Education

Our courses

We provide a full programme of tailored training throughout the year – all available at our fully-equipped learning environments in Telford and Shrewsbury.

To attend one of the courses below, please use the booking form to reserve your place. Any payments required help fund both the training and our caring services.

Courses

Palliative Care Emergencies

A study day looking at the different types of palliative care emergencies patients may experience including spinal cord compression and catastrophic bleed.

DateTimeLocationTutorCostPlaces
8.09.229:00 – 16:00Shrewsbury Education SuiteEirian Thomas£60Fully booked
18.10.229.00-16.00Telford Lecture RoomEirian Thomas£60Places available

Changing the Narrative – Communication Skills

A study day that looks at the theory and practice of effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills, especially in discussing advance care planning.

DateTimeLocationTutorCostPlaces
21.09.229.00-16.00Shrewsbury Education SuiteTBC£60Fully booked
11.10.229.00-16.00Telford Lecture RoomTBC£60Places available
16.11.229.00-16.00Shrewsbury Education SuiteTBC£60Fully booked

Symptom Management

A study day that looks at pain, breathlessness, nausea and vomiting, and agitation. We will be covering both the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management for these symptoms.

DateTimeLocationTutorCostPlaces
28.09.229.00-16.00Shrewsbury Education SuiteSevern Hospice Outreach Team£60Fully booked
3.11.229.00-16.00Shrewsbury Education SuiteSevern Hospice Outreach Team£60Places available

Introduction to Complementary Therapy

We will explain what Complementary Therapies are, how they work, which ones we use at the hospice and how they can benefit palliative care patients and their families. Parts of the session involving Aromatherapy may be interactive.

DateTimeLocationTutorCostPlaces
22.11.2210.00-12.30Shrewsbury Education SuiteHannah Yapp£45Places available

Lymphoedema

This course is an introduction to lymphoedema, from anatomy and physiology to starting basic treatment, going through principles and treatment with some hands-on practice.

Bereavement

This course will focus on the theory and experience of loss and bereavement and the afternoon will be an interactive session using case studies and activities, and we will cover how to support the bereaved person.

Marie Curie competencies in spiritual & religious care, Level 1 & 2

These competencies have been developed with an understanding of spiritual care in its broadest sense. It is acknowledged that spirituality includes whatever gives a person meaning, value and worth in their life.

Spirituality and religion are clearly distinguished: religion can be an important part in a person’s spirituality but how important, if at all, will depend on the individual. Although spiritual care is traditionally seen as the chaplain’s area of expertise these competencies assume that all staff
and volunteers can and do provide spiritual care.

Level 1 & 2 competency covers understanding the spiritual dimension of care and building communication with patients and includes an oral assessment outside the teaching session.

DateTimeLocationTutorCostPlaces
19.10.2213.30 -15.30Shrewsbury Community Services Lecture RoomHarry Edwards£30Places available
24.11.2213.30-15.30Telford Lecture RoomTim Bush£30Places available

Marie Curie competencies in spiritual & religious care, Level 3

These competencies have been developed with an understanding of spiritual care in its broadest sense. It is acknowledged that spirituality includes whatever gives a person meaning, value and worth in their life.

Spirituality and religion are clearly distinguished: religion can be an important part in a person’s spirituality but how important, if at all, will depend on the individual. Although spiritual care is traditionally seen as the chaplain’s area of expertise these competencies assume that all staff and volunteers can and do provide spiritual care.

Level 3 competency will cover assessing spiritual needs and appropriate referral.

DateTimeLocationTutorCostPlaces
20.10.2213.30-15.30Telford Lecture RoomTim Bush£30Places available
16.11.2213.30-15.30Shrewsbury Community Services Lecture RoomHarry Edwards£30Places available

Syringe Drivers for beginners

This course is aimed at Registered nurses (RGN’s) only. This is a hands-on course that focuses on an introduction to the use of a syringe driver for the novice and cover all aspects its use in practice. This practical will include all do’s and don’ts and an overview of appropriate drugs use will also be part of the session.

DateTimeLocationTutorCostPlaces
13.09.229.30-12.30Telford Lecture RoomCheryl Muller£40Places available
26.10.229.30-12.30Shrewsbury Education SuiteCheryl Muller£40Places available
8.11.229.30-12.30Telford Lecture RoomCheryl Muller£40Places available

Syringe Driver update

This course is aimed at Registered nurses (RGN’s) only. Do you feel a bit rusty using a syringe driver, when did you last set up a syringe driver? If you have not done this within the last six – twelve months this course will help keep your skills updated. This session is a hands-on practical and update covering the use of a syringe pump. It assumes you have previously attended a beginners’ session and/or have used a syringe driver and include an overview of its use, setting up and troubleshooting. Drugs used will also be included.

DateTimeLocationTutorCostPlaces
19.09.229.30-12.30Shrewsbury Education SuiteCheryl Muller£40Places available
20.10.229.30-12.30Telford Lecture RoomCheryl Muller£40Places available
24.11.229.30-12.30Shrewsbury Education SuiteCheryl Muller£40Places available
8.12.229.30-12.30Telford Lecture RoomCheryl Muller£40Places available

Verification of an Expected Adult Death

This session is for trained staff who verify death as part of their role and applies to ward, the community and nursing homes. If you are a healthcare assistant and you are required to verify an expected death in your work area please send your company policy to support your application in order to attend this course. This course will include local policy and a demonstration of the practical skills necessary. A certificate of competence will be given at the end of this session once competence has been demonstrated and attained.

DateTimeLocationTutorCostPlaces
7.09.229.30-12.30Telford Lecture RoomCheryl Muller£40Places available
12.09.229.30-12.30Shrewsbury Education SuiteCheryl Muller£40Fully booked
6.10.229.30-12.30Telford Lecture RoomCheryl Muller£40Places available
2.11.229.30-12.30Shrewsbury Education SuiteCheryl Muller£40Places available
12.12.229.30-12.30Shrewsbury Education SuiteCheryl Muller£40Places available

More courses will be added throughout the year so keep an eye on the website. If you can’t see the course you need, please get in touch as we may be able to add it.

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