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IDENTIFYING & MANAGING A DYING PATIENT ONLINE TEACHING SESSION

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This training session is designed for all primary care staff in the STP (Dudley, Sandwell & West Birmingham, Walsall and Wolverhampton).

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Identifying and Managing a Dying Patient (3 hour virtual session)

This session is developed and led by a palliative care specialist and aims to teach and equip you with the skills you need to identify and confidently manage a dying patient. It will be a mixed method of teaching and workshop activities and key learning will cover:

  • The importance of early identification
  • Introduction of the use of indicator tools such as the SPICT tool
  • Common indicators seen in patients as they approach the end of life
  • Common symptom management at the end of life
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of the dying patient
  • The role of carers/family at the end of Life
  • Case studies
  • Communication within the MDT & when to seek support
  • Resources available to support every day practice http://www.wmcares.org.uk/wmpcp/
  • Further professional development specifically learning paths in https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/end-of-life-care

The above training is for all primary care staff in the Black Country and West Birmingham STP (Dudley, Sandwell & West Birmingham, Walsall and Wolverhampton).

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