From: Thu 10 Nov, 2022
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Pharmaceutical Principles at the End of Life

Due to an aging population living with co-morbidities, pharmacists and other prescribers require confidence in their abilities to offer end of life care which is of a high standard. Whatever the setting or practice, the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients who are approaching the end of their life, and their families and carers, will be needed

Underpinning these skills are good communication skills – these will be considered in an interactive, safe manner during the session

This session will be of interest to registered pharmacists, paramedics, non-medical prescribers, AHPs and primary care staff working in all areas.

*For those working in Health Education England South East region we may have discounted places for you - please email to enquire!*

Location: virtual

Educational Credits:

+ Speakers

Fiona Dorrington, Principal Pharmacist
Melinda Presland, Consultant Pharmacist
Kate Butcher, Education Lead, OxCERPC

+ Course Programmes

Joining & Registration 8:50 – 9:00

Session 1: 9:00 – 9:30 - Welcome and introduction + What is good EoLC? (30 minutes)
>We will consider what ‘a good death’ may look like
>Gain an understanding of the need to individualise care to each patient
>Consider your personal thoughts and feelings on EoLC

Session 2: 9:30 – 10:20 Assessing signs and symptoms: Recognising dying symptoms at EoL
>Recognising dying
>Approaching important conversations
>Symptom management

Break 10:20 - 10:30

Session 3 - 10.30-12.00 Let's talk about it!
>Working with distress
>Myth busting
>Responding to cues
>Facilitating & Blocking behaviours

Lunch 12.00-12.30

Session 4 – 12:30 – 13.00 Anticipatory prescribing: just in bags/boxes, unlicensed/off label prescribing
>Anticipatory prescribing: Which drugs & when?
>Associated documentation for anticipatory prescribing
>Use of drugs outside of their product license: implications & practicalities

Session 5 – 13.00-13.40 De-prescribing at end of life
>The process of ‘de-prescribing’
>Which drugs & when?
>To stop/reduce or replace?
>When to contact the specialists
>De-prescribing tools

Break 13.40-13.45

Session 6 – 13.45-14.40 Opioid conversions, symptom management
>Not all opioids are equal: opioid conversion
>Symptom management

Final comments & Close: 14.40-14.45

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