Opioids at End of Life

Offered By

Royal College of Anaesthetists

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Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of Anaesthetists covers the use of the most effective analgesics available to us in one of the settings where they are most appropriate – at the end of life. Opioids have been in use longer than most other medicines and our knowledge of them continues to evolve. Although there are now concerns with their use in long term pain conditions, when used according to guidelines, they are appropriate for pain management at the end of life.

Important note - any drug doses mentioned in this session are for illustrative purposes only. It is your responsibility to refer to appropriate guidelines when treating patients, such as the British National Formulary and Palliative Care Formulary.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

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Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

State what palliative care offers

Recognise the causes of cancer pain

Describe how opioids are usually introduced in end of life care

List the benefits of fentanyl

State when opioid injections are indicated

List the safety issues associated with opioid use