End of Life Care Training | Online E-learning

Provide high-quality care for patients who are approaching their final days

Effective care for patients who are approaching their final days – and immediately after their death – is crucial for the physical and emotional wellbeing of patients and their carers.

This End of Life Care training will give you the knowledge to offer comfort and dignity to patients with terminal illnesses; as well as providing an understanding of appropriate strategies, competencies and communication guidelines.

This interactive online e-learning, developed by healthcare professionals, outlines the essential elements of assessment, care planning and coordination, and post-death arrangements.

You will become equipped with the knowledge and understanding to enable the best possible treatment of extremely vulnerable people, and confident to meet the agreed quality standards of care.

What will I learn?

By the end of this End of Life Care training online e-learning, you will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by end of life care
  • Explain how end of life care should be delivered
  • Coordinate the delivery of end of life care
  • Dignify a patient’s approach to their final days
  • Describe an end of life care strategy
  • Outline core competencies and principles
  • Demonstrate effective communication and documentation
  • Deliver high standards of care and symptom management

Who should take this course?

This End of Life Care training online e-learning is suitable for all health and social care staff who encounter patients during end-of-life scenarios.

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. (Contact us to find out about our bespoke multi-lingual courses.)

escalla Healthcare courses

escalla Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading healthcare education providers, and celebrates over 25 years of working in the health sector.

Our bespoke and off-the-shelf catalogue utilise the latest interactive learning techniques and platforms. Learners benefit from informative and engaging content, with built-in assessment, certification and hosting options.

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End of life care training course Content

  • What is end of life care?
  • The End of Life Care Strategy
  • Who is involved in end of life care?
  • Core competencies and principles
  • NICE standards
  • Identification
  • Patient care pathway
  • Early discussions
  • Effective communication
  • Considerations
  • Avoiding poor communication
  • Advanced care planning – documentation and considerations
  • Benefits of advanced care planning
  • Clinical care planning
  • Effective assessment
  • Patient-centred approaches
  • Supporting carers and families
  • Holistic assessment
  • Multidisciplinary teams
  • Planning care
  • Out of hours
  • Key workers
  • Patient passport
  • Record keeping
  • Core competencies
  • Managing symptoms and maintaining comfort
  • Palliative care
  • Ambulance services
  • Effective care through final days
  • Identifying the ‘dying phase’
  • Care during the ‘dying phase’
  • Support for carers
  • Resuscitation
  • Organ donation
  • After Death
  • Bereavement support
  • Summary
  • NICE standards
  • Core principles
  • References