UNISON Northern Ireland

Events

Health & Safety (Day 4-6)

Monday 13 May 2019 to Wednesday 15 May 2019

UNISON Derry

Being a Health & Safety Rep entitles you to paid time off for union duties.   All stewards are asked to complete Health & Safety training to enable you to support members in the workplace and to secure time off to do so.   This is particularly important for those in the private/voluntary sector.  

Addiction - Understanding Illicit Drugs

Monday 13 May 2019

UNISON Belfast (open to all)

This course will provide a more in-depth understanding of illicit drugs including prevalence, types of drugs used and their effects as well as an awareness of the legal framework and treatment pathways.  It will provide participants with information on relevant policy and practice guidance, harm reduction approaches and how to signpost clients to supports.  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.

Medication - Importance of Accuracy

Monday 13 May 2019

UNISON Derry

This workshop is for those who have responsibility for administering medication in acute, residential or home settings.  It will explore the over arching policies and supporting legal documents which safeguard the patient and professional.  Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and learn from situations where there was poor medicine management.  The workshop will highlight the five rights of medicine management and basic drug calculations.  It will be delivered by Shirley Johnston, Nurse educator

 

Mindfulness - How To Sleep Well

Monday 13 May 2019

UNISON Belfast

Addiction - Substance Misuse Awareness (session 1)

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Dungannon (open to all)

This course is run over two evenings Tues 14 & Wed 15 May 

Whether you are interested in substance misuse as a parent/guardian or because of work (paid or unpaid) with young people and/or those dealing with addiction, this workshop will provide an overview of drugs – types, categories, effects, links to other issues, criminal implications, impact on users and family, risk taking and support services.    It will be delivered by Ascert.  

Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 

6-9pm

Schizophrenia Awareness/Living with Schizophrenia

Wednesday 15 May 2019

North City Business Centre, Belfast  (open to all) **

Schizophrenia Awareness/Living with Schizophrenia

Wednesday 15 May 2019

North City Business Centre, Belfast (open to all)

This course is delivered by the Belfast Recovery College, which is part of Belfast Trust and open to all. 

Recognising and Caring for the Acutely Unwell Adult

Wednesday 15 May 2019

UNISON Belfast

In this tutorial, the participants will,

(i) review the clinical skills employed within the context of the ABCDE protocol to assess and recognise the adult who is acutely unwell,

(ii) explain the role of the NEWS tool to record the clinical assessment and determine a management strategy,

(iii) review the communication strategies that can be employed to help escalate concerns for a person’s Health status. 

It is targeted at nurses and health care assistants but open to any member. 

Addiction - Substance Misuse Awareness (session 2)

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Dungannon

This course is run over two evenings.  

Whether you are interested in substance misuse as a parent/guardian or because of work (paid or unpaid) with young people and/or those dealing with addiction, this workshop will provide an overview of drugs – types, categories, effects, links to other issues, criminal implications, impact on users and family, risk taking and support services.    It will be delivered by Ascert.  

Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 

6-9pm

Wed 25 & Thurs 26 Sept in UNISON Derry;

Palliative Care – An Introduction for Homecare, Care Assistants & Nursing Auxs

Thursday 16 May 2019

UNISON Belfast

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