UNISON Northern Ireland

Events

Medications for Home Care, Day Care & Support Workers

Tuesday 11 June 2019

UNISON Belfast

Medicines management training for support staff is a half day training which will focus on supporting people to take oral and topical medicines in their own homes. The course will cover; legislation and guidance, the safe administration process, storage and disposal, side effects, incident reporting and how to assist a service user with a cognitive impairment. There will be an opportunity for hands on experiential learning.   It will be delivered by Elizabeth Smyth, Medicines Management Specialist Nurse

Epilepsy Awareness & Management

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Dungannon

This workshop will introduce provide an oversight into epilepsy, its presentation and management.   It will explore what it is, incidence in the UK, causes, how to respond particularly to older people, children and those with a learning disability, seizures and their management, trigger factors, treatment, status epileptius, SUDEP, care plans and the role of a carer or health/education professional.   It will be delivered by Sarah McCann, Epilepsy Nurse Specialist.

The workshop will be run twice - please select which slot you wish to attend

Medications for Home Care, Day Care & Support Workers

Tuesday 11 June 2019

UNISON Belfast

Medicines management training for support staff is a half day training which will focus on supporting people to take oral and topical medicines in their own homes. The course will cover; legislation and guidance, the safe administration process, storage and disposal, side effects, incident reporting and how to assist a service user with a cognitive impairment. There will be an opportunity for hands on experiential learning.   It will be delivered by Elizabeth Smyth, Medicines Management Specialist Nurse

Annual Review of Employment Law

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Labour Relations Agency, Belfast

It is essential that trade union representatives keep up to date with the latest employment law developments in NI and GB both in terms of legislative reforms and case law decisions. This seminar looks back at 2018 so far to highlight key developments and how they might impact on trade unions and their members.This seminar will look at what trade union representatives need to know have a working knowledge of the basic aspects of the new law and how their members may qualify for new rights under it.

 

Fatigue Management

Wednesday 12 June 2019

UNISON Belfast

Addiction - Understanding Prescription/Over The Counter Drugs Misuse

Wednesday 12 June 2019

UNISON Derry (open to all)

This course will give participants with an understanding of how prescription and over the counter medicines are misused. It will provide an overview of the types of medicines as well as information on the prevalence, effects, risks to the user, harm reduction methods and services available.   It is relevant to anyone who works/volunteers with those with addiction issues, with young people and also may be of interest to parents.  It will be delivered by Ascert.

Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 

6-9pm

Dementia - An Introduction

Thursday 13 June 2019

Coleraine

Organising Steward (day 5)

Friday 14 June 2019

UNISON Belfast

UNISON stewards are the most important link between members in the workplace, their employer and the wider union.  This six day course is for new stewards to give you the knowledge and skills to support members locally and take on issues in your workplace.   New stewards get paid time to attend (where a facility agreement exists with the employer).  The course is accredited by SERC and will be delivered by a SERC tutor.

Future sessions for this course will take place 

Building Confidence for Women

Friday 14 June 2019

Downpatrick

Palliative Care – An Introduction for Nurses & AHPs

Friday 14 June 2019

UNISON Belfast

This half day session is open to nurses and Allied Health Professionals working in a variety of care settings across secondary and primary care.  It seeks to increase knowledge understanding and application of the key principles of palliative care.  It will focus on the holistic needs of patients and their families and provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on current practice and suggest ways in which future palliative care practice may be enhanced.

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