This course is intended for registered nurses licensed in Quebec who work in any care setting and provide care to patients with a chronic or terminal life-limiting illness.
This course fulfills 7 accredited CE hours for nursing license renewal.
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- State the goals of palliative care
- State at least 5 diagnosis that are associated with poor prognoses
- Explain the implications of different illness trajectories and the impact they have on end of life care planning
- Assess and anticipate specific treatment for patients experiencing : pulmonary congestion, pain, constipation, nausea and vomiting
- Recognize and assess different types of pain most commonly noted in palliative patients and the use of the various pain scales
- Recognize the WHO pain ladder and the importance of referring to in order to provide safe pain management
- Calculate the correct dosage of breakthrough pain medication
- State the advantages of giving pain medications regularly and gain an understanding of the preferred route of administration
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of imminent death
- State the similarities and differences between Quebec’s law 2 and the Supreme Court of Canada rulings concerning physician assisted death
- Anticipate the nursing implications when participating in cases where patients request Law 2
$165 plus tax, for the 7 hour day
John Abbott College – Britain Hall building (BH-011)