Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop Series Day 1 – Pain
This workshop aims to provide those working in palliative care (nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, social-worker and occupational therapists) whether new to specialist palliative care or those working in non-specialist care with an opportunity to develop their theoretical knowledge in palliative care symptom management (Pain) in order to optimise the quality of life of patients with life-limiting conditions.
Certificate: Workshop 1 - Pain
Date: Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Venue: Education and Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W
Further Info: This is a half-day course running from 13.30 to 17.00
Day 1- Understanding the principles of Pain Management in palliative care
|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
Discussions and questions on the above topics to follow