Agitation and Restlessness in the Dying Phase

Offered By

Association of Palliative Medicine

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Association for Palliative Medicine provides a framework for assessing and managing agitation and restlessness in the dying phase, an experience which can be highly distressing for both patients and families. Poor management of this symptom is a frequent cause for admission and problems in bereavement.

This course is ideal for:

All health professionals.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Define the terms restlessness and agitation

Describe the symptoms associated with agitation and restlessness in the dying phase

List some of the common reversible causes of agitation and restlessness in the dying phase

Describe management options for agitation and restlessness in the dying phase, including non-pharmacological options

Describe how the concerns of carers/families can be addressed during the management of patients with agitation and restlessness in the dying phase