Palliative Care Online Training

Palliative Care Online Training

Palliative Care Online Training

Click here to register for FREE, or visit www.pallcaretraining.com.au.

Whether you work or volunteer in aged care, acute or primary care, chances are you’ll find yourself at some stage caring for someone with a terminal illness. Every person’s needs are unique and sorting your way through the emotional and social stresses faced by a dying person and their family can be difficult.

Developed by AHHA in 2013, the Palliative Care Online Training Portal offers free non-clinical interactive training for carers, community and aged care workers, students, volunteers, family members and clinicians who want to build their skills in caring for someone with a life-limiting illness.

Over 61,000 people have undertaken the Portal’s high-quality training to date and user evaluations indicate that more than 80% of users identify as being more confident in their ability to deliver best-practice palliative care services following completion of the training.

Based on the COMPAC Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting, the Palliative Care Online Training Portal consists of six training modules and an extensive resource library, covering topics such as:

  • The needs of people and their families as they approach end-of-life.
  • Assessment skills.
  • End-of-life conversations.
  • Self-care and building resilience.
  • Pain management.
  • Recognising deteriorating patients.

The modules are written in plain English and use interactive activities, video case studies and easy-to-understand examples that enable participants from all backgrounds to build skills and confidence in palliative care.

The course has been endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing according to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standard and users are provided with a certificate of completion for each module which can be used to claim up to 12 CPD hours.