Eastern Palliative Care workshop series for GPs: workshop 4 - opioids in palliative care

This session will provide information about currently available opioids in Australia, their use in patients with palliative care needs in managing distressing symptoms of pain and dyspnoea, and what guides o

Aged care General practitioner
  • Date

    Thursday 14th July 2022

  • Time

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Venue

    In person at EPC ,Level 1, Building 2, 630 Mitcham Road, Mitcham 3132 or via Zoom

Event Details

This session will provide information about currently available opioids in Australia, their use in patients with palliative care needs in managing distressing symptoms of pain and dyspnoea, and what guides our selection of opioids for individual patients. Discussions about medicolegal aspects of opioid prescriptions will also occur.

Learning outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  • select appropriate opioids for management of pain and dyspnoea in palliative care patients
  • confidently navigate medicolegal aspects to provide appropriate opioid prescriptions for palliative care patients.

Presenters:

  • Dr Chien-Che Lin – Palliative Care Specialist
  • Dr Charmaine Foo - Palliative Care Specialist
  • Tanakorn Tapekumkun (Aeh) – Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner.

Other session in the series:

GPs may self-record this event for CPD points. A certificate of attendance will be issued after the webinar/face-to-face session.

Supported by Eastern Melbourne PHN.


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