18th December 2018 9:45 am
Warwick Myton Hospice
A chance to learn about Lymphoedema, What is Cancer?, Opioids and Palliative Care Emergencies
- Suitable for Health and Social Care staff, this study day runs from 09:45 - 16:00 and combines the following topics:
09:45 Registration and refreshments
10:00 - 12:00 Lymphoedema and its Management:
- Define and recognise lymphoedema.
- Explain why lymphoedema happens.
- Discuss treatments for lymphoedema.
- Apply suitable compression garments in a safe and effective way.
- Explain when and how to refer to the Specialist Lymphoedema Service.
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 What is Cancer?
- Define cancer
- Discuss different types of cancer
- Demonstrate knowledge of the prevalence of the most common cancers
- Discuss staging and tumour markers
- Describe the different treatments which are available
- Explore the survival rates for different cancers
14:00 - 15:00 The Use of Opioids in Palliative Care:
- Increase confidence when prescribing and administering opioids.
- Demonstrate confidence in calculating PRN doses.
- Increase confidence in when and how to increase opioids within a range.
- Demonstrate how to convert between opioids.
- Increase confidence with using the pain chart.
- Demonstrate an awareness of considerations when using opioids in organ failure.
15:00 - 16:00 Palliative Care Emergencies:
Learning Outcomes/Session Content
- What do we mean by a palliative care emergency?
- Recognising the main palliative care emergencies (e.g. Metastatic spinal cord compression, hypercalcaemia)
- Treating the main palliative care emergencies
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