Palliative care education and training
Palliative care is a speciality area that requires special skills and training. Education, training and support are available for palliative care workers including:
- continuing education to Department of Health (Tasmania) staff
- other health professionals
- community members.
Types of education and training
- We teach undergraduate and postgraduate medical and nursing students through the University of Tasmania.
- Specialist palliative care teams provide education sessions upon request. Please contact your local service for details.
- Other short courses, university qualifications, online learning modules and palliative care conferences are listed on the CareSearch website.
Syringe Drivers training resources
The aim of this learning package is to assist the clinician to develop knowledge and skills of the basic principles of care for people with subcutaneous infusion devices in palliative care settings. This package is designed to provide self-directed learning; completion does not provide formal accreditation. Supervised practice with appropriately trained staff managing the device used by your service is recommended.
CME Medical’s eLearning programme is an interactive session that requires users to demonstrate practical skills by interacting with a virtual T34™ pump. It also tests theory knowledge by requiring users to answer multiple-choice questions. It can be used for initial training, as a learning tool during face-to-face training or for annual refresher/update training. This site requires users to create their own accounts.
REM SYSTEMS is a specialised medical equipment distribution company supplying hospitals, health clinics and medical and veterinary practices throughout Australia.