Planning and preparing palliative sedation
Palliative sedation is a safe and effective treatment for patients that can provide pain relief and relieve symptoms toward the end of their lives.
Clinicians should clearly explain to terminally ill patients their prognosis and life expectancy, and work collaboratively on goals of care. Palliative sedation is used at the end of life when a patient's symptoms are no longer treatable with conventional therapies. Recent studies have shown that palliative sedation is safe and does not accelerate death. In this lesson, you will learn about the different kinds of palliative sedation and how to administer medications to make sure you meet the goals of care of your patients.
Start the first chapter of our Palliative Care Essentials course for free
Do you struggle to manage the pain in patients with chronic, life-threatening conditions? Do you avoid those tough conversations about end-of-life care or advance planning? After attending this course, you will be able to identify and treat patients in need of palliative care.
Gain confidence in managing symptoms, discussing prognosis, and exploring values and goals of care.