Care of Wounds in Palliative Care Workshop

Wound care management and holistic symptom control at the end of life

St Christopher's CARE

Event overview

  • 10 Sep, 2024
  • 2 hours
  • 11am to 1pm
  • £60 plus VAT
  • FREE to care home partners
  • St Christopher's CARE

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Care of Wounds in Palliative Care Workshop

Palliative wounds can cause serious physical, psychological and social pain. This workshop offers the opportunity to find out more about a holistic approach to care and management of palliative wounds.

Outline

Palliative wounds can cause serious physical, psychological and social pain. This workshop offers the opportunity to find out more about a holistic approach to care and management of palliative wounds.

Using the state of the art skills lab, Knowhow, at St Christopher’s CARE, our expert nursing team will provide small groups of learners with a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of the complex and challenging issue of holistic wound management. We will in the coming months be looking to develop a more advanced workshop on this important area of care too.

This two-hour skills workshop will include a theoretical presentation, case studies and time for a Q&A, as well as provide learners with everything they need to create an effective and holistic wound management care plan. Our expert tutors will also support you with ways of identifying common symptoms and the practicalities of wound management.

What will I learn?

  • Definitions and concepts relating to fungating/malignant wounds
  • Management of common symptoms related to wounds that don’t heal
  • How to take a holistic approach to caring for patients with palliative wounds
  • Participants will receive a certificate of attendance

Who is it for?

This workshop is suitable for nurses, nursing associates, health care assistants looking after people at end of life, including care home managers.

Claire Roberts

Claire Roberts

I have previously worked in General Medicine and General Oncology. It was when I worked on a Breast Oncology Unit that my interest in wound management developed. We had patients undergoing surgery and also medical patients that presented with breast wounds due to their cancer. I had the opportunity to complete a course in tissue viability. When I came to work at the hospice I was fortunate enough to meet Dame Cicely Saunders and was inspired by her generosity of spirit. I enjoy Palliative Care Nursing focusing on symptom control which also includes palliative wound care.
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Catherine Kreckeler

Catherine Kreckeler 

I have spent the majority of my nursing career working in palliative care, both here and in Sydney,  Australia. I have always worked in the IPU setting, and currently work as a staff nurse here at St. Christopher’s. During this time I have encountered many wound care challenges, and developed a special interest in managing complex wounds. I have attended tissue viability conferences over the years, and I enjoy learning about new research based ideas and techniques. I also enjoy the creativity involved in applying new dressings and techniques in real life situations, keeping what is important to the patient…
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