Education Centre – St Catherine’s Hospice
St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall
Preston GB PR5 5XU
Learn practical first aid skills to help you and your family with St Catherine's Hospice. As a parent or carer, learn how to react if your child or elderly relative needs first aid assistance, and have peace of mind that you are prepared for certain emergency situations. The one-day course will cover:
- Introduction to first aid
- Incident management
- Dealing with an emergency
- CPR for all ages, [...]
The St Catherine's Symptom Management Masterclass is suitable for district nurses and will cover Heart Failure, MND, Head & Neck Cancers, and Pancreatic Cancer. To book, please fill out the below form. For more information, please call 01772 629171.
Most people experiencing normal grief and bereavement have a period of sorrow, numbness, and even guilt and anger. Gradually these feelings ease, and it's possible to accept loss and move forward. Complicated grief however is like being in an ongoing, heightened state of mourning that keeps you from healing. This study session aims to raise awareness of complicated grief so that these can be recognized in vulnerable individuals and allow them to be appropriately [...]
Do you understand what cancer actually is? Do you know how it starts and how it spreads? Do you know how the treatments work and why particular ones are chosen? And do you know what effects cancer has on our system as a whole and how it leads to death? If the answer to any of the above questions is 'no' then our Cancer Basics sessions are for you. What will I learn?
- The main cancer groups
- How is cancer diagnosed?
- The [...]
Do you understand what cancer actually is? Do you know how it starts and how it spreads? Do you know how the treatments work and why particular ones are chosen? And do you know what effects cancer has on our system as a whole and how it leads to death? If the answer to any of the above questions is 'no' then our Cancer Basics sessions are for you What will I learn?
- The psychological effects of cancer
- Living with cancer [...]
- Nausea and /or vomiting
- Respiratory secretions
Syringe drivers may be used in managing symptoms for patients, who are at the end of their lives. Not all patients who are dying require a syringe driver, however, there are common symptoms associated with dying that may need to be managed by the use of one of these devices. Common symptoms include:
This bereavement session is both informative and interactive using video, group discussion and reflection. You will explore your own feelings about loss and bereavement and learn about the ways in which bereavement affects people. You will also look at your own coping strategies for dealing with people who have been bereaved and learn how you can help the people you come into contact with. What will I learn? · What bereavement is · What grief [...]
An introduction to the field of specialist palliative and end of life care. This session is suitable for all grades of staff, and in particular, those who are new or who are thinking of working in a palliative care setting. Covering: What palliative care is What end of life care is How to recognise changes in a person’s condition Medical and non-medical ways of managing end of life symptoms An overview [...]