Mount Vernon Cancer centre & Michael Sobell Hospice
Oncology & Palliative Care Education Programme

July & August 2017

Symptom Management and End of Life Care Training
Date: Wed 5th July 2017
Time: 2.00pm-4.30pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Michael Sobell Hospice Charity, Mount Vernon Hospital, WD1 1PZ (Entrance Gate 3 off White Hill)

Topic: Palliative Care Emergencies (e.g. metastatic spinal cord compression, hypercalcaemia, bleeding and seizures). The session will give an overview of different palliative care emergencies and consider the appropriate management of these.

Aims/ Purpose of Session: All staff, trained and untrained who come into contact with dying people and their families, regardless of care setting and/ or role, needs to have an appropriate level of knowledge and skills to provide competent, compassionate, sensitive care during the final phases of a person’s life.

Who should attend: All staff , trained and untrained, who work with patients at the end of life, suitable for community, care home, hospital and hospice staff.

Free of charge for: Mount Vernon Cancer Centre/ East & North Herts Staff, community nurses.

Charge applies for delegates from other organisations.

McKinley T34 Syringe Pump Training
Date: Wed 28th June 2017
Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm
Venue: Meeting Room, Michael Sobell Charity, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, WD3 1PZ (Entrance via Gate 3 off White Hill)

Who should attend: All staff who use the McKinley T34 syringe pumps.

Aims/ Purpose of Session: All staff that use these pumps must be competent and accountable in the use and operation of these devices. All managers should ensure that relevant training takes place (e.g at induction) and a record of staff who are trained and competent to use such devices is maintained.

Free of charge for: Mount Vernon Cancer Centre/ East & North Herts Staff, community nurses. Charge applies for delegates from other organisations.

A refresher/ update should be attended every two years. Please refer to the syrige pump competency guidelines for further information.
Delegates will need to be assessed back at their own workplace in terms of competency.

Mandatory Chemotherapy Training
Date: Friday 18th August 2017
Time: 9.00am-4.00pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Postgraduate centre, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, HA2 6RN
Free of charge for: Mount Vernon Cancer Centre/ East & North Herts Staff
£75 for other delegates

Who should attend: All chemotherapy trained nurses involved in the care of patients receiving systemic anti cancer therapies (SACT) must attend this mandatory study day to gain annual re-certification. If you have recently completed a chemotherapy course you must also attend before starting practice within East & North Herts NHS Trust.

Competency must then be assessed in practice, using a locally ratified competency assessment tool.

Content to include:
• Policies for the safe checking & administration of SACT’s. Including the safe management of spillages
• Chemotherapy pre-medications (including anti-emetic policy)
• Venous access and the chemotherapy patient
• Extravasation policy update, prevention and management
• Blood result analysis
• MVCC: PGD annual update
• Patient information
• Questions and answers

To book on to any of these sessions, please contact Rhoda, Education Secretary, on Ext 2542 or alternatively please
email the Education Team on:

E-mail: mvcceducationbookings.enh-tr@nhs.net 

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood,
Middlesex. HA6 2RN

Phone: 0203 826 2413/2542