Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop 4-Day Series

Day 1- Understanding the principles of Pain Management in palliative care

Title Speaker
Pain Assessment Noreen Holland
The WHO analgesic ladder and the management of pain using opioids.

– 1. How to escalate opioid doses 2. Opioid induced side effect management 3. Management of opioid toxicity 4. Opioid rotation

Dr Norma O Leary
Understanding the Pathways of Pain integrating the ‘why’ of the assessment and ‘how’ the analgesic works Stephanie Doyle

Day 2 – Gastro Intestinal Symptom Management

Title Speaker
GIT symptoms-physiology/pathology Dr Laura Mulqueen
Managing nausea and vomiting Dr Laura Mulqueen
Managing constipation Steven McDermott
Pharmaceutical input of GIT symptoms Eimear O Dwyer-Pharmacist

Day 3 – Central Nervous System Symptom Management

Title Speaker
Delirium  & pharmaceutical management SpR & Pharmacist
Motor Neurone disease Bernie Corr
Depression/Altered mood-Coping Social Worker

Day 4 – Miscellaneous Symptoms and Issues to Manage in Palliative Care

Title Speaker
Breathlessness Julie Goss
Palliative Care Emergencies (Spinal Cord Compression,

Haemorrhage, SVC obstruction)

Steven McDermott
Ethical issues Prof. Joan Cunningham

Discussions and questions on the above topics to follow

 

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Palliative Care Support (QQI Level 5)

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care.
  • Summarise the structure and organisation of palliative care services to include the role played by the multi-disciplinary team and diverse family structures in the provision of care for a terminally ill person.
  • Discuss the role of the support worker in the promotion of key issues such as life quality, self-esteem, respect, privacy and dignity in palliative care work
  • Explore different attitudes to death and dying to include an understanding of individual patterns of grief, bereavement and loss.
  • Employ a range of communication strategies and processes which are central to the work in palliative care.
  • Apply a person-centered approach to caring for a person in the last days of their life to include the provision of supportive and holistic care promoting safety, dignity, respect and comfort.
  • Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life.
  • Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in a palliative care setting.
  • Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care
By |2019-01-29T15:53:22+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop Series Day 1 – Pain

Day 1- Understanding the principles of Pain Management in palliative care 

Title Speaker
Pain Assessment Noreen Holland
The WHO analgesic ladder and the management of pain using opioids.

– 1. How to escalate opioid doses 2. Opioid induced side effect management 3. Management of opioid toxicity 4. Opioid rotation

Dr Norma O Leary
Understanding the Pathways of Pain integrating the ‘why’ of the assessment and ‘how’ the analgesic works Stephanie Doyle

Discussions and questions on the above topics to follow

 

By |2019-01-31T10:29:30+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference 2019

Start Finish Topic Speaker
8.30 9.00 Registration, Tea / Coffee
9.00 9.05 Welcome Ms Patricia Hallahan
9.05 9.10 Opening Address Ms. Audrey Houlihan
9.10 9.20 Introduction
9.20 10.05 Challenging Decisions for End of Life Care Prof. Bee Wee
10.05 10.45 The Assisted Decision Making Act in Palliative Care Mr. Asim A Sheikh, BL
10.45 11.15 Refreshments / View OLH&CS Posters / Networking
11.15 11.55 Developments Internationally in Palliative Care Prof. Philip Larkin
11.55 12.10 How do we know we are doing a good job? Hearing the voices of those affected by the issues / what we do in OLH&CS
12.10 12.50 ‘Evidence Based Service Development:’ Using metrics to drive better patient outcomes.’ Dr. Michael Lucey
12.50 13.50 Lunch / View OLH&CS Posters / Networking
13.50 13.55 Introduction (to afternoon session)
13.55 14.35 Changing Landscape of Palliative Care Research Prof. Sonja McIlfatrick
14.35 14.50 Dysphagia – a common but poorly understood symptom in Palliative Care. Dr. Ciaran Kenny
14.50 15.05 Resilience in Community Palliative Care Nursing. Ms. Lorraine Clancy
15.05 15.20 Barriers encountered and solutions identified in a research project in Palliative Medicine. Dr. Cliona Lorton
15.20 15.50 Panel Discussion Dr. Stephen Higgins, Prof. Philip Larkin, Prof. Sonja McIlfatrick. Prof. Bee Wee, Dr Mike Lucey and Mr Asim L Sheikh.
15.50 16.00 Closing Remarks
By |2019-02-21T12:11:24+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Care in the Last Days of Life – Monday, 25 March 2019

Objectives of Course

  • Outline the concept of palliative care and discuss the role of and referral process to specialist palliative care.
  •  Outline the issues surrounding diagnosing dying and be able to discuss the active dying process with a family.
  •  Develop and enhance skills in the assessment of the person with pain and other common symptoms at end of life.
  • Describe the management of pain and other common symptoms (dyspnoea, agitation, anxiety, nausea, vomiting and chest secretions) at end of life.
  • Discuss the management of some of the ethical issues such as advanced care planning and artificial hydration within the context of the last days of life.
  • Understand how to manage a sensitive conversation around death and dying with a patient or family at end of life.
By |2019-02-21T12:00:48+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Syringe Pump Workshop Using the McKinley T34 Pump – Monday 1 April 2019

This half day workshop will provide nurses, doctors and pharmacists with an opportunity to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skill required to manage subcutaneous infusions using the McKinley T34 Ambulatory Syringe Pump.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Identify the indications for use of a syringe pump.
  • Demonstrate awareness of drug combinations, compatibilities and interactions.
  • Understand professional responsibility and accountability issues surrounding use of the syringe pump.
  • Prepare and assemble a syringe pump.
  • Outline the care and maintenance requirements of the syringe pump.
  • Trouble-shoot issues that can arise with the syringe pump

Accreditation Certificate from Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. Nurses: Category 1 approval with 2.5 CEUs from An Bord Altranais (Nursing Board).

By |2019-01-30T08:37:59+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop Series Day 2 – Gastrointestinal

Day 2 – Gastro Intestinal Symptom Management

Title Speaker
GIT symptoms-physiology/pathology Dr Laura Mulqueen
Managing nausea and vomiting Dr Laura Mulqueen
Managing constipation Steven McDermott
Pharmaceutical input of GIT symptoms Eimear O Dwyer-Pharmacist
Case scenarios followed by discussion and questions

 

By |2019-01-30T08:39:21+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Syringe Pump Workshop Using the McKinley T34 Pump – Thursday 25 April 2019

This half day workshop will provide nurses, doctors and pharmacists with an opportunity to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skill required to manage subcutaneous infusions using the McKinley T34 Ambulatory Syringe Pump.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Identify the indications for use of a syringe pump.
  • Demonstrate awareness of drug combinations, compatibilities and interactions.
  • Understand professional responsibility and accountability issues surrounding use of the syringe pump.
  • Prepare and assemble a syringe pump.
  • Outline the care and maintenance requirements of the syringe pump.
  • Trouble-shoot issues that can arise with the syringe pump

Accreditation Certificate from Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. Nurses: Category 1 approval with 2.5 CEUs from An Bord Altranais (Nursing Board).

By |2019-01-30T08:41:48+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments
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