Our clinical education team

Our team are committed to delivering excellent clinical education and training for health and social care professionals in our community.

Starting July 2020 - Virtual education programme

We will be commencing a 10 week virtual education programme for both registered and non registered health care professionals.

Dates will be available to book on this page soon.

Please contact us if you wish to be informed when dates become available: clinicaleducation@keech.org.uk   

Clinical student placements

We are able to offer a range of clinical student placements across our specialist care services and host students from a wide variety of disciplines, including pre-registration adult and children's nursing, paramedic science and social work.

For more information or to discuss your individual requirements please contact our clinical education team on clinicaleducation@keech.org.uk.

Virtual education events - sign up today:

Essential End of Life Care Rolling Programme - for registered health and social care professionals

This is a free 10 week rolling programme.

This is a weekly rolling programme, giving you the flexibility to choose dates and times that suit you. You can book onto individual sessions or sign up for a whole programme. Programme 3 will start January 2021.

What can I gain from attending?

An in-depth overview of the key areas associated with palliative and end of life care (EoLC). Opportunity for Q&A and discussion are included within each session along with principles of how to look after yourself as a healthcare professional.

Who can attend?

Any registered health and social care professional (such as nurses, doctors, paramedics, social workers etc) wishing to gain more confidence for the care of patients with a palliative and end of life care diagnosis.

Programme 1 - Register for whole programme now

Runs from Tuesday 21 July - Tuesday 22 September 2020 2-3pm

Programme 2 - Register for whole programme now

Runs from Tuesday 29 September - Tuesday 1 December 2020 10.30-11.30am

Click on the links below to book individual sessions

Essential Conversations 

Exploring conversations face to face, via video link and telephone.  Gives a structure and builds confidence in communication.

Register for individual session now

Essential Advanced Care Planning 

What does Advanced Care Planning entail?  When should it be done?  How should it be approached?  Who should commence these conversations?

Register for individual session now

Essential Recognition of the Dying Patient

This session explores the complexity of the topic and gives helpful insight into the dying process and what to look for.

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Essential End of Life Care Anticipatory Medication 

What are the essential drugs used, and why?  What are the principles involved?  Includes setting up a Syringe Driver and it’s maintenance.

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Essential Pain Management 

How should pain be assessed in a palliative/EOLC context?  What about types of pain we do not always consider – spiritual pain for example?  Can all pain be alleviated?   Includes pharmacological/non-pharmacological approaches.

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Essential Nausea and Vomiting Management 

How to assess patients with increasing symptoms, how receptors work in recognising nausea and vomiting, pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to management.

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Essential Breathlessness & Secretion Management 

Explores the range of conditions that may experience breathlessness, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of breathlessness and secretions, alleviation methods for breathlessness and secretions.

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Essential Agitation and Delirium Symptom Control 

Explores techniques to recognise agitation and delirium in end of life patients, traditional and alternative methods of symptom management.

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Essential Nutrition, Hydration and Mouth Care 

How to be aware of the need for nutrition and hydration management in palliative care, ethics surrounding hydration in the dying patient, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of mouth care.

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Essential Loss and Bereavement 

An understanding of loss and bereavement, how to manage approaches to loss, strategies of recognising complexities of grief.  How to look after yourself.

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Principles of End of Life Care Rolling Programme - for unregistered health care professionals

This is a free 5 session rolling programme.

This is a fortnightly rolling programme, giving you the flexibility to choose dates and times that suit you. You can book onto individual sessions or sign up for a whole programme. Programme 3 will start January 2021.

What can I again from attending?

An overview of the key areas associated with palliative and end of life care (EoLC). Opportunity for Q&A and discussion are included wihtin each session along with principles of how to look after yourself as someone looking after a dying patient.

Wha can attend?

Any inregistered harlth care professional (such as health care assistants, carer, support worker etc.) wishing to gain more confidence for the care of patients with a palliative and end of life care diagnosis.

Programme 1 - Register for whole programme now

Runs from Thursday 23 July - Thursday 17 September 2020 2-2.45pm

Programme 2 - Register for whole programme now

Runs from Thursday 1 October - Thursday 26 November 10.45-11.30am

Click on the links below to book individual sessions

Principles of Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care? How does it differ from EOLC or other types of care? How should I interact with these patients? What do these patients want from me? Are there principles that can help me?

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Principles of Essential Communication

Conversations with palliative/Dying patients are often perceived as ‘difficult’. Is this true? What do I need to consider? Are there principles that can help me engage effectively with this patient group? This session will build your confidence in your communication skills.

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Principles of Advance Care Planning

What is Advanced Care Planning? Is it important? When should it be done? How should it be approached? Who should commence these conversations?

Register for individual session now


Principles of care in the last days

How to recognise the dying patient, what care in the last days looks like, principles of managing the patient at end of life, recognition of aftercare.

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Principles of Loss & Bereavement

How to recognise loss and bereavement and gaining understanding of helping those affected during their loss.

Register for individual session now

Masterclass - Managing the complexities of patients with end stage liver disease

Join us for our 2nd Masterclass with guest speaker Doctor Pooja Khanna, Consultant Gastroenterologist.

Thursday 3 September 6.30-8pm via Zoom

Register your place now

Overview

This session will aim to discuss how an effective model of care involving Hepatology and Palliative care specialists can be developed and the important considerations when caring for patients with end stage liver disease.

Q&A

To make the session interactive, if you have any questions or points you would like to be discussed as part of the session please do share those by Wednesday 2 September. They will all be anonymised.

For more information or to submit your questions please email: clinicaleducation@keech.org.uk