Mini-Masterclass: Respiratory Issues at End of Life

$90.00 (GST incl.)

This Mini-Masterclass has been designed for health professionals working with palliative patients and family/whānau/aiga.

Cost

$90

Thursday 22 November, 1.00pm - 4.00pm, Malvina Major Retirement Village

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Description

Overview

This workshop is led by our Physicians in collaboration with Jo Graham, physiotherapist at Mary Potter Hospice.

We will use a case based learning model to look at the management of respiratory issues in palliative care.   The sessions will include assessment and management of breathlessness. .

An end of life pathway will be discussed as a tool for guiding care in the last days of life.

The day has been designed for health professionals working with palliative patients and family/whānau/aiga.

Learning Outcomes

  • To manage breathlessness at end of life.
  • To understand dyspnoea and effective use of pharmacological intervention.
  • To learn techniques to ease fatigue and maximise airflow.
  • To manage stress through non-pharmacological means through breathing techniques, music, massage, acupuncture and other therapies.