Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop FULL Series

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This series of stand-alone half-day workshops aims to provide nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, social workers 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 in order to optimise the quality of life of patients with life-limiting conditions.

This programme will provide participants with a good understanding of person-centred palliative care using palliative care using case scenarios of both life-limiting malignant and non-malignant disease.

Certificate:            Workshops 1: Pain; 2: Gastrointestinal; 3: Central Nervous System; 4: Miscellaneous

Date:                    Wednesdays 26 February, 1 April, 6 May, 27 May 2020

Venue:                  Education and Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W

Fee:                       €195

Further Info:        These are half-day workshops running from 13.30 to 17.00

Day 1- Understanding the principles of Pain Management in palliative care (26 February 2020)

PAIN – WEDNESDAY February 26th  2020
Time Title Speaker
13.30-13.35 Introduction Dr. Mary Bell
13.35-14.30 Physiology of pain Dr. Mary Bell
14.30-15.15 Pain Assessment Dr.Mary Bell
15.15-15.30 COFFEE
15.30-16.15 Analgesia-Opiates, Adjuvants using case scenarios Dr Norma O Leary
16.15-16.45 Case scenarios
16.45-17.00 Discussion and questions Mary

Day 2 – Gastro Intestinal Symptom Management (1 April 2020)

GIT- WEDNESDAY April 1st  
Time Title Speaker
13.30-13.35 Introduction Dr.Mary Bell
13.35-14.30 GIT symptoms-physiology/pathology Dr.Mary Bell
14.30-15.00 Managing nausea and vomiting
15.00-15.15 COFFEE
15.15-16.00 Managing constipation
16.00-16.30 Pharmaceutical input of GIT symptoms Pharmacist
16.30-17.00 Case scenarios followed by

Discussion and questions

Day 3 – Central Nervous System Symptom Management (6 May 2020)

CNS – WEDNESDAY May 6th   
Time Title Speaker
13.30-14.45 Multisystem atrophy/Progressive Supernuclear Palsy (PSP) and Motor Neurone disease Bernie Corr
14.45-15.30 Delirium  & pharmaceutical management Dr.Mary Bell & Pharmacist
15.30-15.45 COFFEE
15.45-16.30 Depression/Altered mood-Coping David Shannon
16.30-17.00 Discussion and questions All the above

Day 4 – Miscellaneous Symptoms and Issues to Manage in Palliative Care (27 May 2020)

WEDNESDAY May 27th   
Time Title Speaker
13.30-13.35 Introduction Mary Bell
13.35-14.30 Breathlessness (Heart failure, COPD) Julie Goss
14.30-15.30 Palliative Care Emergencies (Spinal Cord Compression,


SVC obstruction)

Catherine Turner
15.30-15.45 COFFEE
15.45-16.45 Ethical issues Dr Joan Cunningham
16.45-17.00 Discussion and questions All the above

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