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Details
CPD50m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)85
Published15 November 2016
Expires15 November 2019
Review Due15 August 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

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

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 the assessment of, and intervention strategies for constipation is required.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to assist registered nurses in the application of best available evidence and expert opinion for the assessment and management of constipation in palliative care.

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

Target Audience

This Course is most relevant to registered nurses working in palliative care, aged care, and acute and community care settings.

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

Portrait of John Rosenberg
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.

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The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number is P0342.

Details
CPD50m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)85
Published15 November 2016
Expires15 November 2019
Review Due15 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Palliative Care
Clinical Assessment
Continence Nursing
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Rashpal boparoy
10 Jul 2019

excellent.

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Maria Sweet
04 Jul 2019

Informative

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Marjo Dawson
02 Jul 2019

New knowledge gained.

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06 Jun 2019

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Tzu-Mei Wang
30 May 2019

Excellent!

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Chantelle Marrable
30 May 2019

this was very helpful

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Erni sukardi
30 May 2019

Good topic

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Janet Christina McLean
30 May 2019

excellent

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Kristie-Lee Perrott
29 May 2019

Interesting

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Kay Johnson
28 May 2019

Excellent content