Healthcare professional may be interested in the following programmes which have been developed by Milford Care Centre. Available at http://www.e-life.ie
Introduction to Palliative Care
The Introduction to Palliative Care is an E-Learning Programme designed for all levels of healthcare professionals who seek an understanding or affirmation of “What is palliative care?”. The aim of the course is to enable participants to understand the principles of palliative care and their application to practice thereby improving the standard of care delivery and quality of life for patients and their families. The module is interactive, evidence based, promotes best practice and includes links to relevant resources valuable for your clinical practice.
The programme also has approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (3.5 CEU’s) and the Royal College of Physicians Ireland (2 credits). Once you have completed the programme, you can print your certificate. The programme was developed by Milford Care Centre with support from the AIIHPC.
Formal Family Meetings: a structured approach to communication in palliative care
The Formal Family Meetings programme was developed jointly by Milford Care and Marymount University Hospital and Hospice with support from the AIIHPC. The programme has been developed to guide participants in developing further knowledge on communicating with patients / families through formal Family Meetings. The target audience includes health and social care professionals involved in the delivery of palliative and end of life care in any setting, including specialist palliative care services, acute hospitals, long stay residential centres and Nursing Homes. The programme has approval from the Royal College of Physicians Ireland (2 Continuing Education Units) and from An Bord Altranais agus Cnaimhseachais na hEireann (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland – 4 CEUs) .
Intravenous Medication Administration (Blended programme).
This programme offers nurses the opportunity to do the theoretical component online and to do the practical component in the classroom.
More information on these programmes is available here or please contact Ms. Geraldine Aherne on +353 61 485841.