Education and Training:-

All education for the Grampians region is conducted by the Grampians Regional Palliative Care Team.

Grampians Region Training Plan 2022.

PEPA Placements:

PEPA provides an opportunity for primary health care providers to develop skills in a palliative approach by undertaking a supervised clinical placement of up to four days within a specialist palliative care service.

Online Training & Webinars:

Palliative Approach Workshop – Communication Skills – this free online PEPA workshop is for Health professionals with little or no palliative care experience, who want to develop confidence in communicating with people with life-limiting and chronic illnesses, and their families. 11th May 2022 8.30am – 1.00pm

Pain Management in Palliative Care for General Practice - this free online PEPA workshop is for GP’s and/or Practice Nurses based in Victoria (AUS) who care for people with a life-limiting illness. 18th May 2022 8.00am-10.00am

Palliative Approach in Aged Care Workshop – this free online PEPA workshop is for Health professionals working in aged care with limited or no palliative care experience. 25th May 2022 8.30am – 4.30pm

NIKI T34™ Syringe Pump - This learning package has been developed for health professionals to develop skills and knowledge and ultimately demonstrate competency in safely setting up, commencing and providing necessary documentation for the NIKI T34 TM syringe pump. The package is relevant to all clinical settings – community, residential aged care and inpatient.

Caring@home packages - The two online modules are aimed at educating registered nurses about the caring@home resources and how they can be used to teach carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines.

Palliative Care eLearning – These modules which cover a multitude of topics were created by CareSearch and have been appraised for the quality of their content, and their relevance for palliative care.
COVID-19 Online Learning - an extension of the above CareSearch eLearning modules relating specifically to COVID-19

Advance Care Planning Australia - Designed for health professionals, healthcare workers, education providers and the general public, these educational programs range from an introduction to advance care planning to more specialised courses for professionals.

End of Life Directions for Aged Care – Educational Videos
Residential Aged Care & Home Care Toolkits:

  • Module 1: Recognise End of Life
  • Module 2: Assess Palliative Care Needs
  • Module 3: Work Together
  • Module 4: Manage Dying
  • Module 5: Organisational Support

Talking End of Life …..with people with intellectual disability – this is an online toolkit with training modules for disability support workers, families, carers, health professionals and educators. The 12 modules are designed around a three topics:

  • How do I do this?  Any or all of these 5 modules will help if you’re unsure about your role, how to teach about the end of life, or how to manage cultural beliefs or feelings.
  • Teaching how to understand end of life: Any or all of these 3 modules will help you to teach about dying, death, and loss, grief and mourning.
  • Teaching the planning options: Any or all of these 4 modules will help if you want to teach about how to plan for dying and death.

Dying2Learn - Birth and death, these are something we will all have to cope with. But when it comes to the latter, we seem reluctant to think about, talk about, and plan for it. This is your chance to find out more, a great place to start the conversation. 

ELDAC COVID-19 Webinar Series - What Aged Care Providers Need to Know About Older Australians and End of Life Care

DHHS COVID-19 Webinars  – Aged Care Sector resources and information

For any further enquiries contact the consortium by emailing Christine at gpalcareproject@gmail.com or phone 0428 737 330