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Includes: Advance Care Plans; Symptom Management; Holding Difficult Conversations; and Much More
Are you confused about which practices that you see in your workplace are considered to be palliative care? Do you want to build your confidence or validate your practice in quality palliative care? Attend this seminar and make a difference. It includes:
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Australia has an ageing population, which has resulted in an increase in chronic illnesses. Consequently, greater numbers of people now require palliative care. Specialist palliative services already exist, especially for complex care needs. However, due to the increased demand for palliative care services, modern policy direction and national standards indicate that non-specialist palliative care is everyone’s business and should be available to all. This means nurses will be expected to provide a palliative approach to care when needed. It is essential that nurses are provided with the knowledge and skills required to provide good-quality palliative care when required.
The purpose of this program is to provide education to nurses so they can provide a palliative approach to care in any setting.
8:30am - Registration and Refreshments
Connection and relationships are everything in palliative care, so we begin our journey by making connections. We will introduce ourselves and where we have come from. This will include a discussion on what our learning goals are.
This session reviews the concept of a palliative approach to care. In this session, you will have an opportunity to clarify what is meant by palliative care and also discuss what it is not. This will enable your nursing care to be well-aligned with palliative care principles when required. It includes:
10:30am - Morning Tea
We will explore real-life stories of how modern palliative care is delivered and how it supports individuals and families for the full duration of a life-limiting illness.
This highly interactive, illustrated session will assist you to use correct language when discussing palliative care with patients and their relatives. It includes:
Palliative care case conferences are an important aspect of care. This session looks at advocating for a patient and discusses:
1:00pm - Lunch and Networking
3:30pm - Afternoon Tea
This session will provide a brief overview of the personal care needs, as well as communication with family for someone who is in the terminal phase of their disease.
4:30pm - Close of Day One of Seminar
9:00am - Commencement of Day Two
In Australia today, there are ample medications available to treat pain in palliative care. As many people with advanced disease will suffer from some sort of pain, nursing confidence in administering appropriate medicines is essential. This session reviews the underlying principles of pain management in people with life-limiting illnesses. It explains the goals of care and how to interpret them for palliative care patients. It includes:
10:30am - Morning Tea
The Clinical Excellence Commission in New South Wales has developed a toolkit for care of the dying person. This session will explore the toolkit and considerations for implementation in your organisation.
Nausea and vomiting can be debilitating symptoms that have a considerable effect on quality of life. We will explore assessment and treatment options in relation to nausea and vomiting.
12:30pm - Lunch and Networking
How to assess and manage cognitive changes for individuals with a life-limiting illness, including considerations towards the end-of-life.
There are a range of changes that may occur to a person’s respiratory function as their disease progresses. Respiratory disorders can be very distressing to both the patient and family. This session reviews:
3:00pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee
Looking after others is why many of us signed up to work in health care. Looking after yourself is often a more complex task!
4:00pm - Close of Seminar and Evaluations
Steven Pitman is a Nurse Practitioner candidate with East Hume Region Palliative Care, employed by Albury Wodonga Health. Steven has completed a Masters of Palliative Care through Flinders University and is working towards accreditation as a Nurse Practitioner. Steven has had over 15 years experience working in palliative care and has worked for over 10 years as a clinical nurse consultant in palliative care.