Fast Facts (US)

Topic

Palliative care skills
 

Content

Series of peer-reviewed factsheets covering End-of-life topics including:
  • Cancer Syndromes
  • Communication Skills
  • Ethics
  • Hospice
  • Non-Pain Symptoms
  • Nutrition / Hydration
  • Opioid Ordering
  • Opioid Products
  • Opioid Toxicity
  • Pain-Misc. Topics
  • Psycho-Social
  • Substance Abuse
  • Wounds / Oral Care.

Depth

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target Audience

Palliative care providers, doctors, other health care workers

Authors

Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin

Comments

High quality peer reviewed materials written by experienced palliative care clinicians and educators. Designed to be used for reference or for teaching purposes. Each topic is a succinct and practical one or two page summary of the topic, and the materials are well written and referenced. Topics cover many extremely useful skills including such things as 'Writing a condolence letter', 'Moderating a family conference' as well as excellent content on prognostication and difficult decision making issues. The Fast Facts can be downloaded onto a PDA, although this is a little clumsy in practice. The content predominantly relates to hospital-based practice, and some of the prescribing advice is specific to the United States (US) and reflects US practice. An extremely valuable resource, especially for palliative care consultation and liaison providers.

Registration Required

No

Payment Required

No

Student Support

No

Certificate

No

Country of Origin

US

Web Address

https://www.mypcnow.org/fast-facts

Page last updated 22 November 2018