These classes are delivered by consultants in palliative care medicine.
The session format is structured in the same way with the masterclass class (learning conversations) starting at 6pm and finishing around 8pm.
Suitable for doctors, specialist nurses and senior nurses working regularly with patients with palliative care needs in the community, hospital or hospice.
Sessions can be booked on an individual basis.
upcoming topics and training points are:
- June 19th – Interpreting blood results in palliative patients – What’s an abnormal result and is it significant, causes of haematological and electrolyte abnormalities and clinical decision making.
- July 17th – Communicating treatment options and ceilings of care with palliative patients – Predictable complications of common palliative care conditions,what should we be expecting and how much to warn the patient about, introducing and discussing complications and ceilings of care and challenging conversations.
- August 21st – Fluids and electrolytes at end of life – Principles of fluid and electrolyte balance, ethics of fluid management at end of life, decision making about IV fluids.
- September 18th – Bowel obstruction and lower gastrointestinal symptoms – Assessing and managing the constipated patient and identifying bowel obstruction, what are the treatment options.
- October 16th – Managing chronic non malignant pain – How does managing cancer related pain differ from non cancer pain and treatment modalities for pain management.
- November 20th – Reflection and self care as a palliative care health care professional – Challenges of working in the palliative care environment, using reflective practice and looking after yourself.
- December 11th – Paraneoplastic syndromes – Skin manifestations, electrolyte and hormonal changes, neurological complications and Cachexia/anorexia.