CEOL: Compassionate End Of Life (Irish Hospice Foundation)

Course Description

CEOL, or Compassionate End of Life, is a quality improvement programme for residential care centres and nursing homes developed by the Irish Hospice Foundation. CEOL enables staff to deliver compassionate, person-centred end-of-life care to residents and their family members. The programme has been developed for public, private and voluntary residential care settings. CEOL is built around a series of training and development workshops, regional network events, specific CEOL resources, materials and ongoing supports.The CEOL programme provides a framework for staff to embed a continual quality improvement approach to end-of-life care by establishing the CEOL Review Process. CEOL supports the development of key communication skills relevant for the provision of end-of-life care with residents and their families and promotes a multidisciplinary approach to end-of-life care within the healthcare industry.

Course Aim

The establishment of a CEOL Group in each residential centre is central to the development of the CEOL programme. All sectors of the residential centre or nursing home are represented on the CEOL Group including; management, nurses, household, catering, administration, healthcare attendants, allied health professional, chaplaincy etc. Initial training is delivered onsite by the IHF through two and a half days workshops. Further CEOL training is then provided by the IHF through regional network meetings along with ongoing support from the IHF’s regional CEOL Development Coordinators.

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Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Benefits of having completed the CEOL programme are as follows:

1. Increases staff confidence in having conversations about death and dying. Increases staff communication with residents and families on their future care wishes.

2. Promotes Advance Care Planning by establishing the resident's wishes and preferences for their end-of-life care.

3. Includes planning and preparation for end-of-life care based on the residents' wishes and preferences.

4. Integrates end-of-life care planning with relevant community services such as: specialist palliative care, GPs, funeral directors, acute hospitals etc.

5. Improves end-of-life care planning and documentation.

6. Through the multidisciplinary structure of CEOL, it ensures all staff, healthcare professionals and non-clinical staff, have an appropriate level of knowledge, skills, competence and confidence to care for resident approaching the end-of-life.

Who Should Attend

Healthcare Assistants and Nurses.

Course Details

  • Category: Healthcare Skills
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Venue: TBC
  • Duration: Days: 3
  • Provider: The Irish Hospice Foundation
  • Skillnet Members Price: NA
  • Unemployed: No
  • Accreditation: Company Certified
  • Award: NMBI CEUs ,Certificate
  • Credits/CEU's: 17.5
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