課程信息
Palliative care provides important support for people living with serious or life-limiting illnesses and their family caregivers. In this course, you will learn to use symptom assessment tools to better understand which symptoms are present and which are most distressing. In subsequent weeks you will learn about some of the most common and distressing symptoms such as anorexia (loss of appetite), dyspnea (shortness of breath), fatigue (weakness), delirium(confusion) and constipation and nausea/vomiting. For each of these symptoms, you will learn about the underlying cause and potential ways to support people and their families to manage the symptoms with simple practical and non-medical approaches as well as a review of medications as appropriate. In addition, you will learn to help people with their emotional response to symptoms and loss of function. You will be able to immediately use these insights, skills, and tools in your work with people living with serious illness. In other courses, you will learn communication skills, whole person assessment, how to ease physical pain and explore ways to ease psycho-social-spiritual distress....
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建議:4 hours/week...
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Introduction to Common Symptoms and Anorexia

Welcome! In this module, you will learn about physical symptom assessment and then about the distressing symptoms of anorexia (loss of appetite) and cachexia (extreme weight loss). People living with serious illness often have more than five non-pain symptoms, like loss of appetite, dyspnea, weakness, confusion and many others that are contributing to suffering. You will learn how to use a symptoms assessment tool to help providers understand what symptoms are present and what is most distressing and needs prompt attention. In the second part of this week, you will learn about the common symptom of anorexia: Loss of appetite. When you understand anorexia you are able to look for reversible causes, support patient and family emotional distress, and offer practical help to manage this problem. ...
Reading
11 個視頻(共 48 分鐘), 9 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video11 個視頻
Routine Symptom Assessment2分鐘
Challenges in Symptom Screening and Assessment4分鐘
Anorexia and Cachexia2分鐘
Anorexia Uncovered3分鐘
Anorexia and Cachexia: Chronic Illness and Dementia4分鐘
Addressing Concerns About Anorexia4分鐘
Screening for Anorexia and Weight Loss2分鐘
What to do? Helping People Eat More4分鐘
What Else Could Be The Problem?6分鐘
A Pill That Makes You Eat and Gain Weight8分鐘
Reading9 個閱讀材料
About Us: Palliative Care Specialization Team at CU Anschutz10分鐘
Easing Physical Symptoms Information10分鐘
Routine Symptom Assessment10分鐘
Anorexia and Cachexia20分鐘
Anorexia and Cachexia: Chronic Illness and Dementia15分鐘
Screening for Anorexia and Weight Loss10分鐘
What to do? Helping People Eat More10分鐘
What Else Could Be The Problem?15分鐘
A Pill That Makes You Eat and Gain Weight?15分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Introduction to Common Symptoms and Anorexia Assessment30分鐘
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完成時間為 3 小時

Dyspnea

In this module, you will review dyspnea assessment basics. You will start with defining dyspnea and the scope of the dyspnea problem in the palliative care setting. You will review various types and causes of dyspnea in people with serious illness. To understand how medications and integrative pain therapies work to decrease dyspnea, you need to know how the body recognizes dyspnea and makes a person short of breath. You will review how to evaluate a person’s dyspnea and how to help people pace themselves so that they can live with shortness of breath....
Reading
5 個視頻(共 32 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video5 個視頻
How It Feels Like To Be Short of Breath?5分鐘
Managing Dyspnea5分鐘
Living With Shortness of Breath4分鐘
A Conversation Between Martha, Elizabeth, and Rhonda11分鐘
Reading4 個閱讀材料
Dyspnea: You Take My Breath Away10分鐘
Managing Dyspnea分鐘
Living With Shortness of Breath10分鐘
Martha Sturdivant Case Story and Case Study: Background10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Dyspnea Assessment30分鐘
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完成時間為 4 小時

Weakness and Fatigue

In this module you learn about the physical symptom of asthenia, also called fatigue. Fatigue and weakness are seen in almost all people living with serious illness. Although fatigue is common and very emotionally distressing, providers often don't talk about it with patients and families because they think that there is nothing they can do. Although fatigue is a difficult symptom to treat it is important to look for reversible causes, consider ways to reduce the distress of fatigue and provide practical help to cope and live well with serious illness....
Reading
8 個視頻(共 37 分鐘), 7 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video8 個視頻
We All Need To Speak The Same Language About Fatigue3分鐘
Why Am I So Fatigued?8分鐘
Polypharmacy3分鐘
Low Energy4分鐘
How Bad Is Your Fatigue?4分鐘
What Can We Do?5分鐘
Medications For Fatigue3分鐘
Reading7 個閱讀材料
We All Need To Speak The Same Language About Fatigue10分鐘
Why Am I So Fatigued?30分鐘
Polypharmacy20分鐘
Low Energy20分鐘
How Bad Is Your Fatigue?30分鐘
What Can We Do?20分鐘
Medications for Fatigue20分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Weakness and Fatigue Assessment30分鐘
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Cognitive Impairment

In this module the learner will be introduced to the term “cognitive impairment”, the common types of this impairment, how these types differ, as well as signs and symptoms experienced by patients suffering with this type of serious illness....
Reading
7 個視頻(共 25 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video7 個視頻
Types of Cognitive Impairment5分鐘
Normal Aging3分鐘
Delirium4分鐘
Near Death Awareness2分鐘
Caregiver Burden4分鐘
Final Take Away About Confusion1分鐘
Reading4 個閱讀材料
Types of Cognitive Impairment15分鐘
Delirium35分鐘
Near Death Awareness30分鐘
Caregiver Burden20分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Types of Cognitive Impairment15分鐘
Confusion Assessment30分鐘

講師

Regina Fink

Associate Professor
General Internal Medicine

Maurice Scott

MD
University of Colorado - Palliative Medicine

Kelly Arora

Co-Director, Interprofessional Graduate Certificate & Master of Science in Palliative Care (MSPC), Allied Health Professionals
University

Amos Bailey

Director, Interprofessional Graduate Palliative Care Certificate/Master of Science in Palliative Care
Internal Medicine University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Nancy Robertson

Nurse Practitioner
University of Colorado Anschutz medical Campus

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關於 Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore 專項課程

People living with serious, life-limiting, chronic illness experience significant suffering. Fortunately there are new and developing treatments which may cure some and improve survival for many people living with serious illness. However, seriously ill people and their loved ones still experience many distressing physical symptoms as well as spiritual, social and psychological distress. There is much we can do to support people to live well with serious and life-limiting illness by understanding the causes of suffering, using effective communications, and incorporating careful assessments and interventions designed to address specific needs. The Palliative Care: It’s not Just Hospice Specialization covers core concepts on the nature of suffering and demonstrates how to evaluate suffering and illustrates this in realistic patient scenarios. In subsequent weeks we learn and practice specific skills to improve communication with patients and families to help them express their experience, express and understand their core goals and values and our own empathic response. You will also learn about specific problems such as physical pain, fatigue and shortness of breath as well as psychological issues such as depression and anxiety. In addition, spiritual and social distress will be discussed with a focus on the practical evaluation and management of these challenges. All of these skills will enable you to support people to live active and full lives despite serious illness....
Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore

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