Palliative Care Online Training Portal re-launched
As part of National Carers Week held in October 2017, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) re-launched the Palliative Care Online Training Portal, a portal that was developed with funding from the Australian Government.
The portal has been updated to be more accessible and technologically robust and is part of the $60 million palliative care services funding package announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt.
The Portal provides free non-clinical interactive training to 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.
Some of the topics covered by the portal include:
- 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 when patients are deteriorating.
All training modules are based on the COMPAC Guidelines for Community Based Palliative Aged Care and enable participants to accrue Continuing Professional Development points.
Palliative Care Online Training Portal modules are written in plain English and use interactive activities, video case studies and easy-to-understand examples that enable participants to build skills and confidence.
The Palliative Care Online Training Portal is available at www.pallcaretraining.com.au. Registration is free and there are no time restrictions for completion of the modules.