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Details
CPD50m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)93
First Published
Updated21 January 2019
Expires 15 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Constipation can cause significant pain and discomfort to the individual experiencing it and is one of the most common concerns for patients who are receiving palliative care.

This Course focuses on the assessment and management of constipation in palliative care so as to reduce discomfort and improve quality of life.

Topics
  • Causes and symptoms of constipation
  • Assessment of bowel function
  • Nursing management of constipation
Need

Constipation is a clinically significant cause of distress for people receiving palliative care and family members who care for them.

With sound assessment, we can identify a constellation of strategies to address the management of constipation in those receiving palliative care. The need for education in the causes of, approaches to the assessment of, and intervention strategies for constipation is required.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to assist registered nurses in the application of best available evidence and expert opinion for the assessment and management of constipation in palliative care.

Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the significance of constipation in palliative care
  • Describe how the bowel function of a person receiving palliative care may be assessed
  • Identify management strategies for constipation in the person with advanced disease
Target Audience

This Course is most relevant to registered nurses working in palliative care, aged care, and acute and community care settings.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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John Rosenberg Visit

Dr John Rosenberg is a Registered Nurse with a clinical background in community-based palliative care. He has worked as an educator and researcher in care of people at the end of life. John was responsible for the development of the postgraduate Chronic Disease Management and Palliative Care suite of courses at the University of Queensland School of Nursing and Midwifery. He is a co-author of the Framework of Competency Standards for Specialist Palliative Care Nursing Practice. John is the immediate past President of Palliative Care Nurses Australia Inc., the peak body for nurses in Australia caring for people at the end of life. He was the inaugural Director of the Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research in Canberra with the Australian Catholic University. John currently works as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care at Queensland University of Technology.

Details
CPD50m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)93
First Published
Updated21 January 2019
Expires 15 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Palliative Care
Clinical Assessment
Continence Nursing
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.6
93 Total Rating(s)
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Francis Smith
11 Oct 2019

The topic covered areas such as assessment, palpation, and care of patients suffreing from constipation with paliative care needs. the role of medication, dietary intake, nursing considerations, privacy, the general use of laxatives and enemas and fluid evacuation .

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Leah Wanjiru Thuthwa
18 Sep 2019

Good

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Aruna Earl
13 Sep 2019

Fantastic

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Gaye Singh
08 Sep 2019

A good bowel management refresher that relates particularly to the palliative care patient

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Pamela Catlin
07 Sep 2019

Enjoyed the information given

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Wendy Ann Kroon
27 Aug 2019

This information was well delivered in a concise and engaging manner. It was sequential and easy to understand and follow

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Judith Grace Nothdurft
12 Aug 2019

Informative and interesting and easy to learn.

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jane turner
01 Aug 2019

Great resource. First time used.

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Rashpal boparoy
10 Jul 2019

excellent.

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Maria Sweet
04 Jul 2019

Informative