This is a high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care. It is a great opportunity to learn, share experiences and help you approach these difficult situations professionally.

Using information provided within the case studies, knowledge summaries and wider resources, this module will provide a contextual understanding of Cancer Care, palliative and End of Life care as associated with Paramedic Practice in Emergency and Urgent care.

  • Introduction -The Macmillan Cancer Care project & the crucial role of the ambulance service in the wider system
  • How Cancer affects people
  • Advance Care Planning / advance decision making
  • ‘Diagnosing Dying’ Triggers that suggest patients are nearing End of Life
  • Holistic Patient Assessment & Management
  • Symptom management
  • Communication
  • When a patient dies.
  • Self care – how do we care for ourselves/ colleagues (Additional support and resources)
  • 28 January 2019 – Taunton Ambulance Station, Lisieux Way, Taunton, TA1 2LB
  • 04 February 2019 – St Leonards Training College, 241 Ringwood Road, St Leonards, BH24 2SP
  • 05 February 2019 – Derriford Training College, Morlaix Drive, Plymouth, PL6 5AB
  • 27 February 2019 – Derriford Training College, Morlaix Drive, Plymouth, PL6 5AB

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    All dates 09:30 to 16:30
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