The use of opioids, Palliative Care Emergencies, Pain in palliative care

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  • Date:

    25th January 2019 9:15 am

  • Price:

    Full day £75 / Half day £40

  • Location:

    Coventry Myton Hospice

  • Summary:

    Learn more about the use of opioids in palliative care, followed by palliative care emergencies, and in the afternoon, take part in a pain workshop.


  • Learn more about the use of opioids in palliative care, followed by palliative care emergencies, and in the afternoon, take part in a pain workshop.

    09:15 Registration and refreshments

     

    09:30 - 11:00 The use of opioids in palliative care


    Description: A chance to increase your knowledge of prescribing, administering, titrating and converting opioids, and the use of opioids in organ impairment.

    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.


    Target Audience: Registered Nurses.

     

    11:00 - 12:30 Palliative Care Emergencies


    Description: A chance to reflect on emergencies which may occur in the palliative care setting.

    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


    Target Audience: Registered Nurses

     

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Provided for full day delegates)

     

    13:30 -16:30 Pain in palliative care - a workshop


    Description: An interactive workshop examining pain from a holistic perspective.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Define pain

    • Explain the concept of “total pain”

    • Discuss physiological pain pathways

    • Recognise different types of pain

    • Demonstrate how to assess someone’s pain

    • Identify drug and non-drug therapies for treating pain

    • Demonstrate awareness of some commonly used analgesics, their indications, dose ranges and main side-effects


    Target Audience: Health and social care staff working with people with life limiting conditions.

    Book online today

    For more information please call us on 01926 838 802 or email education@mytonhospice.org
  • Morning session


    09:15 Registration and refreshments

     

    09:30 - 11:00 The use of opioids in palliative care


    Description: A chance to increase your knowledge of prescribing, administering, titrating and converting opioids, and the use of opioids in organ impairment.

    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.


    Target Audience: Registered Nurses.

     

    11:00 - 12:30 Palliative Care Emergencies


    Description: A chance to reflect on emergencies which may occur in the palliative care setting.

    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


    Target Audience: Registered Nurses

    Book online today

    For more information please call us on 01926 838 802 or email education@mytonhospice.org
  • Afternoon Session

    13:30 -16:30 Pain in palliative care - a workshop


    Description: An interactive workshop examining pain from a holistic perspective.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Define pain

    • Explain the concept of “total pain”

    • Discuss physiological pain pathways

    • Recognise different types of pain

    • Demonstrate how to assess someone’s pain

    • Identify drug and non-drug therapies for treating pain

    • Demonstrate awareness of some commonly used analgesics, their indications, dose ranges and main side-effects


    Target Audience: Health and social care staff working with people with life limiting conditions.

    Book online today

    For more information please call us on 01926 838 802 or email education@mytonhospice.org