • Liverpool Care Pathway
  • Who is the Person/Client?
  • Legalities
  • Palliative Care
  • Specialist Palliative Care
  • End of Life
  • Managing Pain
  • Grief and Loss
  • Considerations for Dying at Home
  • Communicating with Clients and Carers
  • Awkward questions
  • The Terminal Phase
  • Needs Assessment
  • A last word

Objectives

By the end of the course learners will have:

  • Understand the changes taking place which will impact on delivering End of Life Care in the community/residential setting
  • Have considered their own fears, needs and boundaries
  • Have considered the needs of the Service Users and families
  • Have discussed the various difficulties in delivering care in these circumstances
  • Have explored the possible signs and symptoms that the end of life is approaching
  • Have discussed the need for a robust organisational procedure in order that staff know how to respond in given situations