At the end of May we were lucky to be able to hold two in house study days using our swanky board room with its great PowerPoint facility and massive chairs!
The first day centred on our NVQ3 auxiliary nurses and focussed on the needs of the hospice and how they can be proactive in improving the patient experience. The day covered teamwork, communication and documentation. In addition, the continence nurse specialist gave a talk on continence pads and there was an afternoon training on anaphylaxis. The day was a great success, with very positive feedback.
The second day was for our registered staff nurses and provided an excellent teambuilding opportunity and a chance to share best practice. Time was spent looking at symptom management and pain management using case studies. We also focussed on documentation and communication.
There were plenty of ideas for further study days and areas of development and we hope to be able to provide this facility again soon. In the meantime it is very reassuring to see many of the areas studied being put into practice on a day to day basis.