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End of Life Care for Adults

End of Life Care for Adults

This end of life care for adults course will give an overview of clinical care of adults aged 18 years and older who are dying and within their last 2-3 days of life. Communication, comfort, and dignity will be discussed.


Duration: 1.5 hour     CPD points: 2

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe ways to improve end of life care for those in their last days of life
    • Understand how to communicate with those who are dying in a respectful way
    • Understand how to maintain comfort and dignity during end-of-life care
    • Identify common symptoms and how to maintain hydration
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • End of Life Care for Adults – Course Introduction
    • The Act of Dying
    • Recognising Last Days of Life
    • Gathering Information
    • Monitoring
    • Communication
    • Shared-Decision Making
    • Individualised Care
    • Maintaining Hydration
    • Clinically Assisted Hydration
    • Pharmacological Interventions
    • Managing Pain
    • Managing Breathlessness
    • Managing Nausea and Vomiting
    • Managing Anxiety, Delirium, and Agitation
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited End of Life Care for Adults Course free course certificate.


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