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Advances in veterinary medicine mean that pets are living longer, with many “diseases of old age”, e.g. cancer, being managed long-term. Management of pain in these patients is essential to maintain optimum quality of life. To achieve this, pain must be recognised and treated appropriately, through constant re-evaluation, tailoring analgesia to address patients’ changing needs. As in many areas of cancer treatment, veterinary nurses have an essential role to play in comfort management.
This module aims to overview the options available - from pharmacological strategies, to nursing care, both in the hospital environment and at home, in conjunction with owners, whilst encouraging delegates to consider analgesia and its management in the cancer-bearing patients they care for.
By the end of this module, successful candidates will be able to:
- Objectively assess cancer patients' analgesic needs as part of their nursing management, and in relation to their quality of life
- Consider pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities and their suitability for the individual patient
- Implement care plans which include administration of analgesia, patient monitoring and nursing care; in both the hospital and home environments, and in conjunction with owners
All ONCORE courses involve self-directed, collaborative, reflective learning, with full guidance and support from your tutor throughout, and with feedback provided for your coursework.