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Hutt Valley District Health Board (HVDHB) is pleased to be able to offer a number of training opportunities to health professionals within the DHB and also to external to organisations. We hope those attending sessions held at HVDHB find them valuable and we welcome any feedback.

A number of the study days/workshops are for Hutt Valley District Health Board staff only. It is clearly stated on the top of each page, which study days/workshops are for internal and/or external staff.

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  • A

    • Acute Pain Mangement 138 KB

      Increase knowledge regarding assessment and treatment of acute pain with an introduction to neuropathic pain.

    • Advance Care Planning - One Day Workshop 727 KB

      Learning objectives:
       explain the benefits of advance care planning (ACP)
       explore barriers to ACP
       start & document an ACP conversation
       determine who has legal right to make healthcare decisions for an incapable patient

    • Alert - Community and Hospital based staff 305 KB

      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.

    • Allied Health Advanced Supervision 24 KB

      This advanced programme is for 3DHB allied health staff who have completed the Allied Health Introduction to Professional Supervision course, or equivalent

    • Allied Health Introduction to Professional Supervision 30 KB

      This 2-day face-to-face workshop is for allied health professionals 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. Please note there is a separate supervision course for 3DHB MHAIDS staff.

  • C

    • Cardiac Study day 303 KB

      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 infarction, heart failure, common arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation.

    • CASP Workshop 19 KB

      This face-to-face workshop aims to provide participants starting CASP (and their managers) with a clear understanding of the CASP process. The workshop also supports CASP objective writing and includes practical activities and resources.

    • Challenging Incidents 25 KB

      This interactive workshop focuses on conflict resolution and communication strategies to effectively manage aggression and threat of harm in the workplace. Recommended for staff who have completed the Ko Awatea CALM Communication e-learning and, who in consultation with their manager, believe that further face-to-face training is required due to the nature of their work area.

    • Clinical Training Unit 79 KB

      How to find the Clinical Training Unit - 2nd Floor, East Wing, Clock Tower Building, Hutt Hospital

    • Close Observation Study Day 47 KB

      The aim of this study day to is to extend the knowledge of registered nurses, enrolled nurses and healthcare assistants regarding the need of close care and observation.

    • Communicating with non-English speaking clients 516 KB

      How to use interpreters in a clinical context, in order to meet the requirements of human rights and sign language legislation. Come and join us for a varied programme including an interpreting demonstration and interaction with your colleagues. We will help you identify the risks of using clients’ family and friends as BYO interpreters, and will give you some tools for working with interpreters to get the best possible communications with your clients.

  • D

    • Diabetes - Introduction 23 KB

      This course will increase your confidence in delivering diabetes care. It is taught by a variety of speakers and co-ordinated by the Specialist Diabetes Nursing Service at Hutt Valley DHB. It is relevant for nurses and allied health professionals working with people with diabetes – primary care, hospital or community based.

    • Diabetes Care Givers Education Day 302 KB

      Giving an overview of diabetes for Care Givers, Community Mental Health Workers, Health Care Assistants, anyone working with, caring for or supporting people living in the community with Diabetes.

  • E

    • Elderly Orthopaedic Patient Journey (#NOF) 23 KB

      The aim of this study day is to increase nurses knowledge in how to care for the older patient who has sustained a # NOF pre and post-operatively.

    • Elective Orthopaedics 23 KB

      The aim of this study day is to increase the knowledge of nurses NEW to orthopaedics in how to care for patients undergoing a hip, knee or shoulder joint replacement.

  • F

    • Foundation Training Day (For new or returning staff only) 24 KB

      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.

  • H

    • HCA Orientation Day 152 KB

      The aim of this study day is to provide orientation to the health care assistants. The course covers a wide variety of topics and has expert speakers from the respective fields.

    • Head and Neck Surgery 222 KB

      This day is targeted for health professionals with an interest in head & neck surgery. Previous topics have included; head & neck cancer surgery and reconstruction, facial fractures, nutrition and speech language therapy following head & neck surgery, tracheostomy management, and psychosocial impacts of head & neck cancer. Please note; topics may vary.

  • I

    • ICT - Training Sessions 24 KB

      All staff welcome – Booking essential as spaces are limited to 4 per session.
      Please note it is recommended that attendees have basic keyboard skills and basic knowledge of a computer. The prerequisites for the Excel Essentials + and Excel Essentials + is completion of the Essentials courses prior to attending or passing the pre-course assessment for each topic. To enrol please do so via Mypay or email to be enrolled or if you have any further questions.

    • Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference 2020 and Hui ā-Tau 215 KB

      e Rūnanga Tauira Professional Development Day: Thursday 6 August 2020 (Tauira only) - Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference 2020 (Tamaki Makaurau): Friday 7 August and Saturday 8 August 2020 - Registrations open in March 2020

    • IV - CVAD - Advanced Central Venous Access Device Training 373 KB

      To train hospital based senior registered health professionals on the clinical care & management of central venous access devices with complications.

    • IV - CVAD - Central Venous Access Device Care and Management Training 378 KB

      To train hospital based registered health professionals on the clinical care & management of central venous access devices (e.g. PICC, CVC, Hickman, Implanted ports)

    • IV Phlebotomy Training 368 KB

      To train registered health professionals in the procedure of phlebotomy (venepuncture).

    • IV Therapy in the Community Training 375 KB

      To support the safe delivery of intravenous therapy in the practice setting.

    • IV Training - Peripheral Cannulation 371 KB

      To train registered health professionals in the procedure of peripheral venous cannulation.

  • L

    • Learning Centre 79 KB

      How to find the Learning Centre - 1st Floor, Clock Tower Building, Hutt Hospital

  • N

    • New Staff – Welcome, Overview & Orientation Sessions 2020 23 KB

      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.

    • Nurses Mandatory Training – Hospital and Community Based Staff 442 KB

      An all-day course for clinical staff working in community areas and hospital based nursing and HCA staff 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.

    • NZRC - Newborn Life Support 21 KB

      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.

    • NZRC - Update 24 KB

      To update NZRC Core Advanced participants on the Advanced Management of a Resuscitation.

    • NZRC CORE for Advnaced 26 KB

      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.

  • O

    • Older Adult Mental Health Study Day 48 KB

      The aim of this study day is to extend the knowledge of registered nurses and enrolled nurses regarding the key aspects of mental health in elderly. It has expert speakers with many years of experience in the field. The course equips the RN/ENs with the basic skills of mental health assessment and provides broad understanding of the legal implications for the Mental Health Act and duty of care. The course provides nurses the tools required to care for an older adult patient.

  • P

    • Paediatric: Community Nurse Study Day 355 KB

      For RNs to feel equipped in term of knowledge and skills to effectively care for and support children and their whanau within the community.

    • Paediatric: Regional General Study Day 289 KB

      To improve the general paediatric knowledge of nurses caring for children in hospital

    • Paediatric: Regional Surgical Study Day 289 KB

      To provide up to date knowledge and skills to RNs to enable them to provide consistent evidenced-based care to children who require surgical interventions.

    • Paediatric: Youth Health Study Day 303 KB

      To improve the knowledge of nurses caring for adolescents in the hospital setting


      Primarily aimed at Registered Nurses to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in the delivery of palliative care

    • Palliative MDT Retreat 264 KB

      ANZSPM's Aotearoa Committee is bringing to you a multi-disciplinary team retreat over 3 days on exploring resilience within palliative and end of life care in Lower Hutt.

    • PDRP Training 275 KB

      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.

    • PILS (Paediatric Immediate Life Support Course) Formerly known as PLS 25 KB

      The 1 day PILS course is based on the systematic approach taught on the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (3 day) course, and APLS NZ has established programme with course material.The focus of the course is on the management of the severely ill or injured child in the first 15 minutes of care.

    • Plastic Surgery – Advanced Plastic Surgery 220 KB

      This day is targeted for senior health professionals with an interest in Plastic Surgery. Topics will vary from year to year to keep up with changes and advances in Plastic Surgery. Please contact the course facilitator for the 2020 topics.

    • Plastic Surgery – Breast Surgery 220 KB

      The aim of this study day is to extend health professionals knowledge about the management of patients following breast reconstruction surgery.

    • Plastic Surgery - Fundamentals of Plastic Surgery 221 KB

      This day is targeted for health professionals with an interest for Plastic Surgery. Contents is subject to change and may include; skin grafts, scar management, wound assessment, flaps, skin cancers, hand surgery, & leech therapy.

    • Plastic Surgery – Regional Burns Study day 221 KB

      The aim of this study day is to extend health professionals knowledge of the management of patients with burns.

    • Preceptor Training 596 KB

      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.

    • Pressure Injury Study Day 291 KB

      The aim of this study day is to extend health professionals knowledge of Pressure Injury Prevention and Management.

  • R

    • Resilient health care - embracing the future 618 KB

      23 March 2020 - Wellington - Modern health care is increasingly recognised as a complex adaptive system. Staff must navigate often-competing demands and dynamic conditions to deliver the safe care patients need.

    • Respiratory Course 302 KB

      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.

    • Resus Update – PHO, Primary Health & Aged Care 24 KB

      To provide update training in Resuscitation. This course will satisfy the requirements of an authorised vaccinator for certification.

    • Resus Update – Senior Medical Officers 220 KB

      These short refresher sessions are aimed at consultants / specialists who need to update their CPR skills and knowledge.

    • Resus Update - Staff 26 KB

      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.

  • S

  • T

    • Trauma - Orthopaedic/Plastics 223 KB

      This day is targeted for health professionals with an interest in trauma surgery. Content may include; external fixators, neurovascular assessment, compartment syndrome, infection, head injuries (concussions/subdural haematoma), chest drains, trauma wound reconstruction, SSG/Flaps and dressings, difficult VAC application, cast and splint care. Please note content is subject to change. Please contact course facilitators if you would like a programme.

  • V

    • Violence Intervention Programme (VIP) Training 27 KB

      This training is sponsored by the Ministry of Health and is designed to ensure clinicians are able to recognise and respond effectively to the signs and symptoms of both child abuse and intimate partner violence.

  • W

    • Wound - Chronic Wounds Study Day 24 KB

      The aim of this study day is to extend health professionals knowledge on chronic wounds.

    • Woundcare - Fundamentals 24 KB

      The aim of this study day is to extend/refresh health professionals baseline knowledge on wound assessment and wound management including wound products.

    • Wounds - Acute Study Day 24 KB

      The aim of this study day is to extend health professionals knowledge on acute wounds.

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