This course will guide you to gain foundational knowledge in the care of people who are palliative. A person receiving palliative care will have an active, progressive and advanced disease, with little or no prospect of a cure. The aim of palliative care is to achieve the best possible quality of life for the individual patient, their Carers and family.
- What is palliative care?
- How to recognise end of life
- End of life care planning
- Assessing and managing the main signs and symptoms of palliative people such as; pain, nausea & vomiting, nutrition & hydration, elimination and medication management
- Advanced care planning, power of attorney & enduring guardianship
- Cultural considerations
- How to support family and friends of the palliative person
- Grief and bereavement support
- Characteristics and management of the death
Most commonly, people take around 4 hours to complete this course. There are short quizzes throughout the course that are there to check that you have retained the main points of the course. Don’t worry; you can attempt them as many times as needed, until you get it right.