Lymphoedema, What is Cancer?, Opioids and Palliative Care Emergencies

  • Date:

    18th December 2018 9:45 am

  • Price:


  • Location:

    Warwick Myton Hospice

  • Summary:

    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:

    Learning Outcomes

    • 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?

    Learning Outcomes

    • 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:

    Learning Outcomes

    • 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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