Education for health care providers
Palliative Care Training
Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care
Core Fundamentals an eight-week program for those working in the health system interested in developing their capacity in hospice palliative care.
SMITHS FALLS - Sept 21, Oct 12, 16, 2018 - Registration deadline: September 7, 2018
Enhanced Fundamentals, a full day session with self-directed learning, a prerequisite for the Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) Program.
SMITHS FALLS - November 16, 2018 - Registration deadline: September 7, 2018
Advanced Palliative Practice Skills (APPS)For Personal Support workers (PSWs), Health Care aides, and Hospice Volunteers who are graduates of Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care program or the Level 1 Palliative Care Course
KINGSTON - Nov 2, 23, Dec 14, 2018 - Registration deadline: October 25, 2018
Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education
The CAPCE program is open to Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses. The prerequisite for registration in CAPCE is the Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care core course with the Enhanced Day, OR the previous offering of Level 1 PC education. The program is designed to align with the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice (CHPCA 2002). CAPCE was developed in 2002 by the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program (PPSMCP) of Southwestern Ontario.
BELLEVILLE - Registration deadline: September 10, 2018
LEAP (Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care) Core targeted for healthcare professionals whose primary focus of work is not palliative care but who, in the course of their work, care for patients with life-threatening and progressive life-limiting illness.
SMITHS FALLS - September 14-15, 2018 Registration deadline: September 5, 2018
LEA P Long Term Care
LEAP (Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care) Long Term Care covers being aware, taking ownership, pain, GI symptoms, hydration and nutrition, essential conversations, respiratory symptoms, grief, decision making and advance care planning, last days and hours, psychosocial and spiritual care, delirium and dementia, organizational readiness as well as PSW competencies.
PERTH - October 19-20, 2018 Registration deadline: October 10, 2018
Exact location and other details to follow. For more information, please contact SouthEastPalliativeCare@lhins.on.ca
The following news, publications and tools, resources, professional practice resources, legislation and key websites can support your clinical practice.
- Alberta Health Services; Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale(ESAS)- A valid and reliable assessment tool to assist in the assessment of nine common symptoms experienced by cancer patients and is one of the key assessment tools used in Palliative Care (http://palliative.org/NewPC/_pdfs/tools/ESAS-r.pdf)
- National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE); Tool on Capacity & Consent Ontario edition (http://www.nicenet.ca/files/Capacity.pdf)
- Victoria Hospice Society; Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) - A valid, reliable functional assessment tool that provides a framework for measuring progressive decline in palliative patients (http://palliative.info/resource_material/PPSv2.pdf)
- Expected Death at Home Checklist for Planning an Expected Home Death -information needed by the family and care providers at the time of death
- Expected Death at Home Planning Tool - A planning tool for the family and most responsible practitioner
- Guidelines for Family/Caregiver/Agency at Time of Death - A list of who to contact at the time of death
- Palliative Pain and Symptom Management: Pocket Reference Guide and Reference Material - Provides pain and symptom management information (not medical advice). This guide was developed as general information for physicians and registered nurses with palliative care expertise. (http://www.palliativecareswo.ca/docs/PocketReferenceGuideRefMat.pdf)
- Palliative Care for Older People: Better Practice - published by the World Health Organization and outlines the need for good palliative care with older people and provides examples of better practices (http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/143153/e95052.pdf)
Professional Practice Resources
- For Nurses: CNO Practice Guidelines on Consent (http://www.cno.org/globalassets/docs/policy/41020_consent.pdf)
- For Physicians: CPSO Consent to Medical Treatment Policy #4-15 (http://www.cpso.on.ca/CPSO/media/documents/Policies/Policy-Items/End-of-Life.pdf?ext=.pdf)
- For Social Workers/Social Service Workers: Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice