To increase the confidence of health professionals to ask about smoking and discuss treatment options with their clients, including nicotine replacement therapy and offer brief advice and referrals.
Increase knowledge regarding assessment and treatment of acute pain with an introduction to neuropathic pain.
The aim of this study day is to extend senior health professionals knowledge of advanced plastic surgery.
The ALERT (Acute Life Threatening Events Recognition and Treatment) Course is a multidisciplinary course focusing on the recognition and management of the acutely unwell or deteriorating patient.
How to find us: Antenatal Room, Community Health Building, Hutt Hospital
The aim of this study day is to extend health professionals knowledge about the management of patients following breast reconstruction surgery.
The aim of this study day is to extend health professionals knowledge of the management of patients with burns.
Two half day workshops being held: CALD Cultural Competency & Working with Interpreters, and Working with Refugee Patients. See flyer for more details and how to register.
Two half day workshops being held: CALD Cultural Competency & Working with Interpreters, and Working with CALD Families - Disability Awareness. See flyer for more details and how to register.
This course is designed for those employed under the DHB/PSA Allied & Public Health MECA and their managers. On completion of the course, participants will be able to describe an appropriate CASP objective, apply CASP domains to objective setting, access resources and be able to use the CASP paperwork.
To train hospital based registered health professionals on the clinical care & management of central lines (e.g. PICC lines, CVC, Hickman lines, Implanted ports).
This interactive workshop focuses on conflict resolution and communication strategies to effectively manage aggression and threat of harm in the workplace.
How to find us: 2nd Floor, East Wing, Clock Tower Building, Hutt Hospital.
To increase knowledge and understanding of normal bladder & bowel function, dysfunction, & treatment or management options, including catheter management. To gain more understanding of the impact of incontinence on the patient & their whanau.
For new or returning clinical staff who have duty or care to our patients. This course is run in conjunction with the General Orientation and is suitable for Doctors, Nurses, HCA's, Physiotherapists, OT's, Community nurses and Orderlies.
The aim of this study day is to extend health professionals knowledge of Plastic Surgery.
The aim of this study day is to extend health professionals knowledge of head and neck surgery and the nursing management.
This course will increase your confidence in delivering diabetes care. It is relevant for nurses and allied health professionals working with people with diabetes – primary care, hospital or community based.
This course is for 3DHB allied health staff working in general health, who wish to become professional supervisors. This course is an introduction to the process and skills required of an effective supervisor.
To train selected and IV proficient registered health professionals on how to provide IV related training & clinical support to work colleagues. This training also introduces the participant on how to formally assess a colleague’s IV procedural skill using the DHB’s current framework.
To train registered health professionals in the procedure of peripheral venous cannulation.
How to find us: 1st Floor, Clock Tower Building, Hutt Hospital
This study day for health professionals will broaden your cardiac knowledge and help you to provide evidenced based care when caring for patients with chest pain, angina, myocardial infection, heart failure and common arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, and cardiac valve disease.
An all-day course for clinical staff working in community areas, including community mental health staff, RPH staff including HCA, non-medical vaccinators, school dental, school health team nurses and other community based staff. May also be suitable for some in-hospital staff who do not work within a standard clinical / ward environment.
An all-day course for all hospital based nursing and HCA staff. This course is suitable for all in-hospital nurses.
This course aims to prepare staff for managing or taking part in resuscitation at birth. It is intended for all staff that may be called upon to resuscitate a baby at, or immediately after birth, comprises of pre-reading, delivered sessions and scenario practice.
An update course for those who have taken the NZRC Advanced course in the past two to three years.
A one-day course for NZ Health Professionals who may be expected to lead or take a key support role in managing a cardiac arrest or acute medical emergency.
A one-day course for NZ Health professional that may be expected to start managing a cardiac arrest or medical emergency while waiting for more senior or experienced help.
Details of our various staff orientations: Powhiri, Welcome & DHB Overview; Nurses, Anaesthetic Techs & Midwives Orientation; Foundation Training Day; House Surgeon Orientation and Registrar Orientation.
To improve the knowledge of nurses caring for Infants and children requiring non-invasive respiratory support in the hospital setting.
To allow participants to develop the skills needed to recognize the seriously ill child and to provide basic, and immediate paediatric life support within the clinical setting.
To improve the knowledge of nurses caring for children and adolescents with mental health care needs in the hospital setting.
This study day will review congenital and acute orthopaedic conditions affecting children and provide evidence based information to help nurses care for this patient population.
This study day will review the respiratory health of Children from an acute care perspective and give evidence based information and practical skills to help nurses care for this patient group.
To provide knowledge of surgical procedures and nursing care of the surgical patient. After completing the course you will be able to assess and manage the care of children pre and post operatively following surgical intervention using evidence based practice.
To give nurses an understanding of the Hutt Valley DHB Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP) and to provide a practical guide for putting together a portfolio.
To train registered health professionals in the procedure of phlebotomy (venepuncture).
Preceptor training is aimed at preparing nurses to support new graduates, students and colleagues within the clinical workplace. At the completion of this course nurses will have an increased understanding of the important components needed for successful preceptorship.
The Summer School runs from 7-28 February 2018 and has 32 courses available. More details about the courses can be found on the flyer. To register visit otago.ac.nz/uowsummerschool
The course provides nurses with an improved understanding of how to care for adult patients with asthma and COPD. This includes assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of these patients with a focus on secondary level care. It also helps nurses provide better education, support and care for their patients with Asthma and COPD.
To provide update training in Resuscitation to an equivalent of NZRC level 4 for health professionals.
These short refresher sessions are aimed at consultants / specialists who need to update their CPR skills and knowledge.
Aimed at Allied Health staff, however this update is also suitable for Hospital and Community based clinical staff who are not attending the Nurses Mandatory Training day.
A multidisciplinary presentation by various members of the OPRS team also relevant to RACF and attracts a wide audience depending on topic.
Topics covered: V.A.C.® Mechanisms of Action, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Abdominal Wounds and Fistulas, Biofilms and Infected Wounds, Dehiscence Prevention and Treatment Injury.
Topics covered: Wound assessment, Unlocking the science of V.A.C.® Therapy and Hands on workstations with V.A.C.® Therapy devices and dressings.
Workplace assessor training is aimed at preparing Senior Nurses to assess colleagues and who will be undertaking staff appraisals. On completion it is participants will have increased understanding of competence, portfolio assessment and effective support of staff through the assessment process.
The Advanced Study Day builds on part two and provides knowledge / challenges practice in wound care at an advanced level. All enrolments accepted via PERSONAL e-mails. Workplace e-mail address not accepted.
The Fundamentals Study Day is part one of a three part series on wound management. Part one focuses on establishing sound knowledge and skills for basic wound management including wound products.
The Intermediate Study Day builds on part one and extends knowledge and skill acquisition in case scenarios, referrals and interdisciplinary collaboration in wound management.
This study day will provide attendees (Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants) with information on international guidelines. It also focuses on pressure injury prevention and management with practical workshops. All enrolments accepted via your PERSONAL E-MAIL. Work place e-mails not accepted