Date: Wednesday, Oct 11th Time: 7pm - 8:30pm Are you interested in volunteering with the North Okanagan Hospice Society (NOHS)? NOHS is...
Course: Palliative Care Essentials for Health Care Aides
Location: NOHS Boardroom, 3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C.
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (30 minute lunch)
Preparation: Pre-reading, handouts and modules will be provided electronically.
Facilitator: Clara Dyck, RN, MSN, CHPCN (C), Education & Resource Leader, NOHS
To Sign Up: email Clara at [email protected]
Who: Are you a Health Care Assistant/Care Aid who works with people and their families at the end of their life? Are you looking to increase your skill, knowledge and ability to provide the best possible care?
What: North Okanagan Hospice Society is now offering a one-day (7 hour) Palliative Education for Health Care Assistants course. We currently have spaces available for external candidates for the first time and want to share this opportunity with our healthcare partners in the community.
This course will build on your current caregiving strengths and equip you to provide high quality, culturally sensitive, palliative care to your clients and their family members. Additionally, you will learn the importance of self-care and reflection. This course is applicable to all health care settings, Long Term Care, Home & Community Care and Private Care Homes. You will earn a NOHS Certification in Palliative Education for Health Care Assistants.
|Module 1: Changing Illness Trajectories and the Integrated Palliative Approach to Care|
|Module 2: Communication and Psychosocial Support|
|Module 3: Pain, Suffering, and Symptom Management|
|Module 4: Personal Care and Nutrition|
|Module 5: Dying, Final Hours of Care, and Loss and Grieving|
|Module 6: The Role of Support Workers and Self Care|
To book this course exclusively for your organization please email [email protected] ph 250-503-1800 ext 104.
|8:30am to 8:45am||Refreshments, Welcome, and Overview of the Day|
|8:45am to 9:30am||Module 1: Changing Illness Trajectories and the Integrated Palliative Approach to Care|
|9:30am to 11:00am||Module 2: Communication and Psychosocial Support|
|11:00am to 11:15am||Morning Break|
|11:15am to 12:15pm||Module 3: Pain, Suffering, and Symptom Management|
|12:15pm to 12:45pm||Lunch|
|12:45pm to 2:00pm||Module 4: Personal Care and Nutrition|
|2:00pm to 3:00pm||Module 5: Dying, Final Hours of Care, and Loss and Grieving|
|3:00pm to 3:15pm||Break|
|3:15pm to 4:00pm||Module 6: The Role of Support Workers and Self Care|
Clara Dyck, RN, MSN, CHPCN (C), Education & Resource Leader, NOHS
Clara is an expert in community engagement to ensure people are prepared for their end of life journey. She is research partner with Dr. Sharon Kaasalainen and McMaster University in the Strengthening A Palliative Approach in Long Term Care and Associate Member of the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Preventions, University of British Columbia. Since 2018 she has been the Education and Resource Leader at North Okanagan Hospice Society. She uses her expertise and knowledge of death and dying to support people along the care continuum from diagnosis of a life limiting illness to bereavement, at all the healthcare touch points. She ensures her community has the knowledge, resources and access needed when they die. Her breadth of knowledge of end-of-life care ranges from whole person symptom management, Advanced Care Planning to care of the dying in a culturally sensitive Trauma-informed manner.Sign Up/More Information*
*Email [email protected]