Session Details

This session is offered in English

  • Date(s):
    May 7, 2021 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Location:
    100, Forest Road
    St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
    A1A 1E5
  • Fee:

    Non-physicians refers to nurses, pharmacists, social workers, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, students, residents, etc.

    Personal care aides refers to personal support workers, health care aides, health care assistants, care aides, etc.

    $75 for physicians
    $75 for non-physicians
    $75 for personal care aides
  • Facilitators:

Course Modules

Taking Ownership | Decision-Making and Advance Care Planning | Pain | Dyspnea | Nausea, Vomiting, and Hydration | Palliative Emergencies | Psychosocial Distress | Shifting Paradigms | Clinical Scenarios and Decision-Making | Delirium | Pain and Gastrointestinal Symptoms | Essential Conversations | Respiratory and Last Days

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One-day, award-winning palliative care course for paramedics and Emergency Medical Service professionals.

LEAP Paramedic is a blended learning course for paramedics and Emergency Medical Service professionals that teaches the essential practical knowledge, attitudes, and skills to provide a palliative care approach on-site. LEAP Paramedic is taught by local paramedic experts and experienced palliative care practitioners.

 

Who is it for?

LEAP Paramedic is ideal for paramedics and Emergency Medical Service professionals.

LEAP Paramedic promotes teamwork, enhances transitions of care, and catalyzes quality improvement initiatives in daily practice and within teams.

 

Course Features

  • 6-8 hours of online learning
  • 6 hours of case-based face-to-face discussions
  • Interprofessional approach
  • Built by Canadian palliative care experts
  • Course materials include a downloadable manual and the Pallium Web App

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of LEAP Paramedic, learners should be able to:

  • Identify patients who could benefit from a palliative care approach earlier in the illness trajectory
  • Describe a framework to assist in making clinical decisions related to palliative and end-of-life care
  • Assess and recommend an initial treatment plan for pain; delirium; dyspnea; and nausea, vomiting, and hydration
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of palliative care emergencies
  • Perform essential discussions related to palliative and end-of-life care in daily work
  • Recognize signs of imminent death and describe your role in preparing patients and families for last days and hours

 

Course Modules

Online Modules

  • Taking Ownership
  • Decision Making and Advance Care Planning
  • Pain
  • Dyspnea
  • Nausea, Vomiting, and Hydration
  • Palliative Emergencies
  • Psychosocial Distress

 

Face-to-face Modules

  • Shifting Paradigms
  • Clinical Scenarios and Decision Making
  • Delirium
  • Pain and Gastrointestinal Symptoms
  • Essential Conversations
  • Respiratory and Last Days