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Assessment & Management Of Shortness Of Breath In Patients With Palliative Diagnosis

Lawrence Lee

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Megan Sellick

Objectives

1. Employ an approach to the assessment, investigation and treatment of dyspnea using a case-based, interactive format. 2. Describe the use of palliative sedation for refractory shortness of breath.

Brief Abstract

Dyspnea is a challenging symptom to manage in palliative patients that dramatically affects quality of life. This workshop will use a case-based format and audience participation to discuss an approach to the assessment, investigation and treatment of dyspnea. Treatment measures including opioids, other medications and palliative sedation will be covered. The intention is to provide practical, clinical knowledge to front-line staff so that they can better care for patients with this symptom.

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