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Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)70
First Published
Updated21 January 2019
Expires 30 May 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Nausea and vomiting are symptoms that are commonly experienced by patients with advanced disease.

This Course explores why this is the case and focuses on strategies to manage nausea and vomiting and maintain the comfort of the individual.

Topics
  • Pathophysiology of nausea and vomiting
  • Assessment of nausea and vomiting
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to reduce nausea and vomiting
Need

Nausea and vomiting are distressing experiences for people with a variety of advanced and progressive illnesses. Frequently there can be acute bursts of nausea and vomiting, but they are often chronic, extending for long periods of time, particularly in advanced illnesses.

Nausea and vomiting impact on a person’s day-to-day activities and on their quality of life, and can lead to additional health problems such as dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and/or malnutrition, adding to a person’s already traumatic experience.

Given the tenet of palliative care is the comfort of the individual, healthcare professionals are in a unique position to assist in alleviating and/or providing symptomatic relief of nausea and vomiting.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to present the best available evidence for clinical practice in the management of nausea and vomiting in palliative care settings.

Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the pathophysiology of nausea and vomiting
  • Explain how a comprehensive assessment is undertaken of nausea and vomiting
  • Describe the interventions for reducing nausea and vomiting
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to all healthcare professionals, particularly 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

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. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)70
First Published
Updated21 January 2019
Expires 30 May 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Palliative Care
Nutrition
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.6
70 Total Rating(s)
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Jennifer Finn
18 Nov 2019

This resource was very educational and thorough. It was well communicated.

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Gillian Pringle
02 Oct 2019

Fabulously interesting lecture

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Carissa Beddows
30 Sep 2019

Great

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Teresa Cooper
12 Aug 2019

This was interesting and not too difficult. Palliative care is a very important part of end of life care. I feel it is essential to have a broad and comprehensive assessment to provide the best possible interventions for this.

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Trixie Dutton
12 Aug 2019

Very basic

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Colleen Dye
11 Aug 2019

This was a comprehensive educational experience

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Annabelle Brett
15 Jul 2019

This resource was informative and very relevant to my area of work.

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Zhimin Zhang
26 Jun 2019

Reinforce the knowledge about nausea and vomitting.

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Emily Smith
26 Jun 2019

great presentation

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Steven Jodrell
17 Jun 2019

Information from the lecturer was informative and useful.