Nine sessions have recently been updated within the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) elearning programme.
These sessions are:
This session explores the legal and ethical considerations that you need to take into account when communicating with patients and their families.
- Face-to-face communication
This session examines the key elements of face-to-face communication and the importance of effective face to face communication in end of life care.
- A patient with terminal agitation
This session explores the key issues around the assessment and management of terminal agitation in a dying patient living in a care home. Using a scenario, it discusses how to assess and manage the needs of the patient, family, other residents and also those of the care home staff.
The aim of this session is to help you identify the main clinical and practical issues that patients with motor neurone disease (MND) face, so that you can better support them and their families in whatever setting you are working. The session draws on the 2016 NICE guideline for assessment and management of MND
This session gives a framework of how to assess breathlessness as an essential first step to appropriate management in the patient approaching the end of life.
This session follows the case of a patient with advanced chronic heart failure. It describes the problems experienced by the patient and his family as the end of his life approaches and how best to manage this period.
This session discusses how being aware of your own skills and limitations can improve symptom management and care for patients at the end of life.
This session looks at ways in which complex information may be given.
This advanced session looks at the properties of the main opioids used in the UK, when to switch opioids – particularly in renal impairment – and when to use subcutaneous opioid preparations.
More information is available on the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) programme page.