Symptom Management for the Dying Adult

Offered By

Association of Palliative Medicine

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills lesson from the Association for Palliative Medicine provides a concise guide to the management of physical symptoms that commonly arise when a person is in the last few days to hours of life. Although this course focuses on physical symptoms, psychosocial and spiritual issues will also need to be addressed to deliver holistic care.

This course is ideal for:

All health professionals.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

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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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.
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Here is what you will cover in
this course 

List common reasons why practice can fall short of what patients need and identify potential solutions

Discuss symptoms that commonly arise in the last days to hours of life

Describe how to address the dying person's comfort

Understand how to manage diabetes in the last days to hours of life

Write a typical prescription and authorisation for medication used to control symptoms at the end of life

Understand the advantages and disadvantages of prescribing these drugs in anticipation of these symptoms developing