Updated September 2020
Auckland (Ponsonby) based training days available in a variety of topics – Prices vary (@ $150-200 per day)
Nearly all NZ Hospices provide education/training. Click on the Hospice in your area to access their training and dates
They have PalEd on-line learning link: just need to e-mail them to obtain access to log in. Clinical Guidelines & Drug Protocols related to Palliative Care are also freely available for download.
First Thursday of each month. 0730-0830: at your local hospice.
Previous lectures are available on the Hospice NZ website.
Please update the Hospice NZ website link to the following, as the old one takes them to a different page. https://www.hospice.org.nz/education-training/palliative-care-lecture-series/ The links to previous lectures are half-way down the page. Click on the link, Just fill in your details & you will have full free access. Duration, just under 1 hour for each lecture. If you would like to log education hours & gain a certificate for this, write a short reflection on the topic & how the learning impacts your practice ( NZNO Guideline to reflective writing & Continuing Education Reflection Template may be useful ). E-mail your reflection to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fundamentals of Palliative Care. Cost $60 for the 3-day course;
- Palliative care for caregivers Training Programme. Cost $25;
- Syringe Driver Competency Programme. No cost at most Hospices, some do charge a nominal fee.
Direct form Hospice Waikato webpage: “This programme is endorsed by Hospice NZ and will take around 2 hours to complete, to register you will require a login to PalEd which can be obtained by emailing the Paled Administrator email@example.com the following information: name, email address, job title, name of ARRC facility employed by. This programme is free of charge.
- If a nurse successfully passes the online syringe driver competency programme they can then enrol in the 1-hour practical competency workshop to gain their certificate of competency.
- If a nurse fails the online components, they will be contacted by Hospice Waikato and individual tuition will be offered.
- 1-hour practical session dates will be offered beginning January 2020 and there will be a charge of $20 to cover resources and equipment supplies.
- 1-hour practical sessions will also be available in rural areas if there are adequate numbers.
To book a 1-hour practical competency workshop, please click HERE to make a booking. Please note you cannot book this session until you have passed the theory and drug calculation tests online as mentioned above.”
Previous seminars are available online. Pharmac -about 1/2 way down the page, you’ll find the link to the free online seminars, or go directly to the video list at https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/seminars/seminar-resources/ Pharmac provides a certificate for the course taken. Details available online for how to obtain an educational certificate. New ‘on-line’ link
Triage Course. Cost $550 for College of Emergency Nursing Members, $650 for non-members.
Includes approx. 20 hrs pre-reading and course=work + two-day course.
(Updated Sep. 2020)
There is a requirement to have had training/education at least once in the following: code of conduct, consumer rights (including informed consent, confidentiality, privacy), cultural safety / Treaty of Waitangi.
All staff are required to maintain yearly update education in: infection prevention & control (hand hygiene, etc.), and updates every 2 years for manual handling.
RNs & ENs are required to have yearly medication management certification. Nova supports ‘best practice’ and therefore strongly recommends the yearly update of medication management.
Preferred, but not a requirement: NZ Early Warning Score Vital sign chart user guide July 2017 (NEWS) First Aide Certification (needs to be updated every 2 years).
Highly recommended for all staff to undertake training/education in CALM Communications, documentation, accident/incident reporting, non-violent crisis intervention / challenging behaviour, abuse & neglect, falls prevention, restraint, emergency evacuation/fire safety, waste & hazardous substance management, death / tanghangi, sexuality.
If involved in handling food, safe food handling training is needed.
If involved in laundry services, laundry & cleaning training is needed
We provide access to training, but it is your responsibility to maintain your training requirements.
Please send us a copy of the training/education you undertake so we can keep your file up-to-date.
Clinical Assessment: Part 1 – These should be in your staff introduction/information pack. All care staff (RNs, ENs & carers/HCAs) need to complete this practical assessment 3 times to complete the requirements for working for Nova Health.
Clinical Assessment: Part 2 – You may be asked to complete this as a ‘one-off’; we will provide you with a copy if required.
Medicine Management (Nova Health). For RNs, ENs & HCAs.
Both part 1 and part 2 need to be completed. Instructions are on the documents.
Part 1: Medication Management
For Waikato DHB and private hospital e.g. Southern Cross placements please complete the courses required by the DHBs, as noted in the Ko Awatea link below.
Medi-Map, eCase & VCare systems
Medi-Map is an electronic medication management system used at many of our facilities.
Emergency Response – In-Home Care
Education Calendars: DHBs & others:
Additional education online, & Websites with relevant educational material
First Aid courses
Although it is not essential to have a current First Aid Certificate, a Comprehensive first aid is preferred if working in the healthcare sector. Here are a few who provide 1st Aid training. Costs range between $100-150.
Useful resources – links
Feedback/suggestions from staff is appreciated
Please send any comments, ideas, or additional resource information, you may have to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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