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Effective Medicines Management at End of Life

Effective Medicines Management at End of Life is a comprehensive course designed specifically for Registered Nurses aiming to enhance their proficiency in managing medications for patients nearing the end of life.

Over the span of five engaging sessions, participants will delve into crucial aspects of medications management tailored to alleviate common symptoms experienced by patients in palliative care.

Session 1: Overview of Medicines Management

In the inaugural session, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of medicines management principles in the context of end-of-life care. Topics covered will include medication assessment, administration routes, documentation, and ethical considerations.

Session 2: Pain Management

This session focuses on the effective management of pain in palliative care settings. Nurses will explore various pharmacological interventions, opioid titration, breakthrough pain management, and strategies for assessing and reassessing pain.

Session 3: Nausea and Vomiting Management

Participants will learn strategies to alleviate nausea and vomiting commonly experienced by patients at the end of life. Topics include antiemetic medications, dosage adjustments, anticipatory guidance, and holistic approaches to symptom management.

Session 4: Management of Secretions

This session addresses the challenges associated with excessive secretions in palliative care patients. Nurses will examine pharmacological interventions such as anticholinergic medications, and patient positioning to enhance comfort and alleviate distress.

Session 5: Agitation Management

The final session focuses on managing pharmacological options in symptom management of agitation and restlessness in patients receiving end-of-life care.

Through interactive discussions, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate and effective medicines management tailored to the unique needs of patients at the end of life.


Course Options

£200 to attend the full programme / £50 to attend individual sessions.

Please email if you would only like to attend individual sessions.

Course Details
20 August 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
17 September 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
01 October 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
24 October 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
26 November 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
Course type:
Effective Medicines Management at End of Life
St Michael's Hospice, Bartestree, Hereford, HR1 4HA
Length of course:
5 sessions