Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) Course
The Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End of Life Care (LEAP) Paramedic course provides the essential practical knowledge, attitudes and skills to provide a palliative care approach in the prehospital context. LEAP Paramedic is a competency based program that is delivered in a blended learning format (online modules done before the PACExpo and a face to face session held during pre-conference) open to both primary care and advanced care paramedics and health professionals from other disciplines!
Why are opioids used in shortness of breath in palliative care? Why is metoclopramide the anti-emetic of choice in palliative care? How common is delirium and how should we treat it in palliative care? What should I say (or not say) to patients and families? How do I support someone at home who is actively dying? These questions and more will be answered in LEAP Paramedic!
ü Learn practical tips & tools in palliative and end-of-life care with LEAP Paramedic!
ü Earn your annual learning credits!
ü 1-year free access to the Pallium Web-Based App
ü Blended Learning:
Online (6 – 8 hours), 1-3 months in advance
ü Face-to-face (6 hours), HIGHLY interactive: Knowledge and concepts gained online are reinforced with case studies, group discussion, Q&A, videos, etc.
ü Led by Pallium Canada’s Certified Facilitators and Certified Paramedic LEAP Facilitators who are experienced educators and palliative care clinicians
ü Targeted to Paramedics and EMS professionals but all healthcare providers are welcome
•Decision-making & Advance Care Planning
•Nausea, Vomiting & Hydration
•Last Days & Hours
Want to view some of the content before committing to the course? The introductory module of LEAP Paramedic can be viewed here http://pallium.ca/eLearning/LEAP_Paramedics_Introduction/story.html , or take the full “Taking Ownership in Palliative Care” module FREE online at http://pallium.ca/e-learning-resources/taking-ownership-online-learning-module/
Check out the LEAP Paramedic brochure http://pallium.ca/infoware/LEAP_Paramedic_Brochure.pdf or Pallium website http://pallium.ca/professional-development/leap-2/leap-paramedic/ for more information!
Have questions about the course content? Feel free to email the course facilitator at Cheryl.L.Cameron@ahs.ca
What you have to do to participate in the Course:
Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care (LEAP) Course.
To complete this course you will need to create an account in the Pallium portal in order to complete the pre-course activities required for certification. This will be provided to once your PACE 2017 Registration is completed.