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Introduction to Palliative Care for RNs

Introduction To Palliative Care For RNs

Introduction To Palliative Care For Registered Nurses (Div 1 & 2)

This course – relevant to all care settings – provides Division 1 and Division 2 RNs with an introduction to palliative care.
It explores the comprehensive needs of the dying and their families and gives an overview of some common issues that confront professional carers on a day-to-day basis when caring for the terminally ill.

Topics include the following

Day 1 & 2 (mandatory)

  • Aims and Philosophy of Palliative Care/Palliative Approach
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms
  • Respiratory Symptoms
  • Pain Assessment & Management
  • Nutrition & Hydration
  • Dying Process & End of Life Care
  • Spiritual Care
  • Grief and Bereavement (including Self Care)
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Communication

Day 3 (optional)

  • Malignant Wounds
  • Palliative Care Emergencies
  • Syringe Drivers (not competency based)
  • Dementia
  • Advance Care Planning

Day 4 (optional)

  • Optional day on the road
  • Observing Capacity of Grade 3 nurse visiting clients in the home.

Upcoming dates for 2022

  • RN Course 1: Thursday May 4th, 11th & 18th 2023 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • RN Course 2: Wednesday October 5th, 12th and 19th 2023, 8:45am - 5:00pm

For further information email or call us on 1300 130 813.

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NOTE:  These courses explore the comprehensive needs of people at the end of life and their families, giving an overview of some common issues that confront clients, carers and health professionals. All courses are run at Eastern Palliative Care, 630 Mitcham Road, Mitcham