Award-winning palliative care training re-launched, expanded

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association is pleased to announce the launch today of two new, free, online palliative care training modules on pain management and recognising the deteriorating patient.

The modules are hosted on an updated, expanded information portal, with new training materials and extensive resources. The two new modules build on the success of the AHHA’s first four online units on community based palliative aged care which have drawn over 21,000 registrations to date.

The Pain Management module examines pain from a holistic perspective, and provides insights into discussing, assessing, treating and managing client pain. The module Recognising Deteriorating Clients assists with managing the diverse and complex aspects of end of life care involving clients, carers and family members.

“This new portal, developed in partnership with Silver Chain Training, will be a combination of current resources, new resources and specifically targeted learning content. The focus of this new online portal is to develop the skills of the palliative care workforce, by delivering content developed in direct consultation with those working on the front line,” said Alison Verhoeven, AHHA Chief Executive.

In addition to the modules, the new portal will also house a resource library and participant forum, as part of AHHA’s ongoing commitment to delivering state-of-the art training for those working in the health sector.

“AHHA hopes that with the launch of our new online learning portal and the free training it provides, we will continue to assist those involved in working in this sensitive area to increase their skills and knowledge while providing a means to promote conversations on dying,” said Ms Verhoeven.

All six units are now available free on the new portal. to register.

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The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association is the national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals, community and primary healthcare services, and advocates for universal, high quality and affordable healthcare to benefit the whole community.

Media enquiries:

Alison Verhoeven

Chief Executive, The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

0403 282 501