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Education for Health Care Providers

Education for Health Care Providers

Community Education Sessions to Health Care Providers

Community Education is available to any individual, Community Agency, group or Health Care Facility that is interested in learning more about palliative care and/or a palliative approach to care.

Education is provided by experienced Palliative Care Clinicians and Educators, who can provide a range of flexible education options to meet your needs.

Our education services link to relevant accreditation standards to meet your funding requirements. One hour of training equals one CPD Point for RNs.

Education can take the form of sessions (minimum of one hour with a choice of topics) or ‘Introduction to Palliative Care Courses’ for registered nurses (Division 1 and 2) and Personal Care Attendants. These can be offered on-site at Eastern Palliative Care, Mitcham, Victoria or at your facility.

Topics offered

  • The Principles of Palliative Care and the Palliative Approach to care. Includes recognising signs of deterioration, recognising end of life and the holistic approach to care.
  • Syringe Drivers
  • Symptom Management in Palliative Care*
    • Fatigue
    • Pain
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Constipation/bowel obstruction
    • Dyspnoea/cough
    • Nutrition and hydration
  • Pain Assessment and Management*
  • The Dying Process and End of Life Care* - Includes management of agitation & restlessness and respiratory secretions.

*Are delivered tailored to either PCA or RN audience. Detailed Medication Management included for RN’s.

The following topics can also be delivered.

  • Dementia and Dying
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Grief, Loss and Bereavement
  • Communication in Palliative Care

For further information email or call us on 1300 130 813.  

Introduction To Palliative Care & Palliative Approach For Personal Care Attendants

One day workshop

  • PCA Course 1: Wednesday 26th April 2023, 8:45am - 4:30pm
  • PCA Course 2: Wednesday 20th September 2023, 8:45am - 4:30pm

Introduction To Palliative Care For Registered Nurses (Div 1 & 2)

Two day course

With the option of additional day on the road with a nurse.

  • RN Course 1: May 4th, 11th and (optional) 18th 2023, 8:45am - 5:00pm 
  • RN Course 2: October 5th, 12th and (optional) 19th 2023, 8:45am - 5:00pm

NOTE:  These courses explore the comprehensive needs of people at the end of life and their families, giving an overview of some common issues that confront clients, carers and health professionals. All courses are run at Eastern Palliative Care, 630 Mitcham Road, Mitcham

Community Speaker Program

Eastern Palliative Care (EPC) Ambassadors help bring awareness of home-based community palliative care through our Community Speaker Program.

EPC Ambassadors are trained volunteer speakers who are experts in palliative care and all that is involved with being taken care of at home.

Our Ambassadors provide free presentations to community groups, workplaces, friend groups and organisations that go anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. Our friendly ambassadors can tailor their presentation to your needs, and are happy to answer questions at the end. All attendees will receive a free EPC information pack.