Symptom Management for Palliative Care

Course Aims:

This course will provide registered nurses with the underpinning knowledge and skills to:

  • Carry out a holistic assessment for palliative care patients with symptoms of breathlessness, pain, constipation, anorexia, weight loss, nausea and vomiting and intestinal obstruction
  • Formulate an appropriate management plan in clinical practice and when and how to seek specialist service advice/support.
  • To recognise the signs and symptoms of palliative care emergencies and registered nurses’ role in initial intervention and management of Hypercalcaemia, Superior Vena Cava Obstruction and Spinal Cord Compression,
  • When and how to seek specialist service advice/support
  • Manage Pain, Nausea and Vomiting, Respiratory Secretions and Agitation at End of Life
  • Use of Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological interventions:
    • including use of Oral and Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion and subcutaneous medications associated conversions/indications/combinations/contraindications/diluents/NPSA alerts
  • Manage symptoms appropriately to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions

Target Audience: Registered Nurses

Date & Time of Course:

Time 0900-1600

18th January 2024
29th February 2024
28th March 2024
25th April 2024
30th May 2024
20th June 2024
18th July 2024
19th September 2024
TBC October 2024
TBC November 2024

Duration: Full day

Number of places available: 24

Cost: Free

For more information/ to book: call 0151 328 0481

Venue & Location: Albert Lodge, Victoria Hospital, Mill Lane, CH44 5UF

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