October training day for end-of-life care

Amb with crew and patient

People who are approaching the end of life are entitled to high-quality care, wherever they’re being cared for, and we have a responsibility to help them live as well as possible and to die with dignity.

But end of life care can be a difficult and emotive topic, so we’ve paired up with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and Peterborough and Stamford Hospital Foundation Trust to offer a free, one-day training session on 4th October.

The 8.30am – 4pm session will include discussion and learning on:

  • the legalities and paperwork associated with end of life, e.g. DNACPRs
  • palliative care emergencies, such as spinal cord compression, hyperglycaemia, neutropenia, and terminal haemorrhage
  • available palliative care services, and how to access them
  • palliative care drugs
  • communications skills, including tips on difficult conversations, breaking bad news, and supporting bereaved relatives.

Taking place at Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough (PE3 6LW), lunch is included and there’s ample parking available on site.

If you’d like more information or want to book a place, please email Luke Squibb, Mentor and Support Duty Locality Officer, at luke.squibb@eastamb.nhs.uk by 25th September.

Published 8th September, 2016

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