Pain in Palliative Care
Sep 2nd, 2020 by primarycareknowledgeboost
To help us brush up on managing palliative patients with pain, Lisa and Sara speak to Dr Anna Murray (Palliative Care Specialist, WWL) and GP Lead Dr Liam Hosie (Palliative Care and GP, WWL).
We start with a general approach to pain and then move on to consider the causes, discuss opioid titrations as well as adjuvant therapies. We also touch on agitation and breathlessness and when to consider changing the routes of medication.
- GMMMG Palliative Care Pain and Symptom Control Guidelines for Adults:
- Wigan & Leigh Hospice Symptom Management Guidelines for the Care of Adults in the Last Hours or Days of Life (Community Version 3): https://d2abk28tx5gxte.cloudfront.net/app/uploads/2018/11/26165005/symptom_management_guidance_end_of_life_adults_community_v3.pdf
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