Information that outlines how carers can be taught to give extra doses of medication to the person they are caring for when they experience ‘breakthrough’ symptoms.
A list of commonly used terms used in end-of-life care.
A guide for a carer to assist in their understanding of as-needed subcutaneous medications commonly given to people being care for at home in the last days of life.
What to expect when you give people medications to manage their pain, nausea and other symptoms associated with the dying phase.
A step by step guide to opening and drawing up medications from an ampoule.
10 step plan for preparing and giving as-needed subcutaneous injections using a no-needle technique.
10 step plan for preparing and giving as-needed subcutaneous injections using a blunt needle technique.
A diary to assist you with recording the as-needed subcutaneous medications that are given to the person you are caring for each day.
Items used to train in delivering subcutaneous medicines.
The complete policy for carer-administration of as-needed subcutaneous medication for common breakthrough symptoms in home-based dying people.
A five question de-brief for carers to capture their experience of administering medications.
A flowchart for healthcare professionals from patient suitability through to de-brief.
For inclusion of patient and lay carer(s).
To be completed by the healthcare professional (HCP) after training the carer to administer as-needed subcutaneous medication and to confirm ongoing competency throughout the time they administer these.
What you can do to practically care for someone who is in their last days and hours of life.
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