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palliAGED resources for Nurses

These resources have been developed specifically to help the aged care workforce support the palliative care needs of older people. In aged care palliAGED evidence-based resources guide consistent practice across your facility or service. For nurses working in homecare these digital resources also provide point of care support when and where you need it.

 

palliAGED Apps

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This app helps nurses working across different settings to care for older people with palliative care needs. The app highlights a care framework built around three care processes – advance care planning, palliative care cases conferences and a care plan for the dying person. You can navigate quickly to the three care processes. The online-offline capacity means that the App can be used anywhere in Australia.

 

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Nurse practitioners with prescribing authority may also be interested in the palliAGEDgp App based on a framework of care across the last 12 months and prescribing advice for terminal care. For nurse practitioners working in homecare this can provide you with point of care support when you need it. The online-offline capacity means that the App can be used anywhere in Australia.

 

Terminal care symptoms and medicines

The palliAGED Symptoms and Medicines section guides recognition of dying and best practice responses to common symptoms in the terminal phase. Management of medications is a major part of this task along with non-pharmacological approaches. Here the emphasis is on guidance for safe and appropriate use of medications.

 

palliAGED improving practice pages

Providing practical advice and suggestions across 38 topics of high relevance to aged care and the care of older people as they approach their end of life here you will find advice and practice options based on:

  • What can I do?
  • What can I learn?
  • What can my organisation do?

palliAGED introduction modules for aged care

Ten palliAGED modules have been developed to introduce key concepts in palliative care. Individual modules can be selected depending on your interest and need. Each takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and you can print a certificate of completion for your records. These are a companion product for the palliAGED Practice Tip Sheet.

 

palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets

palliAGED has a range of evidence-based Practice Tip Sheets covering 37 topics. The emphasis is on communication and care issues. These can be downloaded as single topics or as a booklet containing everything in the one place. The palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets are a support resource for education and introducing palliative care topics, and can be used with the palliAGED modules.

 

palliAGED Forms

palliAGED also has a range of forms for your practice. These range from information and resources for families, to a case conferences series for nurses, and interactive SPICT and SPICT4ALL forms for everyone. Ideal for your everyday practice or for training workshops.

 

Page created 13 May 2021