Education and Training:-

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

Grampians Regional Palliative Care Conference 13-14 May 2021

Grampians Region Training Plan 2021.
(Face to face regional training currently on hold due to COVID-19)

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 currently available:

Palliative Care for GP’s – this online free PEPA workshop is for General Practitioners and/or Practice Nurses based in Victoria (AUS) who care for people with a life-limiting illness. Wednesday 24th February 2021 6.00pm-8.00pm

Palliative Approach in Aged Care - The aim of this workshop is to assist health professionals working in AGED CARE to acquire knowledge, skills and confidence in providing a palliative approach for people living with a life-limiting illness, and their families. Delivered online via ZOOM over 5 consecutive weeks on a Thursday from 1.00pm-3.00pm commencing 4th March 2021.

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.

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

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 2020 a place to start the conversation – this is a free online course where people can learn, discuss and share views about death and dying. Click here for resources that were used in the 2020 Dying2Learn course.

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