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 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.
This two day face-to-face workshop is for allied health professionals in physical health planning to become supervisors. The workshop provides an introduction to the 3DHB professional supervision policy and processes as well as tools and resources to support you to become an effective supervisor *Pre-requisite: Supervisee eLearning (available via KoAwateaLEARN and Connect Me).
How to find us: Antenatal Room, Community Health Building, Hutt Hospital
This face-to-face workshop aims to provide participants starting CASP (and their managers) a clear understanding of the CASP process. The workshop also supports CASP objective writing and includes practical activities and resources. Pre-requisite: objective setting and portfolio development eLearning (available via KoAwateaLEARN and Connect Me).
To train hospital based registered health professionals on the clinical care & management of central lines (e.g. PICC lines, CVC, Hickman lines, Implanted ports
How to find us: 2nd Floor, East Wing, Clock Tower Building, Hutt Hospital.
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.
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.
Anatomy & physiology, indications & contraindications, confirmation of tip placement, infection prevention & control, clinical best practice technique (assessment, flushing, dressing, blood collection, removal, implanted port accessing & de-accessing), complications.
To train registered health professionals in the procedure of phlebotomy (venepuncture).
To train registered health professionals in the procedure of peripheral venous cannulation.
How to find us: 1st Floor, Clock Tower Building, Hutt Hospital
Details of our various sessions aimed at new staff to the DHB: Powhiri, Welcome & DHB Overview; Nurses, Anaesthetic Techs & Midwives Orientation; Foundation Training Day; House Surgeon Orientation and Registrar Orientation.
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 CORE Advanced course in the past two - 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.
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 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.
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.
To provide update training in Resuscitation.
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.
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.