Paediatric Palliative Care
Welcome to NHS West Midlands e-learning resource on paediatric palliative care. This e-learning resource for paediatric palliative care is an important and timely project to enhance the training and education in delivering high quality paediatric palliative care wherever the child or young person and their families happens to be.This learning will equip you and complement your existing knowledge and skills that you would have achieved by virtue of your training in paediatrics or general medicine.
This e-learning is based on the RCPCH Curriculum in Paediatric Palliative Medicine prepared by the Education Subgroups of the British Society for Paediatric Society for Paediatric Palliative Medicine and the Association of Children’s Hospice Doctors.
You are free to view these materials without taking the assessment. However if you are from the West Midlands Deanery, you will be expected to complete it and print (or save) a Certificate of Completion
Although all of the topics are suitable for doctors in training, a variety of healthcare professionals including consultants who work with children will find them useful. You may complete the modules in any order but we suggest you begin by viewing the introductory module around the philosophy of paediatric palliative care.
There are 17 interactive modules available for you to progress through at your own pace to fit in with your busy working life. The sessions vary in length from 10 up to 30 minutes. As you progress through each, you will be given feedback that will also link to other useful resources. Case studies are incorporated to help understanding of the complexities around paediatric palliative care.
- 01 Philosophy of Palliative Care
- 02 Assessment & Management
- 03 Pain Evaluation
- 04 Pain Management
- 05 Nausea and Vomiting
- 06 Constipation, Anorexia and Hiccup
- 07 Mouth Care in PPC
- 08 Feeding
- 09 Difficulty in Breathing
- 10 Neurological Problems
- 11 Psychological Symptoms
- 12 Skin Symptoms
- 13 Emergencies in CPC
- 14 Ethics and the Law
- 15 Malignancy in Children & Young People
- 16 Non-Malignant Life Limiting Diseases