LEAP Long-Term Care

Session Details

This session is offered in English

  • Time:
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Date(s):
    October 22, 2019
    October 24, 2019
  • Location:
    60 Scottsfield Dr,
    Scarborough, Ontario
    M1S5T7
  • Facilitators:

    Howard Burke

    Amy Archer

    Shannon Poyntz

    Joel Bordman


Course Modules

Being Aware | Taking Ownership | Decision-Making and Advance Care Planning | Pain Management | Delirium and Dementia | Essential Conversations | Psychosocial and Spiritual Care | Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Hydration, and Nutrition | Last Days and Hours | Grief | Organizational Readiness

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Two-day, award-winning palliative care course for health care professionals working in long-term care and nursing homes.

LEAP Long-Term Care is an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with an in-depth learning experience on essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach with course modules and case studies contextualized to the long-term care setting. LEAP Long-Term Care is taught by local experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.

 

Who is it for?

LEAP Long-Term Care is ideal for any health care professional (e.g. physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker, etc.) as well as personal support workers (PSWs) or care aides working in long-term care and nursing homes.

LEAP Long-Term Care promotes teamwork and collaboration among different health care professionals who work in a variety of settings.

 

Course Features

  • Two days, 13 hours in total
  • Face-to-face learning with group discussion and case studies
  • Interprofessional approach
  • Built by Canadian palliative care experts
  • Course materials include a downloadable manual and the best-selling resource, the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook

 

Accreditation

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 26 Mainpro+ credits.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of LEAP Long-Term Care, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of self-awareness when providing palliative and end-of-life care
  • Identify patients who could benefit from a palliative care approach earlier in the illness trajectory
  • Promote and undertake Advance Care Planning discussions
  • Assess and manage pain; delirium; dementia; gastrointestinal symptoms, hydration, and nutrition; and respiratory symptoms
  • Develop plans to address spiritual or psychosocial needs
  • Initiate essential discussions related to palliative and end-of-life care in daily work
  • Identify and implement support strategies in grief and bereavement situations
  • Prepare patients and families for last days and hours
  • Recognize the role of all care providers in long-term care in providing a palliative care approach

 

Course Modules

  • Being Aware
  • Taking Ownership
  • Decision-making and Advance Care Planning
  • Pain Management
  • Delirium and Dementia
  • Essential Conversations
  • Psychosocial and Spiritual Care
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Hydration, and Nutrition
  • Last Days and Hours
  • Grief
  • Organizational Readiness

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