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Details
CPD50m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)40
Publish Date15 November 2016
Review Date06 August 2019
Expiry Date15 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Constipation can cause significant pain and discomfort to the individual experiencing it and is one of the most common concerns for patients who are receiving palliative care. This Course focuses on the assessment and management of constipation in palliative care so as to reduce discomfort and improve quality of life.

Topics include:

  • Causes and symptoms of constipation
  • Assessment of bowel function
  • Nursing management of constipation

Target audience

All healthcare professionals, particularly nurses working in palliative care, aged care, and acute and community care settings.

Purpose

Assist health professionals in the application of best available evidence and expert opinion for the assessment and management of constipation in palliative care.

Need

Constipation is a clinically significant cause of distress for people receiving palliative care and family members who care for them.

With sound assessment, we can identify a constellation of strategies to address the management of constipation in those receiving palliative care. The need for education in the causes of, approaches to assessment of, and intervention strategies for constipation is required.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the significance of constipation in palliative care
  • Describe how the bowel function of a person receiving palliative care may be assessed
  • Identify management strategies for constipation in the person with advanced disease

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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John Rosenberg

Dr John Rosenberg is a Registered Nurse with a clinical background in community-based palliative care. He has worked as an educator and researcher in care of people at the end of life. John was responsible for the development of the postgraduate Chronic Disease Management and Palliative Care suite of courses at the University of Queensland School of Nursing and Midwifery. He is a co-author of the Framework of Competency Standards for Specialist Palliative Care Nursing Practice. John is the immediate past President of Palliative Care Nurses Australia Inc., the peak body for nurses in Australia caring for people at the end of life. He was the inaugural Director of the Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research in Canberra with the Australian Catholic University. John currently works as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care at Queensland University of Technology.

Details
CPD50m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)40
Publish Date15 November 2016
Review Date06 August 2019
Expiry Date15 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Palliative Care
Clinical Assessment
Continence Nursing
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.7

40 Total Rating(s)

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Sabbiah jang
14 Mar 2019

Very useful topic

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Kyunghee Jang
09 Mar 2019

very practical

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Joy Hills
26 Feb 2019

I found this presentation very easy to listen to and understand. It gave options for improving the assessment process and useful interventions to implement.

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Christine HUNT
09 Feb 2019

Very well presented ,it was informative and interesting to watch and to be made aware of some nursing measures to watch for in pallative patients care .

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Julie schiller
06 Feb 2019

A thorough overview of the importance of recording bowel function & the changes that occur at the end of life & providing the most appropriate treatment at the same time maintaining the patients dignity

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Rozz Parsons
04 Feb 2019

Good information and a reminder for assessments to be completed.

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Belinda barley
04 Feb 2019

Provided great information on how to assess for bowel dysfunctioning...

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Maria De La Fuente
03 Feb 2019

This course has reinforced the relevance of a proper bowel assessment , with the emphasis in the pre illness and now , with the current situation. Quality of life is one of the most important concerns with the patients that I work with. Having my patient as comfortable as possible gives me a sense of achieving the goal of patient care.

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Trevor Lowe
03 Feb 2019

Simple but thorough covering many aspects. I often find bite sized chunks of learning such as this can actually result in greater learning as I go away with one or two significant points. Brand names are mentioned but only as examples (and they are what I encourage frequently anyway).

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Charlotte Malloy
25 Jan 2019

Informative and easy to follow