Individuals approaching the end of their life often experience restlessness and agitation and this can impact significantly upon both the individual and their family. This session aims to equip registered nurses with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage this in practice.
Suitable for care and nursing homes staff, hospice staff, community and district carers and registered nurses, specialist nurses and health care professionals.
What will I learn from this course (learning objectives)?
- Gain an understanding of the reasons for and processes of restlessness and agitation in the dying patient
- Be enabled to form a differential diagnosis
- Understand the impact on the person, family, friends and carers
- The importance of a multi-disciplinary approach
- Be enabled to form a holistic plan of care to manage the symptoms for both the patient and the family
- Gain a basic understanding of appropriate medication in restlessness and agitation of the dying patient