Agitation and Restlessness in the Dying Phase
This micro skills course provides a framework for assessing and managing agitation and restlessness in the dying phase, an experience which can be highly distressing for both patients and families. Poor management of this symptom is a frequent cause for admission and problems in bereavement.
What will I learn?
- By the end of this session you will be able to:
- Define the terms restlessness and agitation
- Describe the symptoms associated with agitation and restlessness in the dying phase
- List some of the common reversible causes of agitation and restlessness in the dying phase
- Describe management options for agitation and restlessness in the dying phase, including non-pharmacological options
- Describe how the concerns of carers/families can be addressed during the management of patients with agitation and restlessness in the dying phase
Course provided in association with
- This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
- Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
- This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
- You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
- This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.