Education Resources


Clinical Procedures

Last Days of Life Template

VOED

A video demonstration on the Nurse Verification of Expected Death Procedure during the Covid-19 pandemic. This resource includes links to donning and doffing of PPE, and a step by step guide on how to verify an expected death.

Covid-19 vaccination and informed consent.

A PowerPoint presentation on Covid-19 and informed consent. This learning resource looks at how you can ensure that someone is consenting to a vaccination, and for those people who lack capacity, what steps you need to take to make a decision in their best interest.

ICD and CRTD Deactivation

This video is aimed at supporting healthcare professionals who are caring for patients who have an ICD (Implantable Cardioverted Defibrillator) or a CRTD (Cardiac Resynchronisation Defibrillator) which required emergency deactivation

Communication Challenges

Breaking Bad News over the telephone

A PowerPoint presentation looking at strategies, hints and tips to help support you when you are faced with having to give bad news over the telephone.

Podcasts

Helping last days of life at home: A guide for G.P’s and other Health Care Professionals working in Primary Care’

Helping last days of life at home: A guide for G.P’s and other Health Care Professionals working in Primary Care’

Symptom Control

Terminal Agitation

A videoed PowerPoint presentation detailing how to assess and mange terminal agitation in the last days of life, including presentation, cause, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.

Nausea and Vomiting

A videoed PowerPoint presentation detailing how to assess and manage nausea and vomiting in palliative and end of life care. This presentation utilises a case study approach which demonstrates how to support a patient who is presenting with this symptom.

Covid-19 symptom management

The video is designed to give you some information and advice around the likely symptoms experienced by patients who have Covid-19 and require palliative and end of life care. It is relevant for staff who work in hospital, community or care home environments. The video also gives further information regarding how to obtain further support and guidance in practice.

Other Learning Opportunities

GP Education Masterclass 2 on Advance Care Planning

A video resource giving information and advice on how we can best approach care planning for patients nearing end of life. The video discusses why it is important to identify patients nearing end of life early, to allow time and space to allow advance care planning conversations to be offered to patients and those important to them, and when and how to start these important conversations.

GP Education Masterclass 2 on Advance Care Planning

e-ELCA: Supporting Training in End of Life Care

The National E-learning programme for end of life care.

This video informs the viewer on the range of free learning programmes available through E-ELCA  with an overview of what is available.