UNISON Northern Ireland

Events

Supporting LGBT+ People in Care Home & Home Care Settings

Tuesday 17 September 2019

UNISON Derry (open to all)

Research indicates that older LGBT+ are often afraid to be out in care homes or in situations where home care workers and other health professionals come into their homes.    This can impact on their sense of identity and mental health.  This workshop will introduce participants to guidelines produced in partnership with RQIA to support care homes and home care staff to be fully inclusive in their person centred care of LGBT+ people.  It will be delivered by Fidelma Carolan, UNISON

 

Palliative Care – An Introduction for Nurses & AHPs

Wednesday 18 September 2019

UNISON Derry

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.

Palliative Care Emergencies

Wednesday 18 September 2019

UNISON Derry

This half day session will have particular relevance to nurse and student nurse members.  The workshop focuses not only situations that are imminently life threatening, but also on those that could result in impaired quality of life for the remainder of the person’s life.    The assessment and management of malignant spinal cord compression, superior vena cava obstruction, hypercalcaemia, neutropaenic sepsis, haemorrhage, seizures and pathological fractures will be included.  A person centred approach will be adopted.  It will be delivered by the NI Hospice.

Understanding Pathobiology in Cardiovascular Health Care

Wednesday 18 September 2019

UNISON Belfast 

This tutorial will focus on the impact of the more common Pathologies on the structure     and function of the Cardiovascular system, which in turn helps provide a rationale for the presenting signs and symptoms. Participants will also consider the key points in care management for specific disease entities such as Dysrhythmias, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Failure and Aortic Aneurysm. It is targeted at nurses, student nurses/midwives, health care assistants and paramedics but open to any member. 

ERA Refresher

Thursday 19 September 2019

Omagh

The course is designed to meet the requirements of the Employment Relations Act (ERA) recertification.   If you have been a trade union rep for more than 5 years, you must undertake this course to gain reaccreditation and retain your role in the union as a workplace rep or on seconded release.  

Palliative Care - Total Pain

Thursday 19 September 2019

UNISON Belfast

This workshop will explore the impact of psychological and physical pain on those who are at end of life.  The session will give participants an understanding of the concept of Total Pain; an increased awareness of the need to adopt a systematic whole person approach to total pain assessment and management and using a case study - the application of the  knowledge of total pain by MDT in managing patient symptoms.  It will be delivered by Loretta Gribben, Public Health Agency

NMC Professional Accountability and Record Keeping

Thursday 19 September 2019

UNISON Belfast 

Addiction - Understanding Alcohol

Thursday 19 September 2019

Newry (open to all)

This short evening course will provide a more in-depth understanding of alcohol and its effects. It will provide participants with an understanding of how alcohol affects users and other around them. It will provide information on relevant guidance for addressing alcohol misuse, 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.

Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 

6-9pm

Pathways into UNISON

Friday 20 September 2019 to Saturday 21 September 2019

Newcastle

Stress - Supporting Yourself

Monday 23 September 2019

UNISON Derry

This one day workshop helps participants identify the triggers for stress and what you can do to recognise and address them.  It looks at stress as a health and safety issue in the workplace and how you can have conversations with managers or colleagues about your feelings. 

It explores effective strategies for minimising the effect of stress and some relaxation techniques.

It will be delivered by Deirdre Gunn.

 

Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 

Mon. 9 Dec UNISON Belfast

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