Medicines Management: Palliative Care in Dementia
Medicines Management in Palliative Care
Drawing on the principles of palliative care as they apply to the use of medicines, the course provides comprehensive information on the pharmacological management of pain and other common symptoms, an overview of the use of syringe pumps in palliative care and strategies to optimise pharmaceutical care of patients with palliative care needs. This course was developed in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU).
Date: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Venue: Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice, Dublin.
The course is delivered using 7 online learning training modules followed by an interactive education day, delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Participants will have opportunities to apply learning through the use of case studies, problem solving activities and reflective practice.
- Gain up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge of how and why medicines are used in pain and symptom management in palliative care.
- Understand the practical use and indications for a syringe pump in palliative care.
- Enhance communication skills with patients and colleagues to promote optimum pharmaceutical care of patients at end of life.
Who should attend?
Community pharmacists, hospital pharmacists, residential care pharmacists and other health care professionals with a particular interest in medicines in palliative care.
For full information on each module complete the details here.