For staff working in primary care, the PREPARED project and the HSE National Dementia Office, are organising a series of FREE 3-hour dementia workshops around the country.
The content for the workshop covers five key areas:
- Knowledge of dementia
- Understanding roles and responsibilities
- Team functioning and collaboration
- Inter-professional communication skills
- Supporting the person with dementia and their family
2017 workshop dates and venues:
Tuesday 19th September 2017 - Kilbarrack Primary Care Team, Kilbarrack, Dublin 5
Wednesday 4th October 2017 - Killarney Community Hospital
(Monday 16th October 2017 pm - Maynooth Health Centre - RESCHEDULED)
(Thursday 26th October 2017 pm - Ely Hospital, Wexford - RESCHEDULED)
Monday 13th November 2017 pm - Maynooth Health Centre
Tuesday 14th November 2017 pm - Wicklow Town Health Centre
Monday 27th November 2017 am - Castlebar Primary Care Centre, Mayo
Tuesday 28th November 2017 am - Ballyshannon Health Campus, Donegal
Monday 11th December pm - Ely Hospital, Wexford
Tuesday 12th December pm - Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh, Tipperary
Wednesday 13th December 2017 pm - Cluain Lir Care Centre, Mullingar, Westmeath
The workshop is accredited by the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board for 3 CEUs.
The workshop content was developed by Anne Quinn (Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Dementia) with clinical input from other community health specialists, GPs, and the HSE, and was piloted with around 50 primary care staff in 3 locations (Blackrock Cork City, Cashel and Kinsale) in 2016 and early 2017, before being published and launched in a series of workshop training sessions across the country facilitated by clinical staff with expertise in dementia care in the community.
If you want any more information, or to book a place at any of these 3-hour dementia workshops, then please get in touch with the HSE national dementia office firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, job role and the training venue. Places are limited and strictly allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
More dates will be added in 2018 where local interest is identified, so keep an eye on the website and on local promotional material to find a workshop near you.