Dying in Intensive Care

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 uses a case history to examine some of the challenges in providing end of life care in intensive care units (ICUs). Determining the appropriate ceiling of intervention, changing the focus of care from cure to comfort, communication issues, supporting patients and families and pain and symptom control issues will be discussed.

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.

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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.
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Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Describe the key issues and challenges facing dying patients and their families in an ICU setting

Describe triggers to conversations about end of life care in ICU and explain how these conversations may be approached

Recognise the signs and symptoms that indicate that treatment may be becoming futile in dying patients in ICU

Explain how decisions about ceiling of intervention may be made

Outline a sensible approach to managing end of life care for patients in an ICU situation