Training & Education

Our training and education programmes support Hawke’s Bay health professionals to achieve the best possible care for patients in our region. Our courses cover a range of topics, including pain management, caring for patients with dementia, last days of life, loss and grief, and addressing your own needs as healthcare professionals.

Healthcare professionals are invited to take a look at our upcoming course and education programme, and to get in touch with any questions. Please note that all courses and programmes are currently on hold due to COVID-19. We will be reviewing these when appropriate and will update the session times accordingly.

  • Syringe Driver Initial Training - $60

    28 October 20201:30pm - 4pm
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    To increase knowledge and skills in the use of the NIKI-T34 syringe driver to administer continuous subcutaneous infusions. All participants are expected to hold a current New Zealand Nursing Council Practicing Certificate.

    Suitable for Registered and Enrolled Nurses providing palliative care.

    To attain certification each nurse is required to: Attend the workshop with the opportunity to become familiar with a syringe driver and complete a practical competency assessment on the day and complete a written assessment obtaining 80% minimum in the short answer question section and 100% in the drug calculations section.

    A Specialist Palliative Care Nurse will run the workshop and be available to assist you on the day.

    This Syringe Driver Full Competency Training Workshop provides 4 hours of continuing education.

    Click here to register your place on this training course today.

  • Syringe Driver Refresher Training - $20

    02 December 20202pm to 3:30pm
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    An update session which aims to reinforce and refresh knowledge and practical skills required when managing a continuous subcutaneous infusion.

    Suitable for Registered and Enrolled Nurses providing palliative care who have completed the full competency workshop in the past 2 years.

    This Syringe Driver Annual Update workshop provides 2.5 hours of continuing education.

    Click here to register your place on this training course today.

  • Breakfast Lecture - Free

    05 November 20197.30am to 8.30am
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    “Tea and Toast” available from 7am

    Neurodegenerative Disorders – motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, dementia and palliative care

    Presented by Dr Janet Turnbull

  • Fundamentals of Palliative Care: Day 3 - $80 or $20 per session

    13 October 20209am - 4:15pm
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    Fundamentals of Palliative Care

    The Fundamentals of Palliative Care is a series of learning packages designed by Hospice NZ for any health care worker – registered and non-registered staff – who are caring for people with a palliative care need. To book in for a single session, please contact our Education Team on 06 878 7047.

    Loss & Grief: 9.15am - 10.45am

    Although death is inevitable as a society we are still death denying. In our work we face death and grief often and the importance of the care we give at the end of life, and after death, will be explored during this session. We also look at our own grief and the importance of self care.

    Caring for Ourselves: 11am - 12.30pm

    Those in the caring professions are compassionate and caring individuals working with people who are suffering. Therefore, they are at risk of stress and burnout. This session is designed to provide staff with time to reflect on their wellness and look at ways to maintain it.

    Last Days of Life: 1pm - 2.30pm

    Inevitably people will die and care provided during the last days and hours of life has profound effects on people, and their family and whānau and on the care team. We have only one chance to get it right, this session will assist staff in developing the skills to make those last hours result in more positive memories for family.

    Introduction to Spiritual Care: 2.45pm - 4.15pm

    All staff have the potential to offer spiritual care. Each meeting with a person with a life limiting condition offers a chance to attend to the spiritual needs of that person; the need to be treated with dignity, the need to be “heard” and the need to have any spiritual distress noticed and addressed appropriately. This session is an introduction to how to meet the spiritual needs of the people for whom we care.

    Click here to register your place on this training course today.

  • Palliative Care for Caregivers - $60

    17 November 20209am - 4:30pm
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    The purpose of this short course is to enable caregivers to deliver improved palliative care to the people they are caring for. The course will improve their knowledge and understanding of palliative care by exploring a number of topics including the palliative care philosophy, pain and symptom management, communication and support, the last days of life and bereavement.

    One of the strengths of the course is that it is only for caregivers, it values the contribution they make to people, family and whānau care. It is highly interactive and participants need to feel comfortable enough to join in with the activities and discussions and share their experiences.

    Click here to register your place on this training course today.