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Grande Prairie – FREE Palliative Care Volunteer and Caregiver Training

May 29, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


The Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society is pleased to collaborate with Alberta Health Services and Grande Prairie Regional College to offer Palliative Care Volunteer & Caregiver Training on May 29-31, 2019 free of charge to volunteers and caregivers!

Location: Grande Prairie Regional College Room L106 & L105
Registration: 8:00 am
Workshop: May 29-30 (8:30 am-4:30 pm)          May 31 optional (9:00 am-1:00 pm)

May 29 & 30
Over these two days facilitators will teach Alberta Health Services Palliative Care Training for Volunteers and Caregivers.  This training covers the 8 modules and once completed attendees will receive their certification which is recognized Alberta wide.  This year we will be complementing the module training with hands on interactive workstations for attendees to apply their knowledge in a realistic environment.

Palliative Care Training Modules:
Module 1: Introduction to Palliative Care
Module 2: Medical Care
Module 3: Personal and Practical Care
Module 4: Spiritual and Psycho social Care
Module 5: Communication
Module 6: Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Module 7: Family Dynamics
Module 8: Self Care

Hand Hygiene
Donning and Doffing PPE
Blood and Body Fluid Exposure
Skin Care
Eye and Mouth Care
Compassionate Positioning
What to Expect to see in a Palliative Room
Last Hours

May 31 (optional):
This day will provide opportunity for additional self-care techniques, hands on training and answer any question that linger.
Morganne Gammel (Yoga with Morganne) will offer short Caregiver Yoga sessions
Carol Ballard (Hospice Chaplain) will offer Compassion Fatigue and Self-care 101 tools.

Palliative Care Training: https://bit.ly/2K5ljkb

We look forward to seeing you on May 29th!

Hope McNally
Program Manager
GP Hospice Palliative Care Society


Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society


Grande Prairie Regional College
10726 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada
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