This course is only available to UNISON members.
POSTPONED – Motor Neurone Disease – Awareness and Management
The workshop will give health and social care professionals a greater understanding of Motor Neurone Disease and its impact, and provide strategies to help you support people with the condition. It will outline how this rare neurological condition is diagnosed; management throughout the condition and towards palliative care and end of life .
It is suitable for all staff working in health or care organisations with people with Motor Neurone Disease. The session will emphasise the importance of multidisciplinary management of this condition , anticipatory intervention and planning and understanding the complex nature of this disease in terms of network of carers and professionals that can be involved. It will also cover support from outside the statutory sector in terms of voluntary organisations such as the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
It will be delivered by an MND Nurse, a person who has been directly affected by the condition and representation from the Motor Neurone Disease Association
Tutor: Ruth Jackson
Tutor's organisation: MND NI
10:00 am - 12:30 am
This course will give participants with an understanding of how prescription and over the counter medicines are misused. It will provide an overview of the types of medicines as well as information on the prevalence, effects, risks to the user, harm reduction methods and services available. It is relevant to anyone who works/volunteers with those with addiction issues, with young people and also may be of interest to parents
Bargaining and Equality
The occurrence of outbreaks of infection in community settings varies greatly. In many outbreak situations or where there is increased potential for spread, it is necessary for further action to be taken. This workshop will explore the general principles Care Assistants and Domestic/Cleaning staff should use in assisting with the effective management of infection outbreaks in community nursing and residential homes.
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