Assessment and Management of Agitation

This micro skills course provides a framework for recognising and managing agitation in end of life care patients at any stage of their end of life pathway.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Physicians

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Give a working definition of agitation associated with advanced disease
  3. Describe the common pattern of symptoms associated with agitation, recognising their variability
  4. Outline the core steps involved in assessment, recognising the main medical, physical and psychological causes of agitation
  5. Outline examples of general and pharmacological management that can be offered for symptom control of agitation, in addition to addressing reversible causes where appropriate

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.