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.

  • Fundamentals of Palliative Care: Day 3 - $15 a session

    05 November 2019Time: 9.15am - 4.15pm or book a single session
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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.

  • Syringe Driver Refresher Training - $20 for the workshop

    13 November 2019Time: 2pm 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 1.5 hours of continuing education.

  • Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Health Care Assistants (Sessions 1-10) - $105 for the two days

    Dates TBC
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    Essence of Palliative Care

    This package is an important introduction to all packages. It defines palliative care and end of life care and discusses the palliative approach to care that is the underpinning philosophy of care for people with a life limiting condition.

    Ethical Issues in Palliative Care

    Ethical issues occur in end of life care, but with the right skills and decision making processes staff will be enabled to assist people, families and whanau in the best possible way

    Communication Skills

    We all communicate every day, but how often do we think about the impact that communication has on those around us? In this session we will explore how we communicate and what can cause challenges as we communicate with people, families and whānau and other members of the team.

    Pain & Symptom Management

    People with advanced disease may experience symptoms which will have a significant impact on their quality of life. In this session we will discuss the impeccable assessment of symptoms, careful planning and management of care, and on-going evaluation.

    Palliative Care for People with Chronic Illness

    People live with advanced disease that impacts on their quality of life. In recent years there has been a greater recognition of the needs of people with chronic conditions other than cancer. This session looks at the challenges for people with advanced chronic illness and ways to improve their quality of life.

    Palliative Care for People with Dementia

    People may live with dementia for many years and the needs of these people require special attention and a palliative approach throughout their disease trajectory. Staff will learn skills in the holistic assessment of pain and symptoms in end stage dementia, how to minimise the burdens and strain experienced by family/carers and decision making skills in end of life care.

    Loss & Grief

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Fundamentals of Palliative Care: Day 1 - $15 a session

    Dates TBC
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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.

    Essence of Palliative Care: 9.15am -10.45am

    The Essence of Palliative Care is an important introduction to all packages. It defines palliative care and end of life care and discusses the palliative approach to care that is the underpinning philosophy of care for people with a life limiting condition.

    Ethical Issues in Palliative Care: 11am - 12.30pm

    Ethical issues occur in end of life care, but with the right skills and decision making processes staff will be enabled to assist people, and families and whaˉnau, in the best way possible.

    Communication Skills: 1pm - 3pm

    We all communicate every day, but how often do we think about the impact that communication has on those around us? In this session we will explore how we communicate and what can cause challenges as we communicate with people, families and whānau and other members of the team.

  • Fundamentals of Palliative Care: Day 2 - $15 a session

    Dates TBC
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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.

    Pain & Symptom Management: 9.15am - 12.15pm

    People with advanced disease may experience symptoms which will have a significant impact on their quality of life. In this session we will discuss the impeccable assessment of symptoms, careful planning and management of care, and on-going evaluation.

    Palliative Care for People with Chronic Illness: 1pm - 2.30pm

    People live with advanced disease that impacts on their quality of life. In recent years there has been a greater recognition of the needs of people with chronic conditions other than cancer. This session looks at the challenges for people with advanced chronic illness and ways to improve their quality of life.

    Palliative Care for People with Dementia: 2.45pm - 4.15pm

    People may live with dementia for many years and the needs of these people require special attention and a palliative approach throughout their disease trajectory. Staff will learn skills in the holistic assessment of pain and symptoms in end stage dementia, how to minimise the burdens and strain experienced by family/carers and decision making skills in end of life care.

  • Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Registered Nurses (Sessions 1-10) - $105 for the two days

    Dates TBC
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    Essence of Palliative Care

    This package is an important introduction to all packages. It defines palliative care and end of life care and discusses the palliative approach to care that is the underpinning philosophy of care for people with a life limiting condition.

    Ethics Issues in Palliative Care

    Ethical issues occur in end of life care, but with the right skills and decision making processes staff will be enabled to assist people, and families and whaˉnau, in the best way possible.

    Communication Skills

    We all communicate every day, but how often do we think about the impact that communication has on those around us? In this session we will explore how we communicate and what can cause challenges as we communicate with people, families and whānau and other members of the team.

    Pain & Symptom Management

    People with advanced disease may experience symptoms which will have a significant impact on their quality of life. In this session we will discuss the impeccable assessment of symptoms, careful planning and management of care, and on-going evaluation.

    Palliative Care for People with Chronic Illness

    People live with advanced disease that impacts on their quality of life. In recent years there has been a greater recognition of the needs of people with chronic conditions other than cancer. This session looks at the challenges for people with advanced chronic illness and ways to improve their quality of life.

    Palliative Care for People with Dementia

    People may live with dementia for many years and the needs of these people require special attention and a palliative approach throughout their disease trajectory. Staff will learn skills in the holistic assessment of pain and symptoms in end stage dementia, how to minimise the burdens and strain experienced by family/carers and decision making skills in end of life care.

    Loss & Grief

    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.

    Introduction to Spiritual Care

    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.

    Last Days of Life

    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.

    Caring for Ourselves

    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.

  • Palliative Care for Caregivers - $50 for the workshop

    Dates TBC
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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.

    To book into this course, please contact our education team on 06 878 7047 or email pip.mccaslin@cranfordhospice.org.nz.

  • Syringe Driver Initial Training - $60 for the workshop

    Dates TBC
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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: complete a pre-reading workbook before attending the workshop, attend the workshop with the opportunity to become familiar with Niki T34 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 fully trained Nurse will run the workshop and be available to assist you on the day.

    This Syringe Driver Full Competency Training Workshop provides 3 hours of continuing education.