Education

Countywide Hospice Education Programme

Great Oaks works in partnership with Gloucestershire’s other hospices, Sue Ryder and Longfield, to deliver a comprehensive programme of education, aimed at all staff working in the field of health and social care.

The new 2019/20 schedule is available as a download, as is the application form.

If you are interested, complete the application form and send to Gail Cooper at the hospice.

Unsure if this course is for you?  Then telephone Gail Cooper for more information or drop her an email.

 

Supporting Bereaved Adults Training

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we know that there is an increased need for bereavement support.

We are therefore offering a free 3 hour online ‘Supporting Bereaved Adults’ Training workshop to anyone working or volunteering for an organization in the Forest of Dean.

We are particularly keen to encourage people working or volunteering with the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community in the Forest of Dean to attend this training as we know that those from the BAME community are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

The learning outcomes for the workshop are:

  • Participants will have increased their knowledge of loss, grief and bereavement including complex grief and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Participants will have an increased understanding of the levels of bereavement support required by people who have been bereaved and the support available to them both locally and nationally.
  • Participants will have increased their confidence in supporting people who have been bereaved.

We have three workshops available:

  • Saturday 30th January 2021 – 9.30am to 12.30pm - FULLY BOOKED
  • Saturday 27th February 2021 – 9.30am to 12.30pm - FULLY BOOKED
  • Saturday 27th March 2021 – 9.30am to 12.30pm - FULLY BOOKED

If you would like a book a place on one of these workshops please call Gail Cooper, Education Facilitator at Great Oaks Hospice on 01593 811910 or email her on [email protected]

Countywide Palliative & End of Life Care On-line Programme 2021-2022

Loss, Grief & Bereavement

This on-line workshop is for those working in health and social care settings where they may come into contact with bereaved adults

Learning Outcomes will be:

  • Increased knowledge of loss, grief and bereavement.
  • Increased knowledge of signposting opportunities for bereaved people both locally and nationally.
  • Increased confidence in supporting bereaved people.

This will be for Tier 1-2

November 19th 2021

9.30am-11.30am

Fee: £25 per person

Delivered via Zoom

To book a place contact

[email protected]

Tel: 01594 811910

Recognising Dying and using the Gloucestershire Shared Care Plan

This on-line workshop is for Health and social care staff who are involved in caring for the dying and their families.

Learning Outcomes will be:

  • Identify people who are reaching the final stages of life through the use of Proactive Identification Guidance and SPICT models. 
  • Discuss the recognition of reversible causes and the change in care management when someone is dying. 
  • Demonstrate how to use the Shared Care Plan, a Gloucestershire wide tool which can be used throughout all healthcare settings, promoting collaborative working and inter-agency communication. 

This will be for Tier 1-2

January 25th 2022

1pm-3pm

Fee: £25 per person

Delivered via Zoom

To book a place contact [email protected]

Tel: 01242 230199

An Introduction to Palliative & End of Life Care

This online workshop is for Health and social care staff and volunteers interested in developing their knowledge and understanding about palliative and end of life care and support.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Provides an understanding of what Palliative and end of life care is
  • What it means to the person who is receiving it.
  • Who is involved in Palliative and End of Life Care.
  • An approach that aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families   

This will be for Tier 1-2

February 9th 2022

9.30am-11.30am

Fee: £25 per person

Delivered via Zoom

To book a place contact

[email protected]

Tel: 01594 811910

Syringe Pump Training (T34/BD Bodyguard T)

This on-line workshop is aimed at registered nurses. 

Learning Outcomes will be:

  • Identify the reasons for administration of drugs using a syringe pump within palliative care
  • Discuss the drugs most commonly used at the end of life within Gloucestershire
  • Demonstrate how to convert from oral to subcutaneous opioids
  • Discuss how to safely and correctly insert and monitor a syringe pump (T34/BD Bodyguard T)
  • Identify where to seek further support

This will be for Tier 2

March 3rd 2022

1pm-3pm

Fee: £25 per person

Delivered via Zoom

To book a place contact [email protected]

Tel: 01242 230199