Selection of workshops relating to end of life care

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  • Date:

    20th February 2019 9:15 am

  • Price:

    £75 (includes lunch)

  • Location:

    Coventry Myton Hospice

  • Summary:

    This study day combines three workshops: Symptom management in the last few days of life; Dysphagia and feeding at risk; and Mouth care.

  • 09:15 Registration and refreshments

    09:30 - 11:30 Symptom management in the last few days of life.

    Description: An interactive session in which to review and develop your knowledge of managing symptoms in the last hours and days of life.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Identify common symptoms that may occur in the last days of life.

    • Discuss how to recognise symptoms when verbal communication is no longer an option.

    • Identify appropriate drugs to use to manage symptoms, including the use of syringe drivers.

    • Consider some of the common contraindications and side-effects of palliative medications.

    • Discuss non-drug approaches to symptom management.

    • Consider symptom management from a holistic perspective.

    Facilitators: Dr Katharine Leach and Karen Badgery
    Target Audience: Registered Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals, and Senior Care Staff.

    11:45 - 13:15 Dysphagia and Feeding at risk

    Description: A chance to explore the practical and ethical issues surrounding swallowing problems towards the end of life.

    • Learning Outcomes/Session Content.

    • Anatomy & physiology of swallowing.

    • Causes of deteriorating swallow & dysphagia.

    • The role of Speech & Language Therapy in end of life care.

    • Feed at risk: decisions, conversations & implications.

    • Practical feeding tips & considerations.

    • Practical session & case studies.

    Target audience: All Health and Social Care Staff

    Facilitator: Leonora Small, Speech & Language Therapist, Community Mental Health Team.

    13:15 - 14:00 Lunch (Provided)

    14:00 - 16:00 Mouth care

    Description: A chance to revise the anatomy of the mouth, and discuss the importance of good oral hygiene for your patients. Includes a practical session.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Explain why mouth care is so important

    • Describe the consequences of poor oral hygiene

    • Label the anatomy of the mouth

    • Identify what mouth care tools to use for your patients, and how to use them.

    • Recognise some common mouth problems and identify what action to take.

    Target Audience: All health and social care staff.

    Facilitator: Karen Badgery

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