Looking for a specialist End of Life Care training provider?
Here, at Altura Learning, we provide social care companies with access to specialist End of Life Care Care Training Courses.
End Of Life Care Training Courses
It is inevitable that staff working in a care home will experience the death of an individual within their role and it’s important that they are equipped with the skills and knowledge to support the individual at end stage of life and their family
When we talk about the term end stage of life, we mean a person’s final few weeks and days; when the focus turns to ensuring that the person can be as comfortable as possible in the time they have left. Care Workers have the responsibility to provide comfort and support to residents and their relatives during the end stage of their life, making sure the needs of individual’s are met and the grieving process is made as easy as possible for the family.
An older person in the end stage of life may be diagnosed with dementia, cancer or a number of comorbidities that impact on the level of care they require. This does not necessarily mean that they need to be hospitalised; in fact, the number of older people choosing to access residential care to effectively manage the end stage of life is on the rise.
Our accredited online training courses aim to improve the quality of end of life care in residential and home care environments by ensuring care staff have the skills and experience they need to provide high-quality, person-centered care. Our industry-leading e-learning courses help make sure each of your care staff and volunteers are competent at treating older people at the end stage of life and their families with expert knowledge, dignity and compassion
Who are our end of life care courses are for?
All of our online care training courses are aimed at health and social care organisations. These include domiciliary, residential, and palliative care services who want to provide high-quality, reliable training to their care workers, registered nurses, volunteers and anyone else who may need to undergo end of life care training.
With the range of training courses available, you’ll be sure to find one suited to the needs of your staff and the service you provide.
You can purchase them separately or include any of these courses in a bespoke e-learning package, which is our learning solution that provides your healthcare organisation with tailored content, on an LMS that works for you.
Online Course Content
In these courses your care staff will gain knowledge of the core principles relating to end of life care, including what the end stage of life is, an understanding of the dying process, what end of life care means and the effects/impacts of bereavement.
Our courses cover a variety of skills care workers will learn, such as what advance care planning is and when it should occur, clinical strategies to support with the physical and psychological symptoms of dying, how to empathetically support grieving relatives and strategies to comfort people at the end of their life in a dignified way. Care and clinical staff play an essential role when developing and implementing strategies that will effectively manage the person’s physical symptoms, as well as spiritual and cultural needs.
These strategies should be individualised to meet the needs of the person and must be evaluated regularly to ensure they are effective at achieving the person’s desired outcomes and expressed wishes, supporting the older person to remain comfortable while also addressing the needs of the family. It is also important that care staff are mindful that as the person approaches their last days of life, their expressed wishes or the expressed wishes of their substitute decision-maker may change.
Why you should choose Altura Learning
Our specialist courses are relevant, engaging and inspiring so that you can give your care workers the most valuable learning opportunity possible, helping them to develop their skills and deliver exceptional end of life care to individuals as well as their families.
Get in touch and enquire online today, or read more about our specialist end of life care training courses below!