Palliative Care Study Day for Registered Nurses


1 day
09 May, 2019
9.30am-5pm (registration from 9am)
Free of charge
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St Christopher's Hospice, London

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About the event

This free study day offers the opportunity for registered nurses to learn about the principles and practices of palliative and end of life care. In addition, this study day will provide information about strategy, local and national drivers and the services offered by hospices.

Attending this study day will provide participants with a revalidation certificate.

  • What will I learn?

    By the end of this study day, attendees will:

    • understand principles and practices in palliative and end of life care.
    • be able to recognise dying and care for a dying patient.
    • have updated skills using syringe pumps in palliative care & managing common symptoms
    • know how to assess and manage wounds in palliative care.
    • be confident managing conversations at end of life.
    • know what services hospices provide.
  • Who is it for?

    The study day will be of specific interest to Registered Nurses interested in improving their end of life care skills.

  • Course tutors

    The day will be led by Anne Nash, Consultant Nurse, St Christopher’s and delivered by nurses from St Christopher’s inpatient unit.

  • Programme

    Date 31 January 2019 Subject
    09.30 Welcome, introductions and tour
    10.30 What do we mean by the palliative approach?

    Update on strategy, local & national drivers

    11.00 Tea
    11.15 Recognising dying & care of the dying patient
    12.15 Managing end of life conversations 
    13.15 Lunch
    13.45 Workshop 1: Use of syringe pumps in palliative care & managing common symptoms
    Practical syringe pump sessionWorkshop 2: Assessing and managing wounds in palliative care
    14.45 Nursing at St Christopher’s. Services available from St Christopher’s
    15.30 Tea
    15.45 Pain assessment. What is total pain?
    16.15 Reflections, evaluations & close

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If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help

020 8768 4656

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Learning at St Christopher’s

St Christopher's Education
Our programme

Why our education programme?

We have a well-established programme of high quality, cutting-edge, specialist palliative care education, designed for those working in the UK and internationally.
Studying here

Why St Christopher's?

Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.
How we educate

Why our way of learning

Including the Namaste toolkit

Library and bookshop
Containing material on all aspects of palliative care, death and bereavement

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St Christopher’s Education Centre and VAT charges

At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses