This course is only available to UNISON members.
CANCELLED – Palliative Care – Pain Assessment & Management
This half day session is predominantly for nurses and aims to increase the participant’s understanding of pain assessment and management for patients with palliative and end of life care needs.
It focuses on the importance of a holistic approach to the assessment of pain and discusses the main pharmacological and non pharmacological interventions used in the management of pain. It will be delivered by the NI Hospice.
Tutor: NI Hospice
Tutor's organisation: NI Hospice
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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
Although accountability is often perceived as being something to do with blame it is better defined as being able to account for one’s actions. However, a practitioner may also be responsible for the actions of another if care was delegated inappropriately.
This study day will examine the ways in which health care staff may be asked to justify their decisions. It will include discussion on maintaining good electronic and hard copy records, understanding Data Protection, Freedom of Information and policy.
The day will also orientate participants to NMC regulation and explain Fitness to Practice proceedings. It is targeted at nurses and midwives. It will be delivered by Dr Jane Wright who has a background in Nurse Education and currently advises and represents professionals who come to the attention of their professional regulator
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